This is a question we get a lot, and it is not always the same answer. It really depends on what is right for your particular situation.
Online ID badge creation or onsite ID badge printing are the two basic choices. So let's breakdown some of the basics to help you decide what might be right for you.
Online ID Card Creation
This option is the most convenient in the sense that you have no ID printing equipment to buy. So that means no capital expense and printer to maintain and no ID supplies to buy.
Small To Micro Business
If you only need a few ID badges then ID Outfitter™ is the choice for you. This is a low volume ID card template based system where you upload your company logo and employee photos and any text like worker names.
It's fast and easy and in a couple of days you have professional employee ID badges printed on a professional ID card printer
Larger to Multi Location Business
If printing ID badges is going to be a constant affair, you might want a more full service ID printing option. That is where NetcloudId™ comes in to play.
This is a full online printing service designed to be fast and efficient for the ID program manager. No graphic design or logo artwork to manipulate. Your account is created on netcloudid.com and everything is set up for you.
All you have to do is enter employee information. This works really well for multi-department businesses and nationwide locations. Multiple user accounts can be setup and photo ID printing duties can be delegated.
Onsite ID Card Printing
This option is going to be for larger companies and involves buying the ID printer equipment. Normally a company needs an ID system onsite because the employee badge needs to be issued without delay.
The good news is that there are a number of ID card printer systems that can fit just about any budget. There will be a learning curve to deal with by having the equipment onsite, but not that steep of one.
Usually the installation is handled by an IT department. Once setup, it's just a matter of getting comfortable with the ID card software, knowing how to care for the printer, and keeping supplies on hand.
All of the ID solutions here have their merit and if you need advice on which is right for you contact All Things Identification today.