Farpointe Adds Laser Engraving Option to Access Control Credentials

Laser Engraving Adds Incremental Branding Opportunities and an Extra Level of Security

Sunnyvale, Calif., USA - December 15, 2016 – Farpointe Data, the access control industry's global partner of choice for premium RFID solutions, today announced that security system access control manufacturers, integrators and dealers can order proximity and smart card credentials with tactile laser engraving. Whether clamshell, printable, printable with magnetic stripe card or key ring or disc tag, Farpointe will permanently laser engrave logos and text, URLs, signature blocks, messaging, other graphics or whatever the manufacturer, integrator or end customer wants.

“Many system manufacturers, integrators and dealers find that monochromatic credential laser engraving is helpful in building their brand and encouraging credential re-orders,” relates Scott Lindley, Farpointe Data president. “Laser engraving provides a longer lasting, much cleaner appearance than dye sublimation printing. It remains for the lifetime of the card.”

According to Lindley, the laser engraving for security purposes is ideal for identification cards. Recently, laser engraving is becoming much more widespread in its use. Historically, dye transfer has been the preferred method for adding graphics on identification cards but laser engraving is quickly surpassing it worldwide.

Laser engraving lets security systems manufacturers, integrators and dealers mark access cards and tags permanently, creating an extra level of security by ensuring their credentials are safe from fraud with a tamper-proof solution. The extremely high quality tactile images and text can be highly individualized for each customer’s or organization’s needs while meeting security standards imposed by national and international law.

The laser printing option is available from Farpointe now.


Scott Lindley, Farpointe Data

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