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How to create a fake ID - copy and modify your card

In this Instructable, I'll be showing you how to make a duplicate of basically any ID or other sort of card. I will also outline the methods for modifying this card for any sort of novelty purpose.

Notice I say novelty - this is not intended for fraudulent or otherwise illegal activities. I accept no legal responsibility for any said ventures.

As this is my first instructable, any comments or questions are welcome and appreciated.
 
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Step 1: Supplies Needed

For this project, you will need the following items:

ID/whatever card - Get out your old Joe Schmoe, INC. identification card, library card, or whatever it is you feel you need to have an upgraded duplicate of.
Photoshop - or any other equivalent software - however, I'm gonna be using photoshop so it will be easier to follow along if you are using it as well.
Scanner - Good quality if possible
Printer - Also good quality
Laminator - more detail on which type when I get to it
Teslin paper - available from several websites. I recommend www.poisonid.com as it is the only site I could find selling the 4 x 6 perforated sheets I use here. They run from $4 US for a single ID to $33 for a pack of 20. IMO, go for the big pack because in all likelihood you will screw up a couple of times in the process of making this. Make sure you get the kind for your printer, whether inkjet or laser. Artisyn paper supposedly is just is good or better, but I've never tried it.
Butterfly laminate pouches - Again, many websites to choose from. If you buy from PoisonID, they come with the teslin paper. However, if you want your card to be magnetic stripe-scannable, then you will need to buy from a site selling 10 mil pouches (PoisonID's are 7 mil - close, but probably won't work with a magnetic strip encoder). They will also need a magnetic strip on the back - try here
Ruler
Scalpel or scissors or both
Sand paper

Optional:

Hologram overlays - available from PoisonID as well as many other sites. Gives it some extra pizazz. However they are stick-on so they're a royal pain in the ass to apply without mucking up.
Magnetic stripe encoder - Pretty expensive normally. I would look for one on ebay to try and score it for under $150. Good luck.
Curling iron/regular iron/hair straightener - if the ID you are trying to copy has a hologram on it, use one of these to get rid of it.

Marisalyndsey2 months ago

I need to turn a 7 into a 3 on an old Id.... How could I do that?

Hi, I have a School -issued I.D. that I just need to change my year of birth for. It's one of those cheap/thick plastic I.D.'s. Do you have any idea as to how I can change the 8 to a 7 on the year without all the complicated stuff?
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ogega1 year ago
nyce creativeness kip it up
KC32551 year ago
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ckirk12 years ago
what kind of laminator did u use?
sandbox43 years ago
i was jus reading this what is the best way to change a 8 into a 3 on a ontario license?
the_mad_man4 years ago
is there a way to use an out-dated ID and print onto that somehow?
CaptainWow (author)  the_mad_man4 years ago
Yeah you could, but it would be tricky. To print onto an old ID, you'd need a thermal transfer PVC printer, and theyre pretty expensive. Also I don't know whether it would print a new opaque layer, or whether you'd still be able to see what was underneath. But assuming you have a PVC printer, you'd probably be printing onto a new card anyways. However if you just wanted to change something on the out-dated ID like its expiration date, you could use acetone to remove it and then find a way of replacing it. Again, this would probably require a PVC printer, or else if you're a calligrapher or something, just write it on. Maybe even print out some letters, cut them out and stick them on.
yeh thanks. it's just that I can't find any of that paper in the newsagent and I've got a couple of expired IDs.
CaptainWow (author)  the_mad_man4 years ago
yeah the paper isn't very common so you probably won't find it in many places. you could try scratching the id too.
waaa?
CaptainWow (author)  the_mad_man4 years ago
Scratching as in using a knife or something on the numbers to make them look like a different one.
ok but what if I want to change a 4 into a 3?
CaptainWow (author)  the_mad_man4 years ago
hmm maybe a bit of ink or something? that would be tricky, usually people do easy ones like turning 8's into 3's. i would suggest finding a different number to change that still lets you achieve your purpose.
unfortunately, I do not have any 8s in my DOB
CaptainWow (author)  the_mad_man4 years ago
yeah that sucks. well good luck with the id anyways.
maybe a $10 note will suffice...
CaptainWow (author)  the_mad_man4 years ago
yeah should do the trick.
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