How to Design and Print Home-made Name Badges
As you know, name tags are an essential part of many commercial and non-commercial organizations for employee identification, for security purposes, client/customer interaction and for creating brand awareness. You can also make name tags at your home and knowing this process of badge making is a useful skill. Using a software suite such as MS Office, you can apply the concept to other functions such as merging data and the use of templates. For print name badges, you need to determine how many badges you want to print and you need to know whether each sheet of nametags are to be the same or you want to print with different names on each name tag. Here are the instructions on how to print name tags by using the facilities at your home.
·For all of the names you want to print, create a data sheet which can be an MS Excel document or other spreadsheet document. If you are printing one name on a sheet name tag labels, then you do not require a data sheet, but it is a preferred option.
·Open MS Word or any other word processing software you like, and open a new template document for name tag labels. Instead of a word processing software, you can also use a publishing program such as MS Publisher for the job. Most word processing and publishing software consist of default templates and if you do not find any templates, you can download them from the web.
·After choosing a template document, adjust its page size for inserting the name tag labels. Make sure that the paper you placed in your printer is proportionate to the number of name tags you are creating per data sheet.
·To make your home-made name tags more attractive, you can add some graphics or other designs of your choice. If you are designing the badge using an existing template, the word processing or publishing program must have inbuilt design options to help you to complete the work.
·Type the names onto the name badges from the data sheet, or copy and paste the details from the sheet, or merge and choose the data source through the “Tools” menu.
When it comes to printing name tags, you can use web based software such as Big.first.name which are free of cost. If you want more name badge options, you need to search and download label templates from many reputed websites. When designing the badge, you need to make sure that the name on the badge appears large enough so that people can read it from a comfortable distance, and you need to ensure that the font used is legible. You need to keep in mind of the fact that when you merge name badge data, make sure that you choose and use the correct data file and that the information has already been populated. When you make some effort, you can find many websites that provide detailed instructions in making name tags with better quality and with the help of online badge design software which offer no service charge. Contact us for more details.
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