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Overlays & Laminates

Protect your card credentials from potential threats, and maintain visual and functional integrity with security and durability solutions. We offer leading edge solutions that deliver the best quality in durability and security for all of your card’s needs.


Our high-quality durability supply options defend cards against abrasion, moisture, fading and chemical attacks, which ultimately extend the life of cards and reduce costs for reissuance.

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, we offer a complete line of protective topcoats, overlays and laminates to meet your needs.

durashield_cards_desktop_idDurability 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

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

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


Further protect your photo ID laminated badges from threats including fraud, forgery and counterfeiting, with our extensive collection of security solutions. Offering a variety of trusted generic and custom laminates that utilize overt, covert and forensic features.

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

Tactile Impression Feature

tactile impressionTactile impression feature is available as an option with the Datacard 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 holographic overlays, a one-of-a-kind tactile design can be created specifically for your card program.