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Making the move to professional ID Cards

Most people have tried laminated cards, which they quickly find to be flimsy, cheap-looking, and unsecure. When an organization is ready to produce professional plastic cards, there are just three choices: 1. Purchase and operate an in-house system 2. Contract with a local service bureau 3. Online Photo ID card service Any cost comparison should include these factors in evaluating which solution is the [...]

Pre-Printing Graphics on ID cards vs. Printing All-at-Once

Whenever a large organization is planning to roll out an ID card printing project, it has the option of choosing 1-step or 2-step printing: 1-step printing involves printing all information, both fixed and variable, on a blank white card in one single pass. 2-step printing involves pre-printing the first layer of graphics on a card, then subsequently in a second pass printing the variable [...]

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 be there presenting our unique ID Card services to the security industry.  Please visit us, we're exhibiting [...]

March 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 use cases.  And we can procure nearly any kind of technology card required through our network of [...]

February 27th, 2019|Categories: Card Technology, Security|

Advanced ID Card Template Management for Multi-Site Corporations

InstantCard has developed a full set of tools to allow our largest clients, those with hundreds of locations and thousands of employees, to manage a wide range of template needs and requirements.  Some of these features are unique to the advanced needs of these organizations, and others are useful to all clients, even single-site organizations. For example, we have the ability to "clone" a [...]

February 20th, 2019|Categories: Current Clients|

Children First—Nonprofit of the Month

Since September 2014 we have worked with Children First, based in Ontario, Canada. We are proud to associate ourselves with organizations, such as Children First, who invest in the mental heath and development of children.Children first aids families of young children who have developmental concerns or face potential mental heath issues. Mental Health Services Include: Individualized and comprehensive child and family assessment. Brief [...]

Announcing Automatic Email Confirmations of Card Orders

A number of clients have requested that we send email confirmations whenever an order is successfully received by our system. These emails would allow them to be sure that their ID card order went through successfully and was being processed. Our tech team thought that was a great idea, so they have just rolled out this new feature. Now if you click on your [...]

January 29th, 2019|Categories: Company News, Current Clients|

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 companies use to verify the identities of employees both on-premises and off-premises? Most time clocks can be [...]

January 28th, 2019|Categories: Card Technology, Current Clients|

Announcing New InstantCard Pricing as of Jan. 1, 2019

It has been five years since InstantCard was last required to increase its prices.  However, with our supply costs increasing and a significant proportion of our costs impacted by recent import tariffs, we find it necessary to update our pricing. We are therefore increasing, as of Jan. 1 2019, our base card prices by an average of 8%.  The per-card cost for most customers [...]

January 1st, 2019|Categories: Company News|