Archive for March, 2011

Card Printing Tips

March 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Since hand oil will transfer to the cards causing smudging, fingerprints or other distortion when printing, cards should be handled by the edges, not by the flat finished surface. In addition, the use of lint free gloves or finger cots can help.

  1. Always check cards for noticeable debris. In some instances there may be small pieces of vinyl, lint or dust on the card. Clean cards using 99% pure Isopropyl alcohol and a soft, lint free cloth.
  2. The environment where you print the cards should be neat, clean and free of airborne particles.
  3. Check the printer’s roller frequently. Clean the printer roller, at a minimum, after every ribbon replacement or more frequently if necessary.
  4. Occasionally, fine scuff marks appear on the surface of cards. These marks will not affect the printer, or the outcome of the printed images.
  5. Do not print cards which are pre-punched. The slot edge may tear the printer ribbon, interfere with card position sensors or cause you to break pixels in your printhead that can cause white lines through the card.


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Categories: Tips & Tricks

IDentiphoto has gone social!

March 21, 2011 Leave a comment

 As an innovative provider of badging, tracking, and verification solutions with proven results, we are proud to announce the launch of our new twitter page and blog.

We plan to bring you frequent, relevant content that we hope you find useful in your day-to-day duties.  Be sure to bookmark them and check back frequently.

On our blog, be on the look-out for posts about:

What You Need to Know Helpful information that will assist you in making informed decisions about anything ID related.

Tips and tricks Resources to ensure your badging, tracking, and/or verification systems run smoothly.

Ask IDentiphoto?Resolutions compiled from our ID experts on the most common ID related issues.

Must Have ProductsInformation specific to what is new, from accessory to hardware and software.

EducationSpecific information regarding securing your campus facility, streamlining attendance and enforcing behavior policies. Also, tools to track event attendees, contractors, visitors and temporary employees etc.

GovernmentArea with specific resources geared specifically for local and federal government entities regarding employee badging, employee verification solutions, tracking event attendees, contractors, visitors and temporary employees.  Plus the latest in FIPS-201 approved products.

CorporateDesignated section for helpful content specific to corporate entities from securing your facility, badging and tracking event attendees, contractors, visitors and temporary employees, etc.

HealthcareYour source for healthcare cards and the latest trends in badging, tracking and verification systems. Plus the latest in ID badge holders and attachments geared specifically for the healthcare industry.

We look forward to engaging with you socially and welcome your feedback and suggestions.

Categories: What You Need to Know