A company ID card is issued by the administration or operations team of a company to all of its employees as a verification of employment. The card serves a prime purpose of segregating the company’s officials from non-officials. It not only helps in determining the employee identify but can also be used to track and monitor the employee’s activities at the workplace.
Unlike a business card, a company ID card is issued once, to a particular employee. If an employee misplaces the card or it gets stolen, the employee must immediately report it to the relevant authority at the workplace.
A company ID card cannot be given or issued to anyone other than the authorized employee. While, the business card, also known as a visiting card, is used for networking and exchanging contact details with potential stakeholders, clients, or partners.
A company ID card is considered to be an essential part of the company’s assets issued to the employees. Besides serving as an identity of the employee, the card fulfills numerous other purposes, such as:
The companies, therefore, make it part of Employee’s Rules and Regulation to either wear company’s ID card or keep it in the wallet, for ensuring safety and security at the workplace.
The rules may also mention the penalties in case of fraudulent use of the card, which includes the use of the card by any person other than to whom it is issued to gain access or avail exclusive offers.
Wearing the company’s ID card is not always mandatory, but keeping it at an approachable place is. The employee needs to keep it with him/her to show it urgently when deemed necessary.
But the companies, which make employees duty-bound to wear ID cards, have strict guidelines attached to it. Such companies hold the employees accountable, if seen without ID cards, and consider the ID card as an embodiment of professional work ethics.
A company can choose to create ID cards by using any desired design. The features which a company ID card covers include:
The orientation may vary based on the orientation of the card’s content. But the size of the card is not affected by the orientation of the text.
Most companies prefer creating cards as per the standard defined by the International Organization for Standards (ISO). According to ISO/IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) 7810:2003, the dimension of an identity card is specified as:
ID-1 85.60 mm x 53.98 mm 3.370” x 2.125”
ID-1 is also known as CR80, which is commonly used for designing and printing of PVC cards.
In the above-quoted specification, 3.370 inches is for width and 2.125 is for height. The thickness of such a card is specified as 0.76 mm or 0.03 inches also referred to as “30 mils”.
A company can get ID cards designed and printed by two means:
Looking for an online source for the cards’ designing and printing is an efficient way to get the cards ready. A company may choose from the existing templates, available on a website, and design the cards.
It is not mandatory to place printing orders on the same website. If needed, the company can place an online order and get the cards shipped. The process is efficient and does not require much effort thus it saves time, money, and energy.
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You may opt to print the card directly or after download it. Convert the template to pdf by using an option Generate PDF which appears at the time of download or saves as PDF.
Since CR80 cards are mainly printed on PVC (polyvinyl chloride) sheet, which is placed in the printer’s tray, you would require a compatible card printer and the sheet.
The use of a laser printer should be avoided as it can melt the sheet.