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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!

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Badge holders come in a variety of options.

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Customer-Focused ID Maker Printer

by david 1. December 2010 10:20
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ID cards can be used to improve relationships between frontline employees and customers by displaying helpful information to customers. They also reassure customers they are working with an official and knowledgeable company representative.

An IDville customer from Cleveland, Ohio, recently shared how his organization is using the ID Maker printer to provide more useful information to customers at several quick oil change locations.

Learn more about ID Card Printers“This is the first ID Maker we have ever purchased. After doing extensive research, we found the ID Maker very affordable while producing a professional ID card. Our customers see these cards everyday in all 37 of our quick oil change locations and have commented on how good they look.

Instead of having our uniform company put names on the shirts, we can now display name, title, hire date and technical certifications. This is much more information presented to our customers in a clean, credit card sized ID card. Our team members are proud to wear them, as it fosters a level of accomplishment as they complete training certifications”

In addition to using ID cards to provide more information to customers, the ID Maker software was also based on customer feedback. The software program is designed to be as simple to use as possible.

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Strap Clips: An Affordable Display Option

by david 23. November 2010 15:09
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ID cards provide valuable visual identification. They make it easy to know who does and does not belong in your building. Once you create your ID cards, you must provide ways for your employees and staff to display them.

If you have a tight budget for ID accessories, strap clips are an ideal display option for you and your organization. As low as $0.18 each, strap clips can attach an ID card to anything!

Strap clips are commonly used to attach ID cards to shirt pockets, belts and even purses. The strap clip and ID card should be worn so the ID card is easily visible and accessible.

In order to attach an ID card to a strap clip, the card must have a slot punch. Otherwise, you have no way to connect the ID card and strap clip.

You have several strap clip options. You can order strap clips:

- In a color that coordinates with your ID card design
- To hold more than one ID card with extra length.
- With a rubber tip grip so you don’t damage clothing.
- To be worn on a belt.

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The Benefits of a Dual Sided ID Card

by todd 16. November 2010 08:56
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Not all ID card printers print on both sides of an ID card. Dual-sided ID card printers have a mechanism that prints on the front side of the card, flips the card over and prints the back. Single-sided ID card printers lack this function.

The primary difference between these two types of printers is the amount of printing space per card. A one sided ID card has very limited space whereas a dual-sided card provides more room for more information.

With dual-sided capabilities, information you don’t want displayed can be added to the back of the card. Some organizations print individual’s personal information, barcode or magnetic stripe on the back.

The back side of an ID card can also be used to display valuable information such as emergency contact information, mission statements or an address where a lost card can be returned.

If your ID cards will be displayed on a lanyard or a badge reel where they can easily be turned around, you may want to duplicate the card design on each side so the proper information is always displayed.

If you’re not certain you will need dual-sided ID cards, choose an ID card printer that is field-upgradable and can be converted from a one-sided to a two-sided printer without major expense, like our ID Maker Printer. Otherwise, you may have to purchase a new printer at a later date.

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Dual sided ID cards have many benefits and increased capabilities. 

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Best of Badge Reels

by david 9. November 2010 12:50
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Badge reels are a fun and convenient way to display your ID card. They are especially useful if your ID card is used to gain access to your building. However, there are lots of many badge reel options available, and you can want to provide the best options to your employees, staff and students.

We’ve provided short descriptions about our favorite badge reels to help you choose the right design for your organization.

Flashing Badge Reels 1. Flashing Badge Reel
Spice up your traditional identification with this exciting ID card attachment. The Flashing Badge Reel has a hard translucent cover, so you can see through to the circuit board. Lights flash red, yellow and green every time you pull the retractable cord.

Great For: Getting kids and teens excited about security and identification and drawing attention to your ID cards.

2. Carabiner Badge Reel
This badge reel is convenient to display. The carabiner easily clips onto a belt loop, buckle or purse for easy accessibility. Plus, the twist free base keeps the ID card displayed forward, so you always have visual identification.

Great For: Work sites where visual identification is a high priority for safety.

Themed Badge Reels 3. Themed Badge Reel
Promote an important value or theme in your organization by equipping every member with a themed badge reel. Available in a variety of themes, you can provide the design that best represents your organization’s priorities, like safety.

Great For: Organizations that want to promote safety. Also great for organization where employees work with children.

4. Carabiner LED Badge Reel
The Carabiner LED Badge Reel has the convenience of the carabiner attachment with an additional safety feature. The badge reel houses an LED light that is handy for using keys or access control in the dark. The LED light turns on with a slide button.

Great For: Employees who come to work or go home in the dark.

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Keep Identification a Priority during Halloween Celebrations

by david 27. October 2010 14:07
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Halloween is on Sunday, and many workplaces will be having Halloween parties this Friday to celebrate. At IDville, our employees can wear costumes and their kids trick-or-treat around the office.

With so many people coming in and out of the building for Halloween festivities, it’s important that identification remain a top priority. This week, put your visitor identification system to work to ensure the safety of both your employees and your visitors.

Here are a few tips that will keep everyone safe and improve your Halloween celebration:

1. Ask guests to RSVP.
If you’re inviting guests to your facility for a Halloween party or trick-or-treating, ask employees to RSVP their guests ahead of time. This way, you can create ID cards for guests with your photo ID card printer.

2. Register visitors at the entrance.
You may not be able to collect RSVPs for everyone, so be prepared to register visitors when they arrive. A visitor system can help you keep track of everyone who is in your building.

3. Create name badges for visitors.
In addition to creating a record of visitors, a visitor identification system will also create an adhesive name badge that visitors can wear in the building. Since both children and adults will be in costume, it may be difficult to identify individuals by sight. Name badges will make sure you know who is in the building.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Visitor Identification Systems at IDville.com

Even well-known Star Wars characters wear visitor IDs!

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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 recent IDville catalog!).

New Identify Newsletter Shares DIY Identification Tips!

by david 21. October 2010 10:36
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The latest issue of our Identify Newsletter was released today. This month, we share do it yourself (DIY) identification tips that will save you both time and money. Read the full newsletter.

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Another great way to connect with our identification specialists and learn more about identification is through the Knowledge Center. Watch videos, read industry case studies, past issues of the Identify Newsletter and more in this section of our website.

Check out our identification resources and become a DIY identification expert yourself!

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Top 5 ID Maker Software Tips

by david 13. October 2010 11:55
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1. Extra security features.
ID Maker software is packed with great security features to make your IDs more secure.  Add a signature, ghost photo, fingerprint, or even mask your barcode.  To add one of these elements, simply click on Modify > Add an Element right from the Card Creation screen.

2. Design help with templates
Want to get more uses out of your PVC card system besides making employee or student IDs?  Use one of our predesigned templates and over 300+ background and clip art designs in our ID Maker software to make lunch cards, gift cards, member rewards, or pocket-sized informational cards.

3. Lock an element
Did you know you can ‘lock’ the design of your ID layout in ID Maker software? Locking an element will hold its position so it cannot be moved to another position on the card.  To lock an element, click the appropriate element on the card so that a red box appears around it. Then click on the padlock button (under the Formatting tab in the Card Creation window) to 'Lock it'.  To the right of the card layout, a lock icon is visible.  The icon will appear red when an element is selected and locked.

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4. Import images
Can’t find the right image in ID Maker’s clip art library? It’s easy to import your own image. Simply go to the “Card Creation” screen and click on the graphic button under “Design Tools.” Then choose “Import Logo” and select your graphic. Ta da!

5. Create a directory
Want to make a directory with your information in ID Maker?  ID Maker 2.0 Pro and Enterprise editions have been integrated with the Crystal Reports XI engine to produce over 40 standard report templates. To access these reports, click on File > Reports.  You can sort by any field!

Are you interested in creating your own ID Cards? Take the ID Maker software tour!

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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 recent IDville catalog!).

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Use ID Cards to Spice up Your Events

by todd 6. October 2010 09:35
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ID cards can add to the success of an event. Regardless of the occasion, you can make a memorable and professional impression at corporate meetings, training sessions, special events and conferences with a custom PVC ID card.

Personalize it. Tailor the badge to the specific audience. If you are hosting a small event with attendees from multiple organizations, create a unique badge for each by adding their logo to the ID card. The attendees will be pleased to have the branding opportunity, and it will help the attendees visually recognize the represented companies.

Apply a theme. For special events or conferences with a theme, print the artwork and slogan on the badge. When you incorporate a theme on the ID badges, it becomes a souvenir for the attendees. One company shared with us their practice of creating special themed ID badges for their holiday party. Many of the employees still display previous years’ badges at their desks! If you use ID Maker 2.0, utilize the design templates and artwork to create a unique ID card that’s perfect for your event.

Make it fun. To add an interactive element to your event, create photo ID cards on site. This not only provides an opportunity for you to entertain your guests, but it will also impress them with an inside look at your streamlined identification process.

Accessorize it. Don’t forget to consider accessories for your ID cards. Badge reels and lanyards can both be customized with a logo or organization name. If your goal is to reinforce a particular message or offering of your company, create a custom lanyard. The attendees wear them throughout the duration of the event and are constantly reminded of the message by their peers.

For more information on using ID cards at events, see our Event ID Guidelines in the Knowledge Center.

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