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Troubleshooting Your ID Card Printer

Let me guess. You have already... Checked for a broken printer ribbon Checked for a jammed card Making sure to remove it gingerly (like that's even possible) Making sure its not due to a worn roller (what does that even look like?) Doing your best not to swear (JK, swear away) Checked the software Making sure the drivers are up-to-date Making sure [...]

January 19th, 2021|Categories: Infographics, Potential Clients|Tags: , , |

The Requirement for Covid-19 Vaccination ID Cards

As the United States grapples with the daunting logistics of rolling out a massive vaccination program for all citizens, starting with those who are most vulnerable, a major issue is just beginning to be discussed: how will we verify whether someone has been vaccinated or not? This could become required, in the future, for taking an airplane or being hired for a customer-facing [...]

January 17th, 2021|Categories: Potential Clients|Tags: , , , , , |

Is your company still Reliant on Obsolete Access Control Technology?

How old is your access control technology? The technology behind the cards that your employees use to gain access to your offices might be older than you think... Guess my age Do the cards you are using have a magstripe that you swipe in a reader? Did you know that mag stripes were invented in the 1960’s? That's nearly 60 years ago. For technology, [...]

September 8th, 2020|Categories: Potential Clients|

How Photo ID Cards Enhance Trust in the Age of Increased Insecurity

The world we live in has changed substantially since the arrival of the Coronavirus.  Everyone is adapting to a “new normal” with a heightened level of insecurity, since anyone we interact with might be a source of possible infection.  Each individual is making his or her own decision about safety each time they choose to interact with those outside their “bubble” of trusted persons. [...]

August 18th, 2020|Categories: Potential Clients|

Photo ID Card Issuance in Times of Social Distancing

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced us to re-think many of the tried-and-true work procedures which we have been following for years.  We are learning from many of our new clients that dealing with the Covid-19 situation has also forced them to re-think the process of employee card issuance, a small but vital part of on-boarding a new staff member.  InstantCard is pleased to [...]

Photo Rotation and Cropping Fix

We have noticed that on a few occasions some photos come in with an unexpected orientation.  This is because some photos produced by certain phones and cameras have different coding to determine which side is up.  While we work on a permanent solution for this inconvenience, there are ways to work around it so that your photos show up as you would like them [...]

July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Current Clients, Support|

Photo ID Cards for Time and Attendance

One of the most popular uses of Photo ID cards is for employees to register their arrival and departure times at work, commonly known as "Time and Attendance".  It is very common for companies to install time clocks at the main entrances so that staff members can easily scan their cards on their way in and out of the building.  These clocks then communicate [...]

July 21st, 2020|Categories: Current Clients, Potential Clients|Tags: , |

Can I make my own Press Pass?

With the rise of the internet there was, of course, a rise in independent journalism and reporting. There are now a bunch of independent journalists and bloggers who are respected and treat reporting with the same respect as any other media or journalistic institution. So, as a major producer of ID cards and press passes in the US, we get quite a few inquiries [...]

July 11th, 2020|Categories: Potential Clients|

Is your key card safe?

You are probably not aware that the common “prox” or key cards used to open 100’s of thousands of doors across America can be copied by anyone in a matter of minutes.  Even though these passive prox cards are used by some of America’s largest and most tech-savvy companies, most people will be shocked to learn that these key cards can be easily [...]

July 1st, 2020|Categories: Potential Clients|

ID cards for Online Students and Teachers

Everyone is familiar with the photo ID cards used by students on a college campus.  They provide access to dorm rooms, allow payment for meals, and are often used for public transportation, among many other things.  In addition, in this day and age, many campuses are requiring teachers and staff to also have photo ID cards as one more way to ensure that only [...]

June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Potential Clients|
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