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ID Card Workshop is intended to create customized ID cards for your organization. Fortunately, it does not require any special computer skills, which means that it can be used by any kind of user.
The tool has a straightforward interface with a main streamlined window that allows accessing the program’s features. However, working with various windows opened simultaneously may be confusing at times.
Good news is that the tool offers various templates from which you can start your project, including badges for employees, healthcare members, students and visitors. To make things even easier, the process of creating a new card is based on a wizard. Similarly, you can also start from scratch if you would rather be more original.
The package comes with a card designer, which you can use very similarly to standard paint software. In this respect, you can insert images, shapes, text as well as QR and barcode. Moreover, if the final printing process allows it, you can even use a magnetic stripe to store additional information.
The tool automatizes the whole process of printing the cards by allowing you to keep a data base of the members of the organization. For this purpose, there is a record manager and a record seeker. Luckily, the database can be fed manually as well as by importing data from Access, Excel and SQL. In addition, it is possible to import photographs from connected hardware, such as cameras and scanners.
To conclude, ID Card Workshop definitely deserves a look. It is great that this product is shareware and there is a free version you can try with almost no restrictions, except for watermarks on every printed card. And, if you like the results, you should know that it is possible to purchase either a permanent license or a much cheaper one for a limited period of time.
- Bar code and QR support
- Magnetic stripe support
- Easy-to-keep database
- Various templates
- So many windows opened at the same time may be confusing