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From technology to design, everything you need to know to get the most from your ID badges.

The Accidental Developer: In Search of Better UX

It is I, David Allen, UX Prestidigitator.photo by Johan Famel My "official" title with InstantCard is UX Prestidigitator. "Prestidigitator" is a ridiculous way of saying "magician." And, in the interest of full disclosure, I'm normally the one who comes up with our employees' titles [...]

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|

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|

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|

Digital Drivers Licenses

Louisiana is first in the race to a statewide digital license While several states have been testing digital drivers licenses, Louisiana was recently the first to make one available to all drivers, statewide. The app, LA Wallet, is available on both iOS and Android. To prevent fraud, [...]

The End of Signatures on ID Cards is near . . .

A significant number of our clients still request signature strips on their ID and membership cards, since they perceive that this enhances the security and authenticity of the card.  Of course, we provide cards exactly the way our clients want them, and we're happy to deliver cards [...]

By |2018-06-18T12:00:14-04:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Card Technology, Company News, Payment, Security|

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. [...]

Designer Tip: Creating Print Ready ID Cards in Adobe Illustrator

This post will not be for everyone who signs up for InstantCard as most of our clients go through our website to create and order cards. This post is more handy for designers being tasked with the responsibility of creating the artwork for their company's ID badges [...]

By |2019-09-17T04:05:07-04:00April 25th, 2018|Categories: ID Card Design|

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 [...]