Our service is used by hundreds of businesses, schools, colleges, charities and organisations throughout the UK. We have an automated system which allows us to produce your cards very quickly. Once we have created the design you can order any amount of cards and there is ‘No Minimum Order’.
Everything can be done securely by email or by sending the information by post. If you have an idea or a design for an ID Card send it to us and we can advise you on how to make it work and email you a PDF layout or printed sample. The full design of the card is included in our service, simply call us on 020 8464 2020 to discuss your requirements.
Include your logo . . .
If you would like to include your logo we would need a Jpeg, EPS, PDF or Tiff file; or we can also scan a printed letterhead or document if you do not have your logo on file. Please also include, if you know it, any Pantone colour reference or RGB values for your logo, or any special colours you would like us to use.
Taking pictures . . .
Digital cameras are now readily available and cost from about £30. The basic models will do this job well, as the final image will be quite small or you can use a Mobile phone to take the pictures. A good resolution to choose for your camera is 640×480 pixels, which is generally the medium or low setting on most cameras or phone cameras. Photographs or Passport photos from booths can also be used.
Choose a room with as much natural light as possible, with your subject facing the light source. Position the subject against a white or neutral background and ensure that there are no wall charts, notices etc. on the walls that will show in the picture.
Pictures should be a jpeg file (.jpg or .jpeg), portrait format and ideally no larger than 200kB in size. Use a flash if you have one as this will give better results even in natural light. You should position yourself so you have a head and shoulder shot only in the viewfinder or screen. Ensure the subject looks slightly to the side and not directly into the camera lens.
Sending data . . .
The pictures should be named or numbered and attached to an email with the relevant information for each ID card. i.e. John Smith picture DM0001.jpg. This information can be supplied in a spreadsheet, database or simply typed text in the email as this helps to eliminate spelling mistakes.
If you are unsure or need any help, please do not hesitate to contact us or send a test email first.