What do I Need to Know About Badge Reels Before Buying?

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Blank Badge Reels

Badge reels provide easy access to your id badge

Retractable reels use a spring loaded retractable cord to attach to ID cards for ID security. The retractable id holder reel cord is usually around 30 inches long. A badge retractor makes keeping an ID badge handy for a door reader or whenever there is a need to present an ID badge. ID card reels come in several different configurations of clips and attachments. Some of these include a carabiner, belt slide clip, swivel back clips, and even a lanyards. Another option for your retracting ID reel is custom imprinting. Your company logo can be printed on the face of all of our selection of blank badge reels. With the customized badge reel option you can be the retractable reel designer, but we are always here to help. 

Some customers need heavier duty retractable badge holders

Most customers just need something that can handle the weight of an id badge. While other customers need a reel that can handle more weight or possible need a more durable retracting cord.  Some badge reels even have a chain for the cord. No matter the case, we can handle it and meet you where your needs are!

Carabiner badge reels

If you need an easily attachable, long-lasting reel for a key or badge, the carabiner reel is one our customers love. These heavy duty retractable id card holder reels fit on belt loops easily and comes in several colors and is more than enough for many facilities which have people scanning their badges many times a day. 

Heavy duty cord reels

Perhaps looking for something with more line strength and hold? Checkout the heavy duty reel with nylon cord and heavy duty strap. The nylon won't fray under constant use and the heavy duty retractable badge holder strap keeps whatever it is your holding held for a long, long time.  Straying from a traditional badge reel, we get into some truly heavy duty reels.

Badge reels for keys

The Key-Bak Super 48 Heavy Duty Reel can hold small flashlights, many keys, and other tools. Its cord is made of Kevlar and the body is made of metal. Carabiner retractable badge holders borrow technology from mountain climbing equipment. The carabiner clip on the retracting ID reel makes attaching it a breeze.  These retractable holders are no wimps either, they can stand up to quite a bit of abuse in the field.

Retractable lanyard reels

If you're looking for a retractable badge reel option without the worry of the clip coming undone, a lanyard badge reel has all the options of a round reel with the security of a lanyard.

Let us help

Not sure exactly which badge reel is right for your application?  Let us help you choose one that will work for you.  Talk to a specialist in ID badge reels today @ 1-800-560-8158 or contact us.

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