What’s a zed card?

My current work in progress is about a model in Los Angeles in 1987. Fortunately, I have lots of photos, my old calendars and work logs, and of course, my memories from my modeling days. In the chapter I’m working on now, my heroine had to get a new zed card which was a big deal in a model’s life. They needed to be updated frequently, always with our current look, and they were expensive. Not having one wasn’t an option. Of course, now we could throw one together on our phone, but back then, it took a professional printer. Here’s one of mine from around 1987.

susan zed card prima canva cropped