Film based id card making systems have been around for many years. A Polaroid camera is the standard camera that these systems are based on. These cameras are analog cameras and use film which develops the picture immediately. The picture is cut with a die cutter and pasted onto badge material called Teslin. The badge is normally laminated by wrapping it in a laminating pouch and running it through a document laminator.
These cameras are becoming rare. Costs to operate this camera and the labor required to make laminated badges normally exceed the costs of making badges with the current PVC card systems. Other negatives to this type of badge include the lack of security features available as the computer generated plastic card.
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