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Expo Pass Badge Designer - Shell Layer | The Details
Expo Pass Badge Designer - Shell Layer | The Details

Here are some of the tips, tricks, and best practices to get the best out of your Badge Shell Design in our Expo Pass Badge Designer.

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Written by Kacie Ferguson
Updated over a week ago

β“˜ This article is for Event Organizers

Now that you've got the basics down to navigating your Badge Shell Designer, let's get into some of the best practices and tips to take your design to the next level!

πŸ’‘ Badge Design Key Terms:

  • Badge Shell Layer: the pre-printed background design of the badge (usually color)

  • Badge Print Layer: registrant data printed in black text on the front of the badge during the live event check-in using Expo Pass Thermal Printers

  • Formed Badges: the combined badge shell and print layers in Expo Pass Badge Manager, used to create and assign the badge(s) for your event

  • Full Bleed: Artwork design that extends at least 1/8" past the edge of the badge shell edge (left to right and top to bottom) to ensure a seamless print

  • Crop Marks: the marks added to the badge design that show the printer where to cut

  • CMYK colors: used in print designs.

    • It is essential to ensure your designs are in the CMYK color scale to ensure accurate color reproduction when badges are printed.

  • RGB colors: used in digital display designs

    • If you are using RGB for designing, it is essential to convert to CMYK before submitting for print to ensure accurate color production

Badge Shell Design | The Details

Let's take your design to the next level. Here are a few more steps to take to take the badge design in the Shell Layer to the next level.

If you haven't already, make sure to review our Tips for ensuring the best design

1. Adjust the image opacity, alignment as well as place the image where you would on the shell, resize, and rotate

2. On the Shell Object Layers menu, hover over your image, and click on the 3 dots. You can:

  • Duplicate the image

  • Move the image to the Print layer (this will only work if it is a black image, as our thermal printers do not print in color)

3. On the Shell Object Layers menu, click and hold on your image to reorder layer:

4. For double-sided badge shell designs, click on Front to toggle to the back of the badge, and vice versa:

5. Once you have completed your shell design, save your design and select "Done"

What's Next? | Submit Your Design

Congratulations!! You're a badge design expert! Now it's time to add the attendee imprint data to your badge that will be printed onsite by our thermal printers.

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