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California company offers recycled cards

Andy Williams   ||   Jun 23, 2008  ||   

Recycled cards and others made from corn are coming out of an El Segundo, Calif. company that is manufacturing student ID cards, hotel key cards, hospital identification cards., security clearance cards and more. Primarily a reseller of security and identification cards, Advantidge, Inc. buys its equipment from manufacturers such as Fargo Electronics, HID Corp. and Zebra Technologies Corp., and resells directly to end users or in some cases through an integrator.

According to this article on, Advantidge’s first big job was supplying ID cards for Los Angeles International following 9-11. In less than two weeks LAX reached its goal and met the FAA’s new post 9-11 standards for ID cards. Advantidge’s accomplishment was notable since the company was only a few months old at the time. CEO Lawrence Grafstein the company in May 2001, only four months before LAX’s rebadging.

Advantidge offers four types of PVC identification cards: blank or basic PVC cards, magnetic stripe cards, proximity cards and smart cards. Read more here.

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