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Creating BadgesUpdated a year ago

Event badges play a significant role in fostering connections and enhancing the overall attendee experience. They serve as a visual representation of participants' identities and facilitate seamless networking opportunities during events. 

In this article, we will explore how you can create event badges in detail. 

How can I create badges?

Begin by clicking on Badges on the left sidebar of the Organizer's Tool.

Next, click on the Add Badge button. 

You will be directed to the New Badge section, which is divided into two sides. On the left side, you can provide general information about the badge. On the right side, you will find various badge options, including badge format, printing settings, and crop marks. 

General information

On the left side of the New Badge section, you will find different fields to fill in:

  • Title: Add a title for your badge.
  • Filter: Select a previously defined filter from the Advanced Search if you want to create badges for a specific group of participants.
  • Sort badges by: Choose to sort the badges by first name, participant ID, last name, or organization name.
  • Badge sides: Choose between "only front side" or "front and back side."  

Badge format

The format of your badges can vary in terms of size and single or double-sided layout, depending on your printer capabilities.

On the right side of the New Badge section, you can select from pre-defined printing formats or customize your own. 

Tip: Before configuring the badge format, ensure you know the exact dimensions of your labels if you are using a specific printer for peelable sticker labels. For printing on regular paper, the recommended format is A4.

The b2match platform offers four pre-defined printing formats: 

  • Avery Name Badges Insert Refills 90 x 54 mm – L4727
    • generates a PDF with up to 10 badges on one page.

  • Avery Name Badges Insert Refills 3’’ x 4’’ – 5392
    • generates a PDF with up to 6 badges on one page.

  • A6 Format Badges – 1 Badge/Page (A4 – 2 x folded)
    • generates a PDF with one badge per page.

  • A6 Format Badges – 2 Badges/Page (A4 – cut apart & folded)
    • generates a PDF with two badges on one page.

The A6 format typically has no space for margins, but some printers may add margins if not supported.

If you want to customize the badge formatting, click on the Customize button to access different format customization options. Here, enter the specifications for your badge, including: 

  • Page format: A4 or US letter
  • Unit: Millimeters or inches
  • Badge width and heights
  • Columns: Number of badges in a column
  • Rows: Number of badges in a row
  • Column and row spacing: Space between rows and columns
  • Margins: Specify page margins (top, bottom, left, and right)
Note: Ensure you set up your desired format before creating the badge. Changing the format afterward may cause elements on the badge to misalign with the new format.

Double Side Printing

You have two options for double-sided printing: same side and facing sides. 

Double Side Printing (Same Side)

If you create a badge with two sides (front and back), selecting this option allows you to print both sides of the badge on the same page. This is useful when you want to fold the paper, creating a badge with two visible sides. Please note that double-sided badges can only be created with the two A6 badge formats. 

Note: Keep in mind that this option is not available when the Badge side is set to "Only Front Side."

Double Side Printing (Facing Sides)

This setting enables you to print badges with the front side on one page and the back side on the reverse side of the page. When you cut out the badges, they will have distinct front and back sides, eliminating the need to fold the paper. 

The resulting PDF will display the front sides on one page, while the back sides will appear mirrored on the adjacent page.

Crop marks

You can choose whether to display crop marks on the page, which can assist in cutting the badges more accurately. 

Once you have configured the badge to your preferences, click on Save.

Then, choose a template for your badge. Afterward, you can continue working with the badge editor or managing badges.

If you didn't find an answer to your questions, please get in touch with the Support Team here.

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