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How To Wear Your Government ID Badges

by david 24. May 2012 14:49

If you haven’t heard, we’ve recently been added to the approved vendor list as a provider of photo identification systems and accessories by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA.) Do you know what that means? Click here to find out! We have all of the accessories for Government employees to wear their photo IDs safely and comfortably all day long! Whether you choose a lanyard, badge holder, or badge reel we have a variety of options for you to choose from. 

  • Ultra heavy duty badge reel: Heavy duty steel badge reels  are made in the U.S.A. with a chain link cord and sturdy metal slide clip back for easy access to your photo ID. If you carry multiple heavy weight keys, this is a durable option to safely and conveniently carry your ID card and all of your keys.

  • Heavy duty badge reel with locking safety cord: Carry your heavy keys on this safety-locked heavy-duty badge reel. Includes slide clip and tight spring clasp on carabiner attachment to ensure you won’t lose one of the many keys carried on a daily basis. The added locking safety feature keeps your keys convenient at a good length for when you’re on the go!

  • RFID Secure badge holder: Innovative RFID badge holders protect against identity theft by blocking RFID signals. Government information is not only important but valuable and it deserves the utmost protection. These badge holders provide an excellent added security measurement to ensure the safety of your vital information.

  • Breakaway lanyard: Keeps your ID badges visible and accessible with a breakaway feature for added safety and security. Breakaway lanyards are great especially if you’re working in the field. Now you don’t have to worry about your lanyard getting caught on any equipment. The added breakaway features a quick safety release.  

It’s important to keep your identification convenient and visible at all times. Each of these accessories are a great way to keep your ID badge front and center and easily accessible for daily use. If you like these accessories, then you’ll also want to check out our made in the USA products. Choose from a variety of badge holders, lanyards and badge reels.

Are you a Government employee? If so, what are you looking for in accessories for your photo ID? To learn more, read one of our recent case studies or visit our knowledge center.


David is an IDville Identification Specialist with over seven years product and sales experience.  Around IDville, David is known for his new product ideas, sports knowledge, and experience as a catalog model (you may have seen him in a previous IDville catalog!)

Meeting and Event ID Badge Creation Made Easy

by Falon 29. February 2012 11:21

Planning a meeting or event can be very stressful. There are lots of little details that you have to follow and lots people with questions about every detail you've thought about and some you haven't. Providing identification for all your attendees is vital to the success of your event (learn more about event IDs in this blog post), but it can be a lot of work, too.

Creating ID badges for an event has several steps:
- Print name badges
- Assemble badges in badge holders
- Organize badges
- Attach lanyards

All these little steps can become a big obstacle to your planning if it doesn’t go smoothly!
Shop New EZ Meeting Kit
We wanted to make it easier for our customers when they plan events, so we created the new EZ Meeting Kit. The kit simplifies your event planning by combining all the necessary ID badge items into one easy order.  My favorite item in this kit is the travel case which allows you to organize and sort all your badges ahead of time and transport them easily to your event location.

Sometimes, even the best made plans can fall apart, and the last few days (and hours!) before an event are extra crazy. If you need additional assistance with your event preparations, call the IDville team. Send us your attendee list and name badge design, and we’ll print, assemble, and organize the badges exactly how you need them. We’ll ship the completed badges directly to your event venue, too, so you don’t even have to worry about packing them.

EZ Meeting Kit for your next event to reduce prep time and stress so you can enjoy the event, too!

How do you simplify event planning? Tell us about it here!

Falon is the IDville Product Manager with over six years marketing and product experience. Falon is known for her exquisite taste in identification products and her two beautiful young sons.

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Selecting the Right ID Badge Accessory: Protective Badge Holders

by david 26. April 2011 09:17

Do you often replace broken or worn ID cards for your employees or students? If you are constantly making replacement ID cards, you should consider outfitting your organization with badge holders.

Badge holders extend the life of your ID card by protecting it in a plastic or vinyl case. Most badge holders also have a slot punch, so you can still display your ID card with a strap clip, lanyard, or badge reel. There are a variety of badge holders available for all types of organizations or environments.

 Protect ID cards from fading in direct sunlight:
Maintain great looking ID cards with an Anti-Print Transfer Badge Holder. This badge holder won’t stick to your ID card and prevents the ink from fading. It will keep your ID card looking great!

 Maintain a clean and healthy work environment:
Prevent your ID card from transmitting germs with a Sealable Badge Holder. The seal isolates the ID card from any germs or bacteria and is easy to wipe clean. Ideal for healthcare facilities and childcare centers, a Sealable Badge Holder will promote a healthy environment.

 Keep your ID badges visible and out of the way:
Get ID cards out of the way with an Armband Badge Holder. This badge holder is worn around the upper arm, and a colorful elastic band makes it clearly visible. Perfect for employees who do physical labor or manufacturing work, the Armband Badge Holder is a safe way to display ID cards.

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 Designate levels of access, grades, or additional security information:
Use Colored Bar Badge Holders. These colorful badge holders make different security designations visible from a distance. Our Colored Bar Badge Holders are perfect for schools and will clearly identify students from various grades or buildings.

 Secure your RFID technology:
Protect your information with an RFID Secure Badge Holder. RFID chips encode personal information into your ID card. However this information can easily be stolen. Safeguard your employees’ and company’s information with this secure badge holder.


David is an IDville Identification Specialist with over seven years product and sales experience.  Around IDville, David is known for his new product ideas, sports knowledge and experience as a catalog model (you may have seen him in a previous IDville catalog!).

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Badge Holders Protect and Preserve ID Cards

by todd 7. December 2010 08:56

ID cards are an investment in the safety of your people and the security of your building. You can prolong the life of employee ID cards and reduce the number of reprints by displaying ID cards in a badge holder.

There are many advantages to displaying ID cards in a badge holder, and all of them result in a longer life for your ID card:

 Badge holders protect ID cards from the elements, making the ID card look newer, longer.
 A badge holder can prevent an ID card from being damaged, for instance by being shut in a door or creased in a purse.
 Ensure ID cards always display the necessary information by using a badge holder.
 Complement your ID card design and promote your brand with a colorful badge holder.
 Protect ID cards from water and spilled beverages.

To ensure employees display their ID cards in a badge holder, always present the completed ID card in a badge holder. Explain to employees that they’re expected to wear the ID card in the badge holder whenever they’re in the building.

Your team will have great looking ID cards that are long lasting, making your facility more safe and secure!

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Todd is an identification expert at IDville with over seven years experience. Around IDville, Todd is known for his excessive coffee drinking, beautiful daughters, and impressive ping pong skills.

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How to Display a Photo ID Card

by david 19. July 2010 14:03

Once you implement a photo ID card system, you need to consider your ID card design and how ID cards will be displayed. ID cards are an important part of a facility security strategy, but they must be displayed properly to have their full impact.

First, determine whether your ID card will be displayed horizontally or vertically. This will depend on your ID card design and what features you include. For more information on an excellent employee ID card, visit our Knowledge Center.

Once you have decided the ID card’s orientation, you can review your ID card display options.

Protect your ID cards with a Badge HolderI always recommend customers use badge holders to protect and preserve their ID cards. After all, an ID card is an investment in your organization’s security, and you want to protect that investment. A badge holder protects an ID card from the elements and natural wear and tear. It will reduce the number of replacement cards you need to print throughout the year.

Now that your cards are protected by a badge holder, you can shop ID card attachments. Lanyards, ID strap clips and retractable badge reels are the most popular.

- Lanyards are the ID card accessory of choice for schools. Lanyards are easily customized for different buildings, grades and classrooms, and they keep ID cards in sight.

- ID Strap clips keep ID cards close to the body and are ideal for manufacturing settings where safety is a concern. Right now, you can save 10% on your order when you purchase ID strap clips. Just like IDville on Facebook to get the special offer.

- Retractable Badge Reels are great for organizations that use proximity cards and require employees to use their card to enter the building. Some badge reels extend up to 3 feet, so the ID card is easily accessible for scanning.


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