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Employee Badge Maker

ID badge machines, also called ID card printers, are a powerful part of your complete ID card system. With an ID badge maker you can easily print custom identification cards for schools, businesses, membership programs, and more.

Working with ID Badge Makers

Working with an ID badge maker machine is not as complicated as one might think. The machine functions as part of a complete photo identification system, and while a badge maker can be an exceptionally powerful and versatile device, there’s no reason to be intimidated. These systems are designed with the user in mind. Their intuitive nature makes printing a relatively simple process. In fact, badge machines can communicate on the same network as other printers, so the process of selecting the machine and printing is very similar to a regular print job in many ways.

Capabilities of an ID Badge Maker
The capabilities of using one of these machines stretches far beyond a name tag maker. Common functions of ID cards from badge makers include:

  • Professional quality photo ID badges
  • Access control
  • Card member rewards
  • Visitor management

The components of a complete identification system include the badge printer, the ID card software, a digital camera, and your existing computer.

Why Start a Card Program?

Many organizations start card programs to enhance security measures. IDs allow employees to easily display identification which also makes them instantly recognizable as an employee or member. Additionally, badge makers allow for several card encoding options that allow for easy access control to restricted areas. With a simple swipe or close proximity to a card reader, access is granted and denied to those without a card.

Most ID card software programs can communicate with outside programs from which they can pull database information. The information can be placed directly into either a pre-formatted card template, or your own custom card design. Photos and logos can be added to the design usually with just a few simple clicks of the mouse. Once you’ve completed the look of your ID badges, and added the desired functionality, it’s just a matter of sending the file to the ID badge machine which prints and embeds your chosen elements onto a durable plastic card.

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To learn more, and to explore AlphaCard’s selection of top quality ID badge machines, go here or shop by manufacturer:

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