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Sage Pay upgrade to SHA-2 – what you need to know!
At ID Card Centre we are very passionate about security, and need to be in the industry we work in!  Therefore as of the 13th July 2016 our payment gateway, Sage Pay, will be upgraded to the latest version, SHA-2,  and you may be affected as there will be restrictions on the browsers and operating systems that we can accept payments through.What is SHA?SHA is also known as "Secure Hash Algorithm" and is the method most payment gateways use during the validation of a website’s security certificate.  Up until now SHA-1 has been the most widely accepted method o..
Identity Insight from ID Card Centre June 2016
Just launched! We’re extremely pleased to present to you the new Card Printing pages on our website.    Featuring our printed plastic card options, with clear information about all of the features and print processes available to you.   Clearly sorted by card type or industry it’s quick and easy to find exactly what you’re looking for.   Our next goal is to add an instant online quote facility, so we’ll be work..
We are recruiting a Sales & Business Development Executive!
Sales & Business Development Executive - Flexible Working Available!About the JobPermanent position (subject to satisfactory completion of probationary period) Full time or Flexible hours (for the right candidate we can offer hours to fit around your current commitments).  Minimum 25 hours per week availableSalary Circa £18,000 – £24,000 per annum, pro rata – OTE up to £30,000 pa (but uncapped quarterly performance bonus)Due to company expansion a fantastic opportunity is available for the right person to fill a new Sales Executive role at ID Card Centre ..
Project Genesius - stamping out ID fraud!
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 then bound by a code of con..
Why do I need to clean my ID card printer and readers?
We appreciate that cleaning and maintenance are never much fun however if you’ve gone to the expense of investing in an ID card printer then you’ll need it to be running in tip top condition whenever you need it.Due to the very nature of plastic cards, readers, printers and the ribbons they use there will be a naturally occurring build-up of dirt that must be cleaned away on a regular basis. Dust, dirt, fingerprint oils, magnetic oxides and environmental contaminants will inevitably lead to errors in the printing and processing function of your equipment such as:Imperfections on your prin..
ID Card Centre Case Study - Events
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...The BriefWe 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.  The delegate list would read like a who’s ..
Education Case Study - Moulton College
      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.   The Brief 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 stu..
Your survey results – a big thank you!
Back in December we asked for your feedback in the form of a survey, and the results exceeded our expectations!  Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide us with some very useful feedback, not only will this help us grow, it also shows us areas where we can improve and how we can help you in the future.  1)     Competitive Pricing We are constantly monitoring our prices to ensure we are competitive however we do offer a price match guarantee so if you find the same product cheaper elsewhere we will match (and try to beat!) the price for you. ..
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ID Card Centre Bureau Service - We Print Your ID Cards and Name Badges
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 fa..
What is rewrite printing?
rewritevb (tr)1. to write (written material) again, esp changing the words or formRewrite, re-write or re write? However you spell it, it still does exactly what it says – it allows you to rewrite a previously printed ID card or name badge.How does rewrite work?The revolutionary rewrite technology doesn’t require any fancy inks or ribbons, but simply uses heat to change the colour of the surface of the card, thus printing any text and images (in monochrome only) – including photographs - on to the surface of the card. Reapplication of heat will then remove the ‘printing’ leaving the card blank..
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