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3 Tips for Choosing the Right ID Card Software

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ID Card SoftwareMost people focus primarily on the printer when purchasing their first ID card system. This is natural as it is usually the most expensive part of your system.

One of the most commonly overlooked items with new users is the ID card software they are choosing to use. We strongly encourage you to put as much effort into choosing your ID card software as you do your printer. After all, it is the program that is used every time you need to make a card.

Here are three easy ste ps to choosing the ID software that is right for you.

1. Determine what you’ll need your ID card software to do

Almost all software manufacturers have three versions. These versions can be broken into three categories:

  • Basic – card design software
  • Database – card design plus the ability to save cardholder records
  • Professional – card design, save records, and network

Determining if you just need to make cards, save cards, do a batch print, or have multiple printing stations will help you know where to start.

2. Choose an ID card software brand

There are a lot of brands out there, and most offer a free trial. Take advantage of the free ID card software trials and make sure that you like the look and feel of the software program. We are strong advocates of the “try it before you buy it” approach.

3. Check the specifications

Take one final look at the product’s specifications and make sure they meet your software needs. Also be sure to check the requirements of your PC and operating system.

Following these three simple steps will ensure your overall satisfaction with your card design program, and your ID system as a whole. If you have any questions on a particular program or brand, please contact an ID Professional at (800) 321-4405 x 2.

New ID Software Now Available – CardExchange

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A new brand of ID software is now available at ID Wholesaler – CardExchange ID software from ExchangeIT.

Whether you’re an old pro or new to ID badge printing, CardExchange is intuitive and user-friendly. It features an MS Office inspired user-interface that allows you to create cards in just four clicks. It will manage unlimited card layouts which can each be set to have its own database connection or printer. A search tool allows you to quickly find and filter data from connected databases.

The software is available in three editions, each offering an increasing level of tools: Entry, Premium, and Ultimate. (Compare the three levels here.) It’s also easy to upgrade as your ID card software needs change. Simply purchase the appropriate upgrade license to unlock additional features – no CD or download is required.

To learn more or to discuss if CardExchange is the best ID software option for you, call an ID Expert at (800) 321-4405.