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Brand New Access Control Solutions from ID Card Centre
ID Card Centre will be exclusively demoing two brand new products at this year’s Facilities Show to help make card issuance operations quicker, cheaper and more secure.As official resellers of the Magicard range of products they will be introducing the recently released Helix ID Card Printer.  Ideal for government, finance, health care and universities due to the exceptionally high quality print and in built secure print features.  Owning a professional quality printer for well under £2000 is now a reality.Capable of printing up to 200 cards per hour and using large capacity ribbons ..
ID Card Centre helping the Education sector get ahead with student ID card printing for enrolments
ID Card Centre has answered a plea for help from many of their customers within the education sector to help them with the busy and stressful enrolment period. Each autumn universities and colleges have a new influx of 1000s of students arriving on campus, merely days after enrolment has closed and courses assigned.  This generally allows just a matter of hours to print every single student ID card ready for collection on the first day of term.Recognising that universities did not want to invest in purchasing lots of additional printers for just a few days a year, ID Card Centre have..
ID Card Centre Case Study - NHS
The Brief 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 Solution The badge type w..
Identity Insight from ID Card Centre May 2016
Welcome to the May edition of Identity Insight May is a very special month for us, as it’s our birthday!  This year, on 11th May we will be celebrating 5 years since MD Ben O’Brien acquired ID Card Centre from Aurora Computer Services in a Management buyout. Ben had alread..
ID Card Centre Case Study - Local Councils
Since 2008, ID Card Centre have managed the bus passes for one of the largest local authorities in England.The BriefThis 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 drivers must be able to easily and efficiently sell passes on the buses, whilst working as normal on the..
Identity Insight from ID Card Centre April 2016
Printer Hire To hire or to buy? It’s a question we get asked a lot. Is it better to purchase a card printer and run your own equipment, outsource all of the printing or hire the equipment as and when you need it? Or indeed a combination of all three! It really depends on many factors such as how many cards you print, how often, what you need to print on them and of course budgets! We’ve collated the following gu..
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..
Identity Insight from ID Card Centre March 2016
The ID Card Centre Office ExpansionDue to the rapid expansion of our team and the increasing levels of business we found ourselves with an urgent need for more space, so rather than uproot and move, we embarked on a loft conversion! We now have a whole floor dedicated to our card production bureau, a much bigger stock room as well as additional space in the main office.This has enabled us to expand our bureau offering and add new equipment to our portfolio including the Evolis Avansia, as well as hold more stock to ensure we not only continue to fulfil our orders for next working day delivery ..
ID Card Printers - To Hire or Buy?
To hire or buy?  If that’s the question you’re currently mulling over then hopefully we can help you to make that decision.   Undoubtedly purchasing any equipment can be costly and getting budget approval can be difficult and time consuming, therefore the option to hire equipment could be the solution you’re looking for.   Pros   Cons No capital expenditure outlay Costs can be internally allocated to a specific client or project No ongoing maintenance costs Supplem..
Identity Insight from ID Card Centre February 2016
Welcome to the inaugural edition of Identity Insight, the bi-monthly newsletter from ID Card Centre, full of information on new products and services to benefit your business, industry updates and company news. Being our first newsletter it may have been some time since we last spoke so we'd like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our team. ..
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..
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