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!
Use high resolution images (300 DPI minimum) to ensure your badge design will print crisp. If you upload low resolution images or designs, the print may come out blurry or pixelated.
Use CMYK images. If you use RGB, the color of the design in the badge designer may differ from the actual print
Expo Pass's Print Press uses CMYK to print the badge shells in-house
If you want a full bleed design, extend the design to the blue box around the badge to ensure a true full bleed.
Adjust the image opacity, alignment as well as place the image where you would on the shell, resize, and rotate
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)
On the Shell Object Layers menu, click and hold on your image to reorder layer:
For double-sided badge shell designs, click on Front to toggle to the back of the badge, and vice versa:
Once you have completed your shell design, save your design and select "Done"
DON'T FORGET TO DESIGN THE BACK OF YOUR BADGE if you are looking for a double-sided shell. Click on Front to toggle to the back of the badge.
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.