You've picked out your badge size, how many you need, and if you'll be needing notches - now it's time to design!

We've created a simple way for you to make your badge shell design come to life. With our preset templates, you can simply upload your logo, add some fun, and be on your way!

Below we will walk you through how to design your badge shell and badge shell with imprint data to share with your Success Manager for final approval.

Check out our Designing Premium Onsite Badges article for more details on what we need for your Badge Shell and Imprint Proofs.


Part 1: Badge Shell Design

Your Success Manager will share the template link that aligns with the badges you have selected.

  • If you do not have link, please reach out to your Success Manager before proceeding.

Click on the link provided to you by your Success Manager - Click Use Template

If you already have an existing Canva account, login now.

If you do not, create a free Canva account and login.

Once you login, you will see the template ready to design:

Page 1 - FRONTSIDE

Page 2 - BACKSIDE (If you are doing a single-sided design, please delete page 2)

Upload and add your logo, drop in elements, get creative! It's time to design your badge.

  • Upload logos with a high resolution for quality print in CMYK color.

    • If you use RGB color, the Image coloring on the screen may be slightly different than the CMYK color for print.

  • Leave white space for the badge imprint data (first name, last name, company, QR code, etc.). The printers use thermal heat to print in black on white - no ink, no mess.

    • The imprint text is not dynamic, so please keep this in mind when deciding how much white space you will need.

Check out our Designing Premium Onsite Badges article for more details on what we need for your Badge Shell Proof.

Once you have finished designing the badge shell, update the file name to be:

[EVENT NAME] [BADGE SIZE] Badge Shell Proof

Click Share and type in support@expopass.com in the Add people, groups, or teams field.

Make sure they have "Can edit' permissions and click Send

Your Success Manager will review your badge shell proof to make sure there are no edits to be made. Once approved, they will send to print!

You will know this worked by clicking on Share - you will see support@expopass.com listed:

👍🍾 YOU DID IT! 🍾 👍

Congratulations, you designed your badge shell for your event!

Now it's time to design the badge imprint data (what data you want printed on the badges onsite by the thermal printers), so the Success Team can program your badge!


Part 2: Badge Imprint Design

Start by making a copy of the Badge Shell Design.

Click File - Make a copy

Update the file name to be:

[EVENT NAME] [BADGE SIZE] Badge Imprint Proof

Design the badge imprint data that you would like printed on-site via the Expo Pass thermal printers at the event (black text only):

  • The Badge Imprint Data can only be on area that is WHITE (no color or artwork).

    • The printers use thermal heat to print in black on white - no ink, no mess.

  • We only accept OPEN SANS font

  • The text is not dynamic, so please keep this in mind when deciding how much white space you will need.

  • If using them, QR Codes must be at least 1"x1" to ensure they scan without issue.

Check out our Designing Premium Onsite Badges article for more details on what we need for your Badge Imprint Proofs.

Click Text

  • We only accept OPEN SANS font

Once you are done designing the badge imprint proof, click Share and type in support@expopass.com in the Add people, groups, or teams field.

Make sure they have "Can edit' permissions and click Send

Your Success Manager will review your badge imprint proof to make sure there are no edits to be made.

Once approved, the team will program your badge into the Expo Pass system, so you're ready for your live event!

You will know this worked by clicking on Share - you will see support@expopass.com listed:

👍🍾 YOU DID IT! 🍾 👍

Congratulations, you designed your badge imprint for your event!


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