ID badges are a form of personal identification gadget. It contains the person's name, age, photo, address, contact number. Usually identity badges are produced in standard size, which is called as Identity Card (ID). It has originated from England when King Henry used a form of passport or an identity document. After the introduction of photography, portrait size photo are found to be attached to the ID badges. This photo affixed ID cards are more reliable than the general ID card.
Most of the companies and government offices insist their employees to possess ID cards as they mark a proof of identification. ID cards are helpful to find whether any unknown person or criminal has entered their premises. So ID cards can be used as a tool for security purposes. ID card usage is made compulsory after the enforcement of law in many countries. The standard size and shape for ID cards are issued by ISO in the year 1985 (IEC 7810).
How to custom ID card? If you thought to design an ID card then you should follow certain rules. Designing an ID card is very easy if you stick to the format given by ISO. There are four formats of ID cards, which have different dimension (size). They are used for various purposes. Identity card with a dimension of 85.6 millimetres with 53.98 millimetres is said to be included in the ID 1 format. This ID 1 format is followed worldwide as this is used to print most of the banking as well as ID cards.
If you want to custom ID card with any logo then you can include that logo in your ID card without disturbing the personal information as well as photo in the ID card. A logo is represented as a symbol or a sign, which can be inserted in the ID card to represent the company name or their motto. This logo can be used as a way of spreading message about the company or as a tool of advertising.
How to custom ID card for security purposes? It is simple, if you include biometric data such as fingerprint or scanned signature in your ID card then the criminals can never do any fraudulence. Include a complex pattern or design in the ID card so that it cannot be duplicated by anyone.
Select these patterns from cameo or from watermark. Use a lamination for your ID cards so that it will not be tampered. Alternatively, you may use a holographic lamination, which will be unique in its optical design. Include specific barcode or any encrypted information in the ID card to make it difficult to duplicate. These are some of the features, which may be used to custom ID cards.