Brilliant Budget Offer – IDP Smart 51 Secure Card Printer

Plastic ID Card Printer Package created for GDPR – Keep your Data Safe – Just £699* If you’re looking for an ID Card Printer that’s not too expensive, produces great quality plastic cards quickly and helps you meet GDPR requirements by keeping your data safe, we recommend the IDP Smart 51 Secure. We classify the … Continue reading Brilliant Budget Offer – IDP Smart 51 Secure Card Printer

Buy a new printer ribbon & we’ll securely shred your old one for free

The new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) brings in much stricter rules around the use and protection of individual’s personal data. When you’re doing your data landscaping exercise and assessing your data processing activities, make sure you create a plan to deal with the personal information contained on your card printer ribbon. We can securely … Continue reading Buy a new printer ribbon & we’ll securely shred your old one for free

Two of the best Plastic Card Printers from a GDPR perspective

If you print your own ID cards, loyalty cards or membership cards using a plastic card printer, or you’re considering doing so in light of the new GDPR, there are a few things to consider:  How are you keeping your data safe? How are you preventing unauthorised users from accessing your printer or ribbon? Are … Continue reading Two of the best Plastic Card Printers from a GDPR perspective

Have you considered how the GDPR affects your staff ID cards?

The new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is nearly official. Although the regulation has been in place since 2016, from May 2018, it will become enforceable. As an organisation, you’re probably someway through conducting an information audit, seeking to: – Build a thorough picture of your ‘data landscape’ – i.e. documenting where your data is … Continue reading Have you considered how the GDPR affects your staff ID cards?

New Smart-51 Card Printer range replaces the Smart-50

  As of November 2017, The IDP Smart-50 card printer range has been discontinued, and replaced with the new Smart-51; IDP’s next generation of mid-range card printers. So what’s changed? The official line is that the Smart 51-has inherited the most successful and proven elements of the Smart-50 card printers, but comes with superior speed … Continue reading New Smart-51 Card Printer range replaces the Smart-50

New collection of card holders and lanyards for Spring

Fed up of winter? Banish the blues (and greys and dark greens) with our new collection of brightly coloured ID Card Holders and Lanyards. They might not bring sunshine into your life in the way a holiday to Barbados would, but the bright spring colours are bound to cheer your surroundings up a bit. Choose … Continue reading New collection of card holders and lanyards for Spring

The Card Network produces the first Hynt cards

PART OF A WALES-WIDE SCHEME TO HELP THE DISABLED ACCESS THE ARTS The Card Network in Sandycroft has just begun to print the first ever Hynt cards, part of a new initiative to support disabled patrons and their Carers in accessing the arts at venues across Wales. Hynt, which launched at the beginning of April in … Continue reading The Card Network produces the first Hynt cards

How to include holograms & watermarks on ID cards

Protect your ID cards from copying and tampering Realistically, anyone could copy your photo ID cards if they have half a brain and a dye sublimation printer. It might not be totally perfect, but it’s likely to be good enough to fool a security guard or event officials. Put a hologram or a watermark layer … Continue reading How to include holograms & watermarks on ID cards

6 unusual & plain weird uses for ID cards

If you thought ID cards were just for flashing at the security guard at work, or for near strangling you when reaching over to the car park sensor, think again. We’ve collected together some of the lesser-known ones, some of which are a great idea, others are just bizarre. 1. ID Cards for young carers in … Continue reading 6 unusual & plain weird uses for ID cards

Biometrics in schools: big win or big brother?

“If you don’t know the password you can’t come in.” It’s a phrase often heard in school playgrounds up and down the country, as children play games with their friends. But frankly, passwords could soon be irrelevant if biometrics continue to take off in the way that they have. A piece of research carried out … Continue reading Biometrics in schools: big win or big brother?