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Digital Marketing and Social Media Apprentice…. Luke Marriage!
Welcome to our Digital Marketing and Social Media Apprentice…. Luke Marriage! We’d like to officially offer a huge, public welcome to our newest member of the team, Luke Marriage.  Luke joined us just over a month ago on a Digital Marketing and Social Media Apprenticeship and has already become an invaluable member of the team. Born and raised in Northamptonshire, not long turned 18, Luke has just finished his A-levels and whilst his mates and girlfriend headed off to Uni, Luke decided to gain his experience ‘hands  on’ and get stuck in to an apprenticeship.  With several ..
Understanding ID Card Printer Ribbons
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   Panel abbreviations ..
ID Card printing so easy you can do it anywhere!
  ID Card printing so easy you can do it anywhere!   Ben is out on the road at demos and installations a lot this week and found he’d run out of business cards.  Not to worry, equipped with an IDP Smart 50S printer and a power inverter – he was able to print some more business cards, between meetings, in his car! Durable and Simple to Use! The IDP Smart 50S, and in fact all the IDP Smart printers, have a metal casing and components, making them one of the most durable ID card printers around. They are also all extremely easy to use – downl..
Nine Essential Considerations when Designing a Name Badge
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 networking event ..
ID Card Centre, helping to Inspire Excellence in Facilities Management
Last week we made a somewhat unscheduled appearance at Facilities Show 2015. The exhibition is part of ‘Protection and Management 2015’ – 5 exhibitions that fill London’s ExCel covering everything to do with security, facilities management, safety, fire and services management – the largest exhibition of its kind in the world. Just the week prior, a last minute place became available at the exhibition - a large stand just inside the entrance to the exhibition – an opportunity too good to miss! We hurriedly got everything together (it’s amazing what ..
This Seasons New Lanyards
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 Black Pink Blue Water Melon Robin Egg Blue Silver Flourescent yellow Light up blue Light Up white White Orange Green Gold ..
A guide to selecting the right RFID readers for you
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..
All In One ID Printer Case
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 ..
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BETT 2015 A Real Education
This was our 10th year at BETT and whilst we have ceased some of the other industry specific events, this remains, for us, one of our favourites and most productive. BETT 2015 was great, definitely to be chalked up as a successful event for ID Card Centre Ltd. The event saw the usual mix of serious buyers, browsers and the curious, making for an interesting week, keeping both Ben and Josh on their toes! We had a lot of enquiries to process upon our return, again keeping the boys out of trouble.   BETT 2015 A Real Education Our unusual ‘Leg’ display grab..
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ID cards for visitors
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..
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Data We Need To Print Your ID Cards
Whether you need 1 or 1,000 ID Cards our card printing service can take all the hassle out of arranging your professional ID Cards. ID Card Printing turnaround time is 1-3 days, for large orders it is always best to confirm estimated completion times before ordering. Our Card Printing Bureau takes all the hassle out of printing your ID cards, with the added benefit of no expensive outlay for equipment. We have a large number of clients who use this service on a regular basis and an increasing number of new clients. This article is designed to be a short guide to the data we need to print yo..
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Tips for Photo ID Cards
We supply a number of ID card printers and bureau printing options to facilitate photo ID cards, here are some tips to get you thinking: Photo Backdrop, make sure you choose a coloured back ground that compliments the colours of your card. For example; if you have a mainly blue design try to stay away from green backgrounds. Most people choose to go with a white wall. Whilst this is normally safe with darker designs and intricate designs it may be worthwhile (if you have the talent) having the backgrounds completely removed from each portrait. Spelling, it seems obvio..
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ID Cards for Courier Companies
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..
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Loyalty Schemes for Small Businesses
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..
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Introducing Josh Mould
Introducing Josh Mould; the latest member to join the ID Card Centre team. Born in Germany and grew up in Kent, 24 year old Josh now lives in Brixworth and has joined us as a Technical Sales and Operations Assistant. With six years of sales and account management experience, Josh brings with him a high level of Customer Service experience which is already proving successful with our clients. His ability to learn quickly has seen him already working on designing ID cards, placing and dealing with orders, taking quotes and updating products and information on our website. He enjoys ..
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