Efficiency and security are bywords within all spheres of employment. Gone are the days when every face in the workplace was known, and supervision was conducted from a glass-sided stronghold perched above the factory floor, or from a desk at the far end of the office occupied by an eagle-eyed manager. Practices that involved untold hours spent queuing to clock on at work, painstaking form-filling and ledger-filling and the centralised location of keys to permit access around the building have long gone. With them has also gone the atmosphere of mistrust that prevailed in many workplaces.
What is a card printing bureau?
The ID Card Centre bureau is a service that we offer to manage the printing and encoding of ID cards, access control cards, technology cards and name badges on behalf of companies, organisations and individuals. There are many reasons for needing to use a bureau service such as not owning the correct printing and encoding equipment or not having the time or man power to handle the job in house.
There is no job too big or small for the bureau to cope with – we regularly handle print jobs of single cards up to thousands of cards.
In fact we’..
Understanding ID Card Printer Ribbons
We appreciate that understanding ID card printer ribbons can be like cracking code, so here’s a quick guide to the abbreviations that all manufacturers use and the different types of ribbon available.
What do all the letters mean?
The letters used in the ribbon descriptions describe the different panels that make up that particular ribbon and the order the panels are printed in, from left to right.
For example YMCKO means Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Resin Black, Overlay
As with all print, to ensure your finished piece looks exactly as you intended it to, there are various things you need to consider when thinking about the design of your name badges.
1. What does it need to do?
What is the main purpose of the badge? Is it for detailed identification of the person which needs to contain a photo, personal information and any permits or restrictions? For example to show they can access a certain area on-site or have the necessary licence or authorisation to carry out a particular task. Or is it for quick identification such as a networkin..
This season it’s definitely not a case of black is the new black, or blue or red or green for that matter!
Lanyards have finally got exciting! New suppliers to the market mean that our standard offering has now increased our lanyard range with a brand new additional 21 colours to add to our already extensive range.
This Seasons New Lanyards
Robin Egg Blue
Light up blue
Light Up white
Many people ask us what RFID readers they should buy for their card management system – whether that be for access control, cashless catering, print and copy release, library management or other card system. It can be a bit of a minefield and it is obviously essential that you get the right one, not just for now but to future proof against potential changes to your cards and systems in the future.
The Elatec range of RFID readers are ideal for print on demand (also known as follow me printing), Access Control, library management, cashless catering as well as many othe..
At ID Card Centre we are constantly looking to improve our product range. Our latest addition has been a labour of love. ID Card Printers can be expensive pieces of equipment to replace, so we have been looking at ways in which we can protect your investment. Introducing the new all-in-one ID Printer case.
Not only does this hard shelled case protect your printer from knocks and bumps but it also holds all of your ancillary accessories, your power supply, USB cable, up to 700 cards and 2 printer ribbons. Inside we have lined the case with sturdy foam to keep your printer and accessories in ..
If you are a large business or organisation that has frequent visitors to your premises, it is essential that they have the correct identification on them at all times to establish who they are and in some cases comply with Health and Safety policies.
ID Card Centre can cater for your requirements in this area, whether it be designing and printing the visitor badges for you or providing you with the printers, software and consumables for you to print them yourselves.
ID cards for visitors
The cards we provide range from a plain white PVC cards to intelligent (Access Control) cards, co..
For courier companies, it is understood that identification is an essential part of the business. An integral security must and contributing to the overall impression people have of your business regardless of whether you are a small, local delivery service or a larger, international organisation.
So what areas within your courier company need ID Cards? Below we take a look at the different areas where ID is essential and how we can help:
Drivers and deliveries
If you are a van/lorry driver you will ultimately be the one that will be face to face with the person receiving the parc..
It’s not just the big players that can benefit from a good loyalty scheme. We’ve all seen the cards produced by leading supermarkets and brand outlets that offer regular customers great deals and points to buy more products.
But smaller businesses can benefit by operating a loyalty scheme too. After all, it makes sense to keep the customers you already have and this is a powerful strategy for ensuring they stay with you and are rewarded for doing so.
The main benefits of a loyalty scheme are:
It encourages your existing customers to keep on buying.
It sets you apart from your com..