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Print ID cards in seconds!

by Kelli 18. December 2012 10:13
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Creating a professional ID card is easier than it sounds, and it doesn’t take someone in your IT department to put the printer system together! IDville specializes in ID card printers that anyone in your organization can feel confident using. In addition to increasing security and helping project a professional image, ID card printers are extremely easy to use! 

Invest less time and money: An ID card printer saves you time and hassle unlike other pieces of technology. Before converting to an ID card printer, many organizations print paper badges, cut them out, and laminate each one individually. This is a time consuming process compared to the quick print job an ID card printer can do. 

Easy features: In addition to creating professional-looking IDs, the ID Maker software that comes with IDville systems enables you to streamline other processes at your organization. You can use the program to create a directory, for program data, and to quickly print reprint cards. 
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Simple set-up: Getting the ID Maker printer system set-up is simple. All you have to do is install the ID Maker Software and plug in the equipment. It’s that easy! There are no complicated set-up instructions. We have plenty of resources available for you at our Knowledge Center to help you become the expert at printing IDs. 

Lifetime support: Even though it’s simple to use your ID card printers, it’s common to have questions, too. At IDville, lifetime technical support is included in the purchase of your ID card printer. If you ever need assistance with your printer, help is only a phone call away! 

To read this month’s full IDentify Newsletter, click here.  
For more information regarding ID card printers or to speak with one of our system specialist’s, call us at 1.866.438.4553 or email me today. 
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Choosing the Right Photo Identification Card Printer

by david 22. August 2012 11:30
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Choosing an ID card printer is never an easy process, especially when there are so many options available. Do you want a printer that prints one or two-sided ID cards? Do you intend to print 100 or 1,000+ ID cards a year? What does your budget allow you to spend? Are you looking for advanced security features? 

All of these questions are factors to consider when choosing which type of photo identification card printer to implement into your organization. And we’re here to help make the purchasing process easier for you! One of the benefits of our ID card printers is that the printer can be purchased separately or as a system package. Each ID Maker System includes: 
 
ID cards ready in minutes!
 
The goal of the ID Maker System is to make creating and printing photo IDs easy for you and your staff.
 
Don’t forget to clean your printer! Keep your ID Maker printer running at its peak performance by following recommended cleaning schedules. I recommend a cleaning cycle every 700-1,000 prints. This ensures high-quality, digital photo IDs. Each cleaning kit includes cleaning cards and a pen. 
 
Follow these simple instructions to clean your ID Maker Printer: 
  • Press MENU then select “Clean Rollers” and follow the prompts on the printer.  
  • Remove the card hopper from the back of the printer. 
  • Open the lid and remove the dye-film. Leave the lid open.
  • Open the protective packet and remove the cleaning card. 
  • When prompted, insert the narrow end of the card into the card feed slot. The cleaning process will run automatically, and then the card will be ejected. 
  • Remove the card and repeat when necessary. 
Are you a customer of IDville? If so, let us know how your products are working out for you! If you think one of our ID Maker systems may be right for you, give one of our identification experts a call today at 1.866.438.4553. 
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It’s Time to Order Supplies!

by david 31. July 2012 09:45
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You’ve bought a photo identification system and now you need to purchase printer supplies. Where do you begin? Right here with IDville’s Printer Supplies Locator! Whether you own an ID Maker printer, Zebra printer or an Evolis printer, we have all the supplies you need; from printer ribbons, ID cards, to cleaning kits to keep your printer in tip top shape!  
 
 
 
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Printer Ribbons: Just like there are many printers to choose from, there are also many printer ribbon options. There are options to help prevent from wear and tear, print in color on one side and black on the other, and options for printing single-sided or dual-sided cards.  
 
ID Cards: There are endless possibilities when printing on ID cards. You can choose from PVC cards with varied thickness, colors, and encoding options, paper ID cards that are perfect for creating laminate IDs, meeting name tags, or special event name badges, and even HID cards that are encoded with proximity badge functionality to integrate with your door access or time and attendance system.   
 
Badge Slot Punches: Badge slot punches add ID wear by providing a slot for a lanyard, badge reel, or clip attachments to secure your badge. You can also choose from a 3-in-1 badge slot punch that has slot, hole, and corner punch options. Badge slot punches work with laminated or plastic ID badges.
 
Cleaning Kits: It’s highly recommended that you clean your ID card printer with a cleaning kit every 700-1,000 ID cards. Because each printer works differently, it’s important that you use the specified manufacturer kit. Each cleaning kit includes a cleaning card that looks like a PVC card but it’s soaked in a cleaning solution. The card is inserted into the ID card printer and cleans all of the rollers. This is a must! 
 
Your ID card printer is a valuable piece of equipment so why wouldn’t you take care of it the way you do your computer? If you have any questions locating the correct supplies for your printer, send me an email at david@idville.com. I’d be glad to help! Maybe your question will be featured in an upcoming newsletter to better assist our customers. 
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Top 11 Identification Blog Posts of 2011

by todd 10. January 2012 10:34
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2012 is here, and we’re looking forward to a New Year filled with new products, new tradeshow appearances, new team members, and new customers!

Before we begin a new year of blogging, we wanted to recap the 11 most popular posts from 2011:

1. School ID Cards Improve Security
2. Designing Your ID Card
3. Top 10 Workplace Safety Tips for National Safety Month
4. ID Card Systems in Healthcare Protect Information and Improve Safety
5. ID Maker ID Card Systems Thinking Outside the Box
6. The Dreaded Employee ID Badge
7. Paper or Plastic ID Cards
8. Streamline School Processes with Student ID Cards and an ID Card System
9. Streamline Payroll Responsibilities with New Time and Attendance System
10. Top Ten Reasons for an ID Maker Identification System
11. Lanyards Keep ID Cards Visible for Back to School

What would you like to see us post in 2012? Share your suggestions for upcoming blog posts in the comment section of this post!

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Here’s to a great New Year!

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Seven Steps for ID Card Printer Maintenance

by todd 13. December 2011 09:00
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An ID card printer is a wise investment in the safety and security of your facility, and you want it to always be in peak performance for its next printing job. To keep your ID card printer in top shape year round, follow our seven steps for printer maintenance.  
 
1. Regularly Clean Your ID Card Printer
It's recommended that you clean your ID card printer every 700-1,000 ID cards. Each manufacturer creates an ID card printer cleaning kit  for its printers. Because each printer works differently, you must use the specified manufacturer kit. As a helpful reminder, you can clean your printer when you change the printer ribbon. Each cleaning kit includes a cleaning card. It looks like a PVC card, but it is soaked in a cleaning solution. The card is inserted into the ID card printer and cleans all of the rollers.
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2. Clean the Printer Roller
To print ID cards, a roller pulls the blank PVC card into the printer. This roller collects the dust and dirt on PVC cards so it doesn't travel into the printer. Because the roller acts like a lint roller that cleans the PVC cards, it needs to be cleaned or replaced on a regular basis. Refer to your printer manual for directions to clean or replace the roller.
 
3. Clean the Print Heads. 
The print heads on your ID card printer also need to be cleaned. Your ID card printer cleaning kit includes the cleaning swabs, they look like large Q-tips or a marker, which you use to clean the printer heads directly. Follow your cleaning kit directions to properly clean this important ID card printer component.
 
4. Replace Printer Ribbons.
For a high quality ID card, replace your printer ribbons as recommended. Printer ribbons have up to a two year shelf life, so you can stock up when you purchase the ID card printer and always have them on hand. Be sure to use the manufacturer's printer ribbons as off brand printer ribbons may not work properly and could damage your printer.
 
Get thre remaining three ID card printer maintenance tips in our Knowledge Center article, ID Card Printer Maintenance. 

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Four Steps to Extend the Life of your ID Card Printer

by todd 29. November 2011 07:33
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When you purchased your ID card printer, you made an investment in the safety and security of your staff. Like any piece of equipment, your printer won’t last forever if it’s not cared for properly. Follow our four steps to extend the life and well-being of your ID card printer:

1. Clean It. We recommend you clean your printer with a cleaning kit every 700-1,000 prints to keep it running smoothly. Regular cleanings ensure your ID cards always come out looking beautiful.

Learn more about ID Maker Systems2. Store it in a Case. Protect your printer from dust and potential damage by storing it in a carry case. This is a necessity to protect your printer from the elements if you are transporting it between buildings or events.


3. Give Proper Training. The greater number of people you have using your printer, the more likely it is to be misused or damaged. Train individuals in your office or organization who will be using the printer to make sure it’s handled properly.

4. Use the Correct Printer Supplies. Different styles and models of printers require different printer ribbons and cleaning kids. Be sure to use the right supplies on your printer with our Printer Supplies Locator.

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Free ID Card System Resources

by david 8. November 2011 08:37
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Are you interested in learning more about an ID card system, but don’t know where to start? Our ID experts and technicians have put together several resources that provide you with all the information you need without the fluff!

• ID System Information Packet – This packet includes a sample ID card and badge accessory. The packet compares and contrasts our best selling ID Maker Systems, so you can decide which one is right for you. Request your free information packet.

• See How ID Maker Works – Visit the Video Library to watch our ID Maker videos. You can see a demo of our ID Maker software and learn how easy it is to set up and print ID cards with our one box system. Watch videos.

• “Why Identify” White Paper – Purchasing an ID card system is an investment that you need to justify for your organization. Our free white paper gives you all the information and data to help you do just that! Plus, it discusses the added benefits for several industries, such as education, government, and healthcare. Download the white paper.

• Case Studies – If you are unsure about how an ID card system could be used in your organization, browse the case studies in our Knowledge Center for a company that’s in your same industry. Our case studies give a clear picture of an organization before and after the ID card system. Read case studies.

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Do It Yourself Office Identification

by todd 20. July 2011 09:04
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Do It Yourself (DIY) projects are usually less expensive than hiring a professional and often get completed quicker. When it comes to identification, there are many things you can do yourself to save time and money, too. With the right tools, you can create professional-looking signs, name tags, and ID cards that will impress even the keenest eye!

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Post directional signs and label key rooms and offices with wall signs. You can design and print signs from your own computer using our popular ClearLook office signs. Sandwich your printout between two pieces of clear acrylic and hang it yourself for a sign that visitors will think was created professionally.

Name Tags.
If you’re in a customer-focused industry, your employees most likely wear nametags. Reduce your nametag investment with Quick Print Name Tags and create a label of the employees’ name and apply it to the name tag. Name tags are engraved with your logo or your choice of graphic. You’ll be able to instantly make name tags for new employees and reuse old name tags, too!

ID Cards.
The ultimate DIY identification tool is a photo ID card printer. Using ID Maker software, you can create photo ID cards on the spot for employees, visitors, contractors and volunteers. Once you have your photo ID card printer set up, you’ll find many additional uses for it! You can create labels, make wallet size info cards and design ID cards for events.

For more on DIY identification, visit our Identification Knowledge Center.

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ID Cards Make Work a Safer Place

by todd 1. June 2011 08:56
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Get More Safety Tips for National Safety MonthEach June, the National Safety Council (NSC) encourages businesses to promote and improve safety during National Safety Month. You can use the NSC's timely reminder to review your organization's safety policies and practices. Safety policies and procedures prevent accidents, injuries and death in the workplace. Implementing employee ID badges is an important part of a safety policy and can make your organization a safer place for employees.

Visual Recognition
ID cards provide visual recognition of every person in your building, making it easy for security personnel or employees to identify persons who don't belong.

Building Access – Coordinate employee ID cards with access control through HID proximity cards. An access control system allows all employees to enter the building at will while requiring visitors to enter through a monitored entrance. You also have the ability to disable an employee's card if he is no longer allowed in the building.

Picture Directory – Using ID Maker software, you can easily create an employee photo directory for your employee handbook or intranet. The picture directory allows employees to become familiar with new faces around the building.

Visitor Management – Utilize your photo ID card printer to create visitor ID badges. Visitor ID badges signal to employees that the visitor is permitted to be in the building. Create badges for contractors or consultants who visit regularly to encourage an atmosphere of teamwork.

National Safety Month is the ideal time to implement an ID card safety policy or upgrade your current policy. When employees feel safe at work, they are more productive, engaged and less likely to use disability benefits. To conduct a thorough review of your organization's safety policies, reference our Workplace Security Audit available in our Knowledge Center.

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Top Ten Reasons for an ID Maker Identification System

by todd 18. May 2011 08:41
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1. Safety is everyone's priority - Not just building and grounds safety, but personal safety. Know who is roaming your halls and corridors and manage building or room access with a single card.
 
2. Time and attendance capability - Track hours for payroll with ease. Make dual-purpose ID cards by creating a plastic overlay that adheres to any proximity or HID card. Transform an access card to a photo ID plus an access card, all in one.
 
3. Make the best use of your time - Avoid labor-intensive paper laminate cards that don't last. Use plastic ID cards with more function and security in less than a minute per card.
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4. Make the best use of your dollars - An ID Maker system is all-inclusive, no hidden costs. Everything you need to get started today for creating and printing ID cards, right out of the box.
 
5. Appropriate for use in government and healthcare industries – ID Maker Systems are compliant with federal and state ID card and information mandates.
 
6. Multiple functions on a single card - From a student perspective, incorporate a photo ID card with cafeteria and library services. For the office, combine a time card with building access.
 
7. Reduce waste and costly reprints - Sturdy plastic ID cards last 20 times as long as a paper laminate card.
 
8. Reduce fraudulent reproduction - Make ID cards tamper-proof with unique security features such as holographic overlays, ghost photos and printer memory card capabilities.
 
9. Create your own rewards/membership programs - Advertise your business with a rewards card, or print your own gift or key cards. The possibilities with an ID Maker system expand beyond identification.
 
10. Lifetime, technical support whenever you need it - You are never on your own. With every system purchase, you get free technical support for as long as you own the system. We are the experts, and we do it right!
 
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