So… you’ve decided your organization or company needs member ID cards. You’ve probably made the right decision; membership cards can be invaluable for identifying members or staff of an organization, for allowing automatic permissions or access to certain individuals, for logging in to work, for creating a secure environment, or simply to give your organizations members or your company’s employees a further sense of belonging to part of an A-1 team.
Deciding you want ID cards is the first step. Deciding how to get them is the next. The most reasonable way is probably buying ID card software and choosing a technical-savvy, artistically -minded, well-organized individual to spearhead the project. But even if you have no one incredibly technical or artistic, most membership card software is intuitive enough that a professional looking card can be produced even by a relatively unskilled worker.
All the features of your identity cards will be able to be decided on within your office. You can make your cards as fancy or as plain as you want, and put on every detail you know about your employees or only the bare minimum. You can use a barcode or a magnetic strip, or both.
Be aware that most ID cards are going to be viewed from a distance, and you want there to be enough open space that the information is easily readable. A good, clear font is also helpful. If there is a picture, you should keep it at a size that most features are distinguishable at a distance of about an arm’s length away.
Trb system of these design features, of course, are coded into the basic templates that are already programmed into your membership card software. It is only if you are experimenting with your own layouts that you will have to be careful.
Once the style of card and the information to be contained on it has been decided on, your member’s data can be typed in manually or directly imported using any type of database file. It’s a fairly simple, automatic process when it goes smoothly-and it usually does.
Then your cards are ready to print, either in office or at a printing shop. Either way, when using ID card software you have more autonomy than if you asked a print shop to make up ID cards for you from scratch. And everything is ready to go again at the press of a button when your organization expands to new members.
Membership card software is a way of making the process of producing ID cards straightforward and simple. It’s a way of streamlining the procedure that enables you to produce consistent, quality, professional membership cards for your organization, no matter how many members you are or what kind of budget you are working with. It gives the control of the process to you, and allows you to be just as imaginative-or not-as you like with your cards. There is no longer any reason to avoid giving out ID or membership cards to your organization’s members or your employees.