>Tag: card

Designer Tip: Ghosted Images

By |2018-06-01T11:46:34+00:00May 30th, 2018|Categories: Design|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Global Card Market Still Showing Continued Strong Growth

By |2018-06-01T10:19:35+00:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Knowledge, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

The Big IDea: Holographic Overlays

By |2018-02-15T06:43:41+00:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: The Big IDea, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Happy National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

By |2017-10-05T11:17:14+00:00October 5th, 2017|Categories: Card Technology, Knowledge, Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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

By |2017-08-22T07:10:02+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Card Technology, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Our Credential Verification Service now supports time logging

By |2017-09-14T16:24:36+00:00August 11th, 2017|Categories: Card Technology, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

InstantCard—Secure Enough for The REAL ID Act.

By |2017-08-14T07:58:48+00:00August 8th, 2017|Categories: News, Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Designer Tip: What Should I Put On The Back Of My ID Card?

By |2017-08-14T05:56:19+00:00July 5th, 2017|Categories: Design|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The back of your ID Card can be a great space to utilize. For any company I always recommend including an "If found" address on the back. That way, if an employee loses their ID card, [...]

Announcing Support for Adhesive Badges

By |2017-08-14T06:12:35+00:00June 10th, 2017|Categories: Card Technology, Design, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 badges that are very commonly used to open doors [...]

Designer Tip: Watermarks and When You Should Use Them

By |2017-06-08T12:06:22+00:00May 30th, 2017|Categories: Design, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]