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