Card Design Resources

What Information Should I Put on My ID Cards?

Before designing your ID cards, it’s important to list the information that will be placed on the card. The design of the card should revolve around this data. It may be obvious to place the employee photo and name on an ID badge, but what other information should you consider?

ID Card Content Ideas

Here is a list of ideas to get you thinking about what information could be on the front or back of your ID cards:Information on an ID Card

  • Company Logo
  • Company Contact Info
  • Cardholder Name
  • Cardholder Photo
  • Cardholder Signature
  • Cardholder Fingerprint
  • Cardholder Title (such as student, priority member, or sales director)
  • Employee, Student, or Customer ID Number
  • Issue and/or Expiration Date
  • Barcode
  • HoloMark Seal (or other visual identification marker)
  • Security Access Level
  • Identifying Info (such as height, weight, eye color, and sex)
  • How to Return a Lost Card
  • How to Replace a Lost Card
  • Disclaimer and Property Information
  • Cardholder Responsibilities

More content or data isn’t always better. A cluttered card is not easy to authenticate. Do not put “extra” information on the card just to fill space.

Also, you should consider security issues. Should a card become lost or stolen, make sure that there isn’t any information on the card that could jeopardize your company’s security.

For help deciding which pieces of information to feature on your ID cards, call a knowledgeable ID Professional today at (800) 321-4405. We love helping our customers!

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