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E mployers now have the ability to design and create the identification cards of their employees thanks to the advent of modern technology, particularly ID card printing systems.

E mployers now have the ability to design and create the identification cards of their employees thanks to the advent of modern technology, particularly ID card printing systems.

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  • What a helpful slideshow!! I recently purchased a fargo printer from Idenx, http://www.idenx.com/fargo-id-card-printers.aspx , for my company and this slideshow was exactly what I needed to learn how to use the machine. I also felt better about buying a Fargo printer because of the content presented on slide 4.
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  • How to Design and Create ID Cards
  • Steps on How to Design and Create ID Cards
  • d s Car te ID rea na nd C esig to D How s onStep E create the identification cards of their employees thanks to the advent of modern technology, particularly ID card printing mployers now have the ability to design and systems. Below, you will find a step-by-step proce- dure on how to design and create these types of cards.
  • d s Car te ID rea na nd C esig to D How s onStep Step 1 – Buy an ID card printer There are various types of ID card printers in the market today. Two of the most popular brands are Fargo Printer and Evolis Printer. Apart from the brand, you should also determine what kind of identification cards you are going to print so that you can choose the right printer. For one, would you be needing a single-sided or double-sided card? Single-sided cards are ideal for simple uses such as for basic employee cards. But for bigger companies that require greater
  • d s Car te ID rea na nd C esig to D How s onStep security, double-sided cards are more apt. You also need to decide if you would be needing the features of encoding smart cards, proximity cards, holograms, and magnetic stripes because there are certain printers that offer these technologies while others do not. Finally, decide whether the card will carry monochromatic or multi-colored images. Considering all these factors will help you in deciding which the most suitable printer for you is.
  • d s Car te ID rea na nd C esig to D How s onStep Step 2 – Design the card Now here comes the fun part: layout and design. In laying out and designing an ID card, you have to incorporate elements like company logo, company name, employee’s photograph, employee’s name and position, company address and contact details, and so on. All these things are important so that the company will be represented well at the same time, all the information necessary for and about the employee will be present in the identification card. This is vital not only
  • d s Car te ID rea na nd C esig to D How s onStep for identification purposes but also for security reasons. Next, you have to determine which layout is better: landscape or portrait. In landscape orientation, the card is lying horizontally while in portrait orientation, the card is standing vertically. Landscape used to be the popular orientation that was traditionally used. Today, more and more companies opt for the vertical orientation. If you are torn between the two choices, try laying out the elements in the identification card in both orientations and upon seeing the results, you
  • d s Car te ID rea na nd C esig to D How s onStep can decide which one looks better and more professional. Make sure that the card doesn’t look crowded so that just one glance on the card and a person can already make out what information the card contains. The photo should also be clear and the text should be the right size.
  • d s Car te ID rea na nd C esig to D How s onStep Step 3 – Print it After you’re done designing the card, see to it that you proofread the cards many times before print them. Since the information is unique to each employee, you have to be sure that you get the spelling of their names and the details correctly. After you’ve done that, you can now proceed to printing the cards.
  • d s Car te ID rea na nd C esig to D How s onStep See, all it takes are three special steps and now you’re done with the ID card printing project. Should you need help in carrying out this task, you can always have one of your employees do it for you. Just make sure that the employee you choose is one who is trustworthy and reliable. After all, printing these cards is more important than most people think.
  • Cheap ID Card Printers Will Make You Pay
  • ay ou P ke Y l Ma Wil ters d Prin D Car ap IChe A lthough checking out the market printers is a step in the right direction, there are still other considerations that must be taken into account. If you are looking for the for ID card first printer you have ever had which is capable of producing ID cards with higher security, consider yourself lucky that your business has not gone bankrupt.
  • ay ou P ke Y l Ma Wil ters d Prin D Car ap IChe It is the depth of foolishness for any organization to believe they can survive in the modern era without the very best in the field of ID cards. Even movies throughout the years have picked up on the fact that old ID cards could be easily forged. How often did you see a film where either the hero or villain were easily able to forge an ID card and pass for someone else? Although these movies were fiction, the ease with which they forged the cards was not.
  • ay ou P ke Y l Ma Wil ters d Prin D Car ap IChe There are two types of ID card printers. Cheap, last resort printers and long lasting, high quality ones which produce ID cards with magnetic stripes and are extremely difficult to forge. Buying a cheap printer is little better than maintaining the old system. Sure, they may seem to be an upgrade, but when the photos and other information contained on the card turn out to be poor, it will be necessary to either buy a new printer, or persevere with the bad printer and face the consequences. Never has the old maxim ‘you buy cheap, you pay twice’ been more
  • ay ou P ke Y l Ma Wil ters d Prin D Car ap IChe appropriate. Regardless of whether you own a small company or are a manager in a large organization, it is still important to purchase a printer of genuine quality. Otherwise, you will be spending extra each year to get an outside company to produce the ID cards. While no one would ever refer to a Fargo printer as being ‘cheap’, it is certainly value for money. Indeed, there are various other printers on the market which are far more expensive than any Fargo model but possess nowhere near the same level of quality.
  • ay ou P ke Y l Ma Wil ters d Prin D Car ap IChe Even though a smaller company may prefer to use single sided cards, cheap ID card printers will still make a mess of these. Monochrome (single color) single sided cards should be produced in seconds without any difficulty but cheap machines will strug- gle to comply. Larger businesses must have multicolored doubled sided cards in order to fit the requisite security information such as barcodes, magnetic stripes and proximity information. No company with hundreds of employees running around the place can afford to have an ID card system which
  • ay ou P ke Y l Ma Wil ters d Prin D Car ap IChe does not allow them to keep tabs on an employee’s movements. Don’t waste time and money purchasing cheap ID card printers as your frugal nature is certain to come back and haunt you. Criminals feel no pity or remorse and will easily bypass anything other than a top quality security system. Ensure that your company has ID cards which enable security chiefs to keep a lid on things. The more in control of your employees you are, the easier it is to prevent theft or damage occurring on company premises.
  • For more informationabout id card printers and Evolis Printer, please check outwww.safecardid.com