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ID cards are made of different material. Common one being paper & PVC which is also known as plastic. Our customer often ask us what is the size of the id card and can we customise and print it as per their size. We thought of writing this article to arrest all similar confusion and make you understand about different sizes which you can choose from.
We have both PVC ID card which are for corporate and comes with the carry case and lanyard, also school, colleges ID cards which are die cut shaped with pre printed school and college logo. In later name of the student is written with permanent marker or pen. This option works to be cheaper and more cost effective.
We can embed these card with access control, bio metrics and other advanced features. Although School ID card can differ in shape and sizes, so there is no standard predefined size. But corporate cards are mainly in 86x54 mm. 86x54 mm corresponds to 8.6x5.4 cm which is 3.386x2.126 inches or 1016x638 pixels. For multiple employees, you can create a parent card and share contact details which are variable field in excel or CSV format. Setting for all other employees will be done by our design team.
It is 54x86 mm which is slightly smaller than the visiting card size. 54x86 mm is 5.4x8.6 cm which is 2.126x3.386 inches. If you want to send the image for printing, make sure it is high in resolution. We recommend anything above 300 DPI without any pixelation.
At 300 DPI size will be 638x1016 pixels. Note variable data automation that is automatic generation for multiple employees from excel sheet is not possible with the image format design. For excel generation we need editable design preferably in corel draw, ai, pdf etc. Avoid sending adobe photoshop file as well.
There is no recommended or only size as far as paper cards goes. You can customize these as per your requirement. As you would be eventually putting these card in a pouch with the lanyard or without lanyard with typing at chest pocket, they should fit in the plastic pouch. Plastic pouch are available in variety of sizes, but the one you can commonly found in almost any stationery shop is A5 size, B5 size, 4x6 inches etc.
It is advised to go with 4x6 inches, B5 or A5 size for these ID cards. As these are bigger in size in comparison to the PVC ID card there is option to add more information, company logo etc. These are normally use as gate pass, visitor, VIP access card etc during events, conferences, exhibitions etc.
It is important to note that few orders which we get have round edges in the design which they submit to us for printing. As these PVC cards are printed first and then cut there is no need for round edges in the design. It will be automatically rounded after print. There are no round edges in paper card. You can get it done at an extra cost for bulk order.
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