Designer Tip: Ghosted Images

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 can have the option of a ghosted image of that employee. [...]

A Full-Fledged ID Card Service

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. But, as is often the case, the burden of truth has [...]

Now Available: Custom Holographic Overlays for Medical Professionals

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 standard, globe hologram.  But now, working with our technology partners, we [...]

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

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, it can be returned. If your ID card has to hold [...]

Announcing Support for Adhesive Badges

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 in buildings.  Previously, we advised those clients to replace the hard [...]

Designer Tip: Watermarks and When You Should Use Them

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 used as a design feature to make the ID card look [...]

By |2017-06-08T12:06:22-04:00May 30th, 2017|Categories: ID Card Design|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Color Scheming

Chances are, If you're coming to us, you already have a logo and established branding. But, perhaps, your logo includes only one or two colors and you haven't given much thought to what other colors might accent you ID badges. This is very important—colors on an ID [...]

By |2017-08-14T07:47:34-04:00April 6th, 2017|Categories: ID Card Design|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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 [...]

By |2017-05-31T16:52:25-04:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: ID Card Design|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |