Monthly Archives: August 2011

In Lubbock Texas, the Lubbock Independent School District (LISD) has decided to take the important step of implementing an ID program for its students and faculty members. Schools within the district such as Coronado High School have enrollments of up to 2,160 students, a huge number of people to identify and keep track of without modern identification.

With so many young people in one place the obvious and most important implication of having strong ID is security. In particular, the ability to quickly and reliably ascertain an individual’s identity raises accountability and allows a rapid assessment of whether they belong on school grounds or within restricted areas. As stated by the district’s police chief, if but one crime is prevented, the program will be worthwhile.

LISD also recognizes that the benefits of their new ID program extend beyond just added security. By including advanced badge features the IDs will simplify and streamline the student experience through their use in purchasing meals, checking out books, and gaining access to events and the school itself. Additionally, understanding that the days of a faculty member learning every students name unassisted are long gone, LISD looks forward to the benefit IDs will provide in student-faculty familiarization.

If you’re interested in starting up your own ID program, for your school or otherwise, DiscountID.com has ID Card Printers and complete ID Card Systems to fit almost any requirement and budget.

The ID photo – what can often be a dreaded experience (everyone has an ID photo in their wallet they aren’t particularly fond of) doesn’t have to be. A few simple photo taking tips can make the difference between a card you’re proud to show off and card you’d rather keep hidden.

Know your way around the camera – This doesn’t mean you have to be a professional photographer, but you should make sure that you’re familiar with your camera and its quirks. Make sure to take a couple of test shots and make adjustments before you start taking the actual ID photos.

Find good lighting – Flattering lighting can make a huge difference. Either set up an alternate light or consider taking photos near a window that has natural light. Make sure to choose a neutral background. White walls are a great go-to backdrop for ID photos.

Frame your subject – The photo should be framed so that the face and the shoulders of the subject are visible and directly facing the camera. You don’t need to worry about the size of the photo since it can always be cropped to fit the photo field of your ID badge.

Communicate – Develop a rapport with your subject. It will make them more comfortable in front of the camera, and help you get the shot you need if you can effectively express how you want the shot to look in the process.

Snap away! – Hold the camera steady, prepare your subject, and then take the picture. If you follow these simple guidelines, the results should be nothing short of stellar.

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We have some cool new visitor management products from TempBADGE. These items are an easy and economical way for schools and organizations to identify guests, while also limiting the length of their permitted stay.

The School Badge Kit is designed for use by daycares and schools. The self-adhesive badge sticks directly onto the visitor’s clothing. To personalize it, handwrite the guest’s name and the date with a marker or pen. Here’s where the fun part comes in; this kit also includes bright green apple stickers that are applied directly over the face of the card. These stickers gradually turn red over the course of a day, indicating that the visitor’s pass has expired.

For construction sites and other uses requiring a more rugged solution, we have bright yellow, plastic VOIDbadge Visitor ID Badges that are highly visible and reusable. Combine them with one-day expiring TIMEtokens and you have a customizable visitor ID card.

Perfect for just about any organization, TIMEbadge Visitor ID Badges adhere to the visitor’s clothing and provide plenty of space to write their name, the date, and so on. To activate the one day expiration, remove the liner separating the front and back, then press the remaining layers together.

If you want a more finished look, consider Printable TIMEbadges. These badges can be print upon with an inkjet printer, opening up endless possibilities for custom designs. These self-adhesive stickers expire one day after activation and are appropriate for professional use, such as within corporations.

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DiscountID.com offers a wide variety of Photo ID Systems that are designed to provide versatile printing solutions across a range of industries. Ideal for schools, government agencies, police and fire departments, small and large businesses and more, the systems come with printers from the industry’s leading manufacturers including Fargo, Magicard, and Zebra. All DiscountID.com ID card systems include an ID card printer, photo ID software, ID camera, and printing supplies.

The Free Camera with Purchase offer is valid on all DiscountID.com Photo ID System purchases placed between August 1, 2011 and August 31, 2011. For complete details view the Promotions page.