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The Accidental Developer: In Search of Better UX

It is I, David Allen, UX Prestidigitator.photo by Johan Famel My "official" title with InstantCard is UX Prestidigitator. "Prestidigitator" is a ridiculous way of saying "magician." And, in the interest of full disclosure, I'm normally the one who comes up with our employees' titles [...]

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 [...]

Children First—Nonprofit of the Month

Since September 2014 we have worked with Children First, based in Ontario, Canada. We are proud to associate ourselves with organizations, such as Children First, who invest in the mental heath and development of children.Children first aids families of young children who have developmental concerns or [...]

Virginia Home for Boys and Girls—Nonprofit of the Month

Since Jan 2015 we have worked with Virginia Home for Boys and Girls. We are proud to associate ourselves with organizations, such as VHBG, who take a family-centered approach to addressing the needs of children. VHBG is a nonprofit organization, established in 1848, which seves children [...]

Children’s Advocacy Center of SWFL—Nonprofit of the Month

We are proud to have worked with the Children's Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida (CAC) since 2014. They have been working towards improving children's lives, and the lives of their family members, through a coordinated response to child abuse and neglect. CAC is Florida's largest children's [...]

Digital Drivers Licenses

Louisiana is first in the race to a statewide digital license While several states have been testing digital drivers licenses, Louisiana was recently the first to make one available to all drivers, statewide. The app, LA Wallet, is available on both iOS and Android. To prevent fraud, [...]

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. [...]

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: 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 [...]