>David Allen

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.

The Big IDea: Holographic Overlays

By |2018-02-15T06:43:41-04:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: The Big IDea, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dave is back with The Big IDea. Today he discusses ID badge overlays. Namely: What are they? Are the more secure? And, finally, some of his suggestions regarding overlays. We're often asked to see [...]

The Big IDea: Badge Bragging

By |2018-02-15T06:42:42-04:00February 6th, 2018|Categories: The Big IDea, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

We've seen quite a few articles recently discussing the phenomenon of "badge bragging." These posts all came on the heels of posts from Brian R. Varner, with Semantec Cyber Security. If you are not [...]

Client Spotlight—December 2017

By |2017-12-01T12:07:23-04:00December 1st, 2017|Categories: Clients, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

While we consider all of our clients equally as special, we felt it appropriate to spotlight the following client. Not only do they boast an impressive 85,852 employees, but they deliver over 5 billion units a [...]

When does Outsourcing Photo ID Card production make sense?

By |2017-11-08T15:00:07-04:00November 8th, 2017|Categories: Knowledge|

Choosing between in-house production and an outsourced service is similar to the classic “make-vs-buy” decision. Whether its due to staff availability, the complexities of setting up and running a professional ID card program, or unclear [...]

Happy National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

By |2017-10-05T11:17:14-04:00October 5th, 2017|Categories: Card Technology, Knowledge, Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

October is a busy month—in addition to being "Inktober," "Filmtober," and the month that gave us Jeff Goldblum —it happens to be National Cyber Security Awareness Month. We'd be remiss if we didn't use this opportunity [...]

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center—Nonprofit of the Month

By |2017-10-04T10:26:41-04:00October 4th, 2017|Categories: News, Nonprofit of the Month|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Since 2015, we are proud to say we work with such a great institution as Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. They have been working towards the elimination of sexual violence through the support of survivors of [...]

More Than an ID Card Printing Service

By |2017-09-28T17:46:37-04:00September 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As an alternate title, I might have gone with "don't reinvent the wheel;" but I was once told to avoid cliches like the wind. Recently, I was migrating an extremely massive contact list from one big [...]

Anchorage Children’s Home—Nonprofit of the Month

By |2017-09-14T16:15:15-04:00August 28th, 2017|Categories: News, Nonprofit of the Month|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Anchorage Children's homes has been a member of the InstantCard family since 2012. Anchorage Children's Home's mission is to be an Anchor for today's children, strengthening tomorrow's families. Anchorage Children's Homes was founded by a small [...]

iOS 11 Supports QR Code Scanning (Yup, Without Having to Download Anything Else)

By |2019-03-06T10:46:18-04:00August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Card Technology, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sometimes it's the small things. At WWDC 2017 Apple unveiled their new HomePod, major changes to their App store, and the new iOS 11. But, in all of that, we were most interested in the small [...]

Our Credential Verification Service now supports time logging

By |2017-09-14T16:24:36-04:00August 11th, 2017|Categories: Card Technology, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We recently teamed up with TapTrack to make our Credential Verification Service even better. Now, you can use your CVS ID badges to have works check-in and check-out of a work site—one more way CVS [...]