Standard ID cards are called “credit card” size ID cards. They are the same dimensions as the standard credit card or driver’s license that you carry in your purse or wallet. The small cards easily fit in small places, yet are able to withstand fairly rough conditions.
The size of a standard PVC card is 3.4″ wide, 2.15″ long and .030” thick. These cards are sometimes known as CR80 cards or 30 mil cards.
The card size makes the PVC choice an ideal choice for student id cards, employee badges, police badges, credit cards and driver’s licenses. The cards are often worn with a badge clip or lanyard if they need to be displayed. Badge reels and other attachments are best for displayed cards that are also used for access control and other frequent activities.