1. Using Adobe Acrobat Reader, or the default PDF application on your computer open the PDF you generated above.
2. Select File > Print.
3. Make sure that any "Scaling" settings are set to 100%. Failure to do this will cause your ID Cards to print too small, too large, or in the wrong location.
4. Select Paper Size: 4 x 6 inch
5. Select Paper Type: Plain Paper
Your confidential information remains your own. There is no risk in sharing sensitive employee, student, or membership information. This application runs entirely in your web browser, and the images you select are never uploaded to our servers.
If printing an ID card with an image or background color that goes all the way to the edge of your ID card, you will need to use a bleed.
To do this:
If you're having trouble finding the perfect print position you can make small changes to where the tool places the images. To do this you need to adjust the URL of the page using the following format:
For example, if you wanted to move the images up by 0.25 inches you'd use: https://brainstormidsupply.com/id-card-printing-layout-tool.html?adjustX=0&adjustY=-0.25
If done correctly, you will see an alert when generating the PDF confirming the adjusted values being used.
Keep in mind that the origin of the generated PDF is at the top left corner of the tray. So positive values of X will move to the right, negative to the left. Positive values of Y will move the image DOWN, negative values will move the images UP. Keep in mind that this will adjust the actual position where the images print - it does not take in to account the layout of your tray/Teslin sheet. We recommend first generating the PDF without any modification. Then you can generate modifications to it and compare the 2 PDFs on your screen before printing to be sure you are moving the images the way you need them moved.