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Tips for Taking a Great ID Badge Photo

by Kelli 4. November 2013 09:51
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If you’re anything like me, you don’t necessarily look forward to having your picture taken, especially for things like the dreaded driver’s license photo. Right up there with that (or possibly worse) is a picture for an ID badge. Think about it – your driver’s license stays in your wallet, tucked away from the eyes of your friends and coworkers. On the other hand, many companies require that team members display their ID badge, for all eyes to see!

There are a few simple things to keep in mind that will make having a photo taken for an ID badge as painless as possible. Given that fellow team members, customers and other company partners will be seeing the photo on your ID badge on a regular basis, you’ll want to make sure to looking your best in that photo.

Below is some advice for you and your ID badge “photographer” that will help you to put your best foot forward in your ID badge photo. 

For the Subject:

    Make sure to wear a flattering top that will look great in the photo. Avoid bright colors, big patterns and anything taupe, bright white or nude – these selections may wash you out or be distracting in a photo, especially when taken under fluorescent lights. I suggest sticking to darker colors (black, navy or dark blues and greens) or softer tones (soft whites, blues, greens, purples, etc.).

    A large part of looking your best for your photo is ensuring that your hair is neatly styled and away from your face. 

    You may want to make sure no one is watching you, but be sure to practice your smile in the mirror. You’ll want your smile to be natural and relaxed – don’t smile too big or too small. If you decide you don’t want to smile at least relax your face to avoid looking tense or angry.

    This seems like a no-brainer, but make sure to look at the camera. You’d be surprised how many ID photos are taken with the subject looking to the side or above the camera.

    Relax yourself – especially your face – when “posing” for your photo.

For the Photographer:

    Look for a place that has good lighting to take your team’s ID badge photos. The photo subject’s face should be seen clearly and any lights you use should be at least 3 feet away from the subject. This way the light isn’t in the picture and doesn’t cast a shadow or cause the subject to squint.

    A plain background, such as the one provided with our ID Maker Systems, is always best for any ID badge photos. A wall that’s painted in a neutral tone or a backdrop in white, beige or light blue will result in the best photos. Your subject should then stand roughly one foot in front of the wall/backdrop to avoid shadows.

    Talking to your subjects before taking the photos will help them relax, resulting in a better ID badge photo.

    Turning on autofocus and auto flash in your camera settings will help you take the best possible photos of each team member with ease.

    Consider investing in a tripod to steady the camera – keeping it still and level while taking ID badge photos.

    Adjust camera height and angle as necessary so that just the subject’s head and shoulders are framed in the photo.

    If you don’t like the photo you take, the team member probably won’t either. Review each photo after it’s taken so you’ll know before printing the ID badge if you should take another.

IDville offers full ID Card Systems, which include an ID card printer and software, a USB web cam and a white backdrop along with all of the other necessary supplies so you’ll be up and running ready to take those great ID badge photos in just 15 minutes!

Hopefully these tips and tricks will put you at ease when getting ready for an ID badge photo. For some great ID badge design ideas visit our Sample ID Card Library to get your creative juices flowing. Who knows, you might even end up liking your photo!

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Customize your ID badge accessories!

by Kayla 11. December 2012 09:36
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Custom ID badge accessories are a great addition to any office or team.  Custom accessories create a team setting, put off a professional image, and they help your image stay consistent with your company branding. Between custom lanyards, badge reels, and badge holders, you’re bound to find something that works for you! 

Not sure which type of ID accessory is best for you? Let us help! 

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      Keep your IDs front & center with custom lanyards! 

Custom Lanyards: Add your logo, school name, company name, or branding. These are great additions for new employees to say “Welcome!” or to put in orientation packets for students. The options are unlimited with custom lanyards. 

Custom Badge Reels: Promote corporate identity, customize to boldly show your logo, wear it every day to build morale and promote pride, and choose from a variety of styles and colors. There are options for everyone!

Custom Badge Holders: When it comes time for that yearly event or company meeting, a custom event pouch and lanyard is perfect. Customize the pouch and the lanyard with your event branding for the perfect ID accessory! 

If it’s mandatory to wear an ID badge on a daily basis at your office, then ID badge accessories are a great way to protect and wear your ID badge, and even add a little style! For more information about custom ID badge accessories, call us today at 1.866.438.4553 or email me today.   
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Kayla is a Marketing Specialist with over three years marketing experience. As a new addition to the IDville team, she is eager to share her social media savvy side and crazy affection for cats with IDville customers and co-workers.

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Are you signed up to receive exclusive discounts?

by david 9. October 2012 09:57
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Most of us get satisfaction from saving money or knowing that we can cut down costs for our company. Who doesn’t enjoy getting a coupon, discount, or promotion of some sort? Well, did you know that at IDville we send out exclusive email and Facebook offers just for you? 
 
We know that when it comes to purchasing photo ID systems and accessories, you’re trying to stay within budget. That’s why we have free technical support for life on all of our ID Maker systems and have financing options available. It’s our goal to help you invest in the right products for your business and do it affordably. 
 
So what are you waiting for? Sign up for our emails today to receive exclusive coupons and discounts towards your purchases. We also have month long discounts on our Facebook page exclusively for our Fans. Simply like our page and you’ll receive access to coupon codes for ID badge accessories all month long. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to save!
 
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If you have questions regarding photo ID systems or accessories, feel free to contact one of our identification system specialists at 1.866.438.4553 or email me today!  
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David is an IDville Identification Specialist with over seven years product and sales experience.  Around IDville, David is known for his new product ideas, sports knowledge, and experience as a catalog model (you may have seen him in a previous IDville catalog!). 

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Are Your Employees Wearing Their ID Badges?

by Kayla 2. October 2012 11:33
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If not, maybe it’s because you haven’t provided a comfortable, fashionable, or secure way to wear them! 
 
Did you know that IDVille has fashion lanyards and badge reels to suit the trendiest of tastes? We also have horizontalverticalheavy duty, and sealable badge holders.We offer several options for customization so you can ensure the way your employees wear their badges fits your corporate look and feel.  Use your lanyard to promote a message, motto, or attitude! Try our custom lanyard wizard
 
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If you have questions regarding ID badge accessories, feel free to contact one of our identification system specialists at 1.866.438.4553 or email me today!  
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Kayla is a Marketing Specialist with over three years marketing experience. As a new addition to the IDville team, she is eager to share her social media savvy side and crazy affection for cats with IDville customers and co-workers. 

Lanyards Keep ID Cards Visible for Students, Staff, and Employees!

by Kayla 25. September 2012 09:30
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Having a hard time getting your students, staff, or employees to properly display their ID badges? Lanyards keep ID cards visible at all times! It’s not too late to get your school or organization equipped with the right photo ID accessories. 
 
Here are some recommendations for school and company lanyards options:
 
Stock Lanyards for Students/Employees. Identification is crucial to the safety and security of your students and staff members, but making sure they display their ID card can be a challenge. Stock lanyards are an affordable option you can choose to give each person a way to display their ID card. You can always add a breakaway function for added safety. 
 
Theme Lanyards for Visitors. Whether you work in a school, on a college campus, or in an office building, there’s bound to be visitors coming in and out of your facility. Protect your students and staff by requiring all visitors to wear a themed lanyard when they are in the building. This will help everyone easily identify visitors. 
 
Fashion Lanyards for Office Staff. Who doesn’t enjoy being choosey? Allow your office staff to choose their favorite style and colors from our assorted beaded lanyards to fashionably display their ID card. 
 
USB Lanyards for Teachers/IT.  Welcome new teachers or IT personnel with a USB lanyard they can use to both display their ID card and carry around important data. The USB lanyard has 1 GB of storage and easily detaches from the lanyard. 
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Click here to read the full newsletter article from our September issue. 
 
If you have questions regarding ID badge accessories, feel free to contact one of our identification system specialists at 1.866.438.4553 or email me today!  
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Kayla is a Marketing Specialist with over three years marketing experience. As a new addition to the IDville team, she is eager to share her social media savvy side and crazy affection for cats with IDville customers and co-workers.  

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Green ID Badge Accessories are for March Madness and St. Patrick’s Day

by dan 13. March 2012 08:00
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We’ve been seeing a lot of green in Michigan lately. The snow has melted and the weather has warmed up, so grass is starting to turn green. We’re excited for the upcoming NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament starting this week. I’ll be cheering on the Michigan State University team, so you know I’ll be wearing green! Plus, St. Patrick’s Day is Saturday. With so much green going on, we had to talk about green ID badge accessories.

If you want to put on a green lanyard or badge holder to prevent yourself from getting pinched this St. Patrick’s Day, we have you covered. You have lots of green lanyard options to choose from, and you can even design your own with our full color custom lanyard options.

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Our translucent badge reel comes in a bright green color. When you pair it with a green colored frame badge holder, you have a great St. Patrick’s Day accessory!

If you’re not as excited about the color green as I am, you can also find ID badge accessories are green and good for the environment. When you design custom lanyards, choose the recycled vivid color lanyard  option. All the lanyards are made from recycled pop bottles!

You can select a “green” badge holder, too. Our biodegradable badge holders  are made from a corn-based biodegradable film and will easily attach to your recycled lanyard. Complete your ID badge with the 100% recycled badge stock.

This spring, go green with your ID badge accessories to support the environment or your favorite team!

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Dan is the IDville General Manager and oversees all product management and marketing for the IDville brand.  Around IDville, Dan is known for the catchphrase, "talk to me," his not-so-secret designer past, and his passion for Michigan State sports.

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Silicone ID Grippers are the Most Durable ID Accessories Available

by david 22. February 2012 07:00
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When I talk to customers, I hear a lot of frustrations about ID accessories from other companies that don’t hold up to the test of time. Purchasing ID accessories for your entire team can be an expensive and time consuming process. After all, you want to make sure everyone has the equipment they need to display their ID cards. When your ID accessories don’t last, employees are left without properly displayed identification.

That’s why I’m excited about our new ID Grippers ID accessories, patent –pending. The new line of accessories is made out of silicone, so they’re durable and long lasting. Plus, the new line includes lanyards, bade holders, and all-in-one lanyards and badge holders, so you can satisfy all your identification display needs with a uniform look.

I’m recommending ID Grippers to my customers because of their many unique benefits:

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Washable.  It may surprise you that ID accessories are a common carrier of germs. Prevent the spread of germs and maintain a healthier workplace by washing your ID Grippers accessories.

Durable. The silicone material is designed to be long-lasting. It won’t tear or break, so you know your ID accessory investment will last.

All-in-One Options. Save money, time, and hassle for your employees with an all-in-one display option. Available in the ID Grippers line, you can equip your staff with a one-piece solution that displays their ID badge in a lanyard and keeps it properly displayed with the badge holder attachment.

Non-Metal Construction. If you work in healthcare, manufacturing, or security, metal can be the bane of your existence. It conflicts with machinery and requires you to remove your badge every time you walk through a metal detector. Because ID Grippers are made completely of silicone, you can wear them with confidence through metal detectors and near sensitive machinery.

ID Grippers are becomign a fast ID accessory favorite with our customers. Learn more about them today by calling to talk to me or one of our knowledgeable service representatives! Contact IDville at 1.866.438.4553.

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David is an IDville Identification Specialist with over seven years product and sales experience.  Around IDville, David is known for his new product ideas, sports knowledge, and experience as a catalog model (you may have seen him in a previous IDville catalog!).

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