Production and distribution of name badges is a very time consuming task for event organisers. By using print on demand on site this becomes a lot easier at the same time as it gives the event a more professional profile.
At many events the badge has several important functions. One of the most important ones is to empower networking among the participants, and by showing participants’ names and which companies or organisations they represent it gets easier to get in contact with new people. At the same time the badge makes it easier to control who is on site by adding a barcode or a QR code and scanning participants at the entrance.
So, what does print on demand mean? Instead of pre-printing all badges and distributing them on site or sending them by mail risking that participants forget them at home, badges are printed on site at the same time as each participant arrives.
This service works best together with mobile tickets. Before the event starts a text message is sent to all participants’ mobile phones. In the message there is a link to each participant’s ticket, and when the participant arrives at the venue and scans the ticket, a badge is automatically printed. The service can also be combined with paper tickets and on-site registration.
The advantages with print on demand are that the organiser doesn’t have to produce badges in advance. Instead just the badges that are needed are printed at the very time that they’re needed. As an organiser you can also forget about time consuming and boring tasks like folding, cutting and sorting in alphabetical order. Besides being very handy for the organiser the service also gives participants a better experience since they won’t have to browse through hundreds of badges laid out on a table.
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