Our bundle packs provide you with the best way to make amazing bulk savings on a range of materials and tools for your ID cards. This is the most cost effective and smart way to stock up on ID cards but if you’re new to making your own badges then you may be struggling to identify what each item does. Read on then and we’ll look at some of the different bundle packs you can get from us and at what they each can be used for.
Synthetic Paper Bundle Packs
Our synthetic paper bundle packs provide you with the very highest quality paper. This paper is perfect for creating high quality ID cards and will have a professional look that really makes your cards look like the real deal.
How does paper affect the quality of an ID card? There are a few ways. The whiteness for instance will impact on the contrast that your colors and blacks offer and will help to make your cards more (or less) legible.
Meanwhile, how absorbent the paper is will also have a big impact. Specifically, this will dictate the ‘resolution’ of your text and images. If your paper is overly absorbent, this will cause the ink to ‘bleed’ into the paper losing definition and creating a blurry effect.
Butterfly Pouches Bundle Packs
Butterfly pouches are laminates that make it easy to protect your cards and to keep them looking glossy.
If you’ve ever used an ID card that you’ve been given visiting another business, you will have noticed that they have a shiny finish and that they can stand up to a little moisture or even dirt without getting damaged. This is thanks to the lamination which requires a laminator and a pouch (such as a butterfly pouch).
Bulk ID Lanyards
Lanyards give you one way to easily attach your card to carry with you. Lanyards are straightforward and strong and will fit easily around a neck or a wrist for a solid hold. These then clip onto your ID badge on the other end, through a punched slot or via a card holder of some sort.
ID Kit Bundle Packs
Our ID kit bundle packs provide all the things you could need to create lots of high quality cards. Instead of looking around the store and buying each item individually, you can order one of these packs to gain instant access to the everything you need to start making professional looking cards – and you’ll benefit from bulk savings too.
Blank ID Card Bundle Packs
These are bundle packs that provide you with lots of blank cards that you can subsequently print on. Obviously to make your own cards you’ll need the card! We have ID cards in a range of colors to match your branding and/or your industry. Our cards are all made from fantastic quality materials too so they’ll be sturdy and resilient while still being thin and light enough to slip into a wallet without making a huge bulge in your trousers.
Butterfly pouches are laminating pouches that will allow you to create an ID card that is edgeless when they are made with Teslin, Arcadia, or Artisyn paper. The reason that this can be accomplished is because the pouches will lay flat. A normal laminate pouch will be sealed on one edge, which means that one of the edges has an excess of laminate or a clear edge. A butterfly pouch is formed single pieces of laminate that has a score so it can be folded and when it is used with synthetic paper the entire layer of the paper bonds with the laminate to form a card that is borderless.
The type of butterfly pouch that you should choose will depend on the application that you are using it for. The first consideration is whether or not your ID card will have a magnetic stripe. Another thing to consider is whether you want your ID badge to have a matte finish or a glossy finish. The last thing to consider is how thick that you want your card to be.
The main difference between a matte laminate and a gloss laminate is that ta gloss butterfly pouch is going to reflect light whereas the matte butterfly pouch is going to diffuse the majority of the light that hits it. Essentially, a matte finish is going to reduce the glare on the badge as it will reduce the amount of glare from the light sources. The matte butterfly pouch will provide you with a look that is almost identical to that of a PVC card that has been professionally printed. This is the reason that matte laminates are chosen the most often. They provide a card that is not as shiny and looks more professional. However, cards that use a glossy finish look professional as well, but may be harder to read in certain lighting situations.
Typically, the thickness of a credit card is between 26 to 30 mil thick. There are many different thicknesses of butterfly pouches available, but the most common thicknesses that are used are either 7 mil pouches or 10 mil pouches. These thicknesses are more than sufficient to be used with synthetic paper such as Teslin, Artisyn, or Arcadia. For those that desire a card that is more rigid, use the 10 mil butterfly pouches as this will provide you with what you need.
When printing ID badges on synthetic paper it is quite common and recommended to use a butterfly pouch and laminator on the badge. A matte butterfly badge will provide the most professional look for your ID badges, but for those who prefer a shinier look a glossy butterfly pouch should be chosen.
The perfect ID card solution is now offered for small businesses! ArcadiaID is offering a starter 100 ID Card Kit to provide small business with a cost effective solution to ID Card printing.
The days of expensive ID Card Printers are over and small business can now provide their employees with identification badges at less than $2 per ID card!
Visual employee identification has proven to improve office security by providing an official and verifiable form of identification. Non-authorized individuals can easily and quickly be identified.
The ID Card Kit includes the synthetic paper, butterfly pouches, holographic overlay and the EasyIDea™ MiniLam 450 (ArcadiaID’s unique ID Card laminator) needed to easily make ID cards with any Inkjet or Laser desktop printer in the comfort of your own home or office.
The ID Card made with ArcadiaID’s 100 ID Card Kits look nearly identical to a standard PVC card and can easily be encoded with the EasyIDea™ Magnetic Stripe Encoder MSR206. By adding a magnetic stripe an additional layer is added to office security.
Holographic overlays do not only increase the security of your employee ID cards by adding a temper-proof layer but also provide a professional finishing touch to any ID badge design.
ArcadiaID also carries ID Card Kits with 10, 25 and 50 ID Cards.