ID Cards

Asure ID 7 by HID

Take your card personalization to the next level with powerful, convenient and intuitive ID issuance software. HID Asure ID 7 allows organizations to design and print custom ID cards that meet the specific organizational requirements.

Asure ID 7 provides a dramatic speed boost as well as everything you need to design and populate a card. It is a simple solution that allows the user to glide from data entry to card design to printing and reporting.

If you need more information on Asure ID 7 or would like to order for your organization, please call (317-488-10320) or email (sbrown@asapid.com) with questions.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Pre Printed ID Cards by ASAP Identification Security

If you need ID badges for your organization or event and you don’t want to manage the process, ASAP can help. ASAP Identification can design, print and deliver pre-printed ID badges, gift cards, membership cards, loyalty cards, hotel room key-cards or any other type of card you want printed on plastic. We can manage single card orders up to orders for thousands! No order is too big or too small.

It just takes a few steps and a few days to complete your order.

Step 1: Determine what function you want your card to perform. Do you need a technology card to open doors, complete cashless transactions or clock in/out? Will a simple bar code or mag stripe support your needs or is this card a simple visual photo ID?

Step 2: Let us work with you to design a layout. This can include company logos, employee photos, names and titles. You may also include color blocks to indicate access to restricted areas or to allow for temporary employees to be unescorted in the building.
Once we know your design needs, we will send you an electronic proof for your approval.

Step 3: You provide the data for the IDs and we print and ship. We can even provide fulfillment to end customers.

Let ASAP Identification Security help you manage your ID needs when it is for a small office, large event or major re-badging effort. ASAP can help so please call (317-488-1030) or email (info@asapid.com) and let us help get your badging project off your to-do list!

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Improving School Security Through Student IDs

One way to keep students safe at school is for the administrators, teachers and fellow students to know if someone belongs in their school or not. Photo IDs play an important role in that security. More and more schools have adopted (or are going to adopt) procedures to issue student and staff IDs to all individuals in the school, as well as visitor IDs to anyone allowed in the building on a temporary basis. These IDs are to be worn at all times in the school building.

How do photo IDs help?
Photo IDs are a quick, effective and affordable visual identifier. If someone does not have the proper ID, that individual can be approached to ensure they do in fact belong. If they are lost, they can be redirected, if they don’t belong, they can be removed from school grounds.

Student IDs also provide a way to get to know student names so teachers, volunteers, administrators and fellow students can get to know the names of new students more easily.

Layers of Security
Using student ID cards is a simple, effective and affordable solution to helping add another layer of security to your school. If you need help, please feel free to call (317-488-1030) or email us. We can help find the right ID system for you, help design the card layout and support you in both the initial card issuance and on going ID production.

We look forward to working with you!

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Visitor Badges – This Message Will Self-Destruct in 5 Seconds

When I was a kid I loved watching Mission Impossible. I dreamed of being a secret agent saving the world while using really cool gadgets the whole time. Of course, the theme song for the show was pretty awesome too. But, the best part was the start of each show. Peter Graves received a message about the next mission while riding on a plane, train or car. Okay, I know I just lost some of you with the Peter Graves reference. Here’s the thing, Mission Impossible was actually a tv show before it became a movie. However, if you prefer, you can substitute Tom Cruise for Peter Graves. Anyway, Peter (or Tom) read the document outlining the next mission, and then it would self-destruct as plumes of smoke went into the air. Awesome.

So what does Mission Impossible have to do with a visitor badge? We now have visitor badges that self-destruct! Okay, we don’t really. However, we do have some visitor badges that do change once they are no longer valid.

Expiring badges are a great, cost effective option to keep track of visitors. They come in the form of stickers, pre-printed badges and even printable badges. Each one has a front side which is printable/writable and a backside. When the two are combined and given to a visitor at your facility, the badge will slowly begin to expire as the front side disappears and the design on the backside shows through. Once you see the backside, you know that visitor doesn’t have the right to be in the building anymore. The badges are available for ½ days, 1 day, 1 week and 1 month periods.

Give us a call at (317) 488-1030 to learn more about expiring badges and how they can help your company.

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Umm, how exactly do I make these cards?

You weighed the pros and cons of a lot of different ID printer options available and you picked a model that really fits your needs. Your ID printer can make double sided cards, it can laminate, it can print quickly and, heck, it can even make a chicken pot pie (okay, I made that last one up, an ID printer can’t do that). Now you are ready to design your ID card, at least you think so.

You sit down at your desk with your leftover chicken pot pie, take a big bite and get ready to work (WRONG! Didn’t you read the blog entry from August 15?! You never work with an ID printer while you eat. The grease and the grime will destroy your ID printer. Okay, let’s start over). You sit down at your clean and clear desk and get ready to work. There is just one problem – how are you going to design your ID card?

You can create an ID card using a Windows based program, such as Photoshop or Word. However, if you use an actual ID card program you can streamline the process and save yourself a lot of time in the long run. The most popular ID card software brands are Jolly, Asure ID and CardStudio. Each is very effective, but they have a different look and feel. We would strongly encourage you to download a demo version to get a feel for each. You might prefer one brand over another.

Please give us a call at (317) 488-1030 and we can help you find the right fit for you. We will even share our chicken pot pie recipe, although we make no guarantees that it is any good.

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Does Anybody Have a Loaner!?

Has this ever happened to you – you walk into the office with a spring in your step as you enjoy the beautiful autumn morning. Just as you are laying out your morning paper, cup of coffee and blueberry muffin, someone knocks on your door reminding you (okay, let’s be honest, telling you for the first time) that there will be 75 guests in the building tomorrow afternoon and each of them needs an ID badge.

Ignoring the grumbling in your stomach, you proceed to say “not a problem, I can get those done today.” You turn on your printer, enter the necessary information and hit print. Unfortunately, the next sound you hear is the kind of screeching that sends cats and dogs running for cover. Somehow, someway, the printer is broken. The question now is – what do you do?

The simple answer – give us a call. We maintain a variety of printers at our office precisely for this exact situation. Depending on where your offices are located, we can either deliver a loaner printer to you that day or ship you a loaner printer overnight. Either way, you will be able to print those ID badges in time for tomorrow’s afternoon meeting.

At the same time, we can also repair your broken ID printer while you use our loaner printer. This will ensure you are ready to go if any other unexpected badging jobs need to get done. This is a much better deal than going 2-3 weeks without your ID printer!

For more information, please give us a call at 317-488-1030.

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To Flip, or Not to Flip – That is the Question

You are sitting at your desk trying to eat that slice of pizza with extra cheese you just bought for lunch. Just as you are thinking that you wish you added pepperoni to your order, someone walks in who needs a few replacement ID cards. You are happy to help. You ask for the names, start your printer and begin printing replacement ID cards. Once the front side prints, you grab the cards and flip them over so you can print the back.

Unfortunately, now you aren’t the only one having extra cheese pizza for lunch, so is your ID printer.

ID Printers are most often times damaged by dirt, dust, debris and, even greasy pizza hands. Those things can damage your machine as well as your print head. If your machine goes down, then you may have to replace it. Of course, you might only have to replace the print head. The problem is that most print heads aren’t covered by manufacturers’ warranties if damaged due to lack of proper care and the cost of most print heads starts at nearly $500 dollars. That is one expensive piece of pizza!

So, to answer the question – Don’t Flip! You need to plan ahead and purchase a printer that does everything you need it to do. Your printer will last longer and you will save money in the long run. Please give us a call to learn more about the ID printer options available. You can reach us at (317) 488-1030.

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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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Make your facility more secure with Proximity Cards

We are always being asked how customers can make their facilities more secure. One way to make your facility more secure is through the use of a proximity card. A proximity card, or prox card as they are sometimes referred to, allows a company to make a building or an area of the building accessible by authorized personnel only. Proximity readers are installed in the building or area at issue and the appropriate personnel are given proximity cards to access that facility. The personnel need to place the card near the reader in order to gain access.

It is important to remember that proximity cards can also be used for other functions, such as accessing your network. You, as the customer, just need to decide what other functions you would like your proximity cards to serve. You might be surprised that this security solution can also serve as a means to make your personnel more efficient.

If you have any questions about the use of proximity cards, please give us a call at (317) 488-1030.

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Questions to Ask When Buying an ID Card Printer

A lot of times when we receive a customer call asking about purchasing a new ID card printer, the first question we hear is:

How much will it cost?

We totally understand. Everyone is trying to make a dollar go farther these days, and so cost is definitely a factor to consider.

And, sometimes, the least expensive ID card printer will be perfectly fine to meet your needs. However, if cost is the only question you ask, you might not pick the printer that best meets your needs. When that happens, you might have to buy more parts, or worse yet, buy a whole new printer to meet your needs. Suddenly, that “cheap” printer can become a pretty expensive purchase.

So, when the time comes to purchase that new ID card printer, definitely ask about cost, but also consider these questions:

  1. Do you need to only print on one side of the card, or on both sides?
  2. What kind of card are you trying to make – is it an employee card? A gift card? A membership card?
  3. What do you want the card to look like – do you want to just print black? Do you want a lot of colors? Will something be imbedded in the cards?
  4. Do you want your ID cards to work with your time clock or door access system?
  5. Do you really need to be able to make a card at a moment’s notice?
  6. Will the printer be dedicated to a single work station, or will multiple computers be connected to the ID card printer?
  7. How big a problem is it if your ID card printer is down for a week, two weeks or for even more time?

If you would like some help answering these questions, or want to learn more about a particular ID card printer, give us a call. You can reach us at (317) 488-1030.

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