ID Card Printing Blog

ID Card Software — Why Users Need the Right Software to Produce Professional ID Badges

October 29 2014  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

ID Card Software — Why Users Need the Right Software to Produce Professional ID Badges

ID card software is the core component of your ID card program — it’s the engine that allows you to design your cards, customize elements, store and reuse or access cardholder data, and print personalized badges. It governs your flexibility and the system’s utility.

If you want to make the most of your ID Card/Badge system, selecting the right software is critical. You need to first understand available software choices and their features and functions. Second, carefully evaluate your organization’s ID needs. Then you can wisely select the software that allows you to meet those needs.

Cost-effective ribbon solutions

October 01 2014  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Cost-effective ribbon solutions

Choosing the right ribbon for your card printer can help you save a lot and increase your card production rate significantly. This is particularly true if you are printing your cards in color.

YMCKOK ribbons

Most card printer users purchase a standard YMCKO color ribbon to print their ID cards and badges and it does make sense for full color single-sided badges. However, if your card application requires color on the front and black on the back, a YMCKO-K ribbon is a lot more cost-efficient. This ribbon is specifically designed for dual-sided card printers and includes an extra Black panel that is used to personalize the back of your cards.  A typical application is an organization looking into printing employee badges with a photo ID, text, logo and background on the front and the company’s contact information in black on the back.

IDSecurityOnline.com Ranks #214 on the 2014 Inc. 500 list!

August 26 2014  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

IDSecurityOnline.com Ranks #214 on the 2014 Inc. 500 list!

Inc. 500 has just published its 2014 list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the United States and we are very proud to announce that IDSecurityOnline.com ranked #214. IDSecurityOnline.com has earned the #214 position on the 2014 Inc. 500 list thanks to an astonishing three-year sales growth of 2,093%.

We also ranked:
#4
on the list of Top Security Companies in America.
#16 on the list of Top Companies in New York.  
#20
on the list of Top Companies in the New York City Metro Area.

IDSecurityOnline.com provides photo ID badge systems, software, and supplies to organizations of all major industries including corporate, education, government, healthcare, retail and events. Thousands of companies nationwide rely on IDSecurityOnline.com to get durable, secure and affordable ID card solutions that will help them keep their employees, visitors and assets safe at all times.

Photo ID systems: Tailored Solutions for Wide Range of Industry Needs

August 12 2014  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Photo ID systems: Tailored Solutions for Wide Range of Industry Needs

The use of ID card systems in our modern, technology driven society is pervasive—so much so in fact that it’s hard to think of any large organization that doesn’t rely on IDs in some way, especially organizations that interact with the public or manage large numbers of individuals internally. The need to control access, monitor personnel movement and recognize authority is a big part of what enables highly complex systems of human interaction to function efficiently and securely. Businesses, institutions, healthcare facilities, schools and universities, and governments all use photo ID systems, but each user group has unique needs, depending on how they use ID badges and cards, the features and functions sought, the rate at which they must produce them, the environment within which they operate, and their internal system configurations. 
Proximity Cards: Best Printing Practices

July 21 2014  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Proximity Cards: Best Printing Practices

Proximity cards are increasingly popular, and are today’s door-access standard, because they permit users to conveniently (and more quickly) gain entry by simply waving cards in front of a point-of-entry reader. No physical swipe or magnetic strip is necessary. Today these ID cards are offered in open or proprietary formats, and offer varying levels of security, programmed with facility codes and a unique card (user) serial number.

Proximity cards are read-only devices that have an embedded antenna. The cardholder data can be read when the proximity card is passed within range of a reader.

A Quick Guide to the Differences Between Retransfer and Direct-to-Card Printing

July 15 2014  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

A Quick Guide to the Differences Between Retransfer and Direct-to-Card Printing

When it comes to card printing, there are two primary options that consumers can choose from–direct-to-card and retransfer. While both versions have their supporters, deciding which one is right for you is a matter of comparing their benefits and drawbacks in relation to your card printing needs. Here’s a quick look at how both these options work, as well as some reasons as to why they might be the right or wrong choice for you.

Direct-to-Card Printing

Direct-to-card printing (sometimes shortened to just DTC) is by far the most common printing technique used today. As the name implies, printers that utilize DTC technology print images by having the printhead in direct contact with the surface of a blank card. DTC printers use ribbons with different panels.

In-House or Outsourced Printing — Which Is Right for You?

July 08 2014  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

In-House or Outsourced Printing — Which Is Right for You?

If your organization has a need for ID cards, you have two basic options — printing them in-house or outsourcing the project to a printing company. Both of these choices will ultimately provide you with cards you were looking for. However, if you are looking for a cost-effective solution to get professional badges, in-house printing definitely makes sense.

Control your ID card production

With in-house printing you are in control of the entire process from start to finish, which is beneficial for a couple reasons.

For one, you don’t have to worry about receiving a low-quality or inferior finished product — you have the ability to monitor the progress of your ID badges every step of the way. Plus, in-house printing allows you the luxury of making beneficial changes to the process.

Get ready for the 2014-2015 school year!

July 03 2014  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Get ready for the 2014-2015 school year!

Now is a great time to upgrade your ID card system and plan for your 2014-2015 ID badges.

Getting the right ID card system is the most effective and affordable way to secure your school.

We have designed comprehensive ID card solutions to help you create professional ID cards for your students, employees and visitors. Whether you need to print a few hundred cards for your K-12 school or thousands of badges for your university, you will find the perfect photo ID system right here!

Discover QuickShip, a new way to get your Proximity cards

May 07 2014  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Discover QuickShip, a new way to get your Proximity cards

At ID Security Online, we are constantly looking for new solutions to enhance our customers’ experience and help everyone build a successful card program. Today, we are happy to announce the launch of a brand new line of Proximity cards called QuickShip.

Proximity cards have quickly become a premier choice for access control applications. Proximity cards are custom programmed with a facility code and a serial number to control users’ access rights. Proximity cards are widely used in the security industry but are typically ready to ship in 6-10 business days.

Zebra ZXP7 card printer: save BIG on your next card printer

April 07 2014  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Zebra ZXP7 card printer: save BIG on your next card printer

If you are looking for a new ID card printer, consider getting the fastest machine in the industry. The Zebra ZXP7 card printer produces 300 single-sided cards per hour in color. For an even faster throughput, the printer can simultaneously print, encode, and laminate a card.
New ribbon Selector: choose the right ribbons for your needs

March 26 2014  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

New ribbon Selector: choose the right ribbons for your needs

If you are already an ID Security Online customer, you know that we are constantly looking for ways to improve your shopping experience and make sure that you build a successful ID card program.

With that objective in mind, we have just developed a new ribbon selector to help you choose the right color ribbon for your printer.

Each manufacturer offers many options, from YMCKO to YMCKOK or half-panel color ribbons. So which one do you really need? Follow these steps to make the right decision every single time.

IDPlus Support Program: get an ID expert at your service

March 10 2014  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

IDPlus Support Program: get an ID expert at your service

We have designed a unique support program called IDPlus to help you with your ID card program at all times.

This program includes key features such as:

  • Superior Customer Support on all items
    Do you need help with your ID card system? We got you covered for life! Call us at 1-800-897-7024 whenever you need it and get answers fast!
  • Warranty and Non-Warranty Repairs
    If your printer is under warranty, we will fix it at no charge! Beyond the warranty period, we will service your printer at the best rates of the market.
  • Certified Repair Center
    ID Security Online is a certified repair center for all major card printer brands. We stock all parts to fix your printer fast and minimize downtime.
Trade in your old card printer and save!

January 22 2014  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Trade in your old card printer and save!

Hanging on to your outdated card printer might be costing you way more than you think.

Here are the facts:

    Consumables and parts for an outdated printer can cost you twice as much as supplies for a new machine.
    New printers are faster, which means that you will increase productivity and therefore profitability.
    The latest printers are more durable to significantly reduce downtime and issue highly secure badges.
    The maintenance costs of a discontinued printer are substantial. Changing a printhead will cost you hundreds of dollars if your printer is out of warranty.

    ID Security Online Earns Better Business Bureau Accreditation

    January 15 2014  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

    ID Security Online Earns Better Business Bureau Accreditation

    We are very happy to announce that ID Security Online has earned full accreditation with the Better Business Bureau along with an A rating.

    The Better Business Bureau is dedicated to fostering honest and responsive relationships between businesses and consumers. With this accreditation, the BBB recognizes ID Security Online as a trustworthy company that fully meets its high standards of excellence.

    Temporary Badges and the Visitor Management System

    January 13 2014  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

    Temporary Badges and the Visitor Management System

    Businesses and institutions in general, have an obvious need to protect themselves from suspect individuals entering into their workplaces and causing damage. The news is littered of people walking into private buildings and shooting people. Cases of fraud and threats by corporations trying to acquire valuable information are serious and businesses have looked for an appropriate means to identify who is in their buildings. Either the people work in the office, visitors who are here for a meeting or to carry out maintenance or a delivery and those who simply should not be in the building at all.
    Top-selling ID card printers of 2013. #2: Fargo HDP5000

    January 03 2014  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

    Top-selling ID card printers of 2013. #2: Fargo HDP5000

    We are continuing our countdown of the 3 best-selling ID card printers of the year and the 2nd place goes to...

    the Fargo HDP5000 ID card printer.

    Fargo has launched an enhanced version of its HDP5000 printer this year and the success has been immediate. The HDP5000 produces ID cards with the highest image quality available. By printing a reverse image on the underside of HDP Film, then fusing the film to the card surface, the HDP5000 creates superb image quality.

    Introducing the new line of Fargo DTC ID card printers

    December 10 2013  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

    Introducing the new line of Fargo DTC ID card printers

    Introducing the new line of Fargo DTC ID card printers

    HID Fargo has released a new entry-level card printer called C50, along with the new DTC1250e, DTC4250e, and DTC4500e models that are enhanced versions of the DTC1000, DTC4000 and DTC4500 card printers.

    C50 ID card printer:

    The Fargo C50 ID Card Printer is an affordable single-sided solution to print professional ID cards and badges on demand. It comes with Built-in Swift ID™ badging application to help you create ID badges in seconds without having to install any additional software.

    Get a FREE consultation with an ID expert!

    November 26 2013  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

    Get a FREE consultation with an ID expert!

    Get a FREE consultation with an ID expert!

    Buying an ID card solution is a significant investment for many organizations. Purchasing the right ID card printer is the first step to building a successful ID Card program.

    Your company is unique and so are your needs. Whether you are looking to print employee IDs to keep your staff safe and secure, access control badges to protect your assets, or loyalty cards to increase your sales, we will provide you with a solution that meets your requirements.


    My first purchase of an ID card printer - 4/5

    October 30 2013  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

    My first purchase of an ID card printer - 4/5

    At ID Security Online, we value our customers' feedback. 

    That is why we have decided to share with you the experience of one of our clients who needed to purchase an ID card printer for the first time. In this fourth post, Patricia finds out more about the different ribbons that an ID card printer uses.

    “Evidently, ID Card printers don’t use a standard ink cartridge that laser and inkjet printers do. ID Card printers use ribbons, which are plastic cartridges with ink on a film. I assumed a double-sided printer would need two ribbons to operate. Yet again, I was wrong.

    My first purchase of an ID card printer - 3/5

    October 28 2013  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

    My first purchase of an ID card printer - 3/5

    At ID Security Online, we value our customers' feedback. 

    That is why we have decided to share with you the experience of one of our clients who needed to purchase an ID card printer for the first time. The third installment is all about choosing between a single- and a dual-sided ID card printer.

    "I noticed that all six brands carried by ID Security Online have both single and duplex models. There is that word again, “Duplex”. Although this time I have figured out what it means.