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Photo Identification Cards

(Plastic identification card with up to six variables, including photos. We maintain your unique layout for easy reordering.)
Description and Specifications
custom picture identification badge

Custom Photo ID cards may include up to six variables, one variable is the photo and the other five are lines of text that may change from tag to tag.

SIZE: 2.125 x 3.25 inches (size of a credit card).

No minimum on reorders.
Style - Orientation
vertical photo identification card style
Vertical Style
horizontal photo identification style
Magnet Fastener
Pin Double Clutch
Bulldog Clip Pin/Clip Combo Clip on a Strap Pocket Clip
Punched slot for photo identification cards Metal chain lanyard for photo identification cards Lanyards for photo identification cards
Tag Design

You will receive a digital proof via email to a representation of your badge layout.

Follow these specs - Using the specs you outline on this order form, we'll create a design for your photo identification cards and send you a digital proof for your approval.


To use a font that is not listed, select 'Custom Font' in the drop down menu and enter the name of the font you would like to use. If your selected font is not in our system, you must provide us with a PC format font file or we can select a similar font.

Fonts for laser engraving
Constant Font - Using Text as a Logo
photo identification - showing constant text Emphasize a constant line of text, such as a company name.
(e.g. Myriad Marketing)
Online Design Tool
use the on-line design tool to assist in designing your tags.

You may use the Online Design Tool to give us an idea of your photo ID design. Use the longest name and title from your list to experiment with the placement. We will use the image you've created as an aid to set up a digital proof that will be provided for your approval.

Design requested - Our team of designers will set up your name tags to create a custom layout for your design.

Customer supplied layout - We cannot print directly from your file, but will follow your specifications as closely as possible. A digital proof showing the final tag design will be emailed to you for approval.

** NOTE **
Your order will be ON HOLD until we receive your artwork.
How to Figure Number of Variables

Custom Photo ID cards may include up to six variables. One variable is the photo and the other 5 five are lines of text that may change from card to card. Variables are always listed from the top of the card to the bottom, and from the left to the right.

sample badge showing variables


1 - PHOTO NAME (Susan M.jpg)

2 - NAME (Susan McBeth)

3 - TITLE LINE 1 (Internist Assistant)

This photo ID card has 3 variables. The logo "MA" is the same on all of the cards and is not considered a variable.

Instructions for List and Photo Submission

Your order will be ON HOLD until we receive your list and photos.

To process your order, all necessary information must be received by Name Tag, Inc. Information on how to provide your list and photos for your order can be found on the resource pages. Following these instructions will allow us to get your order into production in a timely manner.

Please email all requested information to Name Tag, Inc. If possible, please zip all files into a single folder and attach to the email.

Partial/Full Bleed

Partial/Full Bleed: Designs/colors that are printed off the edge of a name tag require a partial or full bleed process. By utilizing the full bleed process, a color may be printed to fill the entire surface of a tag, thereby creating a customized background color. A partial/full bleed process may not always be possible and all artwork will be reviewed by a designer. Adjustments, if needed, will be shown on your proof prior to production.

Cost: 60¢ for each ID card.

Logo Requirements

A designer will review your artwork and advise you if adjustments are required for the process you have selected. Additional charges may apply if changes to your artwork are necessary.

Vector art is the preferred format for all engraved products, however a high quality bitmapped image may be acceptable for full color products.

Vector Files: Illustrator (.ai), CorelDRAW (.cdr), PostScript (.eps)

Bitmap (Raster) Files: Image Files (.jpg , .gif, .png, .tif, .bmp), Photo-Paint (.ppt), Photoshop (.psd)

Image files that are embedded in a .doc or .pdf file may also be accepted if the embedded file is a vector file or high quality bitmap file.

It is not possible to convert a low quality image into a vector file simply by saving it in a vector format. When this is attempted, the low quality image is simply embedded in the new file and no conversion takes place. It is not possible to change a low quality image to a higher quality one simply by saving it with higher DPI settings. The image will have more dots per inch, but the quality will remain the same or even degrade further.

For your convenience, we offer an artwork clean-up/conversion process for $30 per image. You will be charged for this service even if an order is not completed. You may request the new file be sent to you upon payment of your order. Turnaround time is 24 hours and expedite is not available.

We welcome the use of PMS colors to communicate the colors you would like but do not guarantee a color match.

** NOTE **
Your order will be ON HOLD until we receive your artwork.
Proofs and Production Times
Total Production and Delivery Time

A digital proof will be created and emailed to you within 4 business hours. Once an approved proof has been received, production will begin. Orders received after 11AM (MT) will be processed the next day.

Production times will vary depending upon product ordered, quantity ordered, and product requirements. Shipping methods, as available, may be selected once the product has been added to the shopping cart.

Proof Time + Production Time + Shipping = Total Time To Delivery

Requests for a 'Need By Date' may be indicated during the check out process. Once your order has been placed, a customer service representative will contact you, if necessary, to finalize any production/shipping details to meet your requested date. Additional charges will apply for any expedited needs.


Have you or your company ordered from us before?
Please visit the reorder page if you have ordered with us before or have any of the following items: a customer number, an existing layout, and/or a previous order number. Placing a reorder will allow for quicker processing, consistency between orders, and a reduction or elimination of the set-up fees required for a new order.

Price Calculator

As you configure your item, the price will be shown here.

*All items marked with an asterisk are required.


A digital proof will be sent for your approval.
  A digital proof will be sent for your approval.
  We cannot print directly from your file, but will follow your specifications as closely as possible. A digital proof will be sent for your approval.  


PRICE INCLUDES: Plastic card with unlimited colors and your choice of fastener.

SET-UP FEE: $35.00 first order only. No set-up fee on reorders.

ADDITIONAL PRICING INFO: Quantity discounts are only given for orders that have the same number of variables. Mixing and matching of different variables (i.e. 3 variables on one card and 4 variables on another) on the same order will not receive the combined quantity discounted pricing.

1 - 3 Variables$12.00$10.00$8.00$6.50$5.00$3.25Call
4 Variables$12.80$10.70$8.50$6.90$5.30$3.45Call
5 Variables$13.60$11.40$9.00$7.30$5.60$3.65Call
6 variables$14.40$12.10$9.50$7.70$5.90$3.85Call
Color Bleed$0.60$0.60$0.60$0.60$0.60$0.60Call

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