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What Is an ID Card?

It is a very useful tool that allows individuals to access specific facilities, materials, or equipment within an establishment. Companies and organizations provide their employees with their own ID cards as a security measure against unauthorized visitors. Other establishments provide them to simply identify the name and role of a specific individual. A good example would be schools where they can be used to differentiate the teachers from the students. So if you're provided an ID card, always make sure to carry it around with you as you'll never know when you might need it.

How to Make an ID Card

1. Start With the Orientation and Design

Begin by deciding whether you want your card to display its contents in a vertical or horizontal manner. To help you decide, consider the card's purpose and the amount of information it has to display. These two factors also play into the design. If ever you are having trouble figuring out what orientation and design you should go for, then you can always look at samples of ID cards. To make it even easier for yourself, you can search and choose templates on the type of card that you want to make.

2. Consider Whether It Should be Single or Dual-Sided

Do you think that one side is enough to contain all of the information you want the ID card to display? If the answer is no, then you should definitely go for a dual-sided one. Know that the majority of companies and organizations use dual-sided ID cards as they also implement additional security features into them. So if you simply want one that displays minimal information on a specific individual, then go with a single-sided type.

3. Put In the Information

There are many different ID cards with different formats. How you go about with yours is entirely on you. Just know that you must make sure that the card displays information on both its owner and the company or organization responsible for its creation. Always provide basic information such as names, addresses, and contact details. If necessary, include additional details such as employee ID numbers and job position titles. Also, you'll have to include images such as a picture of the card owner and the company logo. Be sure that they are of high quality and that their sizes don't take up too much space.

4. Decide on Security Features

If necessary, your card should have certain security measures installed that prevents people from making fakes and prevent them from gaining unauthorized access. The majority of modern ID cards usually have bar codes or magnetic strips that are verified by card readers. If not that, then this type of card almost always has the signature of the owner as a simple security measure.

5. Make Use of Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is very user-friendly and has all of the tools you need to make a proper ID card. Not only does it help you come up with a good layout for your card, but it has a ton of variety when it comes to text and design options. If you're having trouble using the program, then there are many tutorials online that can teach you in the shortest amount of time possible.

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