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Enhancing the Visual Security of Your ID Cards

ID Cards HologramIn a world that is rapidly becoming more and more digital, 90% of ID card verifications are still done visually with a set of human eyes instead of being done by a machine or ID card reader. Because of this reality, it’s important for security that your ID cards are visually distinct to help with fraud-resistance.

Forgoing the simple visual security features can make cards quite easy to duplicate and falsify. There are a couple easy implementations that you can add to significantly decrease the risk of identity fraud. Here are a couple of the top choices that our customers have choosen to enhance their identification security protocol. They are easy, low-cost and highly effective.


There are a couple of options within this feature.

  1. Holographic Card Stock – These are cards that have an embedded hologram directly on the card.
  2. Holographic Overlay – This is a thin layer of film that contains a holographic image(s) which can be added after the cards have been printed.

Both of these options are not easily duplicated because holographic overlay cannot be printed with a standard printer and embedded holograms are restricted in their distribution.

Ghost Images

This is another good feature that is hard to duplicate. You simply add a smaller duplicate black and white photo of the individual to the card and lower the opacity (making the photo faded or see through).

There is obviously a wider variety of visual security features, however these are the most common. If you have any questions about addition security features, feel free to give us a call! One of our representatives would be happy to take your call and talk through all of the options! Call (866) 610-4308