Badge reels come in a wide variety
styles, colors, materials and
shapes are available. Typically worn attached to clothing or around the neck
on a lanyard. The
retractable cord typically 27-36" in length makes them ideal for card
swiping and keyless entry systems. The ability to apply full color
custom imprints to badge reels makes them a very economical advertising
tool as well. Retractable badge reels are
commonly used by businesses, schools, government agencies and hospitals
for displaying id cards and name badges. A retractable cord (nylon or steel) connects the
badge reel housing or case to the id card via a vinyl strap with a snap or
a metal snaphook. The
cord can be pulled (approx. 27-36"”) out from the badge reel housing.
When released the cord retracts back into the case via a spring
Many different styles of badge reels exist from economy
retractable badge reels with a
nylon cord to heavy duty
retractable badge reels with a reinforced steel cord. We offer all the most popular styles of both
printed at below wholesale prices.
Badge reels are also the preferred badge holder for use with card swipe
and keyless entry systems. In addition to name badges and id cards,
badge reels can also be used to carry other small objects, such as, keys
and small tools. Their compact size, low cost and utility has led to
their increasing popularity. Custom full color printing of names, logos
and messages have led to their further appeal as marketing and
promotional tools. Check out our full line of
custom badge reels.
Badge reels are available in many
styles, configurations, level of durability and color. They can be
purchased blank (ie solid or
translucent colors) or custom printed with a name, logo or
message. Various custom printing methods are used from
color process printing to single color pad printing. In it’s most basic form a
badge reel is made from durable plastic in a variety of solid and
translucent colors in round or square shape. It measures approximately
1.25” in diameter and has a belt clip on the back for attaching to an
article of clothing. Variations on the clothing attachment hardware
include alligator clips and close-end pins. These basic retractable badge reels are
also referred to as economy badge reels
and are among the least expensive round and square reels
available. Our blank and custom printed economy reels are offered
at the absolute lowest prices, guaranteed!
A number of unique badge reels have
been created with special features. However, they all share similar
features to the basic economy badge reel: case or housing, retractable cord
and spring mechanism,
id card attachment hardware and clothing attachment hardware.
Anatomy Of A Badge Reel
provides detailed explanations of these universal badge reel features.