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ID Badge Essentials

Custom Badge Lanyards & Badge Reels: Low-cost, High-impact Marketing

Promote your organization’s brand easily and affordably with cost-effective custom lanyards and badge reels!

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Sizes of ID Cards

ID Card Sizes & Dimensions

Find out about the primary differences between the three most common types of ID cards used at organizations large and small.

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How to Implement an Employee ID Badge Policy

Here are the questions to ask if you’re starting a new badge policy at your organization.

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Printers & Systems

We know investing in a card printer is important to you. That's why you'll find everything you need to become a confident shopper in our Learning Center.

Learning About Your Printer or System

Our extensive resources provide an overview of printer technologies and the options that are available based on your business needs.


Maintaining Your Printer or System

As a printer owner, we'll help you get the most out of your investment with the information you need to keep it in top operating condition.


Card Printer Supplies

We stock the largest selection of ID card printer supplies from only the top manufacturers: Fargo, Persona, Magicard, Evolis, Zebra, Nisca, Datacard, NBS, and Polaroid.

ID Cards

ID cards are used in many different ways and can include a variety of technologies. Learn everything you need to know about cards here, from the basics to advanced.

Basic ID Cards

Learn about the fundamentals of basic ID cards: the common uses by industry and the types of cards that are available.


Advanced ID Cards

Find out which types of ID cards require more sophisticated options for providing stronger visual security and data storage.


Card Design Resources

If you want professional-looking ID badges that represent your organization and your brand, our card design fundamentals will help you every step of the way.

Printable Area of ID Cards

What's the Printable Area on My ID Card?

If you’re new to printing ID cards, find out why it’s important to keep the printable area in mind.

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Various ID Card Printers

Consider These Options When Designing ID Cards

When implementing an ID card issuance program, it’s important to think about what you want your ID card design to look like.

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ID Badge Design Tips Guide

Sample ID Card Designs

If you need great ideas for your ID cards, be sure to see our card samples and download our free Design Guide!

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Learn about the ID card software features your ID card program needs to simplify the decision of which software is the right choice for you.

Learning About Software

Find out how to select the best ID card software application for the unique needs of your ID card program.


Maintaining Your Software

If your ID card needs change over time, learn how to upgrade your software for more advanced features and functionality.


ID Cameras

By understanding which type of camera and camera equipment you'll need for your employee photos, you can create higher quality, more professional-looking ID cards.

Photo ID Cameras

Should I Buy a Photo ID Camera or Standard Digital Camera?

An ID Professional explains why a high quality digital camera is the best option for taking professional-grade photos for your ID card program.

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Taking Great ID Card Photos

Five Steps to Great ID Card Photos

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Health Club ID Card

How to Take Great Photos for ID Badges

Get some helpful (and easy!) tips for taking great photos for your ID cards and ID badges.

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Badge Accessories

Protect your ID card or badge with the right badge accessory! From badge holders to lanyards, reels, clips and everything in between, we've got you covered.

Data Capture

How to Add QR Codes to ID Cards

An ID Professional explains how Quick Response (QR) codes can be used in an ID card program.

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Signature Panel ID Card

How to Increase Your ID Card Security

Find out about three different ways you can add a signature to your ID cards and make them more secure.

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Signature Capture Pads

How to Choose the Best Electronic Signature Pad

An ID Professional poses the questions you need to ask when choosing the best electronic signature pad for your business needs or application.

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Case Studies

Be inspired by the creative and innovative ways that ID Wholesaler has helped businesses both large and small build customized card printing programs.

Case Study: Newseum

A Membership Card for Exploring Our Freedom of Expression

Learn how ID cards provide a glimpse of the past, present, and future of our First Amendment rights at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

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Case Study: Avid Solutions

Managing Control System Access with an ID Card Solution

Read about how a control system integrator used an ID card program to manage access to their end-to-end user application.

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Case Study: Boulder Administration Services

Delivering Quality Employee Benefit Services with ID Cards

An administrative benefits provider optimized their insurance ID Card Program to cater to a niche market of small business clients.

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Video Library

Learn the essentials you need to know about ID card printing by watching our videos: how to choose the right printer, how to make ID cards, and more!

ID Card Printer Videos

Learn About ID Card Printers in Our Video Series

Watch our ID Card Printer Videos to learn about ID card printing, how to select the right printer, how to make ID cards, and more!

Video: What is an ID Card Printer?

What is an ID Card Printer?

How does the technology inside an ID card printer compare to a standard inkjet printer? Watch the video now to find out!

Video: Tour of an ID Card Printer

Tour of an ID Card Printer

Take this tour of an ID card printer to get a better understanding of just how ID cards are made.

Industry Solutions

Learn about what you'll need to start making ID cards for schools, colleges and universities, churches, casinos and gaming, police departments, and more!

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