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Save time and money when you order magnetic key cards for your hotel. Customize your key cards with a knockout design that’ll delight your guests, while keeping your front desk running at peak efficiency. Designs are ready within 24 hours and to your doorstep as quickly as possible.

Ways to Use Magnetic Key Cards

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Magnetic Hotel Key Cards

Use our complimentary graphic design services to maximize your guests’ experience.

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Hotel Logo Magnetic Key Cards

The most popular room key design is the hotel logo. It is simple and clean and is often used as a keepsake by guests.

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Hotel Photo Magnetic Key Cards

The second most popular room key design is a photo of the property: on-site dining, fun amenities, etc.

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Hotel Towel Cards

A great option if your property has amenities that require card verification, like pool towels. Can be made with or without magnetization.

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Hotel Conference or Event Key Cards

We can make room keys for conferences, weddings, and other events. Most guests love the exclusive feeling of having an event-specific key.

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Local Shop or Coupon Key Cards

Have a special partnership with a local store or restaurant? Add a coupon on the front or back of your room key to help spread the word.

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Owner Hotel Key Cards

Owner cards can incorporate a signature on the back if it’s required by your property.

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Corporate Hotel Guest Key Cards

If you have a corporate partnership, we can include their corporate logo on a set of room keys to differentiate guests for your staff.
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Membership or VIP Key Cards

Some properties use Membership or VIP room cards to offer special discounts, exclusive access, rewards, or shopping benefits.

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Hotel Gift Cards

Offer gift cards for your hotel or on-site dining options. You’ll have to confirm additional technical information, but it’s typically a quick process.

Want to see how beautiful your hotel branding will look on our magnetic key cards?

Get Started in 3 Easy Steps

There’s never a dull moment in the hotel business. We make the ordering process quick and easy so you can get back to your other duties.

1. Give Us Your System Info

In order to provide you with a quote, we will need to confirm which type of magnetization system your hotel uses.

Your lock manufacturer or access management software can tell you which type of card you use, or you can reach out to Front Desk Supply. Once you give us your specs, we can send you pricing information.

Want to upgrade to reduce keys demagnetizing? Most of the time, a simple software update is all you need to upgrade to MidCo or HiCo. Front Desk Supply can offer guidance.

LoCo 300-350 OE

88% of hotels use LoCo. Budget-friendly, but easily demagnetized by cell phones and other electronic devices.

MidCo 650 OE

Offers moderate protection against demagnetizing.

HiCo 2750 OE

The most reliable magnetic key cards. Very difficult to demagnetize.

Not sure which card type your hotel uses? We can help you figure it out.

2. Give Us Your Design

Provide us with your design ideas and we will create a beautiful card for you in 24 hours or less. Our design team can assist you with the sizing specifications, and if you don’t have a design team then we’re happy to create a stunning look for you. We can incorporate your branding even if you don’t have access to branding images.

3. Give Us the Go-Ahead

We’ll make sure that you love the design of your magnetic key cards before you place your order. If you’re ordering MidCo or HiCo key cards, we’ll send you tester keys before the bigger shipment.

If you’re not sure how to get started, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We’ve produced millions of key cards with thousands of different designs—we know a thing or two about the process and can answer all your questions about locks, technology, and designs.

Front Desk Supply Case Study

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How Front Desk Supply Helped One Hotel Owner Stop the Demagnetizing Problem

A California hotel owner was having issues with LoCo magnetic key cards demagnetizing and guests contacting the front desk at all hours of the night because they couldn’t access their room.

Front Desk Supply advised them to contact their lock manufacturer and upgrade to a HiCo setting—a simple software adjustment. We then set them up with HiCo key cards, which use the same magnetic stripe as credit cards and offer more protection against demagnetizing than LoCo magnetic key cards.

This put a stop to the demagnetizing problem – making both hotel guests and hotel staff satisfied and relieving any frustration or concern.

Magnetic Key Card FAQ

My keys get demagnetized easily. Can I just order a MidCo or HiCo key?

No. Card readers and card encoders need to match the end product they are working with. The “degree of magnetization” refers to the strength of the magnet and the amount of information that needs to go on it to open the door. Your lock vendor can often make the adjustment, so you can then encode with the better magnetic stripe on the room key. Some charge an extra fee, other lock vendors do not. This is one way to improve card demagnetizing.

My keys don’t encode sometimes. What should I do?

Clean your locks and your encoders weekly with lock cleaners. You can order them directly here. This removes dust, pocket lint and other elements that reduce the ability of the card to “talk” to the lock.

What is the estimate life of a magnetic stripe both in time and / or uses? Would a LoCo have a shorter life than HiCo (just the magnetic stripe itself, not the encoding portion).

The shelf life is about 3 years and generally a few thousand uses.  Uses as in, erasing, encoding, swiping etc. The LoCo magnetic stripe does erases easier than a HiCo magnetic stripe, relatively speaking, the LoCo wouldn’t last as long as a HiCo, as it is much hard to erase info.

What size keys do you offer?

CR-80/credit card size (3 ⅜” by 2 ⅛” by 30 mm thick); this is the most common.

CR-50 (1 ¾” by 3 ½” by 30 mm thick)

I am thinking about switching from magnetic to RFID locks. Do you install them?

No, we don’t do installations but we can introduce you to our preferred lock vendor who offers a good combination of technology, price, service, and experience. In the meantime, if you need more magnetic keys, you can learn more about our magnetic key options here.

Our hotel keeps track of guests using sequential numbers and we add the guest name. Are you able to do this?

Of course! Just let us know which of those you might need. We will use a slightly different print process for the overprinting of guest’s names, while we there is a separate Department that manages sequential numbers.

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