Why APIs are perhaps the most important technology in the ID card business

The production of ID cards is an important element of the secure identification ecosystem.  This broad area of technology has become an essential part of modern life, because personal identification is the cornerstone of system security.  Security has leapt to the forefront of our collective consciousness [...]

By |2024-05-31T20:43:03-04:00May 31st, 2024|Categories: Card Technology, Security, Thoughts and Ideas|Tags: , , , , |

Why the QR code on a vCard is so much better than NFC

I recently attended a major industry conference, and gained some interesting insights about the use vCards in day-to-day interactions with fellow businessmen.  I had decided to systematically use my vCard with everyone I met, to see how it performed and to test peoples’ reactions, rather than [...]

By |2024-05-21T07:00:09-04:00May 20th, 2024|Categories: Card Technology, ID Card Considerations, ID Card Design, Thoughts and Ideas|Tags: , , |

Why I believe that ID cards aren’t going away anytime soon

Many people, when they hear that I run America’s leading online photo ID card provider, ask me “but isn’t that a dying business?”  Aren’t ID cards going the way of the buggy whip and the steam engine?  But you know what? I’ve been hearing that reaction [...]

By |2024-05-06T15:30:18-04:00May 6th, 2024|Categories: ID Card Design, Security, Thoughts and Ideas|Tags: , , |

Why using ID Card design software for photo ID cards is a bad idea

Here at InstantCard we are occasionally asked whether we offer a card layout tool to allow our clients to design their own ID card templates.  We have long resisted the temptation to release such a tool, as we think that our clients are not well-served by [...]

By |2024-05-06T15:34:13-04:00April 30th, 2024|Categories: ID Card Design, Potential Clients, Thoughts and Ideas|Tags: , , , |
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