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Customized Badge Accessories

An increasing number of global corporations and university campuses are adding customized badge accessories as an additional level of security to their ID badging process.

Customized Lanyard Badge Reel Combination

Customized Lanyard Badge Reel Combination

More and more customers of 3iD are increasing the visual recognition of their ID badges by adding their logo and colors to their lanyards and reels.  You may think this is a very simple, inexpensive feature – you are correct.  It is also very effective.

Wearing an ID on a customized lanyard allows prominent visual recognition of your school or company and ensures one another and security that you are part of its organization or campus.

Customized badge accessories from 3iD Management are ideal for employees, students, sporting events, conventions and trade shows. In this blog we are going to take a look at the most popular badge accessories our customers purchase today, discuss the variety of customizations available and the benefits they bring.

Customized Lanyards from 3iD

Lanyards are relatively inexpensive and one of the most practical ways to display an ID badge, event tickets, etc.  Available in a variety of materials, widths, colors and end attachments, they have the ability to keep ID prominently displayed while simultaneously keeping hands free.  The most common ways to personalize a lanyard are silkscreen imprinting, woven imprinting and dye-sublimation imprinting. Two newer ways to customize are liquid silver and foam imprinting which give your lanyard a unique look.

Silkscreen Imprinting
  • Most economical printing method
  • PMS Color Match
  • Print up to 2 colors
  • Can print on one or both sides of lanyard material
Show your school spirit with at personalized Two-Tone Lanyard

Show your school spirit with at personalized Two-Tone Lanyard

Woven Imprinting
  • Provides a high-quality look
  • Design is woven directly into the polyester fabric
  • Provides a reverse mirror image of design on opposite side of lanyard material
Customized Lanyard using Woven Imprinting

Customized Lanyard using Woven Imprinting

Dye-Sublimation Imprinting
  • Smooth, satin-like Ultraweave™ polyester material
  • PMS Color Match
  • Ideal for multiple colors, fine detail and edge to edge printing
Dye Sublimation Imprinting is ideal when multiple colors are needed.

Dye Sublimation Imprinting is ideal when multiple colors are needed.

Liquid Silver Imprinting
  • Metallic silver raised-style text imprint is flashy, cool and modern
  • Gives your lanyard a unique and distinct appearance
  • Great for promoting company name or marketing message
Liquid Silver imprinting is available on a white and black 3/4" lanyards.

Liquid Silver imprinting is available on a white and black 3/4″ lanyards.

Foam Imprinting
  • Raised imprint creates a 3-dimensional look
  • PMS Color Match
  • Makes your logo or company name stand out
Foam imprinting makes your lanyards pop!

Foam imprinting makes your lanyards pop!

Curious as to what your personalized custom lanyard could look like? 3iD’s Design-A-Lanyard tool is fun, easy to use and convenient. It allows you to create your own custom design and view the lanyard as you are building it. Plus you can save, email and share your lanyard design with others for feedback before placing your order.

Customized Badge Reels from 3iD

Badge reels are primarily used to carry id badges, access control cards and keys. Retractable badge reels allow you to have quick access to your id while keeping it visible for security purposes. Badge reels come in many flavors: economy badge reels, carabiner badge reels, no-twist badge reels, premium badge reels and mini-bak® badge reels to name a few. Badge reels attach to clothing with a spring clip, belt clip, swivel back clip or carabiner attachment. Although there is an abundance of stock colors available, you can also PMS color match a badge reel to correspond with your company logo or school colors.

There are two ways to customize a badge reel: flat label and domed label.

Flat Label
  • Flat sticker-like label
  • PMS Color Match
  • Single color or multi-color print
Square economy badge reel with flat label

Square economy badge reel with flat label

Domed Label
  • Flat sticker-like label with protective clear dome
  • PMS Color Match
  • Single color or multi-color print
Premium badge reel with domed label.

Premium badge reel with domed label.

Customized Badge Holders from 3iD

Badge holders are used to protect photo id badges, access control cards and paper inserts from dirt, moisture and from everyday wear and tear. They are available in various sizes and materials. The most popular badge holder is the proximity card holder. Proximity card holders are made of a thick vinyl front and back. They can handle thicker and multiple cards without splitting. These holders feature a slot that goes through the front and back so a strap clip “locks” in the card. Badge holders can be customized with one-color pad printing or silkscreen.

Custom imprinted economy frosted horizontal card dispenser

Custom imprinted economy frosted horizontal card dispenser

Customized lanyards, badge reels and badge holders are items that every organization should invest in for their cardholders. In today’s world where security concerns are increasing in all industries, it is essential to make sure that all employees, students and guests be easily identifiable.

Now through 6/30/14, 3iD will pay for your custom artwork plate ($75 value) – Promo Code – 3IDCLFREE. Contact us today for a quote on the lanyard, reel or holder of your choice. If you have not already ordered a bunch of personalized badge accessories for your employees, students or seminar attendees, now is a good time to do so!

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