Friday, January 30, 2009

The Mr. T of Credentials

This photographer stopped in to see our badging crew for his Pro Bowl media credential.  It was cool to see he was wearing credentials we had produced for this event in other years.  His bling definitely makes him the Mr. T of Credentials.

Do you need credentials produced?  Check out for info.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Big Days under The Big Balloon

While overall show attendance was down, we had a record number of visitors last week at PPAI - The Expo in Las Vegas. Our 5.5 most popular products that stirred distributor excitement and imaginations were:

  • No-Twist Carabiner Reels

  • Recycled Lanyards with Reflective Tape and Glow-In-The-Dark ink

  • Family Pack Loyalty Cards and Keytags

  • Name Badges with magnetic attachment

  • SecureBand Locking Fabric Wristbands

  • 3/4" and 1" DyeSub Lanyards up to 4-color process

I guess you could say life is good under The Laminex Family of Companies Big Balloon. Call us anytime for samples and pricing. Oh, you need a catalog?

Visit to download a PDF version here.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Skimmers beware!

For those would-be-criminals wishing to exploit the somewhat new technology of RFID, watch out.

California's new SB 31 law has teeth! This new law is meant to deter those who would knowingly skim information from RFID cards and chips. This process is protected on some financial cards and access credentials through a process known as mutual authentication, but some other cards and credentials remain largely unprotected.

Effective January 1, 2009, the new law states that prosecuted "Skimmers" would be subject to fines and imprisonment of up to 1 year in a county jail.

Good for California. Good for the financial institutions.

We say: Why not proactively protect yourself and your personal data by using an EOS, or Electromagnetically Opaque Sleeve like the SkimSAFE? They're ready for use now, and easy to deploy. Just slide the card in and you're safe from the skimmers. Read more about these innovative devices here.

Spy Cam ID Card

We stumbled across this Spy Cam Photo ID Card kit.  Is it us or would it be a little awkward to make sure your fake looking ID card is always facing the action? 

Card File