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Identification 101


ID Card Systems. Why Identify.

Everything you need to start an ID card program in one box. Your photo ID is a multi-functional document that identifies you. A photo ID is required for building access, banking functions, driving a car and even picking up a package.

10 Reasons to Identify

Safety is everyone's priority - Not just building and grounds safety, but personal safety. Know who is roaming your halls and corridors and manage building or room access with a single card.

Why Use an ID Card

Think about how often you are required to show physical identification everyday - drive a car, get into a building or pick up a package from a delivery service. Not having the proper photo ID can prevent you from doing many things.

Paper vs PVC ID Cards

Paper ID cards have their advantages, especially in cost, but did you know that using a plastic ID card saves time AND money in the long run?

Six Degrees of Security

Today's electronic commerce climate demands more security, since 1 in 20 Americans is at risk for identity theft. Identity authentication is a regular part of our daily lives.


Card Printers and Complete Systems


Ways to print your ID badge

Depending on your badge needs, we have the system for you. Powered by our exclusive ID Maker software, our systems are high-quality and intuitive.

How to choose the right ID printer solution

To find the right printer for your needs, follow our seven-question guide and complete the recommended action items.

The Returns are in

If you're considering an ID card system, it's important to weigh your options. You want to make sure you're getting exactly what you need, not equipment you won't use.

Why Bundle

Buying in bulk saves money. The same is true when you buy ID card supplies and accessories. IDville offers several of our most popular products in convenient bundles.

Systems are not just for IDs

ID systems are not just for ID creation. Applications for the small business owner to a large retail outlet exist to implement rewards programs and ease of doing business.

ID Card Printer Maintenance

Protect your ID card printer investment by giving it the proper maintenance.


ID Card Design


Ten components of an excellent Employee ID Card

ID cards can play a pivotal role in an organization's security plan, and creating the right card is imperative to achieving security goals. By considering the following ten ID card components, organizations can create the ID card that meets their needs.

Five myths about all in one software solutions

Some organizations are opting for a simpler way to get everything they need by purchasing an all-in-one software suite, but looks can be deceiving. Advancements in internet technology and the SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) delivery model have made all-in-one applications unnecessary.

Did you want a printer key with that?

Just as you would upgrade to a meal deal, add services to your cell phone, or change your ticket to first-class, you can do the same for your ID card system. Either during or after your purchase, you may find you need additional equipment or software as your ID needs change.


Industry Specifics


Student ID Cards

Student ID cards can streamlines school processes and create a safer environment for students, staff, teachers and parents.

Secure ID Card Systems for Healthcare

Healthcare professionals perform a balancing act everyday. More demands on their time, more hats to wear, and they are more often doing it all for less.

Public Transportation Organization uses employee ID Cards to improve security

Learn how one organization implemented an employee ID card system to cut down on costs and improve building security.


ID Card Accessories


Ways to wear your badge

Just like grabbing your keys is second-nature as you walk out the door, so should grabbing your ID badge. You may use it for identification, to punch in or out, to open a door, or all three. If you don't have it, you have a problem.

To theme or not to theme your ID accessories

If you're considering an ID card system, it's important to weigh your options. You want to make sure you're getting what you need, not expensive, unnecessary equipment you won't use.

Breakaway Lanyards increase safety

Of of all the lanyard options available, the breakaway lanyard release is one of the most important.


About IDville


Reuse, Recycle, Repeat.

Here at IDville we offer recycled accessories you can feel good about. Outfit your staff or classroom with 100% post-consumer recycled lanyards and biodegradable badge holders.

Security Audit Checklist

Conducting a regular workplace security audit will keep your security policies up to date and your employees safe. Use our ten steps as a guide for your workplace security audit.

How to implement visitor management

Protect your facility and your people with a visitor management system that you can affordably implement in seven easy steps.

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