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Which ID Maker System is right for your organization?

by david 30. May 2012 14:03
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Choosing an ID Maker System is never an easy process, especially when there are so many options available. Do you want an ID Maker System 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 ID Maker System you’re going to implement into your organization.  And I’m here to help. Let me highlight some of the main features and functions of our 3 ID Maker Systems so the purchasing process is easier for you! 

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ID Maker Value: With the ID Maker Value System, you don't have to invest in an advanced system that has more features than you need. Ideal for smaller organizations printing less than 100 cards a year, this compact and affordable ID card system gives you the basic tools you need to print professional ID cards.

ID Maker Value comes with:
• 1-sided card printer
• 100 PVC plastic cards, 100 print printer ribbon & 1 printer cleaning kit
• FREE holographic overlays
• Hand fed printer
• Lifetime technical support & two-year printer warranty with an extended warranty option
 
ID Maker Advantage: Create secure ID cards in minutes. Intuitive software has over 200 backgrounds and 80 stock graphics. Web camera uses TWAIN technology for live image preview so you see the exact image in real time before you print it. Use the one-time printer ribbon upgrade to unlock dual-sided printing capabilities. Ideal for mid-sized businesses that plan to print 100-1,000 cards a year.

ID Maker Advantage comes with:
• 1 or 2-sided printer
• 200 PVC plastic cards, 300 print printer ribbon & 1 printer cleaning kit
• FREE holographic overlays
• Automatic card feed printer
• Best cost per card
• Lifetime technical support & two-year printer warranty with an extended warranty option

ID Maker Secure: If you require a high level of security from your ID cards, then the ID Maker Secure is the system for you. Its anti-forgery features meet local and federal guidelines, making it the fraud prevention solution preferred by government offices and facilities. Ideal for large organizations that plan to print over 1,000+ cards a year.

ID Maker Secure comes with:
• 1 or 2-sided printer
• 200 PVC plastic cards, 300 print printer ribbon & 1 printer cleaning kit
• FREE holographic overlays
• FREE flex holographic overlays
• Lifetime technical support & three-year printer warranty with an extended warranty option

Whether your organization is small or large, if you need to print 100 or 1,000 photo ID cards or you need added security features, we have the right photo identification system for you! Feel free to contact one of our System Specialists via email or at 866.438.4553 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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How To Wear Your Government ID Badges

by david 24. May 2012 14:49
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If you haven’t heard, we’ve recently been added to the approved vendor list as a provider of photo identification systems and accessories by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA.) Do you know what that means? Click here to find out! We have all of the accessories for Government employees to wear their photo IDs safely and comfortably all day long! Whether you choose a lanyard, badge holder, or badge reel we have a variety of options for you to choose from. 


  • Ultra heavy duty badge reel: Heavy duty steel badge reels  are made in the U.S.A. with a chain link cord and sturdy metal slide clip back for easy access to your photo ID. If you carry multiple heavy weight keys, this is a durable option to safely and conveniently carry your ID card and all of your keys.

  • Heavy duty badge reel with locking safety cord: Carry your heavy keys on this safety-locked heavy-duty badge reel. Includes slide clip and tight spring clasp on carabiner attachment to ensure you won’t lose one of the many keys carried on a daily basis. The added locking safety feature keeps your keys convenient at a good length for when you’re on the go!

  • RFID Secure badge holder: Innovative RFID badge holders protect against identity theft by blocking RFID signals. Government information is not only important but valuable and it deserves the utmost protection. These badge holders provide an excellent added security measurement to ensure the safety of your vital information.

  • Breakaway lanyard: Keeps your ID badges visible and accessible with a breakaway feature for added safety and security. Breakaway lanyards are great especially if you’re working in the field. Now you don’t have to worry about your lanyard getting caught on any equipment. The added breakaway features a quick safety release.  
     

It’s important to keep your identification convenient and visible at all times. Each of these accessories are a great way to keep your ID badge front and center and easily accessible for daily use. If you like these accessories, then you’ll also want to check out our made in the USA products. Choose from a variety of badge holders, lanyards and badge reels.

Are you a Government employee? If so, what are you looking for in accessories for your photo ID? To learn more, read one of our recent case studies or visit our knowledge center.

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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!)

Your “Top 5 Questions Regarding Photo ID Systems” Answered

by david 15. May 2012 12:03
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Whether you’re a government agency or healthcare provider; educational institution or manufacturing facility; your business has a compelling reason to use photo identification. Determining if your company has a need for a photo identification system is easy. The time consuming part is deciding what kind of photo ID system to implement. Let me answer some of the most common questions I get asked as a System Expert. 

 
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1. What system will work best for my needs?
That depends. How many IDs do you plan to print in a year? Do you want single or dual-sided printed cards? Do you need a high level of security? Most importantly, what will your budget allow? No matter what features you need; we have the right photo ID system for you. 

2. What does my Photo ID System include?
Everything you need to start creating and printing IDs right out of the box! Each of our photo ID systems includes our ID Maker Pro software, a card printer, a Cam, a white backdrop, (1) full-color YMCKO printer ribbon and 100-500 PVC ID cards. 

3. What are the differences between PVC ID cards and laminate ID cards?  
PVC vs. laminate ID cards: PVC ID cards must be printed using a photo ID printer with special printing technologies. Laminate IDs  can be printed from any inkjet or laser printer on our 40lb. photo-quality paper stock and then laminated using a laminator and laminates. PVC ID cards result in better image quality in turn giving your organization a sharper representation.
  

4. What do I need to ensure my IDs are visible? IDs may be worn around the neck, inside of a badge holder, or attached to a badge reel. Lanyards are worn around the neck and keep your ID visible on your chest. We offer many different colors and styles depending on your budget. Click here to see our all of our lanyards. 

To keep your ID protected from the elements, keep it inside of a badge holder. Badge holders come in many different styles, from clear, to colored, to sealable, to hard plastic. Click here to view our badge holder selection.  

Badge Reels are great for IDs being used with a time & attendance or door access system. Most retractable badge reels extend up to 36 inches, making your ID easily accessible and visible at the same time. You can even customize your badge reels with your company name and logo and even each individual team member's name. Click here to see all of our badge reel options. 

5. I’m having issues? Can you help me?
Of course we can! Give us a call at 1-866-438-4553 or email us at support@IDville.com. Did you know we provide free lifetime support? You can also visit our tech support page to find electronic copies of your printer or software manual and trouble-shooting guides.  

Does this answer all of your questions? I doubt it. That’s why our System Experts are here to help walk you through the process of purchasing a photo ID system. The ID Maker 2.0 software  gives you the tools you need to create bold, secure, and professional IDs right from your desktop. It’s that easy. Request your FREE systems information packet today, and you’ll be that much closer to having a photo ID system implemented in your company! 
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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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Healthcare themed badge accessories encourage staff safety during National Hospital Week and year round

by david 10. May 2012 07:00
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Did you know that May 6-12 is National Hospital Week? For millions of people, this is a perfect opportunity to visit community hospitals and learn about new medical breakthroughs that will improve the health and quality of everyday life. 

National Hospital Week is a time to celebrate the history, technology, and dedicated professionals who serve our communities every single day.  With an abundance of visitors in and out of healthcare facilities, not only during this week but all year long, it’s never been more important to ensure that you can distinguish who is a visitor and who is a staff member.   

To quickly and easily identify healthcare visitors and staff, I recommend using ID Maker™ photo identification systems  to provide a simple solution to create and print ID cards in just minutes. In addition to creating photo ID cards for staff, you can also design reusable visitor badges. By simply attaching a pre-printed ID card to a lanyard or badge accessory, you can distinguish visitors from staff in seconds.

We also have photo ID accessories to encourage staff to wear their photo ID cards. Your staff can express their personality and style with fashion lanyards and badge reels all year long! Display medical position identity cards with staff ID cards, and visitors and patients will be able to easily identify staff roles and positions.

Did you know that you can also display visitor ID cards with antimicrobial lanyards?  The anti-bacterial coating on the lanyard prevents the growth of mold, fungus, or odor-causing substances, so the lanyards can be reused for a long period of time.

It’s important to think about the safety of patients and visitors every day of the year, not just during National Hospital Week. Contact our experienced identification experts for help selecting the right ID Maker™ photo identification system and badge accessories for your facility via email or by calling 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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Badge Reels Offer Function and Convenience for all Industries

by david 24. April 2012 07:00
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As you begin to design ID cards for your organization, you should consider how your employees, students, or staff will wear their cards. After all, if your ID cards aren’t used by your employees, they won’t do your organization much good! Consider badge reels, a convenient and functional option for wearing ID cards, for every member of your team.

Badge reels extend up to 36 inches, so they are a preferred ID card accessory if you need to swipe a card for door access. They can also be worn in a variety of places. Employees can choose to attach their badge reel on a belt, pocket, or purse. Badge reels keep ID cards and keys secure by keeping items close to the body and visible to others.

You can choose from several badge reel attachments to find the one that will work best for your organization. Most badge reels come with a metal slide clip or swivel clip attachment, but IDville also offers a plastic clip for a more comfortable wear against skin. Carabiner clip and belt strap attachments  fasten to belts and belt loops without marking belts or clothes.


Find the badge reel that's right for your organization!

Badge reels can provide an added benefit to any industry. Different badge reel styles and designs offer unique functionality for individuals. Consider the following applications for schools, healthcare organizations, manufacturing facilities, and construction:

Badge Reels in Schools. Teachers and staff can choose a fashion badge reel  to display their ID badge at school. The unique designs promote the teaching profession, cancer awareness, working with children, or individual flair. The fun designs will be more appealing to both the staff and the students.

Badge Reels in Healthcare. Children’s hospitals and pediatrician’s offices can take advantage of fun animal shaped badge reels to distract young patients in the exam room. Hospital employees will also appreciate the medical badge reel with a plastic clip that provides a more comfortable fit on scrubs or against skin. The retractable cord also makes it easy to swipe for door access or to buy a cup of coffee in the hospital cafeteria.

Badge Reels in Manufacturing and Construction. Badge reels are a great option for manufacturing or construction workers. The function of a badge reel keeps the ID card close to the body and out of the way. Plus, heavy duty designs are a long-lasting option for these tough industries.  New badge reel options also include helpful tools, such as an LED light and tape measure, that can be useful in any work environment.

IDville has a comprehensive offering of badge reels  to fit any organization. Contact our experienced identification experts for help selecting the right badge reel for your organization via email or by calling 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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5 Tips for Designing School ID Cards

by david 17. April 2012 10:20
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School ID cards are an important part of a school safety strategy. ID cards not only help to identify students and staff, but they also identify visitors in the building. To design school ID cards that will keep students safe and create an engaging learning environment, use our five tips in your design process.

1. Incorporate a prominent name and picture.
School ID cards identify individuals in your building. Your school ID cards should be designed to prominently feature the individual’s name and picture. This way, you’ll be able to spot fraudulent cards and quickly recognize if students or visitors are where they are supposed to be.

2. Design school ID cards with the display method in mind.
School ID cards are most effective when they are worn by students and staff every day. It’s important that you think about how the ID card will be worn during the design process. Will students receive lanyards to wear or are they more likely to attach the ID card with a strap clip? Your design will depend on how you recommend students wear their ID cards. For more information, read our Ways to Wear Your Badge article in our Knowledge Center. Learn More about Creating School ID Cards

3. Integrate your lunch and library programs.
To encourage staff and students to wear their school ID cards, make the card vital to their daily routine by integrating it with your lunch and library programs. The ID Maker software allows you to add a bar code to the ID card and sync the ID card activity with your database. Students will be good stewards of their school ID card when it’s required for buying lunch!

4. Color code school ID cards by grade, class, or building.
Improve safety in your building by color coding student and staff ID cards by grade, class, or building. This makes it even easier to visually identify students and where they belong in the school.

5. Create visitor ID cards.
Visitor identification is a very important part of a school safety strategy. When designing school ID cards, create a different design that can be used for visitors. The visitor ID cards should be obviously different than student and staff versions to eliminate confusion. You can also purchase a ready-to-use visitor identification program that can be implemented immediately at your school.

Are you interested in creating school ID cards for your school building or district? Learn more about how our ID Maker ID card systems  can simplify the ID card creation process by requesting free information from our identification experts.

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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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Medical Position Identity Cards Have Benefits for Medical Facilities

by david 10. April 2012 14:14
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Hospitals, doctor offices, and medical facilities are busy places. All day – and sometimes through the night! - people are coming and going. During a regular business day, a location could have patients, vendors, visiting family members, new staff members, and administrators visiting. That’s a lot of people to keep track of!

To make staff and visitors feel comfortable and safe in your location, it’s critical to clearly identify staff. Staff members should wear Medical Position Identity Cards in addition to their horizontal, slot punched ID card to increase security in your medical facility.

Medical Position Identity Cards at IDville.com The additional identity card makes it easy to recognize staff members and their roles. Cards are available with Doctor, RN, LPN, and Staff designations, so you can identify every member of your team. The card fits behind an ID card and can be displayed on the ID card attachment of your choice, such as a strap clip, badge reel, or lanyard. The cards have a horizontal orientation, so they would not display properly with a vertical ID card.

The additional ID card will have several benefits. First, patients and their families will feel more comfortable when they know the position and job function of staff members. It also helps improve communication between patients and staff. Since patients will have a better understanding of the roles of each staff member, they can share helpful information with the appropriate staff member. Finally, security in your organization will improve as security guards and staff members alike will be able to identify individuals more quickly.

See more details on Medical Position Identity Cards to determine if they’re a good fit for your organization at IDville.com.

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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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Great Event Planning Starts with the ID Badge

by david 21. March 2012 08:35
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When planning a meeting or event, there are lots of important details to track: venue, food, transportation, attendees, and more. With so many details to look after, it can be easy to forget one. Unfortunately, many event planners consider IDs an afterthought, yet event ID badges are an important part of a successful event. Incorporating ID badges into the early stages of event planning can save you both time and money.

Save Money on Custom Lanyards. Popular at events, custom lanyards enhance the attendee experience. When planning an event, consider ordering your custom lanyards early in the planning process. Ordering lanyards early will increase your options since some low cost custom lanyards require a 4-6 week production time.

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Before you place the order for your custom lanyards, take time to think about the appropriate lanyard attachment for your event. Consider the types of activities you have planned for attendees and whether or not a breakaway feature is important.

Save Time with Data Setup. When you design your event ID badge early in the planning process, you’re able to collect attendee data to accommodate the badges. If you know what information you want to display, you can organize the information accordingly. For example, you can create separate columns for first and last name, instead of grouping them together in your spreadsheet. This will save you time when you’re ready to print the event ID badges!

Save Time at Registration. When you have all your ID badges complete ahead of your event, you’ll be able to make the registration process fast and efficient for event attendees. Organize the completed badges so they will be easily accessible when registering attendees. Also be sure to pack ID badges in a travel case that is easy to transport and won’t move your badges out of order.

By incorporating your event ID badges early into the event planning process, you’ll not only save time and money, but you’ll save yourself stress, too!

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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!).

Celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week March 4-10

by david 5. March 2012 14:55
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Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness campaign for healthcare safety led by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). Hospitals and healthcare organizations are invited to participate in campaign by planning events to inform healthcare professionals and consumers on safety issues and medical errors, a critical issue in our healthcare system. 

According to the NPSF, 85% of Americans personally know someone who has been a victim of medical error. Participation in Patient Safety Awareness Week can improve education and awareness about patient safety and help reduce this staggering statistic.

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Practice "safety first" during Patient Safety Awareness Week!

Celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week this week with one of the NPSF’s many suggested activities:

- Start an award program to recognize patient safety practices. We recommend our sister company, Baudville, for safety lapel pins and awards.
- Host a patient safety fair to play fun and educational games.
- Utilize the many informative materials provided by NPSF, such as videos, podcasts, and more, on the topic of patient safety.
- Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about patient safety.
- Chat with hashtag #PSAW2012 on Twitter to share patient safety tips.

For a complete listing of activity ideas, visit the NPSF website.

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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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Silicone ID Grippers are the Most Durable ID Accessories Available

by david 22. February 2012 07:00
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When I talk to customers, I hear a lot of frustrations about ID accessories from other companies that don’t hold up to the test of time. Purchasing ID accessories for your entire team can be an expensive and time consuming process. After all, you want to make sure everyone has the equipment they need to display their ID cards. When your ID accessories don’t last, employees are left without properly displayed identification.

That’s why I’m excited about our new ID Grippers ID accessories, patent –pending. The new line of accessories is made out of silicone, so they’re durable and long lasting. Plus, the new line includes lanyards, bade holders, and all-in-one lanyards and badge holders, so you can satisfy all your identification display needs with a uniform look.

I’m recommending ID Grippers to my customers because of their many unique benefits:

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Washable.  It may surprise you that ID accessories are a common carrier of germs. Prevent the spread of germs and maintain a healthier workplace by washing your ID Grippers accessories.

Durable. The silicone material is designed to be long-lasting. It won’t tear or break, so you know your ID accessory investment will last.

All-in-One Options. Save money, time, and hassle for your employees with an all-in-one display option. Available in the ID Grippers line, you can equip your staff with a one-piece solution that displays their ID badge in a lanyard and keeps it properly displayed with the badge holder attachment.

Non-Metal Construction. If you work in healthcare, manufacturing, or security, metal can be the bane of your existence. It conflicts with machinery and requires you to remove your badge every time you walk through a metal detector. Because ID Grippers are made completely of silicone, you can wear them with confidence through metal detectors and near sensitive machinery.

ID Grippers are becomign a fast ID accessory favorite with our customers. Learn more about them today by calling to talk to me or one of our knowledgeable service representatives! Contact IDville at 1.866.438.4553.

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