Hole punching is a very common practice whether your ID badges are being used for employees, students, personal identification or some other application. The process is actually quite simple and can be very practical.
The Function of a Hole Punch
A special hole punching devise is used to create a small hole in the ID badge. This hole allows for a strap or clip to be attached to the badge for safe and easy wearing and presentation. This is commonly used with a variety of accessories such as a lanyard, key ring, strap clip, badge reel, etc.
Why Not Use a Hole Punch?
Though it’s a popular choice among ID badge wearers, there are some who are particularly adverse to adding a hole punch for the following reasons:
- They are very pleased with their card design and don’t want to tamper with it by adding a hole.
- They need to swipe their card through a card reader and don’t want it attached to an accessory.
- They are concerned that the hole punch will weaken the card and break where the hole is.
- They have a design that requires the entire service of the card be viewable.
Some organizations work around the hole punch issue by using other types of badge accessories that don’t require a hole punch. For instance, the badge can be placed in a badge sleeve which protects the card and offers an alternative clipping solution. The clip or lanyard can be attached to the holder instead of the card itself. Alternatively, there are other attachment options that don’t require a hole such as a magnetic clip or gripper attachment.
If you would like more information about how to carry your ID badge without a hole punch, give us a call! We would love to talk through the options with you and help you find the perfect solution! Call (866) 610-4308