About David Allen

After dropping out of College to focus on video production and graphic design, David decided to become a strength coach. And, after deciding to no longer be a strength coach, he went back to college. This resulted in a Masters degree in mathematics. His wife, fortunately, is very supportive. Currently, he is living in Toulouse, France where his wife teaches English. Apart from his work, you might find David café loitering, rock climbing, or skiing. He does, in fact, enjoy most caffeine-fueled, mountain-based activities.

Variety Child Learning Center—Nonprofit of the Month

We've been working with the wonderful people at Variety Child Learning Center creating their employee ID badges since 2008. We are extremely proud of this partnership, as their commitment to special education and family support has continued to positively impact families for more than 50 years. From their website: Variety Child Learning Center (VCLC), [...]

By | May 29th, 2017|News, Nonprofit of the Month|

What Even is “the Cloud” ?

"The cloud," has become a technological buzz word. People love to use it, even if they aren't really quite sure what it is. And, in the interest of full disclosure, we pepper this site with the fact that we are "cloud-based" because it makes us sound awesome. (I mean, we are awesome, so I have [...]

By | May 19th, 2017|Card Technology, Knowledge|

Gift of Life Michigan—Nonprofit of the Month

At InstantCard, we're proud to say that we've been working with Gift of Life Michigan for more than eight years. Through innovative programs and exceptional service, they continue to maximize organ and tissue donation for transplantation in Michigan. From their website: Gift of Life Michigan, headquartered in Ann Arbor, is the state's only federally designated organ and tissue [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|News, Nonprofit of the Month|

Color Scheming

Chances are, If you're coming to us, you already have a logo and established branding. But, perhaps, your logo includes only one or two colors and you haven't given much thought to what other colors might accent you ID badges. This is very important—colors on an ID badge greatly affect how others view your company. [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

More Than Just a Flash-Pass

Without a doubt, a lot of our clients require simple, classic ID badges. And, while such badges can be printed in-house, they come to us because of a general, well-deserved hatred of jammed printers. We do, however, have quite a few clients who realize that by outsourcing ID badge production it is far easier [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

How to Distill Our Service… ?

Recently, we set out to do a complete redesign of our tradeshow banner. It is our opinion that, fairly often, such banners are overly complicated—obfuscating the intended message or explanation of service. So, we asked ourselves how we could distill our service into a simple graphical representation, and make a good first impression. You [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Infographics|

What’s in a name?

David Birch suggests, in the above TED video, that for most transactions requiring an ID, a name is not only unneeded but may serve to only aid identity theft. And, he’s right. (Please watch the video—the concepts he touches on are very interesting.) Wait! Before you yell at us for providing you with ID [...]

By | January 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Future Promised Us

The Net (1995) and its spurious notions of a Pizza.net The recent cyber attacks affecting the internet yesterday were somewhat surreal. Ignoring the negative aspects, it's strange to be finally living in an age promised us in 90's films. In addition to air, sea, and land, battlefronts now include wireless signal. The strange part, [...]

By | October 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

New Introduction Video!

We just produced a new video introducing our service. The goal is to give potential clients a quick introduction. (If you'd like a more detailed view of the service, you may always check out our How-To series.) You may now find the video on our How it Works page. Or, for the sake of ease, you may watch [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|All, Card Technology, Clients, News, Uncategorized, Videos|

Can I Take ID Card Photos with My Phone?

YES. The image size and quality of today's standard phones is more than enough for an ID card photo. But, if you're anything like me, you'll want to see exactly how cell phone image sizes compare to the standard ID badge photo. The image to the right shows exactly this. At 600 dpi, the standard ID photo [...]

By | September 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|