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Photo ID cards for National Identity Programs

Countries around the world have recognized that a secure, centrally administered ID card program can result in many efficiencies when their citizens interact with the government for a wide variety of public services.  Different nations have taken various unique approaches to the issuance of government photo ID [...]

By |2020-06-17T11:15:12-04:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: ID Card Considerations|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Global Card Market Still Showing Continued Strong Growth

Many people ask us whether we worry about ID cards being replaced by mobile apps?   Our answer is: "maybe, but not for a long, long time".  While there are some situations where a mobile app has become a preferable solution, there are still many circumstances where a [...]

The Big IDea: Holographic Overlays

Dave is back with The Big IDea. Today he discusses ID badge overlays. Namely: What are they? Are the more secure? And, finally, some of his suggestions regarding overlays. We're often asked to see examples of badges with overlays, so we've made a form to [...]

Happy National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

October is a busy month—in addition to being "Inktober," "Filmtober," and the month that gave us Jeff Goldblum —it happens to be National Cyber Security Awareness Month. We'd be remiss if we didn't use this opportunity to talk about the intersection of cyber security and ID badge [...]

iOS 11 Supports QR Code Scanning (Yup, Without Having to Download Anything Else)

Sometimes it's the small things. At WWDC 2017 Apple unveiled their new HomePod, major changes to their App store, and the new iOS 11. But, in all of that, we were most interested in the small upgrade added to the built-in iPhone camera application—QR code support. While [...]

Our Credential Verification Service now supports time logging

We recently teamed up with TapTrack to make our Credential Verification Service even better. Now, you can use your CVS ID badges to have works check-in and check-out of a work site—one more way CVS helps make your projects more safe and secure! In [...]

InstantCard—Secure Enough for The REAL ID Act.

In 2005, congress passed the REAL ID Act—establishing security standards for IDs to be federally recognized. (Officially, this is referred to as “H.R.1268: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005 (Enrolled as Agreed to or Passed by Both [...]