Welcome to IDCreator! In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of making an ID Card for yourself!
If you'd prefer to watch a video of the Badge Maker in action, there's a video guide at the bottom of the page.
1. Choose a Template to Customize
a. Navigate through the different Template categories to find the right template for you or select “Create New Card” to start with a blank template. Select your Template and then click “Edit Design”.
2. Customize Template Theme
a. Customize the different elements (Shapes, Logos, Organization Name, etc) of the ID Template design by selecting each element and changing it to your needs. Each element that you click, an Edit box will appear on the left side of your screen with options to customize.
b. Add any additional images or shapes to your template for a unique design.
c. The goal with this step is to create the layout and theme of the ID Card so you can then add your personal information!
1. Identification Details
a. Change the text fields in your template to show your identification details or add Single or Multi Line Text Boxes to your Template if you started with a blank template.
2. Headshot Photo
a. Replace the existing headshot of your template with the photo of your choice or upload an image by clicking on the “Images” Button on the left side of your screen and add it to your template.
a.Click on the “Security” button on the left hand side of the screen to add a Barcode, QR Code, Holographic Lamination, and/or Magnetic Stripe Encoding for security functionality.
Tip: When you add a QR code to your ID, you can create a virtual business card or VCard. A VCard will allow someone to scan your QR code with their smartphone and automatically add your contact information to their phone!
4. Accessories and Card Options
a. You can add ID display accessories like a lanyard, badge clip, badge reel, or badge holder to your order by clicking on the “Accessories” button on the left side of your screen.
b. Look through the Card options such as adding a design to the backside of your ID Card or adding a slot punch to use a standard badge clip without a badge holder.
1. Save Design
a. Click “Save”. If you have an IDCreator account, you will be asked to login if you are not already. If you do not have an account, you will proceed to the login page where you can create one. Your ID design will be temporarily saved, even without a login, so you don’t lose your design. Once Logged in, you’ll be brought back to your design to click “save and finish”!
2. Add to Cart
a. This will bring you to “My Designs” in which you can add your design to your Cart. The Design Proof will pop up for you to approve and add to cart!
a. Add your payment and shipping information and select your shipping method!
b. IDCreator will print and ship your ID Card the same day if your order is placed before 3pm EST Monday through Friday!