Organisations That Are Likely To Benefit From Being Able To Print Their Own Id Cards

Organisations That Are Likely To Benefit From Being Able To Print Their Own Id Cards

Most people take identification cards for granted these days. Indeed, ID cards are a bit like reality TV ‘celebs’ – the more they’re seen, the less they’re noticed. Of course, things look a little bit different from the other side of the coin. To be sure, many businesses and organisations rely on ID badges to identify whether or not individuals in their employ are: 1) actually employed by them, and; 2) not endeavouring to get anywhere they shouldn’t be.

These concerns are understandably far more pronounced for large organisations and companies that have multiple sites and/or a mobile workforce. In fact, it can often work out that organisations and companies of this kind are much better off investing in ID card printing machines as these innovative devices can help to ensure large, fluid and/or mobile workforces are always equipped with relevant, reliable and secure ID cards.

So what kind of organisations and companies are we talking about here?

Well, it is fair to say that the following could certainly stand to benefit from purchasing an ID card printer of their own.

Private security companies

Almost all organised events are marshalled by private security companies these days. To be sure, there can’t be many music festivals, carnivals, country fairs or all-night raves running today that don’t call upon the services of security professionals to ensure everything runs smoothly. Suffice to say, it would be quite easy for someone who wasn’t a security operative or marshal to gatecrash an event if ID cards weren’t used – all they would need to do is don a high-vis jacket and chew some gum. The fact that private security companies issue their staff with ID cards means people attending events of this kind can have full trust in those who are (genuinely) tasked and qualified to look after their well being.


Regardless of whether they are corporate or commercial in nature, multi-nationals invariably employ lots of people on various different sites. More often than not, multi-nationals also have sensitive areas on some of their sites which they would prefer to keep unauthorised individuals well away from. Having the capability to print their own ID cards can be invaluable for multi-nationals as it ensures they will be able to keep track of all their employees (full-timers, part-timers and contractors) and help to make sure sensitive areas of their premises remain off-limits to people who have no business being there.


Issuing ID cards to students makes perfect sense for universities as, like multi-nationals, they generally have numerous buildings and lots of people to keep tabs on. Needless to say, being able to print ID cards on an ‘as and when’ basis can be extremely beneficial for university administrators; after all, there can’t be many weeks that pass by without students coming in to ask for a new ID badge to replace the one they misplaced on their last visit to the SU bar…

About the author – Bo Heamyan blogs regularly about twenty-first century printing solutions and enjoys nothing more than writing about the merits of investing in plastic card printers on industry leading websites like