Making a Plastic Identification
ID cards can serve many purposed in the world. We use them in our every day life – from driver’s licenses to library cards – ID cards allow us to prove our identity so that we can show that we belong in a certain place and that we are who we say we are. For example, employees working in a hospital must display their ID badge at all times. This helps to identify who is an employee, and it also helps put patients at ease when they see that the person serving them is a certified physician.
Today, ID cards of today are made out of plastic as opposed to laminated paper. This makes them a lot more durable. They rarely rip or break and they are way more durable against things such as water and coffee. Not only are they longer lasting, but they also look better, more credible and a lot more sophisticated. They also can offer a lot more security features to ensure that they do not end up in the hands of the wrong person. For example, magnetic strips on certain cards can actually be used to access certain areas.
Now that we know a lot more about modern ID cards, let us talk a little bit about how they are made!
The first step is to gather all of the information that you need printed on the ID card. Usually, companies and businesses need things such as the name of the employee, the clearance level they possess, the position they hold and any other data that may be relevant to the ID card. It is also important to proofread and verify the information that you have because it will be expensive to change it once you have printed it! Also, make sure the picture is recent and clear.
Once you have verified the information, you must design the card. Most businesses already have a logo they want, and you must find the design that fits the feel of the company. If you don’t already have a design in mind, ID production software can definitely help with this process.
Once you have the information and the design, you must then print the card. Make sure to make a backup copy of the card just in case something happens and you lose the original copy.
Finally, one of the most important steps is deciding how to protect your ID card. Plastic ID cards are pre-coated before they are placed in the printer so you wont need to laminate them. You can always use plastic cardholders if you are looking for extra protection.