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Things to Follow when Making
ID Cards

Effective ID cards are actually surprisingly difficult to make. However, a little planning and practice can make it an enjoyable and rewarding experience for you.

While you want to make the template appealing, you also want it to help you out in other ways. You also want it to:

  • Enhance physical and logical security
  • Increase efficiency and productivity
  • Reduce vulnerability to counterfeiting
  • Reflect the organization’s brand identity
  • Bar codes
  • Contact and contactless smart cards
  • Proximity antennae
  • Magnetic stripe

You can explore many different options for maximizing your printing such as landscape and portrait orientations. Obviously there is no right answer on how you arrange the template and design of your ID card. However, when designing your ID cards, keep in mind that it is more than just a way to identify someone, it is also an extension of your organization’s image and brand. It is important to make the ID card synonymous with the brand’s image to maintain the company's professionalism.

You should do comprehensive testing prior to a large-scale implementation of your ID program to save time and money. You should look out for things like:

  • Is the image quality consistent?
  • Is card data successfully read at all checkpoints?
  • Is that data being accurately transmitted to the system?

Once you have tested your ID system and are confident in its success, you can continue on and print your ID cards with confidence!

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