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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.

Pre-Printing Graphics on ID cards vs. Printing All-at-Once

Whenever a large organization is planning to roll out an ID card printing project, it has the option of choosing 1-step or 2-step printing: 1-step printing involves printing all information, both fixed and variable, on a blank white card in one single pass. 2-step printing involves pre-printing [...]

Visit us at ISC-West to see a demo of InstantCard’s White Label Card Ordering Service for Dealers

We're now just two weeks away from the country's biggest security-focused conference, ISC West.  ISC, the International Security Conference, takes place each spring at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.  This year it will be from April 9-12, and for the fifth year running InstantCard will [...]

By |2019-03-27T18:51:20-04:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Company News, Current Clients, Security|

Off-the-shelf Technology Cards

Clients often ask us what standard technology cards we carry that can be used now, or in the future, for access control or advanced identity management.  We maintain inventory of a large number of different kinds of smart cards, each of which may be appropriate for different [...]

By |2019-02-27T15:46:38-04:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Card Technology, Security|

Advanced ID Card Template Management for Multi-Site Corporations

InstantCard has developed a full set of tools to allow our largest clients, those with hundreds of locations and thousands of employees, to manage a wide range of template needs and requirements.  Some of these features are unique to the advanced needs of these organizations, and others [...]

By |2019-02-20T11:01:47-04:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Current Clients|

Announcing Automatic Email Confirmations of Card Orders

A number of clients have requested that we send email confirmations whenever an order is successfully received by our system. These emails would allow them to be sure that their ID card order went through successfully and was being processed. Our tech team thought that was a [...]

By |2019-01-29T12:41:47-04:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: Company News, Current Clients|

Combining ID Badges with Time-Clock Systems

Many companies track the hours of their employees through a time-clock system, whereby staff members "punch-in" upon arrival, and "punch-out" at the end of the day.  Did you know that it is extremely easy to combine this function in with your employee photo ID badges, which many [...]

By |2019-01-28T12:06:57-04:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Card Technology, Current Clients|

Announcing New InstantCard Pricing as of Jan. 1, 2019

It has been five years since InstantCard was last required to increase its prices.  However, with our supply costs increasing and a significant proportion of our costs impacted by recent import tariffs, we find it necessary to update our pricing. We are therefore increasing, as of Jan. [...]

By |2019-09-05T09:02:08-04:00January 1st, 2019|Categories: Company News|

How a Magnetic Stripe can enhance your Photo ID Cards

Everyone is familiar with the “magstripe” card, because that is the technology you’re using when you “swipe” your debit or credit card at the cash register to make a purchase.  Cards with a magnetic stripe on the back were invented by IBM in 1969, and have [...]

By |2018-11-08T22:48:27-04:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Card Technology, Current Clients|

The Rapidly-Evolving Nature of Corporate Organization

If you ask many of today’s business executives, you’ll find that there’s a serious problem with legacy business models and hierarchical structures.  They tend to be moribund and slow-moving, at a time when businesses are forced to change at lightning speed.Traditional bureaucratic structures and organizational models have [...]

By |2018-11-03T05:58:07-04:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Current Clients|

Criteria for Choosing your Online ID Card Supplier

The most important consideration in choosing your ID card supplier is, of course, matching the service offered to your organisation's exact requirements.  When evaluating potential service providers, you need to look carefully at the details of the service offering, and then make sure that the service descriptions [...]

By |2018-09-14T16:51:06-04:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Current Clients|