• Student & Teacher IDs
  • Visitor Badges
  • Access control badges
  • Library Cards
  • Volunteer IDs
  • Lunch cards
  • Event IDs
  • Payment cards

Education institutions from colleges and universities to K-12 schools, rely on AdvantIDge to provide the necessary resources for producing multipurpose Photo IDs for their students and faculty. ID Badge Printing Systems have become a necessity for educational institutions that are looking for a higher level of security on campus.

Security lapses on school campuses are a real threat and a growing problem in today’s world. Improve security at your school by updating the visitor sign-in process, which often fails to provide sufficient visitor identity information, and replace it with an automated ID card scanning solution. Ensure that along with the visitor’s name, date and time of entry, you also have their address, drivers license number and basic physical description in your system. With a drivers license scanner added to your school security system software you can do just that. Additionally, watch list integration can check each visitor against a national or internal database to make it less likely that known high-risk and dangerous persons gain entry to your facilities.

K-12 Schools

Schools and Educational institutions can save money by using a single photo ID card to serve a multitude of applications. Student ID cards serve first and foremost as a form of identification, but can also be used for school food service account management, access to computers and technology facilities, secure access control and for tracking student activity and attendance.277987

With an onsite photo ID system student, faculty, staff and visitor IDs can be produced on-demand using photo ID printers, with very little wait time. Students can have their photos taken and receive their printed ID cards within minutes—without involving an outside vendor and the time and cost involved in dealing with one.

Plastic ID badges serve to visually identify students, staff and visitors at a glance. There are countless techniques for adding visual verification and security to your school photo ID cards.

A basic level of security can be incorporated into your ID cards simply within the ID card design, but rather than just putting a photo on a plain white background, a practice which can easily be replicated fraudulently, consider using custom imagery or holographic ID card overlaminates on your personalized ID cards.

2013_Sample_ID_Card_THUMBTo further easily distinguish between students, faculty and other staff, incorporate a color-coding system into your card design, and be sure to use self-expiring temporary visitor badges for campus visitors. These temporary ID cards cannot be reused after the day for which they have been issued, and visually show to be expired after their approved allotted time (1 hour, 1 week, 1 month, etc..).

Multi-use ID cards such as magnetic name badges and those with a printed barcode can be used to manage your school lunch program as well as library ID card check-out system.
Any form of readable technology on a student ID card can store such student information as emergency contact information, medical history (medications or allergies), and lunch account balances. With multi-use ID cards schools can track student attendance as well as transaction data reports from school cafeteria purchases.

School lunch programs can be automated using encoded technology on ID cards to store student account numbers. When a lunch is “purchased” and an ID card swiped through a card reader, the dollar amount of the lunch is deducted from the card account balance. A magnetic stripe reader such as a scanner or swiper would be used with a magnetic stripe card. In addition to lunch account management, a magnetic stripe can also be used for authorized entrance into to school activities, making healthy vending machine purchases, and making activities fee payments.

Colleges and Universities

More and more colleges and universities are streamlining to using a single student ID card across a multitude of applications. Today’s technology allows your university student photo identification cards to be multi-purpose cards.

A single university student identification card can be used for applications such as food service and university bookstore account management, access to computers and other technology, access control to athletic facilities, tracking library ID card check-out, health center ID badges, as well as at-a-glance photo ID.

Across the country, the push for efficient automated payment programs is creating demand for university student ID cards which can store cash value and track account balances. Using a magnetic name badge or smart chip allows schools to use university student identification cards as stored-value debit cards for campus food service, the university bookstore, parking, campus laundry facilities and other on-campus venues which utilize retail ID card technology. This automation makes the purchasing process fast and efficient by reducing lines and wait times, can cut back on labor needed to staff cafeterias and bookstores, and reduces the losses and risks involved with cash transactions.

Stored-value debit cards are simply ID cards that are funded by traditional means such as checking accounts, funds transfers, credit cards or cash and are used to deduct money from a non-bank account. Stored-value cards use a smart chip or magnetic stripe to store information about the funds that have been prepaid to the card.

University Student ID Card

One of the keys to creating a safe campus is controlling who’s in your campus buildings. Using magnetic stripe, proximity ID card technology, your university student ID cards can control access to your campus buildings, such as dorms, or even specific areas in your campus buildings, such as labs. A secure access control system will allow you to control who enters controlled areas–and a multi-purpose ID card is the means to do all of this.

A university ID card that includes a magnetic stripe, proximity technology, or a smart chip can control access to technology as well as to physical areas through-out your campus. For example, a student needing to use your university’s computer lab can scan his student ID card through a magnetic stripe reader to gain access to the IT building after regular class hours, scan it again to enter the lab, and then insert it into the computer in order to log on. When the student completes his work he scans his card to enter his dorm building, and finally, to enter his dorm room. Similarly, stored value cards can be used by university faculty and staff for parking, food service, and other retail opportunities, as well as gaining access to areas authorized only for them.

Using university student ID cards for library membership ID cards in library book check out is one of the most common ways a university ID card is put to use. Barcodes or magnetic stripes are typically used to track library assets. The same process can also be used with other university check-outs such as audio/visual equipment or athletic equipment.

Advantidge recommends the following ID card printers for University ID Card Mag Stripe Encoding:

  • HID Global Fargo DTC4500e Built-in security features and high volume printing to make simple loyalty cards & sophisticated access cards with embedded electronics and magstripe encoding.
  • Zebra ZXP Series 3 High speed printing, brilliant image quality, enterprise networking features and full encoding capabilities including magstripe.
  • Magicard Rio Pro Delivers security & performance printing edge-to-edge high-resolution color ID cards in superior print quality, with custom Holokote & magstripe encoding.
  • Evolis Primacy High-end solution for easy, flexible and fast ID card printing.
  • Nisca PR5350 For high speed, low cost dual-sided printing with magnetic encoding.