Wilmington College is a private, graduate and undergraduate college in New Castle,
Delaware. In 1968, the college opened its doors to a charter class of 194 students,
since that time it has grown to serve a student body of over 10,000 at six locations.
With a growing student body and a need to keep up with the changing technological
trends, Wilmington needed a new identification system.
Erin Harvey, Sports Information Director for Wilmington was in charge of helping
the Student Affairs department update their current ID system. They were using a
Polaroid Laminate system which required them to take a real photo, print it on paper,
die-cut the paper, place it into a laminate and then run it through a laminator
all of this done manually. The student body was growing and printing and hand-assembling
thousands of IDs was becoming too much. Plus, the quality of the laminated ID card
was minimal. Harvey wanted a "quick, digital, high-quality ID producing system."
"I found IDville online," said Harvey. "I knew that we were going to want to print
on both sides of the card, so that narrowed down my search. I looked into other
photo ID suppliers and finally decided on IDville because the price was right and
they were a very reputable company."
For over 10 years IDville has been working to provide top-quality photo ID solutions
and technical support for its customers. The ID Maker PRO software was designed
by IDville's own team of software engineers. Its ease-of-use and reliability are
unmatched. With it you can use your logo, your information, your imageall captured
with the ease of drag-and-drop features. You can upload an existing database of
information or create a new one and PRO will save your data for future use.
When Harvey was looking at the offering of systems out there, she noticed that all
of IDville's systems came with all of the necessary parts to get her up-and-running
right out of the box. "It looked easy to use," said Harvey, and she was right! She
didn't have to worry about compatibility among parts with the Dual-Sided Premier
system. Every IDville system comes with our ID Maker PRO software, a digital camera,
a white backdrop, one full-color YMCKO printer ribbon and 200 PVC ID cards.
Harvey designed Wilmington's IDs to feature a picture of the college campus on the
front, with their school policy on the back. "The IDs are much nicer looking and
the time required to print them is amazing compared to the old system," Harvey commented.
When a student loses their ID, the Student Affairs staff can quickly look up their
information and print them a new ID within seconds.
"IDville has been excellent," said Harvey. She continues to purchase printer ribbons
and blank PVC cards throughout the year. In fact, since purchasing their first dual-sided
system in July of 2003, Wilmington has purchased 3 more systems, over 4,000 PVC
cards and 20 printer ribbons and their IDs are of higher quality because of it.