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We are excited to announce that ColorID will be exhibiting, for our sixth consecutive year, at the GovSec show in Washington DC, March 23rd and 24th. Please drop by and visit ColorID at Booth 1219. ColorID will be featuring the latest equipment in identification systems, advanced mobile verification and biometric systems.
We are excited to announce that ColorID will be exhibiting at the ISC West show in Las Vegas, NV on March 24th -26th. Please drop by and visit ColorID at Booth 24029. ColorID will be featuring the latest equipment in identification systems, advanced mobile verification and biometric systems.
If you use Proximity or Contactless Smart Cards to secure your Government facility, you may find a new product from ColorID very useful. The PlusID can improve security for highly sensitive areas by adding fingerprint authentication to your Prox credential. The innovative design of this product puts the fingerprint reader on the personal device that the employee carries with them. These are some of the benefits of the PlusID:
One of the biggest differences between printing on blank PVC (Mag Stripe) card stock and proximity cards is the cost difference of the cards. Blank card stock may cost less than a dollar per card while Proximity cards average $3 - $8 (depending on options). Mistakes in the printing of Proximity cards can create significant financial losses. In order to protect your investment here are a couple important points you may consider.
Using Proper Proximity Printing Technology
Problem: Most blank card stock is constructed with an even flat surface, however Proximity cards contain an antenna and chip inside each card. Most dye sublimation printers are direct to card printers. The deviation in the Proximity cards surface (from its internal contents) causes the printhead to lose contact with the cards surface. The result may be a loss of printed information. Some ID offices have accepted the end result with direct-to-card printing. However, improved technology is now available to dramatically improve the quality of your Proximity cards.
Solution: Fargo offers an HDP (High Definition Printer) series ID printer specifically designed for printing on Proximity and Smart Cards. The HDP's printhead never touches the cards surface like a direct-to-card printer. The HDP prints onto a Ã¢â‚¬Ëœtransfer film' first and is then transferred to the cards surface and adhered by pressure and heat. If the cards surface is uneven, the film will cover all its deviations. In addition, the print quality is amazing when compared to a direct-to-card printer. Since the printer ribbon is not being fused into the card, its colors are more vibrant, clear and to the edge of each card. In addition, you can help protect your Proximity cards by adding the standard clear or holographic overlaminate to your cards surface. This will minimize fading and seal the card from the elements. The printer cost is only slightly higher than some direct-to-card printers. The decreased number of misprinted cards and better print quality will help pay for itself in the long run. For those needing a better print quality with vibrant colors, we would suggest a High Definition Printer.
Extended Card Life: How to Protect Your Investment
Problem: Proximity cards that are not properly protected may last only 12 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 18 months before experiencing issues such as cracking, loss or fading of variably printed information, etc.