Ways to Add a Signature to Your ID Card
There are many applications that require a signature on an ID card: driver’s licenses, membership or certification cards, gun permit cards, etc. When it comes to putting a signature onto your card there are a two ways that you can do this.
One way to add a signature is to use signature panel PVC cards. The signature panel will allow the card holder to sign their name on the card itself without the ink smearing. If you are going to go this direction and will be using a reverse transfer printer, I’d recommend also using a YMCKI ribbon which contains an inhibitor panel (I panel) that prevents the retransfer film from adhering to the signature panel area since the film would make it difficult to write on.
The second way to add a signature is to add it as a digital image. By incorporating the signature as an image, you can add the signature into any design without having to change your card type. You will need to use a signature capture device that will capture the cardholder’s signature and allow you to import the image into the card template within the ID software.
Some signature capture pads come with a backlit LCD display so users can see “electronic ink” as they sign. Others, like the IDGem, also come with a fingerprint capture sensor for extra security. Be sure to confirm that your ID software has the capability to incorporate the signature. If you’re using Asure ID software, you’ll need to have the Express, Enterprise, or Exchange edition to allow for the signature.
If you have questions on how to incorporate a signature onto your ID card, contact an ID Professional today at (800) 321-4405!Tags: Signature Capture | Category: ID Cards | Subscribe to comments | Leave a comment | Trackback URL | Connect on Google+