Identification badges have been used for decades to identify workers. In the past they have been engraved on wood or plastic and secured by a pin. Today, the options for identification badges have exploded. There are dozens of color choices, background design, layout options and attachment choices.
Identification badges can be used by a number of businesses and for a number of purposes. Companies can use identification badges for employees and security purposes. They can also use identification badges during seminars and special events to help ID people who are authorized to be at the event, as well as to help people learn who they are talking with. Private organizations that throw community events can also use identification badges to help people to get to know one another at the event, and to help visitors identify staff members and volunteers. Private parties can also elect to use name badges to encourage conversations and mingling.
You have several printing options when it comes to identification badges. Your first option is to order custom identification badges from a printing company. Your second option is to use desktop publishing technology to design and print out paper badges. Your third option is to buy a custom ID badge machine and software bundle. This option will allow you to create durable, plastic ID badges with superior print quality and special security features.
If you are thinking about implementing identification badges at your office, or if you need name badges for a special event, then you will want shop around for the best prices. The most cost effective name badge option is paper badges created using desktop publishing technology. However, if you need durable, long-lasting ID cards, you will either need to order engraved name badges from a printing company or utilize a name badge machine.