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Global Card Market Still Showing Continued Strong Growth

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 become a preferable solution, there are still many circumstances where a [...]

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 [...]

Our Credential Verification Service now supports time logging

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 helps make your projects more safe and secure! In [...]

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

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 [...]

What’s in a name?

David Birch suggests, in the above TED video, that for most transactions requiring an ID, a name is not only unneeded but may serve to only aid identity theft. And, he’s right. (Please watch the video—the concepts he touches on are very interesting.) Wait! Before you [...]

By |2017-09-14T16:44:02-04:00January 22nd, 2017|Categories: ID Card Design|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

New Introduction Video!

We just produced a new video introducing our service. The goal is to give potential clients a quick introduction. (If you'd like a more detailed view of the service, you may always check out our How-To series.) You may now find the video on our How it Works [...]

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