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Name Badge


Make an eye-catching re-usable or permanently named badges for your employee identification, conferences, meetings, corporate events, campaigns and area access. The extremely fast customization, full color, and printing feature. All the popular badge sizes, layouts, and orientations are available. Start a new Name Badge design or customize any template. Absolutely for FREE.


Here are the most popular types of name badges created at MakeBadge:


Name Badges

Personalized badges are rectangular ID cards that show your picture, basic info about you like first name, last name, company name, job title etc. Name badge is a general term for all minor types of badges. To make your own badges, go to our free badge maker, select rectangular name badge template, add persons ID details and print as many id badges as you need. Don’t forget to read our guide on how to make badges and more tips on name badge printers in our blog.


ID Badges

The badges serve to identify the owner personality. ID badges often work as passes to offices, events, conferences or limited access areas. In fact, ID badges contain similar information as name badges. But ID badges may include more details about its owner, for example, signature, phone number or a barcode. To generate such ID badges for yourself or your employees, you should obtain a person’s permission for it. Remember MakeBadge do not allow anyone to create fake ID cards for any purpose.


Custom Badges

Custom cards are modified name badge templates. Imagine, you download a name badge template and plan to make own badge. How do you design a badge according to your company standards? Easily, with MakeBadge! Open our online badge maker, choose a name badge template, change usual settings so they meet your badge requirements and make personalized badges. The final step is to print your custom badges on your own printer and distribute your name badges among employees, visitors or invitees.


Name Badge Templates

The badge template is the source for further custom name badge creation. At MakeBadge badge maker there are 2 basic types of name badge templates: button badge template and rectangular badge templates. Both shapes of badges can be customized so they fit your company style. Visit MakeBadge home page and select badge template, try to resize your name badge, change badge color, add visual effect and content. Finally, save and download your name badge template so you can evaluate badge design with your business team or print name badge template if it’s necessary.


Employee Badges

The badges for employees are the most common type of name badges. Each small business or a big company in an office building makes the company IDs or in other words employee badges. This kind of badges performs the role of ID badges for workers. These name badges contain the company name, employee name, his/her job title, department, phone, address or a signature. The differences between company name badges content vary from one business to another.

Even sometimes staff badges can be replaced by name tags. So it’s hard to set a common employee ID badge sample. That’s why each employee name badge requires certain customization and design modification which is fully provided by MakeBadge app.


Conference Badges

The named badges for Conferences are other popular items out of personalized IDs line. When you organize a big event with lots of speakers, guests of representatives, conference badges is what you can see on each person neck or clothes. You can see conference badges at fairs, party conventions, political summits and so on and so forth. As usual, all-conference badges have identical design, photo, bio, and these badges are printed on high-quality paper. Conference name badge design is traditionally neutral and business focused. Moreover, the name badges like this may refer to the event organizer with a small logo, website address or contact phone number.


Visitor Badges

The badges for visitors are issued to your business visitors, school visitors or even your event visitors. Normally, visitor badges indicate that the person does not have full rights as the internal staff or his rights are limited by time or territory of access. If we speak about visitor name badge specification, these badges may belong to reusable badges category. On the one hand, a visitor badge may utilize only one name badge template without any data about the visitor. Thus, anyone who enters your building gets a visitor badge and then the person leaves your company he gives the visitor badge back.

If you use this approach, you can make a few reusable personal badges for visitors with our online badge maker and save your time. On the other hand, you can always create custom visitor badges at MakeBadge since our free badge generator has no limits on a number of produced badges.


Press Badge

Press badge is a type of conference badges that are made especially for media reps. Sometimes press badge can be used as a visitor badge if you invite a journalist to your company or educational institution. Anyway, if you want to make a press pass, follow the same steps as for ID badges and don’t forget to add a sign that it’s a press badge.


Event Badges

Event badges can be either classic conference badges with a rectangular name badge template or rare button badges. Buttons use a circle badge template and are distributed as memorabilia after an event. Depending on your goals, you can make both types of event badges at MakeBadge. Just enter the badge maker application, pick up button template or name badge template, fill in all fields, play with event badge design and download or print your event badges for free on the spot.


Reusable Name Badges

Reusable badges are the easiest badges you can imagine. Find a proper badge template, create many personal badges of one kind and use them several times. Input only basic information about company or event, so your IDs can be called truly reusable name cards. If you do all right, such badges will look authentic on any person and you will have less hassle with badge design.


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