Desktop ID Supplies

Overlays and Laminates


Durability

Durability is an important consideration in maintaining the appearance and life of a card. Depending on the application, intended lifespan, and usage of your card, Datacard offers a complete line of protective topcoats, overlays and laminates to meet your needs.

Durability Options:


Topcoats – A basic and affordable level of durability:

  • Advantages: provides abrasion and chemical resistance as well as over-the-edge protection; available in clear and holographic
  • Recommended for cards with an expected life of up to 3 years

Datacard® DuraShield™ Overlay – An advanced durability solution at an entry-level cost:

  • Advantages: Ultra-durable, cost-effective, full-card over-the-edge protection ; available in clear and holographic
  • Recommended for cards with an expected life of 5-7 years

Datacard® DuraGard® Laminate – The highest level of durability:

  • Advantages: superior abrasion and chemical resistance, near edge-to-edge protection with additional UV resistance that protect cards from fading
  • Recommended for cards required to last more than 7 years

Industry standard taber testing shows the strength of our range of durability options after 2,000 cycles.