Thursday, March 20, 2014

5 Things to Consider Before Doing ID Badging In House

As the use of ID cards and badges continues to become more prolific within business organizations, educational institutions, government and medical facilities, we're finding an ever-increasing number of those requiring these ID credentials wanting to create their own in house. This is especially true for enterprises employing large numbers of personnel, having large student populations, members or even a steady flow of daily visitors. With new hardware/software technologies constantly hitting the market, creating professional and full-functioning ID cards, tags, fobs, etc., with everything from photos and text to proximity/RFID options and biometrics is now possible with the right in-house setup.

If you find your organization's ID badging needs to be such that the easiest and most immediate solution is to have the job outsourced, we at eXpress badging are ready and willing to take on that task and provide you with the highest quality product and best service you could hope for at a fair and reasonable cost. We've been providing this service for many types of organizations for more than 20 years.

If, however, your ID credential needs are such that a dedicated in-house team will be doing the job, here's some free advice you'll want to consider as you get into the planning phase for this important project.

1. Check your data – having messy, inconsistent data on your people is going to make this job much tougher and more time-consuming. Make sure to update your personnel data-base(s) prior to beginning. This is especially important if you're dealing with multiple locations within your organization. A good software package will make disparate data integration much easier to perform.

2. How long's it been? – if this is a reissue of cards, consider the length of time since the last cards were created, since people change their look and new photos may be required. One of the new available camera kits may be a wise purchase to ensure you have the best quality results for your project.

3. Do you have the needed equipment? – if already in possession of ID card printing equipment, is it capable of handling the volume you foresee completing? Should you think about a printer upgrade? Should you get a printer that can handle options such as bar codes, magnetic strips, proxy or RFID encoding?

4. Will everyone be getting re-badged?
– if so, look into getting a discount on a volume purchase of card stock.

5. How will credentials be displayed? - will you need lanyards or card holders/clips? Will some individuals require contactless proximity credentials? What about vehicle identification?

Questions? Contact us at eXpress badging. We're here to help!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Featured Bundle: Professional Photo Capture Kit

Whether your company is in the process of re-badging for the purposes of facility security, event management or accounting of personnel, at eXpress badging we offer you the capability of outsourcing your badging needs directly or handling it yourself in-house. For those preferring to do the job themselves, we offer all the required equipment, supplies and support assistance you'll need to get the job done and to get it done right.

If it's been some years since your company's employees have received new badges and the re-badging task has fallen to you, you want to ensure that you have everything in place to complete the task professionally and within the expected time parameters. For many of our clients, that means employing the use of the Jolly ID Flow Professional Photo Capture Kit. This system consists of what you need to easily capture images of your personnel and to crop and adjust those images using the premium software included.

The Jolly ID Flow Photo Capture Kit includes a high-quality web cam that sits atop a tabletop pedestal for easy focusing. The pedestal has a built-in gooseneck for maximum flexibility, takes up very little surface space with its small footprint and is well weighted to prevent it from falling over.

This camera is the professional choice, designed specifically for use in producing high-quality ID system photos without requiring the use of a flash. A built-in CCD senor allows for optimum picture quality and it can even provide you with a still image caught from video. It comes with a USB extension cable.

The Jolly ID Flow Photo Capture Kit includes a quality photo backdrop on a portable stand to allow for consistency in all your photos and to remove the nuisance of ID photo glare. These nylon (micro-suede) backdrops are available in a choice of six colors including: red, yellow, green, white, dark and light blue.

This is all orchestrated by the use of Jolly's Premier Badging Software, a highly advanced, networkable ID Card solution for companies with multiple locations, centralized data and strict security needs. This #1 selling software allows for the production of professionally created ID credentials utilizing complex data integration, including access control.

The Jolly ID Flow Photo Capture Kit, sold here at a deep discount from suggested retail, saves considerably more money than if you were to purchase each item separately. This is a great package deal from eXpress badging.