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Designer Tip: Ghosted Images

By |2018-06-01T11:46:34+00:00May 30th, 2018|Categories: Design|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When you hear about ghosted images in relation to designs one might instantly think of watermarks. With ID cards this is not the case. When an ID has a photo of an employee on it you [...]

A Full-Fledged ID Card Service

By |2018-04-20T09:34:03+00:00April 20th, 2018|Categories: Clients, Design|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

It's time to clear the air, to be frank about what it is we do here at InstantCard. I know many of you think we're ID card printers. And, admittedly, we probably encouraged that misconception. [...]

Now Available: Custom Holographic Overlays for Medical Professionals

By |2018-02-09T07:45:50+00:00November 9th, 2017|Categories: Card Technology, Design|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

InstantCard is pleased to announce the availability of a holographic overlay specially designed for the health care industry.  Previously, our medical clients who needed a higher degree of security only had the option of our [...]

Designer Tip: What Should I Put On The Back Of My ID Card?

By |2017-08-14T05:56:19+00:00July 5th, 2017|Categories: Design|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The back of your ID Card can be a great space to utilize. For any company I always recommend including an "If found" address on the back. That way, if an employee loses their ID card, [...]

Announcing Support for Adhesive Badges

By |2017-08-14T06:12:35+00:00June 10th, 2017|Categories: Card Technology, Design, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Over the years, many InstantCard clients have asked us if we can print custom photo IDs on their existing "clamshell" badges.  These are the thick, hard plastic badges that are very commonly used to open doors [...]

Designer Tip: Watermarks and When You Should Use Them

By |2017-06-08T12:06:22+00:00May 30th, 2017|Categories: Design, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What is a watermark? A watermark is an image (normally the logo or other branding asset) that is put on the card with a transparency so it doesn't stand out in full color. It is typically [...]

When to consider adding an expiration date on your ID cards

By |2017-08-14T11:00:15+00:00March 20th, 2017|Categories: Clients, Design, Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Designer Tip: Using a Photo Background

By |2017-05-31T16:52:25+00:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Design|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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! [...]