How to make ID cards at home
If you are looking to create an ID but are going to do that from your house then there are tools that you will need. There are online websites that can help you with the basics such as designs. One such tool that you could use is the . This tool can be modified and you can go as far as putting a bar code that can be scanned on it. There are steps you can follow on how to make ID cards at home.
Design- You can also make use of Photoshop if you want to make ID cards at home. If you are an expert when it comes to altering and editing then you can make use of the program. If you have Windows then it’s even better because you can use a program called GIMP which is as useful as Photoshop only that it is free. Whenever you make any edits online it is important for your ID cards to be of the standard size and shape.
Print- when you want to make ID cards at home, it is important that the kind of paper you use is synthetic. If you are wondering why you need to use synthetic paper instead of any other paper it is because it has porous pockets where ink can be held and deposited within them. The importance of this is so that it can bond with the pouch during the lamination process. The end result will be an ID card that you’ve made but still look very much like the other cards you can find in your wallet. You will also need micro perforated sheets as this will help you make cleaner cuts for the card instead of doing it by hand which will leave it looking much messier. Once you are through all you have to do is cut out each card by punching it and you will have cards with the perfect sizes.
When it comes to the type of printer you should an inkjet printer if you are looking for more convincing and better quality results. Not to mention that inkjet printers work exceptionally well with micro perforated sheets.
Lamination- when you create an ID card at home you should laminate them inside the laminating butterfly pouch. There are two possible options when it comes to butterfly pouches; standard glossy or premium matte. As the name suggests, standard glossy is laminate that will reflect light when it is exposed to it and premium matte gives the card a more flat look and does not reflect light at all. If you would like your card to be thinner you can use laminate which is 7millimeters. However a much thicker card would warrant a much thicker laminate of 10 millimeters.
Security- when you make ID cards at home it is important that you use black ink as it will increase the security for the ID card you make.Encoding- lastly once you make ID cards at home you need to encode them with a barcode of your choice.