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Slot Punches

Slot Punches for ID Card HolesWhat would the ID Card be without a Slot Punch? It would be just another ordinary card in your wallet.  Out of sight, and tucked away from the rest of the world. Can you imagine how much time it would waste for employees and security guards if everyone had to keep their ID in their pocket, wallet, or purse? Traffic from the street would enter the work environment and security lines would be out of the door with the amount of difficulty that would arise.

Doctors, lawyers, and teachers everywhere would be held up at an entrance, fumbling around for their ID cards, wasting valuable time in today’s fast paced world. Thankfully, we don’t have to deal with these types of hold ups, because slot punches have revolutionized the way we wear our ID cards, giving us the freedom to attach them to our clothing, lanyard, belts, or wherever else you find your most convenience. Specialist ID offers 14 different types of slot punches, from electronic to manual. If your business or brand is looking to create custom ID cards, then this ingenious device is a necessary buy.

When choosing a slot punch, there are a few things you would want to consider.  First and most importantly, how many cards do you have to put holes in per day.  If it is only a couple at a time, then the hand helds should work fine.  However, if you have petite hands, the process an become painful quick as it takes a bit of strength to put the slot in the PVC card.  After one or two you may not feel it, but I have been in pain after punching over a couple of hundred cards in one sitting with the metal hand held type and I would not recommend doing this to anyone!

The inexpensive desktop slot punch, such as the CSP-G pictured above, combine the best of both worlds.  The punch is small, inexpensive, and comfortable to use!  It is not designed for super high volume jobs, but if you are punching anywhere from 1-25 cards per sitting, it will keep your hands from hurting and prove quite reliable.

If you are into heavy volume jobs, where you have to punch lots of card per sitting for up to hours on end, or you want every punch to be effortless, you may want to consider the heavy duty table top punch or even the electric slot punch.  With the long handle and lots of leverage, the heavy duty punch makes it so easy to penetrate the PVC card.  With the electric, with only a push of a button, the card is punched with no manual effort at all.

We stock many of the most popular Slot Punch styles in the  industry, and you should be able to find one that suits your company needs best. If you have any questions please contact us online, or give us a call at 1-800-380-6726.

One thought on “Slot Punches

  1. carin

    I am interested in Heavy Duty Electronic Slot Punch With Adjustable Guides (P/N 3943-1600) for use with RFID media. Does it adjust to 3/4″ to 1″ from top?

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