About David Finkelstein

David Finkelstein is the founder and CEO of InstantCard. David has deep experience with smartcard technologies and NFC, as well as other auto-identification technologies. He has extensive international sales, marketing and Business Development experience.

Why I believe that ID cards aren’t going away anytime soon

Many people, when they hear that I run America’s leading online photo ID card provider, ask me “but isn’t that a dying business?”  Aren’t ID cards going the way of the buggy whip and the steam engine?  But you know what? I’ve been hearing that reaction [...]

By |2024-05-06T15:30:18-04:00May 6th, 2024|Categories: ID Card Design, Security, Thoughts and Ideas|Tags: , , |

Why using ID Card design software for photo ID cards is a bad idea

Here at InstantCard we are occasionally asked whether we offer a card layout tool to allow our clients to design their own ID card templates.  We have long resisted the temptation to release such a tool, as we think that our clients are not well-served by [...]

By |2024-05-06T15:34:13-04:00April 30th, 2024|Categories: ID Card Design, Potential Clients, Thoughts and Ideas|Tags: , , , |

Individual Card Ordering Features and Options

ICO Overview Over the past few years, InstantCard has invested heavily in building out the technical capabilities of its ICO (Individual Card Ordering) service.  ICO is a unique cloud service which gives the employees, students, or members of a client organization the ability to order their [...]

By |2024-05-06T07:05:32-04:00March 8th, 2024|Categories: ID Card Design, Potential Clients|

Visit InstantCard at Identity Week 2023 in Washington DC

InstantCard is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at Identity Week, which takes place this year on October 3-4, 2023 at the Washington Convention Center.  Identity Week is a conference and exhibition bringing together the brightest minds in the identity sector to promote innovation, [...]

By |2023-08-28T07:44:44-04:00August 25th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Backlash Against In-House Printing

Have you noticed the recent spate of articles about how much rage printers generate? For example, "We must end the tyranny of printers in American life”. Or this article, about printer “rage rooms”: "Need to smash a printer with a baseball bat?". Ah, printers, those infernal [...]

By |2023-08-01T05:52:11-04:00July 29th, 2023|Categories: Card Technology, Potential Clients, Uncategorized|

Unlocking the Power of vCards: The Future of Digital Business Cards

Introduction: In a world driven by digital interactions, it's only natural that traditional business cards are evolving to keep pace. Say hello to vCards, the innovative digital business cards that are transforming the way professionals connect and exchange contact information. In this blog post, we will [...]

By |2024-04-23T11:33:30-04:00July 17th, 2023|Categories: Card Technology, Potential Clients|Tags: , , |

Understanding The Difference Between ID Card Printing Technologies

When it comes to printing PVC plastic ID cards, there are several alternative technologies available, each with its own pros and cons. Here are the most commonly used print technologies for PVC plastic ID cards. Keep in mind that on-demand card printing involves printing and personalizing [...]

By |2023-06-27T06:04:20-04:00June 24th, 2023|Categories: Card Technology|Tags: , |

Central ID Card Issuance Increases Security, Reduces Costs

InstantCard has promoted the benefits of centralizing the issuance of photo ID cards for many years, generating numerous advantages for its clients that have multiple locations. Our largest customers, that have hundreds of thousands of employees and hundreds of sites across the US and Canada, benefit [...]

By |2023-06-27T08:32:00-04:00June 13th, 2023|Categories: ID Card Considerations, Potential Clients, Security|

The Dawn of a New Era: Is It the End of Signatures on ID Cards?

In the ever-evolving landscape of identification and security, trends and practices are constantly shifting to adapt to new technologies and the changing landscape of digital commerce. A long-standing tradition of enhancing the authenticity and security of ID and membership cards has been the inclusion of a [...]

By |2023-06-05T15:09:59-04:00June 4th, 2023|Categories: Card Technology, Company News, Payment, Security, Uncategorized|

Use of your Prox Card Stock vs. InstantCard Supplied Badges for Access Control

A very large number of InstantCard customers combine their photo ID cards with their door access system so that their employees only need to carry one single card.  They often replace a keyfob, or a clamshell-style hard plastic card, with a CR80 PVC plastic card which [...]

By |2023-05-02T07:16:18-04:00May 2nd, 2023|Categories: Card Technology, ID Card Considerations, Security, Uncategorized|
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