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It's Supply Management Month!

by david 17. March 2014 09:39
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March is Supply Management Month! What a great time to make sure all of your ID badge printer supplies and accessories are all stocked up for the year ahead! 

Running out of your blank ID badgesID printer ribbonscleaning kits or any of your ID printer supplies renders you helpless if a staff member or a student needs a new badge. Having people in your building without ID badges can create a security risk in your office. Also, if you rely on your ID badges for time and attendance purposes, you’ll definitely want to ensure you’re always fully stocked so that you can avoid the hassle of payroll editing. 

IDville features a full line of ID badge accessories and ID card printer supplies for every major ID card printer manufacturer. Buy more and save more with our quantity discounts on ID card printer supplies!

Keep It Clean...

by david 25. February 2014 13:21
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If you own an ID card printer, regardless of what brand or manufacturer, it’s important to make sure your printer is being cleaned on a consistent basis. Most ID card printer manufacturers suggest a cleaning every 700-1,000 prints to keep your printer running smoothly. 

Much like getting the oil changed in your car, this routine maintenance on your ID card printer will help keep it running efficiently and will ultimately extend the life of your printer. Using a printer cleaning kit will remove the dust, dirt and lint from the inside of the printer. 

Not cleaning an ID card printer regularly can lead to a buildup of debris on the print head, which may damage it and leave white streaks across your ID cards. The typical cost to replace that print head is around $500. On the other hand, a printer cleaning kit will likely cost less than $50 and it will only take a few minutes of your time to get your printer cleaned, protecting the valuable investment you made in your ID card system

IDville has printer cleaning kits for every major ID card printer manufacturer. In comparing the cost of maintaining your printer through using our printer cleaning kits to the cost of buying an entirely new ID card printer, the solution is obvious. We also feature quantity discounts on our cleaning kits so you can stock up and save. 

If you’ve never cleaned your printer and need some assistance, you can contact our system specialists at 866.438.4553 and they’ll help you protect your investment by walking you through the cleaning process.

Need Help Deciding?

by david 3. February 2014 10:00
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While the benefits of an ID badge policy are fairly obvious, learning how the software and tools work is a whole different ball of wax! IDville has several informational tools to help you decide which system is right for your school or company. 

We offer FREE System Information Packs which will give you the important information needed to decide on what ID badge system is right for your organization. All you need to do is fill out the request form and we’ll mail your information right to you. 

If you’d still like more guidance, one of our Systems Specialists would love to walk you through a free demo of our ID Maker® Software  so you can see just how easy it is to create your photo ID badges

Looking into Visitor Management for your school? Request a free 20 minute demo of our Visitor Express: School Edition® system which allows for secure visitor check-in in under 30 seconds. 

Visit our Knowledge Center to find press releases, white papers, FAQs and much more to help you decide on your ID card system or visitor management system

Remember, if you still have questions, you can always call us at 1.866.438.4553 and we’d be happy to assist in any way we can!

On a Tight Budget? Shop Clearance!

by david 22. January 2014 10:14
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If you’re looking for ID badge printers and supplies  and you’re on a tight budget, check out our clearance options. Featuring gently-used clearance printers, cameras and signature pads, you’ll save some extra money while getting many items needed to print ID badges. 

Looking for an entire ID badge printer system? Check out our ID Maker® Systems that include everything you’ll need to start printing ID badges within 15 minutes!

Stock Up On Printer Supplies & Save!

by Kelli 6. January 2014 13:34
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You have a group of new employees starting today and need to get them all set with their ID badges so they can begin their first day. You sit your first rookie down, take her ID badge photo, get everything set to print and you see the dreaded message that your printer ribbon needs to be replaced. You think to yourself, “Of all days, why today?!” And your new hires will likely be thinking, “What have I gotten myself into? They don’t even have things ready for me to get started on my first day, did they not know I was coming?” 

Not only are your hew hires trying to make a positive first impression, you’ll also want to show them you’re excited (and prepared) to have them on board. Keeping an eye on your printing supplies stock will help you to avoid this embarrassment and maintain a positive first impression with your new employees. 

Running out of printer supplies may also compromise your building’s security. Without being able to reprint ID badges when needed, you’ll have unidentified team members in your building, making it easier for unauthorized visitors to slip in undetected. It also puts your staff in an uncomfortable position – not knowing if the unrecognized person without a badge is a new hire or an intruder. 

You’ll especially need to remain stocked up on printing supplies if your team utilizes their ID badges for time and attendance. Being able to reprint ID badges on-the-spot helps you avoid the hassle of payroll editing and ultimately, payroll mistakes. 

Although IDville offers same-day shipping on orders received before 6pm, ID card printing supplies are not something you want to run out of! We offer supplies you’ll need for your ID card printer from every major manufacturer: EvolisZebraFargoDatacardMagicard and, of course, our own ID Maker® ID card printers. With IDville’s quantity discounts on ID printer supplies, the more you order, the more you save!

I'm Looking for an Affordable ID Printing Option......

by Kelli 29. August 2013 10:30
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If you’re like most people, you love a great bargain! More than ever, people are looking to do more with less, and make the most of their investments. On top of that, shopping on the internet has never been easier and enables all of us to make sure we’re not overpaying for our business products.
 
That being said, IDville has great options to offer value AND high quality ID card printing. While it might be natural to gravitate toward the least expensive model of ID card printer – remember that this technology is a valuable part of your business operations, and keeping your employees and building secure. Ask yourself what you’re willing to sacrifice to save a few dollars.
 
Our ID Maker Value system is a terrific printer for small businesses or those companies printing a lower output of cards. This system starts at $1,499 and comes with absolutely everything you need to design and print high quality, professional, and durable IDs. Along with the printer itself you’ll get a Logitech C920 HD webcam with mini tripod & white backdrop, FREE Standard Holographic Overlays, and our proprietary ID Maker Essential 3.0 software – which is a best in class program for ID printing. Not only that, this system comes with 100 PVC Plastic cards, 100 print YMCKO printer ribbon & 1 printer cleaning kit.


At IDville, you won’t just get a stand-alone ID card printer (although we do offer those too!). Our systems are truly one-box solutions backed by free and full lifetime support and the most knowledgeable staff in the industry.  There is an ID Maker system for every business and every budget. Click here to learn more about the system that makes sense for your company – based on both business needs and your budget.

Printer Protection Bundles extend the life of your ID printer

by david 9. April 2013 10:12
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Making the decision to implement employee photo IDs and an ID printer system is a big step for any company or organization to take. It’s crucial that you protect your investment with an extended warranty or printer protection bundle to ensure you’re creating and printing the best IDs possible!  



Printer protection bundles include:
3 additional years of extended warranty coverage
FREE protective printer case ($250 value)
Cleaning kit (recommended every 700-1,000 prints)

Our ID Maker extended warranties allow you to choose from 1, 2, and 3-year extensions and includes a HOT SWAP loaner printer that is shipped to you in 2 days. When you purchase an extended warranty for your ID Maker printer, you are also getting additional support beyond the manufacturer’s warranty.
Printer Protection Bundles!

ID Maker warranties and printer protection bundles bring you peace of mind when you need it most!  

To learn more about our HOT SWAP loaner printer service, call one of our system specialists today at 1.866.438.4553 or email me today. 

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Let us help make your next event a breeze!

by Kelli 22. January 2013 09:16
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For those of you that have planned a company event before, you know there’s a lot that goes into it; location, speakers, caterer, agenda, registration, even photo identification. Whether you’re planning a fundraiser, a team meeting, or a formal evening event, identifying the key attendees can be an important part to a successful event and overall experience. That's why we've put together helpful tips and ideas for you. Follow our event guidelines and you’re sure to throw a memorable event!  
  
We've got your meeting convered!

1. What type of ID card will you use? 
It’s probably safe to say that a majority of the events you’ve attended had attendees wearing adhesive name tags. Did you know that you can easily and quickly create a PVC ID card to portray a more professional appearance? 

2. How will attendees display ID cards at the event?
The most important factor to consider when you determine how attendees will display their ID card is attire. If it’s a formal event you don’t want to offer an ID name badge with a strap clip that will leave marks in their clothing. Instead, consider a custom lanyard with your event information or company logo. 

3. How will you identify different event attendees?
Since every event is different, be sure to identify the different groups you have in attendance, such as volunteers, staff, or guests of honor. Simply add this information to their ID name badge and everyone will be sure to know who’s who! 

4. Will you create ID cards ahead of time or on site? 
If you choose to create ID cards on site- no sweat. With an ID card printer, you have the capability to create and print ID cards quickly so there’s no reason to worry that there will be a line out the door at the registration table. 

To read the full “Event ID Guidelines” article, click here.   

Our goal is to ensure you host a successful event! If you have any questions or would like recommendations on products for your event, call us today at 1.866.438.4553 or email me today.

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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. 
Custom ID Badge Accessories!
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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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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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