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Is your ID card secure?

by david 26. February 2013 09:29
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Did you know that 1 in 20 Americans are at risk for identity theft? That means that today's world demands more security. Identity authentication is a regular part of our daily lives to protect ourselves and our proprietary information. 

One way to enhance security is to implement a photo ID requirement. What you may not know is that there are a variety of features available to prevent the duplication of your ID card. 

Let’s look at some of the ways to guard against ID forgery:

Barcodes- A feature for time and attendance use or any tracking system you choose to integrate with your ID card. 
Ghost Photos- Make an ID one-of-a-kind with a mirror screen image of your picture. 
Fingerprinting- Especially useful in government agencies and schools for child ID card programs.

Sample ID card with barcode feature!
   Sample ID card with barcode feature! 


Click here to read the full article. 

If you have any questions regarding additional features for your ID cards, call one of our System Specialists at 1.866.438.4553 or email me today! 

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Your Business. Your Lanyard. Your Way.

by david 29. January 2013 09:40
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It’s your business. Why not wear your ID badges the way you want? Custom lanyards make this possible! With the ability to add your logo, company name, or brand it’s the easiest solution to keep your ID front and center. ID badges are a very important part of a security and safety program but they’re only effective if they’re worn on a daily basis. 

Sure, creating custom lanyards creates decisions to be made and more options to think about. We have good news. Our custom lanyard wizard makes this easy by guiding you through the whole process of creating your custom lanyards! You’re able to choose your lanyard style, colors, attachments, graphics, and font all with the click of your mouse. With all the options available you’re sure to create the lanyard you’ve been looking for. 

Check out the custom lanyard wizard today!
  With the custom lanyard wizard, ordering custom lanyards is quick and easy!

If you’re searching for other ways to wear your IDs, shop all our ID badge accessories here. If you have any questions or would like to speak with one of our customer service representatives, call us today at 1.866.438.4553.

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Welcome to 2013!

by david 8. January 2013 11:15
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With a new year comes many new opportunities! As you look back on 2012, it’s apparent that it’s never been more important to ensure that you have visitor management and photo identification processes in place.  As you start off 2013, it’s a good idea to evaluate your current plans and determine what you need to do to make improvements. If you don’t currently have any processes in place, now is a great time to consider doing so! 


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   Let us help you decide which ID system is right for you! 

Whether you choose to use paper or plastic photo ID cards, a visitor tracking system or simply login booksIDville has the products and knowledge to help you effectively implement these systems into your business.

Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook and Twitter for more information and special savings and discounts on photo ID accessories

We look forward to working with you and helping you succeed in 2013! Visit our website for more information or email me today! 

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ID card systems | Employee ID | Visitor Management

What makes a good employee ID card?

by david 4. December 2012 11:45
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This month’s newsletter was focused on what elements make a good employee ID card. Depending on how your company utilizes employee ID cards may determine how you create and print your employee’s IDs. You’ll want to consider whether you plan to use ID cards for security purposes, for door access, or simply for identification. 

Creating the right ID card is imperative to achieving your photo identification goals. By considering the following 5 elements, you can create ID cards that meet your goals. 

1. Design
What information is critical to display on your ID? With dual-sided cards you have the option to add additional important information to the back of the card, such as emergency contact information or a company mission statement.  If it’s not as critical to have extra space, then single-sided ID cards are recommended. 

2. Versatility 
Where will your ID cards be used? Before determining the orientation of your cards, consider how they will be used i.e. access control, time and attendance, or solely for identification purposes. 

Ensure the safety of your students!
3. Orientation
Do you want your employee IDs to be vertical or horizontal? Once you’ve decided the purpose of your ID cards, you can then determine the orientation of your card as this will impact how you wear and display your ID card. 

4. Organization Logo
Visual security elements, such as a logo, are highly recommended if you have security goals in place around employee ID cards. Be sure that the card design is consistent with your marketing and branding (font, logo, and colors) to ensure you’re projecting a professional and consistent image. 

5. Employee Picture
It’s standard for ID cards to include a picture on the front of the card for identification purposes. The photo makes it unique to the individual employee and is easily visible. 

To read this month’s full IDentify Newsletter, click here. 
To learn more, call one of our identification specialists at 866.438.4553 or email me today!
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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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Visitor management made easy!

by david 13. November 2012 09:00
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Implementing a visitor management system doesn’t have to be complicated. With visitor log-in books, lanyards, badges, and visitor management systems, it’s easier than ever to make sure that you know who’s visiting your office or building. Tracking visitors not only keeps your building safe from theft and violence, it promotes a feeling of security and well-being throughout your entire organization. 
 

Visitor Login Books: With self-expiring badges, visitor login books are an effective way to track visitors while keeping their visit information confidential. 

Visitor Cards: Choose from reusable and durable plastic PVC visitor cards or one-time use adhesive visitor name badges. 

Visitor Lanyards: Visually identify visitors with bold, bright visitor lanyards. Simply attach a visitor ID card for added security. 

Visitor Management Systems (school edition): Our Visitor Express: School Edition allows you to choose from over 50 badge templates, track and report on visitors, and print visitor badges in 20 seconds or less. 

Do you know who's visiting your office?!
Visitor management made easy! 
 
Whether you encounter fewer than 10 visitors a day or more than 50, a visitor management system should be a vital piece of your daily operations to ensure that you know who is visiting your facility in order to ensure the safety of your employees. 

To inquire about our visitor log in products or if you have any questions, call one of our customer service representatives today at 866.438.4553 or email me today! 
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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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Visitor Management | Visitor Identification

Excuse me, I lost my ID card!

by david 23. October 2012 09:56
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If you don’t currently print ID cards onsite at your office, hearing “I’ve lost my ID card” from your employees is probably a nightmare. When employees lose an ID card that means you have to not only wait days or potentially weeks to receive the ID, it also means that you have to reach to your outside vendor and send out information for the new ID. This can be a cumbersome process but can easily be avoided with an onsite ID card system. 
 
The ID Maker suite is an ID card system packaged with all of the components you need to be up and running and printing IDs within 15 minutes.  With new and improved software and capabilities, it’s easier than ever to design professional IDs from your own desktop. You no longer need to wait days or weeks to receive your employee IDs! 
Ensure the safety of your students!
 
Find out which system is right for your organization by requesting our free system selection guide. It contains detailed information about each system and the software it comes with. 
 
Education
  • Print replacement ID cards whenever a student, staff, or faculty members needs one.
  • Eliminate the time students and staff go without an ID card.
  • ID Maker Advantage. Learn more about this system.

Healthcare
  • Print ID cards in 23 seconds to identify visitors, vendors, and maintenance crews on-the-spot.
  • Maintain a safe and secure facility where everyone is clearly identified.
  • ID Maker Secure. Learn more about this system.

Government
  • Add custom holographic overlays to ID card designs.
  • Create your own secure ID cards that meet local and federal ID guidelines.
  • ID Maker Secure. Learn more about this system.

Small Business
  • Design and print as many or as few ID cards that you need to identify your entire team.
  • Put your best foot forward with customers and vendors when employees wear professional looking ID cards.
  • ID Maker Value. Learn more about this system.

Click here to read more of our October IDentify Newsletter.  Questions? Comments? Feel free to post them here or call one of our customer service reps at 1.866.498.4557. 
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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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Are you signed up to receive exclusive discounts?

by david 9. October 2012 09:57
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Most of us get satisfaction from saving money or knowing that we can cut down costs for our company. Who doesn’t enjoy getting a coupon, discount, or promotion of some sort? Well, did you know that at IDville we send out exclusive email and Facebook offers just for you? 
 
We know that when it comes to purchasing photo ID systems and accessories, you’re trying to stay within budget. That’s why we have free technical support for life on all of our ID Maker systems and have financing options available. It’s our goal to help you invest in the right products for your business and do it affordably. 
 
So what are you waiting for? Sign up for our emails today to receive exclusive coupons and discounts towards your purchases. We also have month long discounts on our Facebook page exclusively for our Fans. Simply like our page and you’ll receive access to coupon codes for ID badge accessories all month long. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to save!
 
Sign-up today to receive exclusive offers!
 
 
 
 
If you have questions regarding photo ID systems or accessories, feel free to contact one of our identification system specialists at 1.866.438.4553 or email me today!  
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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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Voter ID cards are an essential part of the upcoming election

by david 18. September 2012 09:05
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One pressing issue surrounding the upcoming presidential election is that of voter identification. Several states have recently implemented controversial voter ID laws that raise questions and concerns for many citizens. What is considered proper identification? What about those currently registered to vote who do not have the proper ID cards? And, most importantly, what about those people that will be excluded from the pending election due to improper identification – the elderly, impoverished, and students?
 
More than 30 states have enacted a voter identification law, aimed at preventing voter fraud. Those that oppose the laws are low-income voters and minorities who might not have access to a state-issued ID card. Proponents of the law argue that proper identification is a critical way to avoid voter fraud.  
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The voter ID issue is becoming central as local and state governments prepare for the election in November. What’s your take on the controversy? 
 
At IDville, we specialize in photo identification systems and accessories. To learn more about ID card systems, click here.  
 
If you have questions regarding incorporating a photo identification system to create voter ID cards, contact one of our identification system specialists at 1.866.438.4553 or email me today!
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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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ID card systems | ID cards | ID Legislation

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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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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ID Card Printer Maintenance | ID Card Printers

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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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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