Slot punching a card makes it easy and convenient to use with accessories like the lanyard, badge reel or batch holder that needs a hole to clip through. It is important to print your cards first before using a slot punch.
The process of slot punching is better done in the factory for the following reasons:
- Slot punches can be hard on the user’s hand if you are slotting multiple cards a day
- If you aren’t careful enough it is easy to break your card or even your card printer
- Contactless smart cards have a system of copper antennas embedded within the card – if you slot punch in the wrong spot and cut those wires you will damage your card
- The factory will make sure that the cards are free of imperfections before delivery