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How to send over the data & images
For all card orders there will be a list of names and possible images. In most cases we set-up a file for your organisation that can be used and updated many times as illustrated below with Card Studio 2.0. So for run-on orders this makes the process much easier.
Data – This involves creating a database, often only a few fields such as name, position, card expiry date, employee number, etc which is best sent on an excel spreadsheet. From the spreadsheet we import the data into Card Studio 2.0.
|Name||Position||Employee ID||Expiry Date|
|Sarah Sirch||Development Manager||FC100987||31/12/2024|
Images – To make sure there is no mix-up please rename the image to the person’s full name or make sure the excel sheet has a column with reference to the image name. As the photo image on the card is quite small, it’s best to take a headshot with at least 300dpi. We can resize the images for you but to get the best results all the images need to be the same size. It’s difficult to send files bigger than 10mb by email, in which case use an online free site like mailbigfile.com
Card Studio 2.0
We use Zebra Card Studio 2.0 for our ID Card Printing software but there are many others in the marketplace. The image will help illustrate how we set-up the orders as placed by our customers.
Step 1. – We first design the card, or if we’re using a template change the colours to reflect the brand.
Step 2. – Add data fields to the card from the information provided, such as name, position, etc.
Step 3. – We import the data into the software, this involves linking to the card and mapping the data fields
Multiply Card Designs – We can offer multiply card designs for your order, this is more complex but just needs an extra column set-up in your data so the software understands the exact design for each person.
Magnetic Stripe Encoding – Within your data we need three extra columns for magnetic stripe encoding so that we can map the fields for each card.
Try our ID Card Templates
We’re constantly updating designs, please contact us for others that might be available.
Explanation of the types of ID cards for Printing?
Staff ID Card Printing
Also known as Employee ID Card, depending on the security aspects you might use a proximity card for access.
Custom Plastic Visitor Card Printing
Allow access to your visitor within your organisation. Used as part of your user management system, makes it easier to identify the visitor.
Cheap License Card Printing
This card will prove the holder is qualified for certain tasks, normally associated with a professional certificate.
Student Card Printing
Usually a photo ID card to identify students around the school or college. Often used with a magnetic stripe encoded for the canteen.
Plastic Business Card Printing
As this card is made from plastic your client is more likely to treat it as a credit card and keep it in their wallet our purse rather than the cheap paper type.
Contractor Card Printing
Very similar to the visitor card, but contractors are more likely to visit many times. Can be used with proximity card to allow access.
Discount Card Printing
Give or send your clients a discount card to keep them coming back. Proven to earn loyalty and often used with trade customers.
Plastic Loyalty Card Custom Printing
Create your own loyalty card or even a Gift Card for your clients. This has a proven track history of increasing your sales.
Membership Card Printing
For clubs, gyms and many associations used in conjunction with the membership software using the magnetic stripe. Can also allow access to the building.