If your business, event or organization uses ID cards to identify your employees or members, holograms can enhance them a step further making them very difficult to forge and making visual verification quick and simple.

Photographic ID cards are a cost-effective way to authenticate employees, but before you decide exactly how to design your ID cards you need to answer three questions:

  • What are the unique requirements of your business?
  • What is the level of security needed?
  • What security technologies are currently being used and how can an ID card complement them?

As Canadian experts in security print, we can help you to answer these questions. If you already know the answers, then next you will need to think about the design phase for your ID cards.

The first step is to think about the needs of your business or organization. Do you run a large business with many employees and visitors passing in and out of the door everyday? If the answer is yes, you may want to consider having separate ID cards for each kind of person who frequents your business, so security staff can quickly validate and know who is coming in and out.

Next you need to decide whether different cards will need different levels of authentication, for example, will some people need higher security clearance.  Cards can be further enhanced with barcodes, mag stripes, RFID, watermarks, holograms and holographic laminates.

A custom hologram is perhaps one of the most desirable features of an ID card. The hologram can be an overlaminate covering the entire card or applied to a card’s surface or even embedded underneath for ultimate security. These holograms are extremely hard to replicate and immediately tamper evident, which is why they are such a popular choice.

We can help you create a hologram that will allow your monitoring staff to quickly validate that it is legitimate and shorten the process.