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.

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|

Looking forward to those late enrollments

It is, of course, the season for "back to school" posts. And, here at InstantCard, we'd be remiss were we not to join in. Most other posts, however, focus on the present—things which might make the back to school season a little less hectic for you. We are more interested in making things run more [...]

By | September 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Rio 2016 Press Credentials

Since working with InstantCard I've become increasingly curious as to security measures taken during special events—the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, say. Did you know that for journalists alone there are  seven different accreditation categories? (In case you never saw the need for having multiple, different ID card templates, this might make it a little [...]

By | August 20th, 2016|Knowledge, News, Security, Uncategorized|