5 Essentials of an Excellent Employee ID

5 Essentials of an Excellent Employee ID

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 company's 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.

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.

Product Spotlight: Translucent Badge Reels

Whether you choose to create a vertical or horizontal ID, badge reels keep them accessible and visible at all times. Most badge reels come standard with a 36-inch retractable cord that gives employees easy access to their ID cards. Badge reels are ideal for employees that carry keys or plan to use IDs for door access.

To accommodate your entire team, choose the round translucent color badge reel variety pack!

Expert's Corner: Resources for you!

Putting a photo identification system or process in place can raise a lot of questions. Aside from our customer service and technical staff, we've also created a lot of resources to help guide you through the process. By receiving our monthly IDentify Newsletter, you're already getting great identification information. Check out these other resources for additional information, tips, and ideas:

Knowledge Center: All of the information you need in one place to answer your questions, identify the right photo ID system for you and your company, view sample ID cards for some helpful hints and designs, and learn about what other companies are doing in your industry. Take a look around to find a wealth of information at your fingertips.

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IDville Blog: Keep up with what's happening around our company and in the industry with weekly blog posts from our ID Specialists.

Customer Reviews: Read what they have to say!

Nancy from Morehead, KY "We have tried several different badge reels over the last year and the translucent badge reels are the best. They are very reasonably priced and very sturdy."

Carl from Nicholasville, KY "The ID Maker value system is easy to use and has saved me a lot of time. I don't have to send pictures out for someone else to make our ID cards now."

Lisa from Santa Fe Springs, CA "The blank, white plastic cards from IDville are great for so many things. In addition to the IDs we make for our students and staff, we offer them for discounts and prizes and giveaways to local organizations. You can choose from IDVille designs or completely design your own or mix and match your logo with IDville preloaded designs."