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Holograms have become key in ensuring that employee ID badges remain secure and temper-proof. To remain at the head of the pack, ArcadiaID strives to carry the latest and newest security holograms.

With the words Valid, Authentic, Secure, Genuine the new Authentic Eagle hologram will ensure that your ID is never falsified. Lastly, the Eagle present in the middle of the ID Card provides a clean and professional finish to your design.

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How to make an ID Card at home

Printing ID card at home is easier than ever! All that is required is and Inkjet or Laser printer, some silica-based synthetic paper such as Teslin or Artisyn, butterfly pouches and a ID card laminator.

The first step is to choose the most appropriate type of synthetic paper. Artisyn is likely to produce a higher resolution print than Teslin and may be used with any type of printer. Teslin on the other hand comes in two different grades depending on your printer type: Inkjet and Laser. Artisyn and Teslin both come in full sheets. Once printed, the ID cards will have to be individually cut with scissors or an X-Acto knife. To simplify the ID cutting process and to lead to a higher ID card finish we recommend using 8-up micro-perforated sheets and 1-up micro-perforated sheets of Artisyn and Teslin synthetic paper. UV inks are a great way to ensure that your ID is temper-proof. The UV ink will not appear under a normal light and will only be seen with a UV light.

Next comes the butterfly pouch selection process. A choice has to be made between matte or glossy finishing, whether to have a magnetic stripe or not and the thickness of pouch. A 10mil pouch will create a 30mil ID which is the industry standard. To make a thinner 24mil ID which will take less space in your wallet the 7mil pouches may be used.

Thirdly, heat the laminator to 250°F. Please check your laminator’s owner manual to see if it requires the use of a carrier. If it does, place the cut-out synthetic paper printout inside the butterfly pouch and into the carrier. If your laminator does not require a carrier simply place the cut-out synthetic paper printout inside the butterfly pouch and insert it into the laminator.

During the lamination process, the silica from the Artisyn or Teslin forms a permanent bond with the butterfly pouch. The ID card is now temper, weather and water proof. To add additional security to your ID card we recommend adding a holographic overlay ID. Different types of holograms exist with multi-spectrum images that can be seen when tilting the ID in different directions.

Once the ID card is laminated take a piece of 400grit superfine sandpaper and smooth the edges out. This leaves you with a perfect professional looking ID card. This ID will have the same look and feel as an average card.



Make ID Cards at home!