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Printing Employee ID Badges

Assembling an employee ID badge is an important job, enabling a human resources department to secure the workplace from unauthorized entry, as well as allowing quick identification and rank of an employee. They are particularly useful for large companies or businesses with private materials on site. Making a simple ID badge for your employees or co-workers is a relatively simple task and should only take a few minutes, depending on the number of badges you need to make.

Go to the Microsoft Office ID card website and download a template. Start Microsoft Word and click "Open Other..." at the welcome screen to locate and open the template. Then add employee information to each card on the template such as a name and job title, the company logo and a photograph if necessary. Arrange the information as you would like it to be printed within Microsoft Word.

Review all data for accuracy and then print employee ID badges onto heavy stock paper. You might want to consider purchasing perforated name tag cards that can be fed through printers. If this is the case, you will need to print multiple slides on a single sheet of paper. To do this in PowerPoint, select "Handouts" under print options and change the number of slides to the number of ID tags you will be printing on a single sheet. This method will require you to save multiple ID tags in a single PowerPoint file, but it will save time. Once the employee ID tags have been printed, you will need to laminate the tags for durability.

Send each employee ID tag through a laminating machine to ensure that they are sealed and protected. If you want to save time, you can laminate an entire sheet of employee ID tags at one time, but be sure the laminating machine is turned to a high enough heat setting that the edges remain sealed once you cut out the individual employee ID tags. Take a badge hole punch, also known as a slot hole punch, and create holes specifically designed to be utilized with lanyard clips. Badge hole punches can be purchased at any office supply store.

Once your employee badges have been customized, you should consider some badge accessories such as pouches that will protect them from scratching or fading depending on the work environment they will be exposed to. However, if you don't want to go through the process of creating a customized name badge through a website, you can look for a company that offers these options through their phone number, email, and mail (in case you need to send logos or employee pictures).

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