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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 [...]

The Big IDea: ID Card Stocks

Most ID cards are printed using PVC plastic. And, for most clients, the cost makes this ideal. But certain clients benefit from composite card stocks.So, here, Dave talks about the differences, pros, and cons of printing IDs on different types of stock. Click here to [...]

A Full-Fledged ID Card Service

It's time to clear the air, to be frank about what it is we do here at InstantCard. I know many of you think we're ID card printers. And, admittedly, we probably encouraged that misconception. But, as is often the case, the burden of truth has [...]

The Big IDea: ID Card Dimensions

Most of our clients make use of our free template design. But, from time to time we have clients who want to provide their own designs. This is no problem, of course. But, creating your own ID badge design requires knowing the proper size and [...]

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 [...]