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XL Name Badges… when big is simply better

Both event organisers and event attendees appreciate a well-organised name badge system.

The pocket-sized ID cards we’re all used to seeing are familiar and reassuring. They help to keep things running smoothly, look professional, and are very easy to use.

However, there are events and occasions when that convenient credit card sized version just doesn’t quite do the job.

So what’s the solution?

At big events such as sports fixtures, concerts, conventions and exhibitions etc., security is undoubtedly a challenge. The crowds are large and often need managing and filtering. At times like these oversized badges are a boon. Security personnel can identify people quickly. VIPs, athletes, performers, speakers, members of the audience, specific work personnel, all can be easily categorised via different visual cues that are large enough to be seen at a glance.

Oversized Name Badges

So, with that said, let’s have a look at the benefits of using oversized name badges in a little more detail.

We’ve focused in our introduction on the value XL name badges bring with regard to event security. But you’ll see from the list below that in addition to that there are other benefits too.

What are the benefits of using oversized ID cards?

  • Security personnel can spot the ID at a glance – With oversized name badges in use, they can scan a crowd for interlopers much more easily.
  • Contactless technology is still entirely possible with an oversize card and most XL card printers allow for encoding and printing of cards at the same time, ensuring top level security for your passes.
  • The credentials of authorised personnel can be viewed quickly – When it’s busy, and people are milling around at venue with a lot of entrances etc., authorised personnel can be tracked quickly and efficiently.
  • Card bearers can be identified for access rights with little difficulty – When queues are long, oversized ID cards help facilitate quick filtering for those who have access rights to a VIP area, for example, and those who don’t.
  • Oversized ID cards are a useful method of hands-free identification – If swiping is too cumbersome for the numbers involved, or the venue doesn’t facilitate that sort of filtering, or security personnel simply can’t get that close to attendees, oversized ID cards make hands-free identification much easier. Perhaps by simply printing colour bands on the cards to identify particular groups of people.
  • Their large size facilitates the use of larger photos for ID – The larger the photo, the easier it is to identify that the card bearer is who they purport to be.
  • Their size enables more information to be conveyed on the card – Clearly recognizable graphics can be used to identify VIPs etc. Plus useful information for attendees can be included e.g. maps and directions.
  • As with standard sized ID cards, information can be both general and personalised – Using oversized ID cards at an event provides event organisers with the opportunity to include more personalised detail for each attendee. This could be anything from VIP status, to group locations, to stand numbers. The options are endless.
  • The card can be kept as a keepsake when the event is over – From a branding perspective, if attendees at an event actually want to keep their pass as a memento that’s a fabulous opportunity to reinforce your brand. The more personalised an event pass can be, the better.
  • Oversized event passes can include a lot more information than a standard sized card so it’s more likely someone will keep and display their pass in the future.

For oversized name badges please click here and request a quotation for your name badges.

If you’d like to find out more about using oversized name badges at an event you’re planning, please do contact us. We’d be delighted to guide you on the best solution for you.

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