Socio Onsite lets you design and print completely custom badges that are unique to your event. You have several options when deciding which badge type and size to use, and we're here to help you sort through them. This article walks you through each option so you can make an informed decision. 🧠

Size

Socio Onsite supports several different badge sizes ranging from 3 x 2 inches to 4 x 6 inches. The size you choose depends on your preferences and needs. Before committing to a size, think carefully about how much information you want to print on the badge. Smaller sizes limit the amount of available space for information and could ultimately lead to cramped-looking badges.

Picture of 4x6 and 4x3 single-sided badges.

Type

There are also different types to choose from, including single- or double-sided paper badges and clear or white adhesive labels. Some types require ribbon, which adds a step to the printer configuration process.

We generally recommend tear-resistant 4x3 or 4x6 double-sided badges. These badges are durable, don't require badge holders, don't require printer ribbon, and are the easiest to print.

Picture of 4x6 and 4x3 double-sided badges.

For other types of badges, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Clear adhesive badges always require ribbon to print and always come in rolls

  • Clear adhesive badges must be adhered to another blank or pre-printed badge, such as a plastic badge

Picture of 3x2 white and clear adhesive badges.
  • Single-sided badges require a badge holder, which Socio doesn't supply

  • Regular paper (not tear-resistant) badges require a badge holder, even if they're double-sided

Color

The ZD620 printer only prints in black and white. If you want badges with color, you can order paper or plastic badges pre-printed with color designs and then print attendee info on the badge.

⭐ Keep in mind, pre-printing color elements on the badge costs extra.

We recommend careful thought before ordering badges with pre-printed dark backgrounds. The ZD620 printer doesn't print white. Instead, it prints black around the elements that are white. The "white" elements will be the color of the badge background.

Available badge types and sizes

Here are all the types and sizes available for use with Socio Onsite:

Type

4x6

4x3

3x2

Single-sided

Double-sided

Clear adhesive

White adhesive

Questions? Chat Us or Email support@socio.events

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