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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..
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 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..
Does my business need ID Cards?
  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: ..
Plastic Open Faced ID Card Holders
Efficiency and security are bywords within all spheres of employment. Gone are the days when every face in the workplace was known, and supervision was conducted from a glass-sided stronghold perched above the factory floor, or from a desk at the far end of the office occupied by an eagle-eyed manager. Practices that involved untold hours spent queuing to clock on at work, painstaking form-filling and ledger-filling and the centralised location of keys to permit access around the building have long gone. With them has also gone the atmosphere of mistrust that prevailed in many workplaces. I..
Key features of a quality ID card holder
You’ve probably put a lot of thought into the design of your name badges and ID cards. You’ve made sure they’re branded with your logo. They have the right personal information. And the quality of print represents the quality of your company. They look great and you feel proud. But whether you’re simply printing your own name badges on paper, or operating a full plastic ID card system, there is one final aspect to your identification process that you may have overlooked. And it’s one that will still have impact – the badge/ID card holders you use. How ..
Identity Insight from ID Card Centre March 2017
  We are back!  Sorry for the long pause in our communications –..
XL Name Badges… when big is simply better
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 lar..
First Impressions Count!
It’s just one of those things. You never get a second chance to make a first impression. And when you’re signing a potential client into your building, that process will already have started. With that said, therefore, it’s worth bearing in mind that the ID security procedure you operate can really make a difference.How can an ID card system affect first impressions? An ID card system has impact because:1.  It can enhance your organisation’s professional imageAn ID card system immediately implies that a business is substantial enough to warrant one. It also implies that an organisati..
8 Essential Elements of a Successful ID Card System
So you’ve decided an ID card system is a key way to improve security in your business. Now you need to move the project forward. To help you achieve this, we’ve compiled a list of the essential elements you need to make your ID card system a success. ID Card Printers  A card printer with the right specification is the first thing to go on any ID card system list of requirements. If you can’t print the ID cards, then you don’t have an ID card system. But what should you be considering in order to get the right card printer for your purposes? Here are some questions to ask yoursel..
How do I find an ID badge supplier? Where do I start?
It’s never easy finding a new supplier for a product that you may never have used before. It’s a huge learning curve, and you’ll no doubt experience moments of feeling outside of your comfort zone. Finding a company to work with on ID cards and ID badges is no different. So we thought we’d make your life a little easier by highlighting six key questions you should ask before you decide.6 Questions you should ask of any new badge supplier…1.    Do you understand my business?We mean this most politely but when it comes to ID cards, businesses often think they know what they need. ..
ID Card Centre Case Study - NHS
The BriefWe 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 SolutionThe badge type we selected was a 76mm x ..
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..
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