Educational Identification

Zebra Offers Advanced ID Card Printing Solutions For Universities

Zebra Offers Advanced ID Card Printing Solutions For Universities

Advances in printing technology over the past 2­-3 years have significantly improved user benefits to solve a greater number of campus needs.

Zebra provides a variety of fast and scalable printing identification and access control card solutions, like the ZXP Series 7, that can ramp up to meet peak demand periods and be flexibly deployed across locations. The benefit: schools save money by reducing operator time.

Zebra 7 Series card printerZebra’s ZXP Series 7 printers give you:

  • Increased efficiencies: Up to 90% faster card processing speed than the leading competitor*
  • Lower cost of ownership Up to 32% lower cost per printed card
  • Less operator time spent changing supplies: Up to 50% more ribbon per roll and 150% more laminate per roll
  • Added Flexibility: Easily relocate and integrate printers to nearby locations with 802.11b/g wireless connectivity and Virtual Printware™

Zebra Technologies is a Gold Member of the National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU) and, as such, is committed to providing industry-leading printing solutions.

For more information, call ASAP Identification @ 317-488-1030 or email us @ info@asapident.com.

ASAP helps Butler University in New 2014 Student Registration

Zebra 7 Series card printerOn the Butler University campus, your student ID is your all-access pass into the library, athletic center, and usually your next meal. When incoming students register, they receive the laminated photo cards and carry them with them at all times. Loaded with “Dawg Bucks,” their student ID cards act like debit cards for purchases at campus dining spots, some select off-campus restaurants and the campus bookstore.

During high-volume new student registration – when hundreds of students need cards in a short time frame – fast ID card creation is critical. When cumbersome printing slowed the process, Butler began looking for a better way.

As a client of ASAP Identification, we were able to assist Butler in deploying Zebra’s ZXP Series™ 7 card printers to meet the demand of ID cards during high-volume new student registration.

“When someone comes into our office for a replacement card, the printer is ready to go and we have their cards right away. They comment, ‘That was fast!”
– Theresa Hilliard (Butler University)

 

2014-2015 School Year, are you ready?

It’s time to get ready for Back To School, especially if you need an upgrade your ID card system for school ID badges.

The right ID card system can help your school run more smoothly to identify staff and students and to help make sure everyone is where they belong.

We have several solutions available to meet your needs, whether for hundreds or thousands of IDs.

Please let us know if you need any ID supplies to kick off the 2014-15 school year!

Thanks for your ongoing support of ASAP Identification (317-488-1030 or sbrown@asapident.com).

Installation issues moving from an Eltron/Zebra printer to Fargo

There is a known issue with driver installation if an Elton Printer was previously installed on the machine.

 

Problem: During the final installation process for USB Fargo printers. The user is instructed to plug in the USB cable to finish the installation. When the usb cable is connected – nothing happens and the only option they have is to click “back” and they can’t complete the driver installation process.

Solution:

  1. The user needs to go into: c\windows\Inf and look for usbprint.in file, rename this file to usbprint.inf.
  2. Next, reboot the PC then reinstall the driver. Most of the time the INF folder is hidden but the user can view the hidden folder by following these instructions:
  3. From Windows Explorer, go to: Tools / Folder Options
  4. Select the tab “View”
  5. Under “Files and Folders” and “Hidden Files and Folders” click on “Show hidden files, folders and drives”.

If you still have questions, please call (317-488-1030) or email us and we will help you.

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To Laminate or Not Laminate

Customers ask us occasionally – do I need to laminate my ID card? The answer – it depends. You see, the lamination process does provide several benefits:

  1. It does extend the life of your card.
  2. It gives a more finished look to your ID card.
  3. It does make your ID card more tamper resistant.

The lamination process is pretty simple. In essence, an additional layer is applied to your ID card once it has been printed. However, not every ID printer is capable of laminating an ID card. So, you need to think about whether or not you might want to have that capability in the future. We can help you figure out whether lamination is necessary for your business. And, if you still aren’t sure, we can always suggest a few printers that can be ungraded in the future. Please give us a call at (317) 488-1030.

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The School Year is Just Around the Corner!

The month of July is almost over, and we all know what that means, the school year is just around the corner!  Schools, colleges and universities soon will be preparing for the new school year.  Part of that preparation includes, issuing student, faculty and staff ID badges.  As you prepare to print those badges, remember badges aren’t just for identification anymore.  ID badges can be used for any of the purposes listed below.

Access

ID badges can be used to enable students to access computers and other appropriate school technology.  They can also be used to control access to specific areas of the school or campus for student use.

Information Management

ID badges can store student information, such as emergency contact information, allergies and medications.  They can track attendance at school events.  The badges can also manage the library book checkout process.

Security

ID badges can be designed to enhance security at your school.  A color-coding system can be incorporated into your badges to easily distinguish between students, faculty and staff.  For example, students could be given cards with green backgrounds, faculty members could receive cards with blue backgrounds and staff members could receive cards with black backgrounds.  You can also create visitor badges that look different from your other badges so they are easily identified.  In addition, you could consider more advanced visual techniques such as overlaminates and holographic foils that are either applied to your cards or embedded into them.

Payment

ID badges can allow students to use a pre-paid debit card for food service and vending machine purchases.

If you would like to learn more about how your school can use your current ID cards or how to enhance your cards, please call ASAP at (317) 488-1030.

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