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Making badge wear FUN!

by Kelli 14. August 2014 08:52
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While ID badge accessories are a great solution to getting your team or students to wear their ID badges each day, sometimes that’s still not enough. We’re going to give you some fun ideas to help encourage people to wear their ID badges each and every day!

Create a “Gotcha” game where on certain days management or teaching staff will hand out small prizes for those people “caught” wearing the ID badges. The main object is to not tell students or staff when these days or times will be so that they’ll always want to have their badge, just in case! 

Hold a simple raffle where each person wearing their ID badge on a certain day gets their name put into a drawing for a prize of your choosing. As a bonus, each eligible day when people are wearing their badge gets them an extra raffle ticket for the final drawing. Again, don’t let people know which days they’ll be given raffle tickets. 

Turn ID badges into a sort of “pass” for certain areas of the building or certain activities that will be happening. Make ID badges required for entry or participation so that it encourages everyone to wear their badge for the day. 

Simply acknowledging those students and staff with a kind word that are wearing their ID badges may go further than you think as well. Let those who are playing by the rules know that you appreciate their little added effort by telling them “good job” or “thank you”. 

Getting your students or your team members to wear their ID badges on a daily basis doesn’t have to be a daily struggle. Get creative and make wearing ID badges fun!

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Is Your Building Safe?

by david 12. May 2014 10:33
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It’s Building Safety Month! There’s no better time to focus on the safety of your school, office building, warehouse or any other building you’re responsible for. When people think of building or workplace safety they typically think about preventing workplace injury on the job. But what about workplace violence committed by unwelcome guests gaining access to your building? There are 7 easy steps your company can take to keep your employees safe in the workplace and below are a few policy tips to keep your employees or students feeling secure. 

Restricting door access at your facility is one of the key ways to ensure your employees or students are safe. Issuing photo ID badges that double as access cards is a great solution. With photo ID badges you can make sure each person in the building has access to the appropriate areas and anyone without a company or school ID should be questioned.  

Enacting a policy for visitor management is another great way to keep your employees or students secure. All visitors who enter the building can be required to sign in and possibly even receive a visitor ID badge . This will show team members that not just anyone can come into the building whenever they want. Having guests sign in is also a great way for administration and/or management to remain cognizant of who’s in the building at all times.

What better time to really take stock of your building’s safety than during Building Safety Month? The identification experts at IDville will be more than happy to give you more information about the importance of identifying students, employees and visitors. 

Minimize ID Badge Reprints!

by david 8. April 2014 11:00
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Are you constantly replacing lost or damaged ID badges for your employees or students and staff? Not only will protective ID badge holders save you time, they’ll also save money spent on frequent ID badge reprints. 

From healthcare to manufacturing to education, ID badge holders are a great way to extend the life of your ID badge and protect the data on your badge. Wearing your ID badge inside a badge holder will protect that badge from spills and cracking or peeling. Choosing the right holder and attachment style for your employees or students and staff will also minimize the chance that they’ll lose their ID badge.   

Badge holders are a useful way for your team to display their ID without having to punch a hole in their ID badge. Giving your employees or students and staff a convenient and valuable way to wear their ID badges will increase the likelihood that they will keep their ID badge accessible – which is always a bonus! ID badge holders will also help to easily differentiate between departments or grade levels by using different badge holder colors or styles.  

Badge holders can be found in vinyl, silicone, plastic and many other durable materials. From holders that strap around your arm to those that zip shut for added security, there’s sure to be something for your ID badge needs, no matter what industry you’re in! Even if your company policies require that an ID badge is swiped for door access or to log on to a computer, we have badge holders that accommodate that need as well. 

IDville features several different ID badge holder options with several colors, styles, attachments and for both vertical and horizontal badges. No matter what your badge holder needs are, you’ll find what you need at IDville!

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More Great Savings From IDville!

by Kelli 25. March 2014 09:49
Kelli Are you looking for great ID badge or visitor solutions at an extremely affordable price?! Visit IDville.com and spend $200 to get 15% off your order – excluding systems, software and warranties. Save now through March 31. 'Like' our Facebook page for your coupon code to take advantage of this awesome discount at checkout!

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ID Badges...A Great Marketing Tool!

by Kelli 26. November 2013 09:49
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ID badges in the workplace are often primarily seen as informational, a security tool to improve employee and visitor safety. Many companies often overlook the effective company branding that a great ID badge offers.
 
Company branding is a quick and effective way of letting both prospective and current customers know what your company is all about, adding personal value to your company. Branding is essential to showing what your company does and the benefits customers will receive that set you apart from the competition.
 
To effectively utilize your team ID badges as a marketing opportunity, design attractive, full-color badges – prominently display your company name, logo and brand colors so they are easily noticed by customers. Having an appealing, memorable ID badge is a great way to promote your brand to both current and potential customers.
 
Employees displaying badges with the company name and logo will ensure it is continuously seen by customers. The more customers notice your ID badges, the more effective your branding efforts will be, allowing customers to more easily recall your company in the future, and ideally, they’ll continue to do business with you.
 
You can also give your team options to choose how to wear their badge so they are comfortable and the badges don’t distract them from their daily tasks. IDville has several badge-wear options ranging from clip attachments to customizable lanyards to retractable badge reels along with many other possibilities to choose from. Many of IDville’s accessories are customizable so you can add your logo or company name, again increasing customer awareness of your brand.
 
To add a personal touch to your ID badges and maximize the branding opportunity they provide, add your own special message – a mission statement, company motto or inspirational message that conveys brand beliefs, showing customers a little extra tidbit about your company. Creating and presenting a brand identity that consumers can identify with will ultimately build their trust and loyalty to your company.
 
IDville offers both single- and dual-sided ID card printer systems for everything you decide to include on your company badges. Whether the main goal for an ID badge policy is to easily identify team members or keep everyone safe, why not create an eye-catching branding piece at the same time?

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ID Card Design - What Are Your Options?

by Kelli 24. September 2013 09:12
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While a company policy requiring team members to wear ID badges daily is a necessity for safety, great customer service, and several other reasons, deciding on how to design your company’s ID badges can be a bit daunting. IDville’s sample ID card library has many different design options for your ID card. Below is a guide to some different options you may use for the design of your company’s ID cards.

  • Single-Sided vs. Double-Sided – depending on your ID card needs, IDville offers printer systems which feature both single- and double-sided printing on your ID cards.
  • Card Orientation – Although card orientation seems like a small detail, it will affect the overall design and layout of your ID badges. You’ll need to think about how your team’s ID badges will be used. Card orientation will also have a large impact on how the badges are displayed by team members.
  • Data Encoding – You may utilize barcodes, magnetic stripes, RFID tags and smart chips in your ID cards which will include information about the user.
  • Team Member Photo and Name – Including a team member’s photo and name on an ID card is great for visual identification. Management and other team members will recognize that this person is cleared to be on company property. Not to mention the morale booster of everyone being able to address each other on a first-name basis!
  • Team Member Signature, Company Title and ID # – Including each team member’s signature on his/her ID card will add to the security of the badge and will make it even more difficult to duplicate. You can also choose to include each team member’s title and ID # – this is especially helpful for organizations that have limited building access based on departments or job classifications.
  • Company Logo – Including the company logo on an ID badge is a great way to enhance brand recognition. Customers will see the logo when they’re at your establishment and will likely remember it when they see it outside of the company. 
  • Custom Holographic Overlay or Ghost Photo – For increased ID card security, add a holographic overlay or a ghost photo to your ID badges, this will make unauthorized replication of ID cards nearly impossible.
  • Building Image – Several organizations add a full color graphic of their building to their ID cards. This makes for a nice visual and sets the tone of your organization. Having a great beauty shot of your company makes for a professional display; add your logo and people will really remember you!

Depending on your industry and security needs, the possibilities for ID card design are (almost) endless. IDville has everything you’ll need to get started…in one box! Our ID card systems are packaged with all of the components you need to be up-and-running and printing IDs within 15 minutes! With our systems, you’ll receive our ID Maker Software (which will make designing the perfect ID card for your company a breeze), photo-taking tools and, of course, enough blank card stock and printer ribbons to get you through your first run!

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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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Ordering is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

by Kayla 15. January 2013 09:37
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When it comes to ordering through a catalog, most of us know exactly what we want and usually we’re in a hurry. We understand that ordering through our IDville catalog is no different. You don’t always have time to call in. Maybe you just want to quickly order those badge reels your boss asked you to order a week ago or you only have 10 minutes before the next board meeting and you want to provide information on the photo ID products you just ordered. Good news- ordering online through our Quick Order option makes the checkout process as easy as 1, 2, 3! 

1. Select the Quick Order feature 
2. Enter the product’s item number that you wish to order
3. Add it to your cart and you’re ready to check out 

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It’s that easy! And now through April 30th, you can receive 10% off custom lanyards and receive free set-up. Learn more here.           

Whether you’re looking for a photo identification system or the supplies and accessories to visibly wear your ID card, we have the products and the experts available to help make your experience with IDville memorable. 

Check out the Quick Order feature when you place your next order with IDville. If you have any questions, send me an email and I’ll help walk you through the ordering process. 

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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. 

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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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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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