Happy Year of the Earth Pig

The Pig occupies the last (12th) position in the Chinese Zodiac.

According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived at his party. The pig was late because he overslept. In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. Their chubby faces and big ears are signs of fortune as well.

By the Chinese zodiac, 2019 is a Year of the Pig and it is an Earth Pig year. The Chinese zodiac is part of Chinese astrology and folklore, it has influenced people’s lives since ancient times. Are you prepared for what 2019 will bring?


Happy New Chinese Year 2019!

Can factory Pre-punch Cards?

Slot punching a card makes it easy and convenient to use with accessories like the lanyard, badge reel or batch holder that needs a hole to clip through. It is important to print your cards first before using a slot punch.

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The process of slot punching is better done in the factory for the following reasons:

  • Slot punches can be hard on the user’s hand if you are slotting multiple cards a day
  • If you aren’t careful enough it is easy to break your card or even your card printer
  • Contactless smart cards have a system of copper antennas embedded within the card – if you slot punch in the wrong spot and cut those wires you will damage your card
  • The factory will make sure that the cards are free of imperfections before delivery