Desktop ID Supplies

Overlays and Laminates


The security of your card program is becoming increasingly important as the range and frequency of security threats increase. Datacard continuously develops new and improved security offerings trusted by governments and other institutions worldwide that can help you combat the threats of tampering, forgery and counterfeiting.

Secure Laminate Options:

Datacard® OptiExpress™ Security Feature Set:

  • Entry-level security with level 1 features used for basic ID applications
  • Typically used for applications such as school IDs, healthcare cards, and corporate IDs

Datacard® OptiSelect™ Security Feature Set:

  • Midrange applications that combine level  1 and 2 features
  • Typically used for applications such as driver’s licenses and national health cards

Datacard® OptiGram® Security Feature Set:

  • Highest level of security that uses levels 1, 2, and 3 features
  • Tamper evident (TE) version available
  • Typically used for applications such as passports and national IDs

Our Opti-Series security feature sets are all customizable, giving you the ability to uniquely design your perfect level of security.

Tactile Impression Feature

Datacard has a unique, patent-pending tactile impression feature that is available as an option with the SD460™ card printer and CD800™ card printer with inline lamination.  The feature creates an impression on the card substrate that you can see and feel. The tactile impression process uses a unique die to create the impression, which differs from the embossing or indenting technology available today. When used with a patch laminate, it helps make the card tamper evident and provides a higher level of security.

Similar to our holographic overlays, a one-of-a-kind tactile design can be created specifically for your card program. Contact a Datacard representative to learn how.