If you’re unfamiliar with it, “DIY badge printing” can sound more like a craft project than a technology solution. But don’t worry: “doing it yourself” does not mean getting out the markers and glue. On the contrary, DIY badge printing provides a fast, convenient, personally-operated system that can really elevate your conference to the next level of professionalism without crushing the budget.
Selecting a professional DIY badge printing service will allow you to:
- Manage expenses. For a smaller event with a more modest budget, this service is a far cry better than attempting to produce badges on an office printer in advance. (Just ask anyone who has ever dealt with a paper jam or dropped an alphabetized box of badges….)
- Maintain a professional appearance. Yes, your choices with this service may be more limited than if you went with a full-fledged, professionally staffed badge printing service, but the badges will still look more professional than anything you’re likely to produce on an old ink-jet printer.
- Keep things simple. DIY solutions are very straightforward: you’ll either use a spreadsheet or connect directly to your event registration Then, just plug it in and get the show on the road!
- Stay flexible. Not only can you avoid printing badges for people who never show up, but you can also print on the fly for unexpected VIP guests or make immediate corrections if someone’s name is misspelled. No more wasted badges, and you can save leftover badge stock for next year—another budget saver!