When to consider adding an expiration date on your ID cards

Many of our clients issue photo ID cards without an expiration date. For companies which have an exit interview procedure, an expiration date is often not necessary because they can recover the ID card when an employee leaves. Other organizations are not concerned about the potential for an ex-employee to potentially use an ID card [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Clients, Design, Security|

Turn your ID card program into a Profit Center

For most companies that issue ID cards, this small expense is simply considered a cost of doing business. However, the members of many organizations place great value on the ID card associated with their membership. Whether it is used to access facilities and services, or necessary to participate in sponsored programs, or simply pride of [...]

By | March 15th, 2017|Clients, Knowledge|

Designer Tip: Using a Photo Background

Are you proud of the city you work in, the building for your company, or the truck you use on the job? You might be able to use it as the background for your ID Card! With a high enough quality photo taken with just the right lighting your beloved city could be worn with [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|Design|

Visit the InstantCard team at ISC West in Las Vegas

A month from now the InstantCard team will be giving live demonstrations at the ISC West Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. ISC West, taking place this year from April 4-7 2017, is the largest trade show in the United States focused entirely on the security industry. All the major vendors and industry leaders meet [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|News, Security|

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|

A sign of Professionalism: Photo ID Cards for Staff working in customer’s homes

Do your employees perform services at clients' homes? Do they make sales calls to homeowners? Do they install and/or service equipment in residences? Do they provide consultations or assistance to people at home? If so, they've all confronted the fear of someone reticent to open their door to a stranger.  Each new day seems to bring [...]

By | December 26th, 2016|Clients, Security|

InstantCard – A Perfect Example of ‘Hardware-as-a-Service’

Today, everyone is familiar with the concept of ‘Software-as-a-Service’ (SaaS), where cloud-based services replace traditional software running on a local computer.  A parallel notion, ‘Hardware-as-a-Service’ (HaaS) is coming into common usage, denoting the replacement of local equipment by cloud-based hardware.  A simple example of this is the now-common migration of a server from a local [...]

By | December 3rd, 2016|Clients, Knowledge|

How reputable is the company providing your Police ID Badges?

With the growing public scrutiny of our nation's law enforcement officers, we see more and more police departments adopting increasingly rigorous identification procedures. One small but vital component of this trend is the rapidly growing demand for professional police ID badges. Well designed, secure, fraud-resistant badges are one further step in re-assuring the public when [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|Clients, Knowledge, News, Security|