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Streamline School Processes with Student ID Cards and an ID Card System

by david 15. March 2011 08:30
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Focus on School Security. For the month of March, the IDville team will be focusing on school security. All this month, we’ll blog about different ways to improve school security. Have questions? Email us or request a System Information Pack for more info.

Student ID cards can improve more than just the security at your school. The introduction of ID cards to your students and staff can help streamline various processes within the school, too.

With the proper ID card system and ID card software , you can add barcodes or mag-stripe encoding to your ID cards. These additional features allow you to connect your lunch program and library system. Students can use their ID cards to purchase meals and check out materials.

Schools find this system saves time, increases efficiency, and is safer for students, too. Students will also be more motivated to wear their ID cards as they will be required for checking out library books or buying school lunch.

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For example.  Northeast Middle School (NEMS) in Clarksville, Tennessee prints around 1,600 ID cards for its students, staff, and visitors each year. When Bruce Hester, NEMS Media Specialist and Librarian upgraded his ID card system, he experienced a significant time savings.
 
“The old process was multi-step using the laminating pouches and the cards," said Hester. "When we decided to upgrade we were looking to produce ID cards with ease, and we wanted better looking and more durable ID cards for the students."

The speed of the new ID card systemhas helped move registration lines along and saved the school labor costs. "Using the barcodes on the ID cards speeds up library checkout and helps staff identify the students," added Hester. "We also make ID cards without a photo for substitute teachers and visitors." This ID card system increases building security, leaving students, staff, and parents feeling more secure.

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David is an IDville Identification Specialist with over seven years product and sales experience.  Around IDville, David is known for his new product ideas, sports knowledge and experience as a catalog model (you may have seen him in a previous IDville catalog!).

IDentify Newsletter: New ID Maker ID Card Systems

by david 16. February 2011 10:12
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Our monthly newsletter, IDentify was published today with lots of valuable information about our new ID Maker Systems .  I've included an excerpt from IDentify below. To read the entire newsletter, click here. To have IDentify delivered to your inbox, sign up on IDville.com.

New ID Maker ID Card Systems 

Your organization has been using the same, tired laminated ID cards for years, and you’ve been on your manager’s case to improve security at your organization.  Now you’ve been put in charge of getting new ID cards for everyone, and you don’t even know where to start. After all, you’re not a security expert – you work in human resources!

With over 8 years experience in the photo identification industry, IDville provides all the expertise you need to select the proper photo identification system. Our experts have designed three different systems that are so easy to use you can set them up in five steps and print new ID cards in 15 minutes. Don’t believe us? Watch this video.

Our ID card systems come in three different variations that are sized and priced to meet your organization’s unique needs. Each ID card system meets our high standards for ease of use, affordability, and security.

For the small organization: ID Maker Value System
If you have a small team that won’t require more than 100 ID cards a year than the ID Maker Value System is right for you. It prints 1-sided ID cards that you can design yourself with the ID Maker Pro software.

For everyday use: ID Maker Advantage System
A great choice for schools and large businesses, the ID Maker Advantage System is our favorite! This system is available with either a 1-sided or 2-sided printer, so you have more card design options.

For advanced security: ID Maker Secure System
The ID Maker Secure System is the optimal choice for municipalities and government offices. It meets local and federal ID guidelines and has increased security features, including custom holographic overlays.

To find the right ID Maker system for your organization, request a System Information Pack today from our ID experts.

Product Spotlight: ID Maker System Components

The goal of the ID Maker Systems is to make photo ID card creation simple for your organization. To make the identification process easier, ID Maker Systems arrive with everything you need to create professional and secure ID cards all in one box. Each ID Maker System includes:

 ID Maker software
 PVC card printer
 High grade PVC cards
 USB web cam
 Full color printer ribbon
 Standard white backdrop
 Holographic designs
 Printer cleaning kit

 Click here to read the rest of February's IDentify Newsletter.

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David is an IDville Identification Specialist with over seven years product and sales experience.  Around IDville, David is known for his new product ideas, sports knowledge and experience as a catalog model (you may have seen him in a previous IDville catalog!).

New Website, Features, and Content at IDville.com

by todd 8. February 2011 08:37
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We recently revealed an entirely new website for IDville! IDville.com now has enhanced search capabilities, more organized navigation, and expanded product details and views. The new website was created to help our customers better search, shop, and learn about identification. The site has many new features that you will want to take advantage of!

 

Visit the New IDville.comMore Content – Our new website is home to two new white papers from our identification experts. You can download them both for free in our Knowledge Center. “Secure ID Card Systems for the Healthcare Industry” is full of valuable information for healthcare professionals seeking to create a safer work environment. “ID Card Systems: Why Identify?” outlines the basics of photo identification and the return on investment.

Expanded Product Views –  Get a better view of our products with new product photos and close ups. All product information is now at your fingertips with the information organized by tabs. Click on the different tabs for product details, sizes, and reviews.

New Videos – We added to our popular ID Maker 2.0 software video tutorials to bring you additional video resources to make photo identification easier. Our website now features product demo videos that provide you with a closer look at how ID card systems and accessories work. You can watch our Badge Reel video to help you determine the right badge reel for your organization. For an overview of photo identification, watch our ID Maker and Security videos on our homepage.

Increased Social Media Participation – In addition to our new website, we are also increasing our social media participation. For the last year, we’ve been active on Facebook and our blog. Beginning this month, we’ve also launched a Twitter account you can follow for exclusive deals and security news and information. You can follow us on LinkedIn for company updates, too. When you connect with us on social media, you have access to exclusive discounts, sales, and deals. Join the conversation today!

We hope you enjoy our new website and find it easier to use. If you have any comments or suggestions – features you like, suggested changes or new content ideas – please send them to us! You can send us your thoughts on Facebook, through Twitter, or via email.

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Todd is an identification expert at IDville with over seven years experience. Around IDville, Todd is known for his excessive coffee drinking, beautiful daughters, and impressive ping pong skills.

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Identification and Security Experts Get New Look, Same Great Service and Support

by dan 31. January 2011 08:13
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I'm excited to announce that IDville, the leading identification and security expert for business, education, healthcare and government, has a new brand identity, and enhanced website today! A small but mighty company, IDville has many prominent customers, including local businesses Steelcase, Kellogg’s, and Michigan State University.

We gave ourselves a much needed facelift, but our customers will still recognize the expert level of support and service they’ve come to expect from IDville.

So what’s New at IDville?

Our dedication to exceptional service and product innovation has helped us thrive in our eight years of business. On the heels of a robust 2010, I expect continued growth in 2011 thanks to the enhanced website, more contemporary look, and expanded product selection. For our customers, this means more great products and services to help you better secure your organization.

I encourage you to visit the new IDville.com to check out our enhanced search capabilities, clearer navigation, and additional content resources. Our new selection of videos, case studies, white papers, and newsletters provides you with all the information you need to make informed security decisions for your facility.

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New ID Maker Printers. Now available on IDville.com!

We hope IDville.com will be the premiere destination for customers looking for identification information, shopping for printers, systems, accessories or supplies and new products, or investing in a system. We feel the new website will be easier to use for our customers and ultimately better for the IDville business.

We are also launching over 50 new products today with our new website. The new products include a proprietary line of ID card printers, supplies and industry-specific ID card accessory options. The new line of ID card printers expands IDville’s proprietary printer offering to include the ID Maker Value, Advantage, and Secure.

IDville has been helping customers identify and secure their facility for over eight years. Our new brand and website is an indication that we are dedicated to meeting the challenges of our customers and the marketplace, and exceeding their expectations.

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Dan is the IDville General Manager and oversees all product management and marketing for the IDville brand.  Around IDville, Dan is known for the catchphrase, "talk to me," his not-so-secret designer past, and his passion for Michigan State sports.

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Proper Display of ID Cards Improves Security

by todd 24. January 2011 09:21
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Photo ID cards are an important part of a secure facility. But if ID cards aren’t displayed properly, they provide little if any help to your security efforts. To encourage students, staff, and employees to properly display their ID cards, you need to provide the necessary ID card accessories.

Carabiner Badge Reels – This badge reel is designed with a twist-free base that will keep your ID card facing forward at all times.

Strap Clips – The most popular (and affordable!) ID card accessory securely attaches your ID card to anything without permitting it to spin. Clipped to a shirt pocket or lapel, a strap clip will keep the ID card facing forward and easily visible.

Magnetic Badge Holders – Using magnets to display your ID badge is another way to ensure ID cards are always facing the right direction.

If you are still working through the ID card design process, consider making a two-sided ID card. Duplicate the most important information on both sides of the card, so it can be properly displayed even if it twists.

 

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Todd is an identification expert at IDville with over seven years experience. Around IDville, Todd is known for his excessive coffee drinking, beautiful daughters, and impressive ping pong skills.

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Increase Security in the New Year with Photo ID Cards

by david 4. January 2011 09:59
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Welcome to 2011! Do you have any New Years resolutions? This year, IDville made a resolution to help more companies create safe and secure work environments where learning, productivity, and innovation thrive.

Photo identification is a critical component of a safe work environment. In fact, it’s very common for schools, hospitals and businesses to have a photo identification card policy. If you already use photo ID cards at your organization, do you have a policy in place?

A photo ID card policy clarifies for employees, students and staff what the expectations are regarding an ID card. For instance, are ID cards used for buying lunches or checking out materials? Are individuals required to display their ID card with them at all times?

Start the New Year off right by putting a formal photo ID card policy into place. It doesn’t have to be long or elaborate. Follow our guidelines to craft your own policy for your organization.

An ID card policy should:

 Provide guidelines for information and design elements that must be included on ID cards.

 Outline the expectations for wearing and displaying the ID card.

 Describe how replacements can be obtained and the cost, if any.

 Explain all the ways ID cards are used. For instance, access control, time and attendance, making purchases or checking out materials, etc.

For more ID card policy ideas, look at similarly sized organizations in your industry. Their policies will provide a good benchmark for your own.

Something new is coming to IDville!

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David is an IDville Identification Specialist with over seven years product and sales experience.  Around IDville, David is known for his new product ideas, sports knowledge and experience as a catalog model (you may have seen him in a previous IDville catalog!).

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Happy Holidays from IDville!

by dan 22. December 2010 08:05
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The IDville blog is going to go quiet until January 3, 2011 for the holidays. If you need identification information during this time, read through our blog archives and visit the Knowledge Center.

To show our appreciation for our loyal blog readers and Facebook fans, you can get Free Shipping on your order of $100 or more today through the end of the year (December 31)! Simply like our Facebook page to get the code.

Have a Happy Holiday and a safe New Year!

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Dan is the IDville General Manager and oversees all product management and marketing for the IDville brand.  Around IDville, Dan is known for the catchphrase, "talk to me," his not-so-secret designer past, and his passion for Michigan State sports.

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Promote your Organization’s Culture with ID Cards & Accessories

by david 20. December 2010 09:07
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ID cards are an important part of an organization’s safety and security plan, but they can also be used for the “lighter” side of business: promoting your culture.

This month’s Identify Newsletter introduced our sister company, Baudville, and how to combine its employee recognition products with identification and safety for a better work environment. You can read the complete newsletter here, and put a few of the following tips in to practice in the new year!

Promote your culture with ID cards:

 Use your ID card design to show off the personality of your organization. Incorporate a picture of a favorite spot within your facility, use lots of color and allow individuals to have a little fun with their ID picture.

 Equip all employees or students with fun accessories for ID card display. Create custom lanyards for your organization. You can even personalize each lanyard with staff names! Themed lanyards and themed badge reels can also promote your culture and bring a little fun to every day at work.

 Maintain a small inventory of themed lanyards and badge reels, and give employees access to it. Encourage employees to select a new item on a regular basis. This will help to keep them motivated to wear their ID card.

 Have employees, staff or students display their recognition and award lapel pins on a specialty badge holder. Pin Display badge holders hold both your ID card and lapel pins.

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David is an IDville Identification Specialist with over seven years product and sales experience.  Around IDville, David is known for his new product ideas, sports knowledge and experience as a catalog model (you may have seen him in a previous IDville catalog!).

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Custom Lanyard Options Promote Safety

by david 15. December 2010 08:14
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Custom lanyards are a popular ID card accessory for events, schools, frontline employees, businesses and more. Custom lanyards allow you to promote your organization and always keep safety a priority. IDville has unique custom lanyard options that can meet your organization’s needs and protect your staff and students.

Create Custom Lanyards for All Occasions

 Lanyard/Badge Reel Combo – Great for conferences and events, a lanyard/badge reel combo makes name badges and materials more accessible to attendees.

 USB Lanyard – Perfect for teachers, IT and data heads, the USB lanyard allows you to take your data with you wherever you go.

 Breakaway – The breakaway lanyard option is an important safety feature. If the lanyard gets caught on an item, the breakaway prevents the wearer from choking. Breakaway is available as an add-on to several of our custom lanyard options.

 Child Size Lanyard – Keep children safe with a lanyard designed just for them. The smaller size fits children better and properly displays their identification.

 Eco-Friendly Lanyard – Create your custom lanyard out of recycled plastic soda bottles! With the eco-friendly lanyard, you can promote both your organization and your dedication to the environment.

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Badge Holders Protect and Preserve ID Cards

by todd 7. December 2010 08:56
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ID cards are an investment in the safety of your people and the security of your building. You can prolong the life of employee ID cards and reduce the number of reprints by displaying ID cards in a badge holder.

There are many advantages to displaying ID cards in a badge holder, and all of them result in a longer life for your ID card:

 Badge holders protect ID cards from the elements, making the ID card look newer, longer.
 A badge holder can prevent an ID card from being damaged, for instance by being shut in a door or creased in a purse.
 Ensure ID cards always display the necessary information by using a badge holder.
 Complement your ID card design and promote your brand with a colorful badge holder.
 Protect ID cards from water and spilled beverages.

To ensure employees display their ID cards in a badge holder, always present the completed ID card in a badge holder. Explain to employees that they’re expected to wear the ID card in the badge holder whenever they’re in the building.

Your team will have great looking ID cards that are long lasting, making your facility more safe and secure!

Shop Badge Holders 

Badge holders come in a variety of options.

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