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..
Whether you use them to identify your employees, your company, your products or your brand – it’s highly likely that your business could benefit from an ID card or two!
Staff ID Cards
Canny employers are cottoning on the fact that a staff ID card can do so much more than just identify an employee. By printing on a technology card it can by synced with your building’s access control system, to your printer/copier for print and copy release and it can even be used for paying for lunch in the staff canteen with cashless catering.
Top Tip: Double it up as an empl..
Both event organisers and event attendees appreciate a well-organised name badge system.
The pocket-sized ID cards we’re all used to seeing are familiar and reassuring. They help to keep things running smoothly, look professional, and are very easy to use.
However, there are events and occasions when that convenient credit card sized version just doesn’t quite do the job.
So what’s the solution?
Oversized Name Badges
At big events such as sports fixtures, concerts, conventions and exhibitions etc., security is undoubtedly a challenge.
The crowds are large and of..
CardExchange™ offers a number of flexible licencing solutions based on different requirements.
If you have a single or a few licences but need to be able to use these on various machines then using a licence dongle is often the best solution to this rather than purchasing additional licences.
Step by Step Guide to Licensing CardExchange™ to a Licence Dongle
It is important that the driver of the dongle is installed before connecting the dongle to your PC and activating the license.
This is the old licence dongle:
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..
What is Project Genesius?
Project Genesius was launched in 2007 and is an initiative between the Metropolitan Police Service and the Specialist Printing Industry.
Its objective is to forge a working relationship between the printing industry and law enforcement agencies, to combat criminal activity relating to the unlawful use of printing equipment, for example to make fake IDs.
Who can become involved?
This project involves any company that manufactures, re-sells or distributes equipment or software that can create false documents and identification.
These companies are the..
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,..
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’..