Cargo delays, supply shortages, and production disruption have officially hit the identification market.
What does this mean for you?
Many manufacturers are reporting delays and shortages in ID card printers, replacement parts, ribbons, cleaning kits and PVC cards and delays in proximity and smart card production. Some desktop printer models are delayed for as much as four months from the time of this post. If you are preparing for an upgrade to your desktop printer solution, please reach out as soon as possible to lock in your request at the front of our order queue. It is strongly encouraged to get your orders in now. Demand is steadily increasing in this industry in conjunction with supply shortages and production disruption.
At this time, most of our badge accessories are available and well stocked throughout our distribution channels. However, it is still recommended to order before your stock runs low and/or consider substitutions for your requested items.
Card Tech does have a large selection of items already on order, stocked and available through our distribution channels in planning for such shortages. With shortages and increased demand, it is expected associated cost will increase.
Plan ahead, request a quote on items which will lock in your price for 30 days or place your order now, ahead of price increases.
Our goal is to lessen the ongoing effects of these shortages for our valued customers. Our customers mean EVERYTHING to us!
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ID cards for fire departments can be extremely important for identifying firefighters and emergency responders, and for controlling access to fire stations efficiently with smart cards or proximity cards. In emergency situations, identification cards and accountability tags can help those at the scene quickly recognize firefighters and other emergency personnel.
Fire department ID cards can contain several elements, including security features and personal information. A majority of fire ID badges will contain the cardholder’s photo, name, signature, and department. Graphics such as a state seal and a department patch logo are also commonly used. In some cases, to prevent counterfeiting, holographic overlay, watermarking or ghost imaging may be used.
When you pair the Entrust Sigma DS1 with TruCredential/Instant ID Software and you can create picture-perfect, high quality accountability tags (PATs) and photo ID cards – from simple to complex. It’s fast and easy to design, encode, print and connect to your database.
Card Tech ID enables fire departments to produce long-lasting ID cards, badges and accountability tags for a variety of applications. We can tailor a system to meet the specific requirements of your department. For more information, please contact a representative at (866) 348-1105.
Here is a simple tip that can save you hundreds $$$: It is important to save the original box and interior packaging your printer came in. If during the warranty period your printer has mechanical issues, you will need to ship your card printer to your card printer manufacturer for necessary repairs.
The only way to ensure your printer is not further damaged in transit is to have it properly packaged. If the printer sustains damage in a non-factory box, the manufacturer’s warranty could be voided.
If you card printer is no longer under manufacturer warranty, further damage could still be sustained during transit, which results in more costly repairs. Repairs can quickly reduce your return on investment.
Keeping your card printer box can save you time, money and prevent hiccups in transit that can cause extended time without your card printer.
The TEMPbadge Visitor Badge Log Book is an easy-to-use sign-in system that keeps records of visitors with the added security of a self-expiring name badge. Visitor information is permanently recorded and protected from public view. Order yours today!
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Let's start with what makes a composite card different than a standard PVC card. Composite cards contain combinations of Polyester and PVC for higher durability and heat resistance. The cards contain a PVC core, layered between PVC/PET composite laminate and have a polish/polish finish (front/back).
Use composite cards when:
80/20 80% PVC/20% PET blend = extended life to 5 years
70/30 70% PVC/30% PET blend = extended life to 8 years
60/40 60% PVC/40% PET blend = extended life to 10 years
Cost per blend will increase based on the percentage of PET.
Card Tech ID offers all these blends with and without HiCo and LoCo magnetic strip options in a White CR80 size (credit card size) 30 mil thickness (credit card thickness) only. Email email@example.com for a free price quote or more information.
Card Tech has provided identification solutions within the US for 26 years. Card Tech provides identification solutions representing the major industry manufacturers. Our product portfolio includes photo ID systems, card printers, ID software, PVC & composite cards, ID accessories, access control cards (AWID, XceedID, HID), visitor management solutions and a variety of professional services.