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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 [...]

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

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, it can be returned. If your ID card has to hold [...]

Announcing Support for Adhesive Badges

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 in buildings.  Previously, we advised those clients to replace the hard [...]

Designer Tip: Watermarks and When You Should Use Them

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 used as a design feature to make the ID card look [...]

By |2020-03-17T08:11:24-04:00May 30th, 2017|Categories: ID Card Design|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

InstantCard: the Epitome of “High-Tech High-Touch” Service

In 1981 John Naisbitt published a blockbuster book called Megatrends.  Of the 10 major trends he identified, one, which he called “High-Tech High-Touch”, was so profoundly important that it led to the publication of a second best-seller, by that exact name, in 1999.  We believe that the [...]

What Even is "the Cloud" ?

"The cloud," has become a technological buzz word. People love to use it, even if they aren't really quite sure what it is. And, in the interest of full disclosure, we pepper this site with the fact that we are "cloud-based" because it makes us sound awesome. [...]

Membership Cards delivered quickly and efficiently

We are gratified to note that more and more associations and membership organizations are turning to InstantCard to fulfill their membership card requirements.  Traditionally, membership cards were mailed out once a year, in a big batch, by a specialized fulfillment shop.  They would process one big file [...]

Color Scheming

Chances are, If you're coming to us, you already have a logo and established branding. But, perhaps, your logo includes only one or two colors and you haven't given much thought to what other colors might accent you ID badges. This is very important—colors on an ID [...]

By |2017-08-14T07:47:34-04:00April 6th, 2017|Categories: ID Card Design|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Enhance Your ID Card Security with Chip Card Technology

Over this past year, U.S. banks have taken a giant step toward increasing the security of financial transactions by adding smart-chips to our debit and credit cards.  Now that Americans are becoming familiar with seeing chips on their bank cards, many are asking us if the [...]

When to consider adding an expiration date on your ID cards

Many of our clients issue photo ID cards without an expiration date. For companies which have an exit interview procedure, an expiration date is often not necessary because they can recover the ID card when an employee leaves. Other organizations are not concerned about the potential for [...]