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What makes a good employee ID card?

by david 4. December 2012 11:45
This month’s newsletter was focused on what elements make a good employee ID card. Depending on how your company utilizes employee ID cards may determine how you create and print your employee’s IDs. You’ll want to consider whether you plan to use ID cards for security purposes, for door access, or simply for identification. 

Creating the right ID card is imperative to achieving your photo identification goals. By considering the following 5 elements, you can create ID cards that meet your goals. 

1. Design
What information is critical to display on your ID? With dual-sided cards you have the option to add additional important information to the back of the card, such as emergency contact information or a company mission statement.  If it’s not as critical to have extra space, then single-sided ID cards are recommended. 

2. Versatility 
Where will your ID cards be used? Before determining the orientation of your cards, consider how they will be used i.e. access control, time and attendance, or solely for identification purposes. 

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3. Orientation
Do you want your employee IDs to be vertical or horizontal? Once you’ve decided the purpose of your ID cards, you can then determine the orientation of your card as this will impact how you wear and display your ID card. 

4. Organization Logo
Visual security elements, such as a logo, are highly recommended if you have security goals in place around employee ID cards. Be sure that the card design is consistent with your marketing and branding (font, logo, and colors) to ensure you’re projecting a professional and consistent image. 

5. Employee Picture
It’s standard for ID cards to include a picture on the front of the card for identification purposes. The photo makes it unique to the individual employee and is easily visible. 

To read this month’s full IDentify Newsletter, click here. 
To learn more, call one of our identification specialists at 866.438.4553 or email me today!
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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