1. Printer Settings: Most printers are defaulted to plain paper. We recommend changing your setting to “Cardstock” to get the best quality printing. Simply click on your Properties tab and you should see a drop down called Media Type. Also check to see if you printer offers a ‘straight path feed’ door at the back of your printer.
2. Here are some additional template layouts that we recommend for our Name Badges:
3”x 4” Name Badges try Avery 5392, 4540; Compulabel – 430356, C-Line – LBI43
2.25” x 3.5” Name Badges try Avery 5095, 5143; C-Line – LBI35
3 ¼ “ Button Tags try Compulabel – 31165; 2.5” Button Tags try Compulable - 330557
Most are located in your Label drop down menu in Microsoft Office Word 2007
3. Add technology to your badge such as a QR code or a Bar Code
4. Make your name badge DOUBLE-SIDED to maximize your needs. Here’s how
Once you do your MAIL MERGE setup, remove the <NEXT> code from the right side of the badges. Now you will have 3 double-sided name badges instead of 6 individual badges. Insert other merge field codes such as Meal Tickets, Special Event or additional excursions your attendee paid for. Include Highlights of your event such as the Key Note Speaker, Emergency Contact Info, Sponsors or any other important information your attendees will need. Complete your Mail Merge action and then simply remove the name badges without tearing them down the middle, fold the back behind the front, add the Contour Clip® and issue.
This way you simple have to check the back of their name badge to allow admission and you will no longer have to issue additional tickets because “they left them in their room”.
Note: All of our products can be printed on the back too!
5. Sponsorship Opportunities: Be creative and sell the back of the badges to a sponsor and add their Logo to the front. Instead of buying lanyards use the back of the name badge or as mentioned in #2 (on the opposite side). Let them add a QR code for promotional give-a-ways and contests. Not only will this save you money but it will make your event more profitable in the long run.