7 Tips For ID Card Designing

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ID cards are an important component of workplace security because thy help identify who belongs to the organization and who doesn’t.  Designing and printing the right ID card is a cornerstone in accomplishing your security milestones.

Below are some tips to help you design an ID card that meets your requirements.

  1. ID Card Design

Put enough time and effort into designing your organization’s standard ID card. Make sure to research and include necessary features into the card, most importantly those relating to identification and security. You also want the ID card design to be attractive besides being functional. Make your employees proud by giving them a beautiful and sophisticated ID card. Work with your ID card maker to make the card deign unique, attractive and functional.

  1. Add Your Organization’s Logo

Your organization’s logo is the first item you should put on the card because not only does it boost the level of graphic security, but also acts as a mobile poster for your business.  Security staff and other employees can easily determine if an employee belong to the workplace by just by looking at the logo.

  1. Add Employee Photo

An ID card without a picture can become useless. You should make sure to add employee pictures on the card’s front, so security personnel can easily identify and approve the employee. A photo makes each ID card unique to individual employees.

  1. Single-Sided or Dual-Sided ID Card?

Whether you should go for a single-sided or dual-sided design depends on the amount of information you aim to put on the card. The information most critical to security shall go on the front side whereas less important information life your organization’s phone number or mission statement can go on the backside.

  1. Orientation Of Card Design

There are two ways ID cards can be designed and printed: horizontal and vertical. Which orientation you should select depends on how you want the ID cards to be worn by your employees. Your security staff can also give their input as to which orientation is easy for them in identifying employees. Whether you opt for a horizontal card or a vertical one, keeping room for a slot punch is important in both designs.

  1. Signatures and Fingerprints

If you are of the opinion that a photo of an employee is not adequate for identification, it is best to include employee signature or fingerprint on the card. Make sure to add these features in digital layout to the card design.

  1. Using Bar Codes, Smart Chips And Magnetic Stripes

You can even encode detailed information of each employee to each ID card by using barcodes, smart chips or magnetic stripes. These features will allow the card to be used for office access and attendance. If coupled with the right combination of hardware, the encoded information can play a critical role in boosting workplace security.

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