April 2010 Newsletter

DiscountID.com April 2010 Newsletter
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  Playing Your Cards Right

They say you have to play the hand you're dealt. While that might be true for certain card games, it's definitely not the case for your ID card program. When setting up an ID program, you've got a range of choices in terms of which type of cards you want to use. Which card type is right for you? That depends on the needs of your particular program. DiscountID.com carries a comprehensive selection of blank ID cards in formats sure to meet the requirements of any card application.

The majority of photo ID programs use standard CR80 PVC cards. These photo-quality cards are the same size as your typical credit card, and are used for a wide variety of applications. If you want to add functionality to your cards beyond basic identification, you can opt for magnetic stripe cards which have the ability to store information and perform functions ranging from time and attendance to access control. Magnetic stripe cards come in two formats: Hi-Co mag stripe cards are used for applications requiring higher levels of security, while Lo-Co mag stripes are better suited for temporary cards and less critical card applications.

If you wish to enhance the security and durability of your cards with lamination, you'll want to use composite PVC/Poly cards which are designed to withstand the excessive heat of the lamination process. These highly durable cards are required for most laminating card printers, and their superior flexibility means they can easily stand up to the wear-and-tear of everyday use.

Other popular card types include adhesive-back cards and technology cards for access control. These two card types often work hand in hand. Technology cards, those that feature proximity or smart card technology, are usually pre-programmed with facility/site codes to fit a customer's specific needs. You can re-use these cards by printing personalized card info on the thinner adhesive-back cards, and then affixing them to the technology cards. This way, the more expensive technology cards can be re-used over and over again.

To view all available card options, please visit the DiscountID.com Cards & Cartridges section. You can also give us a call at 800-621-0559 and we'll be happy to go over those choices.

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  SPOTLIGHT: Earth-Friendly ID Cards

With April comes Earth Day, and that means it's time for us all to think about how we can do a better job of protecting our planet. In the world of ID card printing, it mostly comes down to eliminating waste. An easy way to cut down on the amount of waste your card program produces is to use earth-friendly ID cards.

DiscountID.com carries BioPVC cards and recycled PVC cards that are made of biodegradable materials. These cards turn a regular ID program into a green program, and are sure to reduce your impact on the environment in a most positive way. BioPVC cards are available in standard CR80 format, as well as Hi-Co mag stripe and Lo-Co mag stripe formats.

Recycled PVC cards, which are made of recycled plastic, are available in Standard CR80 size. These earth-friendly card options offer the same durability and print quality as regular PVC cards, while helping your ID operations achieve green status.

Fargo HDP5000 YMCFK Color Ink Ribbon - 250 Prints Magicard Pronto YMCKO Color Ribbon - 100 Prints Nfive CardFive Vision Net Professional Edition CR80 30mil Color PVC Cards - 1000
  REVIEW: Color Cards

Want to add a splash of color to your card program? Try printing on color PVC cards. These vibrant cards are perfect for gift card programs, membership and loyalty clubs, rewards programs, nametags, employee IDs, and more. They're available in an assortment of colors and styles to meet the needs of various card applications. DiscountID.com offers standard-sized CR80 color cards, plus color cards with Hi-Co or Lo-Co magnetic stripes.

One thing to consider when using color PVC cards is the effect the color will have on printed photos. We recommend color cards primarily for card designs featuring text and basic design elements. If you plan on including photos on your printed IDs, we encourage you to stick with standard white cards.

If you're considering color PVC cards for your card program, please give us a call at 800-621-0559 and we'll go over your options.

In this Issue:

Playing Your Cards Right

Clearance Items:

Badge Holders


Earth-Friendly ID Cards

New Products:

Printer Ribbons


Color Cards

New! ID Accessory Packs
ID Card Software
ID Card Printers
ID Printer Systems
ID Badge Holders
ID Card Supplies

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