How Do I Add a Barcode to My ID Badges?August 2, 2012
Written by Amy Sanders
Barcodes are one of the most commonly used card technologies in the U.S. workplace, because they are inexpensive and very easy to add to cards. Plus, barcodes can easily be combined with other card technologies, such as a magnetic stripe or a proximity card.
Any ID card printer can print a barcode, and there’s no special equipment needed. You simply need some type of software to generate the barcode and of course the barcode reader itself. Most ID card software programs support a variety of standard barcode types like Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 128, and Code 39. The type of barcode you choose will depend on your application and the amount of data you’ll need in the barcode.
HID’s Asure ID Express will allow for sequential numbering of barcodes and even automatic population based on the entry of another field, which dramatically increases the speed of your card production process.
If you’re not sure whether the ID card software program you’re currently using will allow you to add a barcode, call an ID Professional at (800) 321-4405 to help get you started.Category: Helpful Tips & Support | Tags: Barcode | Leave a comment