Slot Punching vs Badge Holders

Badge Holders: Badge holders help protect your cards from the daily scratches and other damages that can occur. Using a holder can also make it possible to attach ID cards to a lanyard or badge reel. Our high-quality PVC badge holders are made to fit standard sized ID cards and you can choose from different holders that allow IDs to be displayed horizontally or vertically. To add the option for a Badge Holder:

  1. Start by choosing the card you wish to customize or choose to create a new card from scratch on a blank ID.
  2. At the top of the Card Editor screen, there is the options to add a badge holder.
  3. Depending on the layout of your card, you can select a horizontal or vertical badge holder.
  4. Adding a badge holder to your ID card will add $0.89 to price of the card.

Note: Alternatively; you can go to the ID Accessories section by clicking the “SHOP” button found at the top of our web page and selecting the category for Badge Holders.

On this page, you will find the different options for badge holders, including our Clear Vinyl Vertical Badge Holder with Slot Punch and Clear Vinyl Horizontal ID Holder with Slot Punch, our Three-Pocket ID Holder with Neck Cord and Adjustable Cord Lock, Semi Rigid White Multi Card Holder, and our Vertical Locking Rigid Badge Holder. As well as our different Armband Holders; such as our Reflective and Photoluminescent Armband Holders, Vinyl Armband Holder, and Armband Holder with included Strap, and our Adjustable Elastic Armband Straps.

 

Slot Punching: When pairing your ID card with a lanyard, ID clip, or badge reel, you will have to decide whether you want to add a slot punch to your ID or if you want to purchase a badge holder. Both will allow you to attach the ID to your clothing or badge accessory to ensure it doesn’t get lost. To add the option for a Slot Punch:

  1. Start by choosing the card you wish to customize or choose to create a new card from scratch on a blank ID.
  2. At the top of the Card Editor screen, there is the options to add a slot.
  3. Depending on the layout of your card, you can select a short-side slot punch or a long-side slot punch.
  4. Adding a slot punch to your ID card will add $0.35 to your card total.

Depending on the layout of your card, you can select short-side slot punch or long-side slot punch .

  1. Adding a slot punch to your ID card will add $0.35 to your total.

Badge Holder:

  1. Go to the ID Accessories section of our homepage.
  2. Select the Badge Holders category
  3. On this page, you'll find five different options for badge holders, including
    - Vertical Badge Holder
    - Horizontal Badge Holder
    - Three Pocket ID Holder with Neck Cord
    - Semi Rigid White Multi Card Holder
    - Vertical Locking Rigid Plastic Badge Holder
  4. All of these badge holders range in price, from $0.39 to $1.79
  5. Select the badge holder you want to purchase, and add it to your cart

While both of these options will secure your ID to any lanyard, ID clip, or badge reel, there are different benefits to both. Adding a slot punch to the ID card is cheaper, and will ensure that the ID is able to be secured at all times. Badge holders are slightly more expensive, but they also add an extra layer of protection to the ID, which means cards will last longer and need to be replaced less.

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