Card Design Guide

A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic ID Cards

HID Global


An ID card embodies a critical intersection of design and security. It is both a visual asset and an employee’s functional gateway to an organization. While no two organizations are exactly alike, many share similar goals and face similar challenges in relation to ID cards.

This definitive guide helps you navigate the ID card production process, to achieve optimal form and function.

Read this guide to learn:

How to identify the parameters of your ID card program—what do you need most out of an ID?—and how to customize your card to fit your security, design, and budgeting needs
How to determine which technologies to embed within the card, and which technologies to employ in its production
Best practices for designing your card—including tips on placement of visual elements and typeface
And much more

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