Sometimes, at the InstantCard offices, you can find one of our employees staring at a freshly-printed card while slowly turning it. It is possible that they are just inspecting the card’s quality (as we do). It is even more likely, however, that the ID badge has a holographic security overlay.
The security overlay we offer clients increases security, yes. (Good luck trying to forge that!) But, it is also really pretty. As you rotate the card in your hand, shapes appear and disappear—it’s fun to look at. We have, in fact, had some clients order it not for the additional security, but just for the professionalism it brings to the card’s look.
Of course, this isn’t the only security option we offer clients, but we think it is the prettiest. (To see more card options, have a look at our infographic.) The video above, however, doesn’t quite do the actual security overlay justice. You really have to play with an ID card yourself to see how cool it is. Feel free to call us up and ask for a sample. But, be warned! You might find yourself wasting time by just staring at the thing when you should be working!
The Security Benefits of a Holographic Overlay
Our security overlays aren’t all fun and games, even though they’re nice to look at. They also offer some excellent security benefits, making them a great addition to any ID cards that you require.
A security overlay like the ones we offer is a sign of authenticity. It tells whoever is looking at the card that it’s the real deal, and hasn’t been faked. So what circumstances might mean you require such a security feature?
This feature is ideal when you want to prevent any kind of counterfeiting or forgery. Some businesses are more likely than others to find that people with nefarious purposes might try to create fake versions of their ID cards. But even if you don’t think anyone is going to impersonate Tony from accounts, it’s worth considering this extra security feature.
A hologram overlay layers multiple elements that are difficult to copy. Someone who tries to forge a new card might be able to copy one element, but they’re unlikely to manage it all.
Another benefit of this security feature is that it makes it easy to tell at a glance whether an ID card is legit or not. The hologram overlay gives a clear indication of the legitimacy of the card with just a quick glance, although it’s fun to look at for longer too. As the angle of the card is changed, the colors in the overlay change too.
Enhance the Look of Your Cards
Some people also choose the security overlay option for their cards simply because it looks good. It gives a nice shine to the whole card and can make the card look more professional too. It’s not all about playing with the light reflecting off the card, although that’s fun too. Your cards will represent your business and staff in the best way when they have a security overlay showing that you mean business.
The increased durability of a card with a security overlay is also an excellent benefit to consider when you’re trying to decide whether it’s the right option. The security overlay is an extra layer that protects the card and will help it last longer. It makes sense to choose this option not just for better security but also for stronger cards that look and feel great.
Range of Options
Security overlays can be combined with a broad range of other options for your ID cards. You can choose different orientations for your cards, customized text and colors, logos, and various personal details that might be required to identify someone. Different formats for names and information can be used, and you might also include an expiry date to ensure cards can’t be used indefinitely.
Whether you choose a security overlay purely for aesthetic purposes or you want the extra security that it delivers, it’s a great option for you to select. We can take you through the options that you have, including security overlays and other ways to get more security, professionalism, and just good-looking cards. Take a look at our other pages to find out more about how everything works, pricing, and more to learn all about what we do.
You can contact us online or by calling us at 888-980-6179 to talk to a member of our team.
Of course, this isn’t the only security option we offer clients, but we think it is the prettiest. (To see more card options, have a look at our infographic.) The video above, however, doesn’t quite do the actual security overlay justice. You really have to play with an ID card yourself to see how cool it is. Feel free to call us up and ask for a sample. But, be warned! You might find yourself wasting time by just staring at the thing when you should be working!†