The Global Chip Shortage & how it affects your RFID cards

If you have a card project coming up that requires RFID chips like MIFARE or DESFire, the advice is to move early while stocks are still good and before prices rise Earlier today (18th March 21), Samsung warned of a deepening crisis regarding the availability of semiconductor chips. The shortage has been well documented over … Continue reading The Global Chip Shortage & how it affects your RFID cards

The QR code is dead. Long live the QR code.

The QR code is enjoying a heyday – despite being consigned to the marketing rubbish pile a number of years back Over the last few months, we’ve all got used to seeing those little black and white squares on posters and products everywhere. The NHS track and trace ‘register your contact details’ posters have almost … Continue reading The QR code is dead. Long live the QR code.

Put your fingerprints away – cards are increasingly replacing biometrics in schools

Contactless access cards are experiencing a resurgence as more schools move away from biometric fingerprint solutions Pre-COVID-19, a large proportion of High School and College students across the UK simply used their fingerprint to get through the front doors, check out their library books and pay for their lunch. It was easy and smart, with … Continue reading Put your fingerprints away – cards are increasingly replacing biometrics in schools

What does Antimicrobial actually mean?

And can it help protect your workforce against COVID-19? Antimicrobial workplace products like antimicrobial card holders, antimicrobial lanyards, antimicrobial paper and even antimicrobial uniforms didn’t enter the marketplace as a result of COVID-19. Many products have been around for years and are particularly employed in the health industries. However in the current pandemic, they’ve had … Continue reading What does Antimicrobial actually mean?

10 reasons you should swap to plastic cloakroom tags

What does your cloakroom currently say about you? If you’re still using paper cloakroom tickets, or (sharp intake of breath) raffle tickets in your cloakroom, here are 10 very good reasons why you should consider upgrading to plastic cloakroom tags. They make the right first – and last – impression Handing over their coat is one of … Continue reading 10 reasons you should swap to plastic cloakroom tags

Printed Paxton Net2 Cards Now Available

If you use a Paxton Net2 Door Entry system, and regularly buy the blank Net2 Proximity cards, have you thought about going branded? If you don’t want to invest in a plastic card printer to be able to personalise your access cards yourself, we can print them for you. 100 full colour (both sides) Paxton … Continue reading Printed Paxton Net2 Cards Now Available

The new IDP Smart-BIT Ribbon Shredder – is it worth the price tag?

At around £500, is shelling out on a dedicated shredder for your plastic card ribbons really necessary? The answer depends entirely on how important security is to your organisation. The IDP Smart-BIT is the industry’s first dedicated shredder for plastic card printer ribbons and has been developed in response to the need for stricter data … Continue reading The new IDP Smart-BIT Ribbon Shredder – is it worth the price tag?

Training certificate cards get a make-over

We’re never surprised by the uses our customers find for printed plastic cards. It’s one of the reasons we love what we do. We can be printing a handful of ID cards for a charity in one hour and event invites with a scratch panel and QR code the next. We’ve recently had a number … Continue reading Training certificate cards get a make-over

Our New Year’s resolutions

Get fit, drink less, eat healthier, etc. etc. All that goes without saying. (So far we’re doing well at number two on that list. Not so brilliant at the others, but we’re working on it.) Anyway, here are the New Year’s resolutions on our whiteboard for 2014:  1. Launch some new products. We plan to introduce … Continue reading Our New Year’s resolutions

Are your new members falling off the treadmill already?

January always brings a sudden rush of new members into the gym or leisure club. The desire to get rid of the post-Christmas tummy has them literally running to sign-up. But as the weeks go by, interest starts to wane, as do appearances at the gym. If they’ve signed up on a month-by-month basis, you could … Continue reading Are your new members falling off the treadmill already?