ID Cards and Fobs
We supply a complete range of intelligent and non-intelligent ID cards.
Intelligent cards or Smart Cards are any cards that contain technology that enables the card user to perform a multitude of functions including access control, print and copy release, cashless vending and storing and communicating information and data such as financial transactions, loyalty cards and library cards.
You will find all of our intelligent ID cards or Smart Cards within the Access Control section, for more information see below.
Access Control Cards and Fobs
As we stock all of the major manufacturers of access control products we will be able to help you with your access control needs. If you’re not sure what product you’re currently using you can send us a photo or sample so we can identify and match it.
Some of the manufacturers we stock are Guardall, ACT, HID, Indala, Keri, MIFARE, PAC, Paxton, TDSi, Hitag, Legic, Bewator by Siemens, Salto, Impro, Farfisa, Videx, Kantech, Intelliprox, Entrotec, FDI Matelec, Fermax, Cotag.
Plastic and PVC cards
All of our non-intelligent cards are Premium brand Fotodek cards, ensuring consistently high quality prints every time, and reduced wear on the printhead.
There are various types of plain plastic card available so for ease we’ve categorised them as follows:
Biodegradable CardsPerform in exactly the same way as a standard white card but will decompose in to compost over 3 years
Coloured Cards A huge variety of coloured cards in various options including solid coloured core for a premium look
Plain White Cards Including mag stripe, pre-punched and Magicard pre loaded dispensers
Rewrite Cards For use with re-write printers these cards can be pre-printed in full colour and then personalised in black or blue using a thermo-sensitive material that turns visible or vanishes depending on the temperature applied by the rewrite printer.
Secure Pre-printed Cards
If you want a really professional look to your intelligent Smart Cards then we can pre-print the background design for you, incorporating any security features you may want such as holograms, guilloche patterns and UV. This leaves just the personalisation for you to do in house.
Alternatively if you want us to take care of all of the personalisation, including printing photos, personalised data and encoding of intelligent cards then have a look at our ID Card Printing Bureau section for information on our bureau service.
What do you do once you no longer need your name badges? ID Card Centre offers a safe and secure recycling service for all of your name badges, lanyards and card printer ribbons that you no longer need. By using our recycling service, you will also earn money off your next order!
If you do not wish to use our safe and secure recycling service, we recommend using Terracycle's Zero-Waste Box for recycling any name badges, vinyl wallets or lanyards when you no longer require them. The Zero-Waste Box allows you to collect and recycle easily with a pre-paid return label on the box once it has been filled.