Membership cards are used by a huge range of companies and organisations. One of the most common uses is for gyms or exercise classes. They provide the company that runs these facilities with an easy way of identifying whether a person has a right to enter their building. However, they can also be used by private member clubs and other organisations.
Types of Membership Cards
There are several types of membership cards available. Which is right for you depends on how you plan to use them.
If you are not particularly worried about duplication, and the card will not be handled very often paper cards may be fine. However, in the modern world, this is unlikely to be a satisfactory solution for most clubs and facilities.
By far the best kind of membership cards are plastic ones. These are durable and can have several layers of security added to them. For example, you can embed a signature strip into each card.
For extra security, you could use cards with a magnetic strip. Basic details of each cardholder can be held electronically on this strip. It is also possible to control which areas of a building somebody gains access to using details you embed on the magnetic strip. You can track somebody’s movements through your building if they have to use the membership card as a swipe card to access certain areas.
Why Print your own Membership Cards
If you can it is best to print your own membership cards. It is very easy to buy blanks and printers that allow you to do this on the internet. There are several reasons why printing your own cards is better than asking a local printer to do it for you.
Firstly, printing your own cards is far cheaper than contracting somebody else to do it for you. Secondly, it is far more secure if you print your own membership cards. You are the only person with access to the design, and also the only person that is privy to the format of the additional security features you embed in each of your cards.
Lastly, it is also more convenient for you to print your own membership cards. You can print them literally as and when you need one, and do so without any delay.
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