In our modern pandemic world, it seems entry to anywhere (and essentially everywhere) mandates your showing of some type of small card — driver’s license, vaccination card, id, etc.  Since small cards are frequently used today, this means they should be durable.


Paper may seem like a suitable material for a business card, but it is unacceptable for a membership, identification, or loyalty id. For these and other purposes, only plastic will do. Plastic can also be used to make badges for assorted purposes and uses, making it flexible in more ways than one.


Let’s first learn about Plastic Card Mechanics.


 They are made from 30 mil standard plastic or 24 mil Teslin or PVC. Assorted sizes are available including a popular size that fits into the slot on a wallet and smaller tags designed to attach to a key chain. Blank ids made from PVC feature magnetic stripes, and blank membership type cards are available with or without bar codes. With a camera and special software, these plastic cards are transformed into a visual identification badge.


Modern technology provides contactless proximity ids that are read without being inserted into a reader device. Smart ones that include embedded integrated circuits are the wave of the future. The inside of each item holds memory that can store a large amount of data, interact with a special reader, and carry out functions such as encryption or mutual authentication. Whether used for customer payments, rewards programs, or identification purposes, these items offer cutting-edge features.


Next let’s talk about the different purposes for plastic cards. There are actually quite a few different uses for these badges. Libraries use them to identify members and athletic facilities typically add a photo for visual verification. Schools and employers create plastic employee identification badges that provide access and verify identity.


Security has become a top priority at many organizations, making it important to control access to facilities and resources.


Plastic cards are also good for the environment as they can be reused, thus reducing environmental waste. We witness the environmentally conscious use of plastic cards each day with gift cards made from plastic rather then paper (which last longer as well), higher education institutions offering plastic cards to alumni for discounts on school apparel and special offers at local establishments, and for plastic badges which offer free products or services after a certain number of redemptions, as well as for other loyalty programs which provide special discounts or other surprise offers throughout the year.


A further benefit of plastic cards is that they can be combined with other promotions.  For example, they can be included in hanging displays at the point of sale to encourage impulse gift purchases or loyalty program enrollment. Some businesses provide combos that include a wallet-sized rewards badge plus two key tags on a shingle sheet. This allows consumers to keep one in their wallets, attach one to their key ring, and keep one at home as a spare.


With so many potential uses, small cards made from plastic are quickly becoming standard in almost every industry. For more information regarding the benefits of plastic cards or for the purchase of blank plastic cards, go to Plastic Card ID found at and 844.567.5777.


They offer a variety of plastic cards for all of your business needs. In addition, Plastic Card ID is a one-stop-shop for both large and small businesses when it comes to many business needs such as  — security cards, screening stickers, plastic card printers and other equipment like Covid-19 Contagiant Shields and vaccine card holders.


For more information and a complete listing of all of the essential business offerings found at Plastic Card ID, visit their website at or call them at 844.567.5777.