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No ID card program is complete without accessories!

An ID card is meant to be visible and needs to be displayed properly to be a secure and durable tool. To do so, a wide array of options is available to you: from badge holders to lanyards, find out now which badge accessories are right for you.

  • Badge Holders: choose from a variety of horizontal and vertical badges holders. Solid and available in multiple colors, our badge holders will extend the lifespan of your cards.
  • Badge Reels: attach your ID card to clothing or bags with our line of colorful retractable badge reels. Their unique ‘pull’ system is perfect for an easy access to your badges.
  • Clips and Magnets: secure your ID cards and badges to anything with our solid and affordable clips and magnets.

What can I do with ID cards?

ID cards are now used in pretty much every industry. Here is an overview of what ID cards can do for your business.

  • Corporate. Secure ID badges allow you to identify your employees and visitors, and control access to your premises for a safer workplace. Design and issue photo IDs with your logo, text and pictures. For a higher level of security, add a barcode or encode data on a magnetic stripe or smart card.  Your ID cards become multifunctional badges and may serve for time and attendance and access control to company property.
  • Education. ID cards have been widely adopted in all educational structures: not only do they help keep students and staff safe but they also make daily tasks much easier to manage. For example, a photo ID badge can help you visually identify students, staff and visitors, but it can also be used to control access to your school, manage equipment checkouts and lunch programs, and even pay for campus purchases.

The enhanced Fargo HDP5000 is now available!

HID has announced a new version of the Fargo HDP5000 card printer, now available at ID Security Online.

The Fargo HDP5000 is a retransfer printer that produces ID cards of a superior print quality. Reliable yet affordable, the Fargo HDP5000 is a great solution to issue highly-secure badges on demand.

How do I choose the right ID card printer?

Choosing the right card printer can be overwhelming. In all cases, we recommend calling one of our ID experts at 1-800-897-7024 for a free consultation but if you want to get a better understanding of what would work for you, answer the following questions.

IDSecurityOnline.com now offers RFID solutions

IDSecurityOnline.com now carries a comprehensive asset tracking and surveillance package, the Nox Sting Kit, along with a full line of RFID tags.

Not only does RFID work magic for the supply chain and asset tracking/inventory control, but it also makes a world of difference in the security, surveillance, and evidence fields.  The Nox Sting Kit is a unique Plug-and-Play RFID and video surveillance solution that reveals on a facility map the movements of people and assets in real time.

Scenario: your company wants to track the movements (check in/out) and total inventory of over 1,000 high value assets. You want to be sure that no asset leaves your premises without anyone knowing exactly which asset left, when and who took it. 

You need a photo ID system!

Choosing the right card printer can be confusing and buying one comes with a series of questions: which software should I use? Which ribbon do I need to buy? Can I use any camera to capture photos? Which cards do I need?

This is why the easiest way to print your ID cards is to get an ID card system! At ID Security Online, we have already gone through all those questions and we have designed comprehensive photo ID systems to meet every requirement. Each system comes with a card printer, ID card software, web camera, color ribbon, and PVC cards.

How to take care of your blank PVC cards

Taking care of your blank white cards is critical to get the best quality at every print. Dust and debris on your cards can easily damage your ID card printer and result in poorly printed cards.

To make sure that you get the best out of your blank PVC cards, follow these steps:

  • Store your packs of cards in a clean, dust-free environment. Keep your cards in a temperature controlled area to avoid extreme heat or cold.
  • Unpack your cards only when you are ready to use them. Do not use a sharp object to open the shrink wrapping to avoid scratches on your cards.

New Eco-Friendly ribbons on select Zebra printers

The new eco-friendly ribbons are biodegradable and all plastic components (ribbon cartridges, ribbon roll holders) are recyclable. The new ribbon cartridge has also been designed to use less plastic, which translates into less waste and a lower environmental impact.

These eco-friendly ribbons are easy to handle thanks to convenient tabs to hold the cartridge. The open design uses less plastic and exposes the ribbon rolls, making it simpler to identify the ribbon type and repair the ribbon if it breaks.

Zebra ZXP Series 7 ID card systems now available

Last week, we announced the release the Zebra ZXP Series 7 card printer. Extremely fast and reliable, this printer already promises to be a reference for high-volume and high-security applications such as service bureaus, identification cards, government credentials and secure access control badges.

To help you get started with the new ZXP Series 7 line, ID Security Online has designed 6 comprehensive ID card systems that are packaged with everything that you need to print IDs within minutes!

New! Zebra ZXP Series 7 Card Printer

Zebra has just announced the release of its latest card printer, the ZXP Series 7.
The ZXP Series 7 provides high-volume, high-quality card printing at a great value.
Available as a single or dual-sided card printer, the ZXP Series 7 delivers fast and reliable performance time after time. Discover now Zebra’s highest performance printer for any direct-to-card printing application.

Save more with a half panel color ribbon!

You just bought a brand new ID card system to print employee badges. The design of your cards is pretty standard: it includes your company name, logo, full name of the employee, title and photo. To do so, you need a full color YMCKO ribbon, right?

Well maybe not! Most ID card printer manufacturers offer a half panel color ribbon. This ribbon is called half panel because the Yellow, Magenta and Cyan panels are half the size of the regular panels that you find in a YMCKO ribbon. The K (Black) and O (Overlay) panels stay full size.

Take care of your ID card printer!

Your card printer is an investment that needs to be protected. If you want to extend the life of your ID card printer, ensure optimal performances and premium print quality, you need to follow a few recommendations.

  • Clean your printer regularly! All printer manufacturers offer specific cleaning kits for every model. To ensure a thorough clean without damaging your printer, always comply with the instructions listed in your printer manual.
    To find the right cleaning kit for your printer model, use IDSecurityOnline’s printer supplies selector.

How to encode data in your ID cards

To increase security and create multifunctional badges, you can encode information onto your ID cards. Card printers come with a variety of encoding options to answer the needs of every application.

Here is an overview of the different options available today:

  • Barcodes
    Easy-to-use and inexpensive, barcodes are easy to set up as the printer doesn’t need a specific encoder. All you need to do is add a barcode to your cards through your design software. Barcodes don’t store data: a barcode reader is used to scan the code.

Maximize the use of your ID card system!

You have just invested in an ID card system to print your employee badges, but do you know that you can turn your system into a powerful marketing tool?

Here is an overview of what you can with your card printer
  • Visitor badges. Securing your facilities is essential. Issuing visitor badges to all incoming guests will help you maintain an accurate record of who’s on the premises at all times. It will also give a great first impression to all entrants.

Help! My card printer doesn’t work!

You spent time designing your ID cards, you are now ready to print but your card printer just won’t print. What are your options?

At IDSecurityOnline our commitment to you doesn't end with your purchase.

Our team has been trained to guide you and assist you every step of the way.

We back it up by offering toll free and live chat support to answer all your questions.

Most issues can be fixed over the phone but if your printer needs to be repaired, we’ve got you covered! IDSecurityOnline is a certified repair center for all the major brands, and our tech support team will fix your machine fast!

In the meantime, we know that you still need to print your cards. That’s why we have designed a loaner program so that we can send you a printer while yours is in for repair.

 
 
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