So your existing ID badge or card supplier delivers late (useless for events) or perhaps provides ID cards that won’t work in your ID badge printers. You look around for another ID card supplier for the first time in years and realise how complicated the industry has become.
Here are some key questions to ask to help you make the right choice when selecting a new ID card supplier.
Are they registered with the ICO?
ICO stands for Information Commissioner’s Office. This plays an increasingly important role in data management and security. It’s the independent authority set up to uph..
A case study...
We work with a lot of public sector organisations and produce many different types of cards and passes so when we were approached to create ID cards for a tourist board we knew we could fulfil their brief.
The client was looking for a standard credit card sized ID Card to feature a brand new, eye catching design to the front, and also include the holder's photo and name. The rear of the card would be printed with generic information regarding what to do with a lost card if it was found.
The cards also needed to be compatible with their existing s..
Due to the very nature of our products, the details of a lot of our client’s accounts need to remain top secret – however, we still want to be able to share our solutions with you in case they are also the perfect fit for your business.
Our next client, a local engine manufacturer, is no different and they have a vast array of access control, identity and badging requirements within their business.
The Brief for a New Staff and Visitor Management System
For over five years we have been supplying our client with staff ID cards and personalised lanyards so when they needed to impl..
Innovative, diverse and in a constant state of change; for the many businesses offering their creative services, the events industry is an exciting and competitive environment.
At ID Card Centre we understand that one of the key ingredients to a successful event is paying close attention to the little details, as this is what can set you apart from the competition.
We also appreciate the stresses that event organisers are under (I used to be one for over 15 years!) such as tight client budgets, last minute changes to delegate lists and needing to print badges at the very last minute but ..
A card management installation in a university is never easy, and our latest one at
Cambridge University Library certainly got Ben's mind working!
An Oracle database connected via ODBC, multiple tables without common unique identifiers and transposing data to print information which wasn't actually stored in the database as well as writing back to other tables with all of the card date for importing into other systems. To top it off, we had multiple designs all with different requirements!!
Cambridge University is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious education establishments in the world and their 600 year old library, housing over 8 million books is a vital, central resource to the students of the university and colleges. Driven by a need to upgrade their student and staff cards to ‘smart’ MIFARE® cards, and realising that their current software or hardware did not support MIFARE® encoding, ID Card Centre were pleased to be able to offer a solution.
The Brief – A New Card Management System
When Cambridge University’s Library depar..
We were approached an NHS Trust to produce around 400 name badges for their staff.
They wanted to place this order as call off, meaning all 400 badges were ordered in advance but would then be produced and sent out only when they were needed. We also provided a number of reusable badges, meaning they could quickly issue emergency badges as and when required without the need to wait for an acrylic personalised badge to be manufactured. This meant that every member of staff in the wards could be easily identified, which keeps CQC happy!
The badge type w..
Since 2008, ID Card Centre have managed the bus passes for one of the largest local authorities in England.
This particular Council issue approximately 4000 bus passes per year to local residents.
The passes need to be hard wearing enough to ensure that they last for the full year for those residents that use them on a daily basis.
They also need to be easily identifiable to the bus driver as a valid bus pass, belonging to the correct owner.
The bus dr..
Short lead times, high end expectations and last minute changes – all factors which are pretty much a given when it comes to events – whether they be exhibitions, sporting event hospitality or high profile conferences.
When we received our latest brief from a long standing partner in event registration, this was no different...
We were asked to produce 650 top quality, full colour name badges for our client who was handling the registration for a very high profile, media conference in Switzerland, for one of the world’s biggest companies. Th..
Moulton College is one of the top colleges in the country, and a Centre of Excellence for Education and Training for the Natural, Built and Recreational Environment.
A multi campus college, Moulton College is split across 5 sites and offers students a variety of learning options and courses.
We were approached by Moulton College during the Summer holidays to quote for producing around 3000 student ID cards for the new students starting in September 2015.
In addition to being used to identify the students by way of a photo,..