ID Badges

  

ID badges, similar to ID cards, are used for identification purposes. Most companies, corporations, organizations, and government offices across the globe use ID cards as means to identifying their employees or citizens. ID badges are commonly worn by hospital staff, government officials, and security agents. ID badges help them cultivate a more professional, detail-oriented image for their company or organization.

The elements found in a basic ID badge and the required equipment and supplies are:

ID Software

These professional ID badges are only effective if they are durable, easy to read and difficult to duplicate. ID software can be used to customize and personalize badges to oneís liking. The software offers a variety of designs as well as card templates for users to choose from. That way, they can use any logos, graphics, or images. Itís also possible to create your own badge from scratch as well.

Barcodes

To enhance security, you have the option to add barcodes and magnetic stripes to your personal ID badges. The photo ID software allows users can add more information that they wish to include on their badges. This system can even connect to a database so that users can have access to their card data. A photo ID camera is essential to creating photo ID badges. A webcam is used to save images so that they can be placed within the card template right from the photo ID software.

Lamination

Lamination is a crucial process when it comes to creating badges. The ID badges are encapsulated in a completely waterproof and tear-proof sheath, or film, which is bound to both sides of the item. Lamination protects ID cards, badges, and other important documents from permanent water damages and fading. A printer with a lamination capability is necessary to secure badges. Holographic lamination includes an embedded 3D hologram which makes your badges easily verifiable from a distance.

Ribbons

Some card printers include a function for a color ribbon with an extra fluorescent ink panel. You can strengthen the security of your badge with ultraviolet (UV) fluorescent printing. Fluorescent ink can be seen only under UV light, which makes it easy to validate the authenticity of the badge and prevents forgery. Some organizations will print the initials of the person creating the badge and the date to help prevent counterfeit cards. Badges can be easily and inexpensively verified by using a black light to see the UV ink.

Dual Sided Printers

 Once you have designed your IDs and placed your order, your photo ID badges will be printed on plastic cards using dual sided photo ID card printers. These printers will print your cardholder data on both sides of your badge in one process. By doing this, they give the front of your badge a more professional appearance.


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