Event Badge – 2.12 x 3.37

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Event Badge Printing Specifications:

Available Size:

  • 2.12″ x 3.37″ (ID badge size)

Variable Date:

  • No Variable Date – Same Information Throughout Entire Quantity
  • Yes, Variable Date – Different and Variable Information Throughout Entire Quantity


  • 16pt thick card stock paper


  • 5 Mil Gloss Lamination Both Sides
  • 5 Mil Matte Lamination Both Sides
  • 10 Mil Gloss Lamination Both Sides

Hole Punch:

  • Oblong
  • Circle


  • Bulldog Clip Lanyards

Elevate Your Event with Custom Event Badges

In the world of events, first impressions matter. Custom event badges not only serve as a practical tool for identification but also play a significant role in enhancing the overall attendee experience and reinforcing your brand identity. Whether you’re organizing a corporate conference, a music festival, a trade show, or a VIP gathering, custom event badges are a key element in creating a professional and memorable event. Let’s explore how custom event badges can elevate your event and what options you have for customization.

Why Custom Event Badges Are Essential

Enhanced Security and Access Control

Custom event badges help ensure security and proper access control at your event. By clearly displaying attendee information and access levels, badges allow staff to quickly verify identities and manage entry to different areas. This is crucial for maintaining a safe and organized environment, especially at large or high-profile events.

Professional Appearance and Brand Reinforcement

High-quality, custom-designed badges contribute to a professional atmosphere, reflecting the prestige and organization of your event. Incorporating your logo, event name, and consistent branding elements into badge design reinforces your brand’s presence and leaves a lasting impression on attendees.

Networking and Engagement

Badges that clearly display attendee names, companies, and roles facilitate networking and engagement. They make it easier for participants to identify and connect with each other, fostering more meaningful interactions and relationships.

Souvenir Value

Well-designed badges can also serve as keepsakes for attendees, reminding them of their experience long after the event is over. This added value can enhance their overall satisfaction and encourage repeat attendance in the future.

Types of Custom Event Badges

Standard Paper Badges

  • Cost-Effective and Versatile: Paper badges are a budget-friendly option suitable for a wide range of events. They can be printed in full color with high-resolution graphics, making them versatile for different designs and purposes.
  • Protective Covers: Often paired with plastic holders or laminated for durability, paper badges can withstand the wear and tear of multi-day events.

Plastic Badges

  • Durable and Professional: Plastic badges offer a more durable and upscale alternative to paper. They are resistant to damage and can endure the rigors of long events or frequent handling.
  • Custom Shapes and Sizes: Available in various shapes, sizes, and thicknesses, plastic badges can be tailored to your specific needs, from standard rectangular shapes to custom die-cut designs.

Laminated Badges

  • Added Protection: Laminated badges combine the affordability of paper with the durability of plastic. They are coated with a protective laminate that shields them from moisture, wear, and fading.
  • Enhanced Finish Options: Choose between glossy or matte laminates to achieve the desired look and feel for your badges.

RFID and NFC Badges

  • Advanced Access Control: RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) and NFC (Near Field Communication) badges incorporate embedded chips that enable touchless access control and attendee tracking. They are ideal for events that require secure and efficient entry management.
  • Seamless Integration: These badges can be integrated with event management systems, allowing for real-time data collection, attendee interaction, and streamlined operations.

Eco-Friendly Badges

  • Sustainable Materials: For environmentally conscious events, eco-friendly badges made from recycled or biodegradable materials are available. These badges help reduce the environmental impact of your event.
  • Green Branding: Using eco-friendly badges aligns with sustainable practices and can enhance your brand’s reputation as a responsible and forward-thinking organization.

Customization Options for Event Badges

Design and Printing

  • Full-Color Printing: High-quality full-color printing brings your designs to life with vivid colors and sharp details. This option is perfect for logos, photos, and intricate graphics.
  • Variable Data Printing: Customize each badge with individual attendee information, such as names, roles, or access levels. This personalization enhances the badge’s functionality and attendee experience.

Shape and Size

  • Standard and Custom Shapes: Choose from standard rectangular, square, or round shapes, or opt for custom die-cut shapes that reflect your event’s theme or branding.
  • Size Options: Select the size that best suits your needs, from small and discreet to large and highly visible. Larger badges provide more space for information and branding elements.

Finishes and Effects

  • Glossy and Matte Finishes: Enhance the look of your badges with glossy or matte finishes. Glossy finishes add shine and vibrancy, while matte finishes offer a sophisticated, glare-free appearance.
  • Special Effects: Add premium touches like foil stamping, embossing, or spot UV coating to create eye-catching and distinctive badges.

Attachments and Accessories

  • Lanyards and Clips: Pair your badges with custom lanyards, clips, or badge reels that match your branding and provide convenient wearability. Lanyards can be printed with logos or event names for added visibility.
  • Badge Holders and Sleeves: Protect and display your badges with clear holders or sleeves. These accessories add durability and keep badges looking pristine throughout the event.

Applications of Custom Event Badges

Conferences and Seminars

  • Professional Identification: Custom badges for conferences and seminars provide clear identification for attendees, speakers, and staff. They help manage access to sessions and facilitate networking among participants.
  • Sponsor Recognition: Include sponsor logos and branding on badges to acknowledge and promote event sponsors, adding value for both sponsors and attendees.

Festivals and Entertainment Events

  • VIP and Access Control: At festivals and entertainment events, badges can denote different access levels, such as VIP, backstage, or general admission. This helps control entry to restricted areas and enhances the attendee experience.
  • Souvenir Badges: Design collectible badges that attendees will want to keep as mementos, adding a unique touch to their event experience.

Trade Shows and Exhibitions

  • Exhibitor and Attendee Badges: Custom badges for trade shows and exhibitions differentiate between exhibitors, attendees, and staff. They can include information like booth numbers, helping facilitate interactions and networking.
  • Lead Generation: Utilize RFID or NFC-enabled badges to capture attendee data and streamline lead generation for exhibitors.

Corporate Events and Meetings

  • Brand Consistency: Maintain a consistent and professional look with custom badges that reflect your company’s branding. They enhance the overall aesthetic of corporate events and meetings.
  • Event Management: Incorporate QR codes or barcodes on badges for efficient check-in, tracking, and management of attendees.

Why Partner with a Professional Printing Service?

Expertise and Quality Assurance

Professional printing services provide the expertise needed to produce high-quality, custom event badges that meet your specific requirements. They ensure precision in design, color matching, and material selection, delivering badges that enhance your event’s professionalism and appeal.

Advanced Printing Technology

Utilizing advanced printing technology, professional services offer a range of printing techniques and finishes, from full-color digital printing to specialty effects like embossing and foil stamping. This capability ensures your badges are not only functional but also visually striking.

Customization and Flexibility

Professional printers offer extensive customization options, allowing you to create badges that are perfectly tailored to your event. From unique shapes and sizes to personalized printing and attachment solutions, they provide the flexibility to bring your vision to life.

Conclusion: Enhance Your Event with Custom Event Badges

Custom event badges are more than just identification tools; they are integral to the security, branding, and overall success of your event. By investing in professionally printed badges, you ensure a polished and organized experience for your attendees. Whether you need simple paper badges, durable plastic options, or advanced RFID-enabled solutions, custom event badges provide the quality and customization needed to make your event stand out. Partner with a professional printing service to create badges that reflect your brand, facilitate networking, and leave a lasting impression on your guests.

Shipping Timeframes


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Guru Printers produces all orders respective to when they are processed and batched on the production queue. Although, we try our best to produce all orders accordingly based on your geographical proximity to a production facility, we cannot make any guarantees that your item will be produced out of a specific location.

File Setup

In order to ensure your files are print-ready, we recommend that you upload them in PDF format. When you generate a print-ready PDF, your computer will use the settings in Adobe Acrobat Distiller or any other PDF generating programs you may use. Please make sure that these are set properly before generating your PDF file.

If you are uploading PDF files created in Photoshop, please be sure all layers are flattened.

We also accept .JPG (JPEG), and .TIF (TIFF) file types, however PDF is the preferred format.

Check your file to make sure it meets our file creation guidelines. This will help speed up the production of your project and give your printed piece the best results.

  1. Use the CMYK colorspace (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, blacK). These are industry standard printing colors. CMYK colors are different than RGB (Red, Green, Blue), which are used to display colors on your screen.
  2. Use a minimum resolution of 300 dpi for image files.
  3. Specify trim area with crop marks. (Don’t place crop marks inside the work area.)
  4. Artwork should have 1/8″ (0.125″) bleed extending past the trim line. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.
  5. Safe Area is the 1/8″ (0.125″) area inside the trim line. Do not put critical information or images within the Safe Area. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.
  6. If you want printed borders, they must be placed a minimum of 1/8″ (0.125″) inside the trim line and include bleed. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.

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