What size are HID card?

An iCLASS SE card image of HID card

HID access cards come in various sizes, but the most common size for standard HID cards is similar to a credit card. The typical dimensions are:

  • Height: 85.6 mm (3.37 inches)
  • Width: 54 mm (2.125 inches)
  • Thickness: 0.76 mm (0.030 inches)

These dimensions follow the ISO/IEC 7810 ID-1 format, which is a standard size for identification cards mifare classic cards 1k and 4k  globally. There are also other formats and specialized sizes depending on the specific application and type of HID card, such as clamshell cards, key fobs, or adhesive labels that can be applied to other items.

Thickness can vary slightly:

While the width and length are standardized, the thickness of an HID card can vary depending on the specific material and options chosen. Here’s a typical range:

  • Standard PVC Cards: 0.030 inches (equivalent to 0.76 millimeters) to 0.040 inches (equivalent to 1.02 millimeters)

Key Points:

  • CR80 Bezeichnung: The “CR80” designation on HID cards refers to their adherence to the standard credit card size.
  • Wide Compatibility: Due to this standardized size, HID cards are compatible with most ID badge printers, card holders, and other equipment designed for credit cards.

Additional Notes:

  • Some specialty HID cards, like those with embedded electronics or thicker materials for enhanced durability, might have slightly different dimensions. It’s always recommended to consult the specific product specifications for exact measurements.
  • If you’re unsure about the size requirement for your application, contacting HID or a qualified ID card supplier can help ensure you get the cards that are compatible with your needs.

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