SOLUTIONS to problems related to wear and tear on ID cards (four of four)

Now we have looked at the impact of wear and tear on ID cards, the reasons behind it and how to avoid it , we will complete this series by deliberating real-world solutions. We will consider: durability, print quality and protection within an over-arching context of maintaining security standards. Nothing lasts forever, and that applies to your ID card stock AND the printer itself. You may have...

How to AVOID wear and tear on ID cards (three of four)

Once you understand the reasons behind why ID cards deteriorate over time and what impact it can have, there are actions you can take to help minimise them. Here we look at how to avoid the effects of wear and tear by addressing card durability, security requirements, print quality and protection. Durability Some cards such as drivers’ licences need to last for decades as proof of identity but...

The REASONS behind wear and tear on ID cards (two of four)

Having previously explored what impact wear and tear on ID cards have, here we consider why it happens in the first place. Outside of a visitor badge or ID at an event, it is likely that a card has to be used every day for a multitude of purposes: access to different parts of a building, to data, for payments in a canteen and more. Plus, if it’s a magnetic stripe card, how many times is it going...

The IMPACT of wear and tear on ID cards (one of four)

We’ve looked previously at the importance of durability where ID cards are concerned and in this new series, we’re specifically tackling wear and tear: the IMPACT it can have, the REASONS behinds why it happens, how to AVOID it, and what SOLUTIONS are open to you. In this, the first instalment, we focus on the impact of wear and tear on ID cards. Firstly, and arguably most importantly, faded or...

Emerging from lockdown: dealing with identity

“Distributed working” has been a key theme over recent months. While your workforce may have been furloughed or working from home, as time progresses there will be inevitable reasons and opportunities for employees to come back into the office, however infrequently at first. You may be forgiven to think that this has no impact on individuals’ ID cards but now in particular is the time to consider...

NOTICE: Keep your cards and card printers clean

With the COVID-19 virus spreading globally, governments and health organisations are urging the public to keep up the strictest hygiene routines. Regularly washing your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer has become a more vital part of your day. We’d like to take this opportunity to remind our customers, who have access, to take the time to thoroughly clean their card printers too. The...

Magicard launches best-in-class Elatec encoder upgrade

Magicard ID card printers bring enhanced smart card encoding to market Magicard, the UK’s sole manufacturer of globally-available ID card printers has announced a brand new partnership with leading RFID specialist, Elatec. With immediate effect, customers will be able to order Magicard 300, Magicard 600 and NEO360 models fitted with a card encoder designed by Elatec and Magicard engineers to...

Inspiring Women – International Women’s Day 2020

Ahead of the #EachforEqual International Women’s Day this Sunday 8th March,  we asked a number of the Magicard team to tell us about women who have inspired them. Princess Diana by Karen Ireson – Senior Despatch/Export Administrator Princess Diana was the People’s Princess. I was, and still am, inspired by her working endlessly to try and help AIDs sufferers as well as her campaigns against land...

You buy a Magicard printer, we plant a tree

Over the course of 2018 and 2019 Magicard, the UK’s only ID card printer manufacturer has demonstrated its global environmental credentials through its support of, the charity which is solely focused on global reforestation. Over the course of the last few months, Magicard has made multiple donations to the charity in a deal that sees one tree planted for every printer sold...

Dye Film Warning

Over the last 12 months, we have had a number of reports of old, out of warranty, and even examples of counterfeit, Magicard dye-film. There is a concern that users of Magicard printers are unknowingly purchasing dye-film that will produce poor qual ity prints when compared to genuine Magicard film and can even damage the printer. The film most commonly replicated or falsely sold as new is...


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