South Carolina Requires Suicide Prevention Information on Student ID Cards

South Carolina has passed new legislation requiring public and private colleges and universities, as well as public schools serving grades 7-12, to have the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number and additional crisis resources on school-issued student identification cards. The new legislation, Student Identification Card Suicide Prevention [...]

By |2021-08-09T09:31:52-04:00August 6th, 2021|Categories: ID Card Considerations, ID Card Design|Tags: , , , |

Now Available: Custom Holographic Overlays for Medical Professionals

InstantCard is pleased to announce the availability of a holographic overlay specially designed for Medical ID Cards.  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 are [...]

By |2021-07-14T06:45:22-04:00November 9th, 2017|Categories: Card Technology, ID Card Design|Tags: , , , , , |

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 employee ID badges that are very commonly used to open doors in buildings.  Previously, we advised those clients to replace [...]

By |2021-07-14T07:11:45-04:00June 10th, 2017|Categories: Card Technology, ID Card Design|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 |2020-03-17T08:11:24-04:00May 30th, 2017|Categories: ID Card Design|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When to consider adding an expiration date on your ID cards

Many of our clients issue photo employee 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 [...]

By |2021-07-14T06:43:10-04:00March 20th, 2017|Categories: Current Clients, ID Card Design, Security|Tags: , , , , , , |
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