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New Year, New Member Checklist for Gym Managers
Gym managers and owners need to make the most of January’s annual new member influx. New member gym registrations increase – it’s thought that 12% of all fitness centre memberships are taken out in the New Year period. You need to be ready to open your gym to new members in January – many will turn up without calling in advance. Use the final weeks of this year to order in your new gym membership cards and perhaps hire or even buy a plastic card printer to help minimise the cost of managing the rush. Here’s a new members’ preparation checklist for gym managers and owners to work ..
Welcome to Kayleigh Vaughan - Office Administrator
Many of you will already have had the pleasure of dealing with Kayleigh on the phone by now but (now that she’s passed her probation with flying colours!) we’d like to officially welcome her to ID Card Centre! Kayleigh joined us three months ago to fill a new role of Office Administrator which as well as being heavily customer service focussed, involves keep the rest of us in check!  On a day to day basis Kayleigh deals with finance queries and assists with quotes and sales and she is now starting to develop new business and manage key accounts.  On top of all that she also looks ..
How can you print Braille on an ID card?
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 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..
You’re never fully dressed without an access card or key fob
The risks posed by online hackers are well documented but you should also pay attention to the physical threat of theft or malicious damage caused by having an open door and easy access to your workplace. Whether your organisation deals with sensitive and confidential material or not, regulating who has access to your premises to keep your assets and employees safe is a basic security requirement. Selecting the right access control system for your business opens up a world of useful features – from regulating entry around certain areas to accurate printing and even buying lunch cash-free. W..
Are you bored of your pricing labels?
       Did you even realise there are fun, eye-catching pricing solutions available that don’t cost the earth and take hours to make? Labels that can display not just the price but vital information on ingredients, uses for the product, special offer details or vital allergen information? Labels that can cost as little as 9p each?! Then we’d like to introduce to you our plastic pricing signs. Sell more! Customers buy what they know and understand.  Fact How many times have you stood at a busy counter, can’t work out what is what or ma..
ID Card Security Features
Here is the final instalment of this trilogy of blogs on ID Card security and encoding options.  Today we’ll take a look at some card security features that you may wish to consider for your ID cards. Why would you add additional security features to the physical card itself?  The best answer to this question is to stop forgery.  Take out your driving license and have a look over the texture and background of the card. You will see numerous types of added security which are incredibly tricky to replicate effectively.  Tilt your card in the light and you can see sev..
ID Card Centre Case Study - In Case of Emergency Cards
When a large Utility company approached us looking for In Case of Emergency cards for their lone workers we had the perfect solution to offer them. The Brief We were contacted by one of the largest energy, phone and broadband providers in the country as they were looking for a way of giving their team of 1800 lone workers a uniform way of carrying in case of emergency contact information with them at all times. The Solution Whilst we could have suggested a full-size ID card, in this instance we felt our mini tags were more suited to the job.&nb..
ID Card Encoding Options
Following on from my recent piece surrounding security options today we’re going to take a more detailed look at encoding options and security cards/fobs. At ID Card Centre we can supply, print and encode a wide variety of smart technology cards therefore we have a product to suit whichever systems you possess. Whether it be for access control, cashless catering, library management or print and copy release we have you covered. Let's take a look at the ID Card encoding options you have available… ID Card Encoding There really is a mind boggling amount of different access control pr..
From ID cards to bus passes...
... cost effective solutions for Local Councils Despite the digital nature of the world we live in, ID cards and passes are becoming more and more important. The need to identify personnel, limit services to permitted individuals like OAPs, and manage multiple work sites whilst keeping staff and visitors safe and secure has escalated. Now, more than ever, cost effective but simple-to-use ID card and pass solutions are required. Welcome to our world… Public sector organisations need both quality products and reliable customer service at value-for-money prices. At ID Card Centre we’re v..
Project Genesius – Who was Genesius?
He is in fact a Saint, the Patron Saint of printers, actors, lawyers, barristers, clowns, comedians, converts, dancers, people with epilepsy, musicians, stenographers and torture victims and August 25th marks his feast day so we thought it was an appropriate time to write about him. Saint Genesius of Rome was an actor who worked in a series of plays that mocked Christianity. One day while performing in a work that made fun of baptism he received sudden wisdom from God, realized the truth of Christianity, and had a conversion experience on stage. He announced his new faith, and refused to re..
Printing on Coloured Plastic Cards
If you’re looking for a quick, low cost and effective way to brighten up your ID cards and name badges, or you need them to stand out then why not think about printing on coloured cards? We stock a wide range of the highest quality coloured cards by FOTODEK.  We have white core and also coloured core cards dependent on what you are looking for.   Solid Core Colours   White Core Colours Biscotti Cream Buttermilk Vintage Summer Conker Pacific Blue Airforce Blue Twilight ..
One size fits all – the simple effectiveness of the Inepro Card Reader
You rarely enter a medium/large organisation or educational establishment without seeing an ID card swinging from a brightly coloured lanyard on each and every person that passes. And with a few technological tweaks, that staple ID card can open up opportunities for access control, secure release print & copy and can even be used for the cashless purchase of lunch in the canteen.  To successfully maximise your ID card system, an effective card reader is an absolute must. ID Card Centre stocks a wide variety of the top brands on the market, many of which are compatible with the vast..
Identity Insight from ID Card Centre June 2017
​ Does my business need ID cards? ..
How do I choose the right Elatec Card Reader for me?
Have no fear, help is at hand! ID Card Centre is here to guide you through the labyrinth of top class Elatec card readers. As an authorised distributor of Elatec products we will help you find the best fit for your organisation. The first piece of good news is that no matter what brand of ID card your company, university or school operates, there is bound to be a compatible Elatec card reader available for you.  In addition, these card readers can be supplied in USB or RS232 format, in white or black, with a slimline enclosure or without – giving you full flexibility of installatio..
ID Card Security Options
Let's be honest with ourselves, security should be at the forefront of all of our minds in business and in this series of blogs we will look at the different options we have available. A single security breach could cost your company hundreds of thousands of pounds and significant reputation damage to boot if you're not careful! With that in mind, it's imperative for you to constantly be looking at new ways to increase your awareness of who is on site at any one time. With visitors, contractors and staff from multiple departments and sites all integrating together, It's a..
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