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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. [...]

Now Available: Custom Holographic Overlays for Medical Professionals

InstantCard is pleased to announce the availability of a holographic overlay specially designed for Medical ID Cards.  Previously, our medical clients who needed a higher degree of security only had the option of our standard, globe hologram.  But now, working with our technology partners, we are [...]

More Than an ID Card Printing Service

As an alternate title, I might have gone with “don’t reinvent the wheel;” but I was once told to avoid cliches like the wind. Recently, I was migrating an extremely massive contact list from one big cloud service provider to another. Unfortunately, the new service provider didn’t [...]

Designer Tips: Going From Drab to Fab in 3 Easy Steps

In design it's really easy to forget the possibilities! Take an ID card for example. ID cards are commonly seen with really simple designs, but they look GOOD! In this post I'm going to cover how to make a simple, boring badge look professional in 3 steps. [...]

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 [...]

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: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Designer Tip: Using a Photo Background

Are you proud of the city you work in, the building for your company, or the truck you use on the job? You might be able to use it as the background for your ID Card! With a high enough quality photo taken with just the right [...]

By |2017-05-31T16:52:25-04:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: ID Card Design|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |