Ten Tips for ID Badge Making (Part 1)

Over time ID Badges and Cards have become an increasingly important part of facility and workplace safety, and it’s nearly impossible to walk into an office without one. Organizations require all personnel to display an ID to easily identify who does and does not belong in the location.

Creating the right card is imperative to achieving security goals. By considering the first five of these ten ID card components, organizations can easily create the ID card that meets their needs.

1. Organization Logo

Not only does including your logo add a level of visual security to your card it can act as a walking billboard for your company. A corporate logo is a highly recognizable image by employees and security personnel. By incorporating your logo into the ID card design, it will be more difficult for fraudulent cards to be created.

2. Design

Take your time when designing your card so as to include all the security and identification features required. When done right an effective ID card design is both attractive and functional. Employees will be proud to display their association with the organization.

3. Single and Dual-Sided

The amount of information you decide to include in your card design will help determine if the design should be single or dual sided. Obviously, information that needs to be readily available and visible should go on the front of the design. While a dual sided card can allow for the inclusion of a mission statement or important phone numbers.

4. Orientation

ID Cards can be printed and displayed either horizontally or vertically, impacting how they are worn by employees. It is important to consider the different scenarios where ID Cards will be used when considering orientation. Also, do not forget to make an allowance for a slot punch if required in the design.

5. Employee Pictures

Almost all ID Cards include a picture of the employee on the front of the card. This feature makes the card unique to the individual employee and it should be easily visible. See our previous blogs on how to take a great ID Card Photo with the HD Image Cam Pro.

In part 2 of this article we will look at the next five important components to consider when designing an ID Card. They include, encoding, durability, signatures, personal information and other enhanced features. As always, contact an expert at Safe-Card ID Services to learn more.

1 thought on “Ten Tips for ID Badge Making (Part 1)

  1. John Ferrell

    I like that you said that we need to that our time when designing a card. If I was printing badges I would want to know that I am able to get them professionally done. Asking a professional might be a good way to learn about the things that you could do when designing the card.

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