Multi-Directional Badge Holders Bring Added Flexibility

Card Tech ID has introduced a new flexible card-carrying solution. The multi-directional badge holder fits both vertical and horizontal credentials.

The multi-directional badge holder features two slots to suit your cards orientation, eliminating the need for organizations to juggle multiple badge holders to suit their different ID styles. Multi-directional badge holders also keep cards safe from daily wear and tear.

This item will be added soon to our website. Contact for pricing, more information or free samples. Meanwhile, you can check out our current selection of multi-directional badge holders here.

Card Tech ID announces enhancements to TEMPbadge® expiring visitor badges

Updating a technology that has been innovating in the Visitor Management market for more than three decades, the enhanced TEMPbadge visitor badges offer more accurate expiration, a more vivid expiration indicator and more.

TEMPbadge expiring visitor badges use a patented migrating ink technology to show an expiration indicator (usually a series of red lines) after a half-day, one day, three days or seven days.

The badges are designed to provide fast, visual verification that the wearer’s time on-site has expired.

TEMPbadge expiring visitor badges are valuable to a variety of different industries, including healthcare and education.

The enhanced TEMPbadge visitor badges feature a newly patented technology that fine-tuned the existing technology to create a better product for all TEMPbadge users.

Enhancements include:

  • More gradual and more accurate expiration for all time frames
  • The addition of a 3-day time frame
  • A black mask to prevent the lines from bleeding through prematurely
  • Compatibility with the Primera desktop label printer for color badges
  • More vivid, vibrant red expiration color
  • Expiration time frame printed on each badge

Enhanced TEMPbadge products include single-piece visitor badges, two-piece solutions, expiring spots and expiring tokens. TEMPbadge products are available in half-day, 1-day, 3-day and 7-day time frames.

For more information, pricing or samples, please email


Datacard SmartTrade Promotion

Datacard SmartTrade Promotion

Datacard Group is pleased to announce the SmartTrade Program for purchase of the SD260 and SD360 Card Printers. From now until March 28, 2015, replace your card printer (whether a Datacard card printer or competitor brand) and you can earn up to $250 trade-in discount.

In order to qualify for this trade-in program, you must contact a Card Tech ID sales representative to place your order. This program will not be honored through our web store

For more details, please contact your ID specialist today at 866-348-1105 or email

Our New Interactive Catalog

In today’s world of heightened security, identification products are essential to any business, school or government facility.

Visit our new interactive catalog, which features many of our new products as well as items which may not currently be available on our online store

The products featured in this interactive catalog are made of durable, high-quality materials that will meet or exceed your expectations for product performance and longevity.

If you see a badge accessory product in our catalog or online and would like to try before you buy, please make your FREE badge accessory request here. If it is an item we have a sample available for, we will ship it to you free of charge.

Zebra: Transition to Complete Line of Environmentally Friendly Cartridges

Zebra: Transition to Complete Line of Environmentally Friendly Cartridges

Zebra announced that the closed-frame ribbon cartridge currently associated with ZXP Series 3 standard capacity ribbons will transition to the same open-frame cartridge style used with ZXP Series 3 high capacity ribbons. This change will occur on December 31, 2014.

Please note there will be no changes to your part numbers. No price changes. The cartridges will still be a Load-N-Go drop in style for easy ribbon loading and unloading.

This change is to only impact the amount of material used. Less material. Less waste. The new ribbon cartridge design will utilize less plastic. If you are currently using ZXP Series 3 high-capacity ribbon cartridges, they will continue to utilize the open-frame cartridge style.

Discontinuation of 3 Evolis Tattoo Monochrome Ribbons

Discontinuation of 3 Evolis Tattoo Monochrome Ribbons

From January 2015, the following monochrome ribbons will be discontinued.

We encourage you to place your orders without delay prior to January to ensure you obtain stock before it is no longer available.

Order securely online while supplies last.

How to Clear a Card Jam in the ZXP 7 Card Printer

During Winter months increased static electricity is reeking havoc causing feeder failures due to PVC cards sticking together. A good analogy is rubbing a air filled balloon to your hair and letting go. It “sticks”. The ZXP Series 7 card printer is extremely reliable. However, should a hiccup such as a card jam occur watch the 50 second YouTube video below to properly clear a card jam without causing unnecessary damage to your Zebra ZXP Series 7 card printer.

ZXP Series 7 Card Printer

Using the latest in Zebra® card-printing technology, the ZXP Series 7™ printer provides high-volume high-quality card printing. The printer delivers fast yet reliable performance while offering users exceptional value by lowering the printer’s total cost of ownership. Time after time, it prints sharp vivid cards with precise color control.


Zebra is announcing the discontinuance of the P330i™, P330m™, and P430i™ printers. The ideal replacement for these printers is the ZXP Series 7™.

The ZXP Series 7 prints photo-like cards at industry-leading speeds and offers the lowest cost per card of any Zebra card printer. With high-capacity card input hopper and ribbons, the ZXP Series 7 minimizes operator intervention, and with a full line of field-upgradable options, it provides an adaptable platform for changing business needs.

If your card issuance applications are less demanding, Zebra offers the ZXP Series 3™—a compact printer intended for lower volume applications that provides the convenience of cartridge-based ribbons. The table below compares key features of the printers.

ZXP Series 7 Product Data Sheet

ZXP Series 3 Product Data Sheet

Order securely online or contact a sales representative at 866-348-1105 or email

Do you know how to make your IDs last longer?

By using lamination pouches, for your ID cards, your IDs can be better protected from the elements by adding an extra layer over your cards. ID cards will be better protected from scratches, fading and standard wear from being handled. Longer lasting cards save your business money by reducing the number of replaced cards.

We have various lamination pouches available online for you to start protecting your ID cards today! Questions? Call 866-348-1105.

Index Card Size

Index Card Size

Government/Military Card- Laminating Pouch

Government/Military Card- Laminating Pouch

ID Works V6.5 Identification Software

Datacard Group is pleased to announce that ID Works V6.5 identification software has been successfully tested to run on Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system. The software is supported on Windows 8 Home editions and above. No software update is necessary.

ID Works identification software now supports the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 8 (32 or 64 bit)
ID Works V6.5

ID Works V6.5