Studio Printing Options

The vast majority of H&H customers use H&H press printed or PVC ID card printing. Sequenced however you want, the H&H ID cards continue to be the core solution for delivering ID cards to schools. H&H offers solutions for all your ID card printing needs.

Studio Printing of ID Cards

Some studios prefer to print their own ID cards, using their own ID card printers and ID printing software, (like HotID or FlowID). With our hhschools general purpose export license, studios can leverage the power of hhschools software to match data, cull, crop and organize images, and also to export the data and images, appropriately sized, for studio printing ID cards.

Need an ID Card with a pleasing background and to provide parents a choice of background on their package orders? Consider H&H Blue screen or Masters Extraction knockout services.

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On-Site ID Card Printing

H&H has added a new type of camera card to assist with tethered ID card printing at a school. The new camera card enables you to import school roster data into hhschools software and print one camera card with two barcodes. One barcode is used for hhschools subject ID data match. The second barcode allows you to print ID cards on site by locating the student record in HotID or FlowID.

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Temporary ID Cards

Sometimes schools need ID cards fast for lunchroom or other admin purposes. In this case, the school may push for on-site ID card printing. An alternative is to use our hhschools software temporary ID card feature. Under the Project Setup and Reports menu go to the “Print Subject & Package Bar Codes” dropdown list. You’ll see a report “Temporary Student ID Cards – Avery Stock 5371” that will allow you to print temporary ID cards.

Print Subject & Package Bar Codes


hhschools formats the report for the Avery 5371 business card stock. Use this perforated stock to break the cards apart by hand. Or check “Stack sort” and bring your stack of sheets to a local printer to have them stack cut for a minimal fee.

Temporary Student ID Card
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Replacement ID Card Printing

Ordering replacement IDs in hhschools

  • In hhschools, tag the images that require replacement ID cards. Filter to those tagged images, then proceed with your service item order for ID cards.
  • PRO TIP: Check the “Reorder” box on the order to take advantage of a lower $7 minimum order charge (Reorders from a project of $200 or more that are submitted within 275 days (9 months) will be lowered from a $10 minimum-order charge to a $7 minimum-order charge.)
  • INSIDER HINT: Mark replacement ID card orders as a rush for faster service. Since ID cards are not expensive, you will likely be within the $7 minimum-order-charge for these small replacement orders.

Studio printing of replacement ID cards

Some studios ask H&H to produce the initial big run of ID cards. After that, they print any replacement ID cards at the studio. Use the hhschools software general purpose export to assist with this. Leverage hhschools as your school database. Look up students, tag them and export them out into your favorite ID card printer software.

Learn more about the hhschools general purpose export


H&H now offers an export (available via CD or web delivery) that is optimized for Photolynx PlicGo web platform for handling school admin exports and replacement ID card printing. Order your PlicGo export in hhschools software. You may upload the data file and images to PlicGo for schools to be able to print their own replacement ID cards.

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RFID / Prox Cards

RFID card

RFID and Prox-type cards are growing in popularity. If you have a school that requires this type of card, H&H can help you with that by printing on the school-specific cards you provide. Below are the instructions you will need to follow:

  • Stocks vary and you will need to use one of these options that work with our printers:
  • Call H&H to setup a RFID test.
    • Testing ahead of the season is HIGHLY recommended
  • Review printing test with the school
    • Verify the test cards can be scanned and is pulling up the correct information that matches the individual printed on the card
  • Send H&H the school-specific cards and have H&H print them
    • Please send the quantity of cards you need plus at least 10% more for misprints.
    • We always do our very best to not waste anything but, because of vast variances in card stock, we see higher defects on these jobs than our normal PVC ID card stock.
    • H&H does not incur the cost of wasted card stock.
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