Eco-Friendly ID Cards

Eco-Friendly Biodegradable Magnetic Stripe ID CardsMillions of PVC ID cards are used every day in a myriad of applications and industries including photo identification cards for schools and corporations, membership cards, hotel room key-cards, gift and loyalty cards, security access badges, library cards, gaming cards and ATM cards. But PVC is a non-renewable petroleum-based resource, and so adversely affects the environment both in the manufacturing and disposal process. AdvantIDge recognizes the harmful environmental effects of the production and use of PVC cards and we have chosen to feature ECO-friendly ID card solutions as an alternative to traditional PVC cards. The most popular eco-friendly option today are biodegradable cards.

Corn Cards
Corn Cards are made from byproducts of US grown corn, a readily available renewable resource. They have the same look and feel as standard white PVC cards and feature the same level of quality and durability, but are manufactured with a substrate layer of organic corn material. Corn cards were popular in the early 2000’s and work the same as regular PVC cards but require a lot of energy to produce which makes them inefficient as true earth friendly option for your ID card system with card personalization.Eco-Friendly Corn Card ID Badges

BioPVC ID Cards
Regular PVC cards can remain structurally-intact for decades, having a negative impact on our landfills and therefore our environment. Eco-friendly Biodegradable BioPVC ID Cards are uniquely made to fully biodegrade within nine months to five years when exposed to a fertile environment where microorganisms are present such as in soil, compost, landfills, water, etc. and they leave behind no ecologically-damaging toxins once decomposed because microorganisms consume the plastic card until complete disintegration takes place. Eco-friendly BioPVC cards perform well like standard CR8030 PVC cards. They can get wet, be stored on a shelf or in a wallet, be printed on in your ID card printer, or be UV-treated just like traditional PVC cards, and they absolutely will not biodegrade until they are placed in fertile environments such as compost, waterways, or places where other items are biodegrading.

Recycled PVC ID Cards
AdvantIDge also offers 100% Recycled PVC ID Cards which have the appearance and feel of regular PVC cards, but are made from 100% recycled content, They can be recycled through normal plastic recycling programs, a feature unique to this type of recycled  PVC card. Recycled PVC cards are also available for making magnetic name badges.

AdvantIDge’s eco-friendly line of ID cards work with all of our ID card printers and ID card systems including:

  • HID Global Fargo DTC1250e Simple, reliable and affordable production of durable plastic ID cards.
  • HID Global Fargo HDP5000 High definition printing for creating cards of a superior print quality, including those with embedded electronics.
  • Zebra ZXP Series 7 Delivers high-volume printing, photographic print quality, best-in-class print speeds, low cost per card and a higher user productivity overall.
  • Evolis Primacy For easy, flexible and fast ID card printing of transportation passes, payment cards, ID badges, as well as multi-feature ID cards.
  • Magicard Enduro+ Can be upgraded instantly from single sided ID card printing to dual-sided, with a simple drop-in upgrade kit.
  • Magicard Rio Pro ID card printer with multiple encoding options and custom visual security.
  • Nisca PR-C201 Features retransfer printing technology for ID badges with full bleed images in brilliant true color with the industry’s first 600 DPI.

See here for AdvantIDge’s additional selection of Eco-Friendly ID Card Printing Solutions.

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