ID Cards with POP

A few of us are old enough to remember a once familiar form of advertising known as the sandwich board. For the younger crowd, a sandwich board was simply two pieces of wood strapped together and worn over the shoulders of a person who would walk the streets to advertise a product. While those . . . → Read More: ID Cards with POP

Ways to Secure Your ID Card Program

Sometimes when printing secure ID cards we forget it is also important to secure the system that creates the cards. There are several printer models are available with advanced printer security features to deter theft and unauthorized access.

One of the easiest ways to safeguard your ID card printer is with password protection. The Fargo DTC4500 . . . → Read More: Ways to Secure Your ID Card Program

Add Holograms to Your ID Card Program

Concerned about the security of your ID Card Program? Well, by adding a holographic overlay to your  ID Card design you can help protect your program from being infiltrated by counterfeit cards.  This feature helps guard against illicit replication and tampering.

There are three ways to place a holographic image over your card design. The first . . . → Read More: Add Holograms to Your ID Card Program

ID Card Printers and Scratch-Off Ribbons

Similar to the scratch-off lottery tickets you can buy at a local convinience store, certian printers, like the Evolis Pebble and Dualys offer a scratch off ribbon that can produce the same effect. These ribbons are great for use with promotional offers or gift card programs. These specialized ribbons print scratch-off material over a pre-printed portion . . . → Read More: ID Card Printers and Scratch-Off Ribbons

Professional ID Photos Need a Tripod and Backdrop

Since we create and print ID Cards for a large number of business onsite at Safe-Card ID Services, the Art Department sees all kinds of photos. The honest truth is a perfectly designed card needs an equally great photo, which can be achieved with a backdrop and tripod. By taking photos at a uniform height . . . → Read More: Professional ID Photos Need a Tripod and Backdrop

Keep Your PVC Card Stock Clean

Keeping your blank pvc card stock clean is vital for ensuring that you get the best quality prints each and every time you use your ID card printer. That is because any abnormalities contained on the card stock can be transferred to your print job, giving you less than desireable results and wasting pvc with costly reprints.

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Visual Security and Your ID Card Program

A number of visual security features can be added to your ID card program to decrease the likelihood of fraud or counterfeiting. While some of the features are specific to the brand and model printer you own, a few features can be implemented regardless of the type of printer. These include peel-and-stick holographic markers that can be applied by hand before . . . → Read More: Visual Security and Your ID Card Program

Tips for Effective Use of an ID Card Slot Punch

An ID card slot punch offers an affordable and effective way to create an attachment point on your ID cards for use with badge accessories, such as badge clips, badge reels or lanyards. Before you use a slot punch, it’s important to know how and when to use it.

Tip #1: A few test cards go a . . . → Read More: Tips for Effective Use of an ID Card Slot Punch

Add Flexibilty and Volume to Your Card Presonalization Process

The Evolis Quantum is a flexible and scalable solution, ideal for personalizing plastic cards in large volumes. Quantum brings to the market the ease of use of a desktop printer matching the power of industrial machines, to support any card-based application: loyalty cards, transit passes, payment cards, membership cards, SIM and phone cards, and . . . → Read More: Add Flexibilty and Volume to Your Card Presonalization Process

3 Steps to Printing Better ID Cards

While the requirements for designing and printing cards can be daunting, by following simple maxims, you will be able to easily design and print cards for any project. 1. Start with Quality.

Obtain a quality ID card printer and badging system from Safe-Card ID. Don’t skimp and purchase a cheap off-brand for your project.

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