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Maintenance of Card Printing Machinery

Whether they are intended for use in security, membership or loyalty, many businesses have ownership of plastic card printing machinery to save time and cost of printing new cards.

Whether the business in question uses these machines 100 times or once a day, it remains essential for the continuation of their business that the machinery is in the best working order, so that it is able to cope with the demand and produce the required plastic cards to the highest standards.

With this in mind, there are a number of steps which owners of card printing machinery should ensure they carry out to continue the working ability of their machinery:

Instructions

Card Printing Machinery

When creating this machinery, the manufacturers test it under a variety of conditions, including lengthy and frequent use and in cramped or particularly hot conditions. This testing gives the manufacturers the ability to ascertain whether the machine has a “breaking point” which then allows them to pass on such information to their customers. it is imperative therefore when using plastic card printing machinery that the manufacturers’ instructions are adhered to as this will prolong the use and effectiveness of the machine in question.

Recommended Products

In developing the machinery and subjecting it to quality tests, the manufacturers have identified a variety of products which should be used in conjunction with their machines. The reason for identifying these products is that they can be used to get the best possible results for the machine in question and allow it to fulfil its role correctly. With this in mind, it is essential that any user of a plastic card printing machine uses it in conjunction with the manufacturers’ recommended supplies.

Maintenance

As is the case with many other items of machinery and hardware, regular maintenance and service are often the key elements to prolonging the life of the plastic card printing machine and guaranteeing its working ability. When first purchased, many manufacturers offer a warranty and there are also a host of private companies who can offer a service contract where they perform regular routine inspections on the machine as well as attending to any emergencies or breakdowns.

Software

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Many of the plastic card printing machines which are available on the market now are powered and programmed using state of the art software. For this reason therefore, it is essential that any regular user of the machinery has the most up to date software and that any updates of software are regularly installed as and when they become available. It is possible in many cases for the owner of the machine to register themselves for updates direct from the manufacturer or supplier so as to ensure they are aware of any improvements.

Cleaning

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As is the case with the vast majority of machinery, regular cleaning is an essential aspect of machinery maintenance. Regular cleaning will not only help to prolong the life of the machine but will also enable the business to identify any potential problems before they affect the use or ability of the machine.

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What I Like About My Brown Leather Desk Pad

I just purchased a brown leather desk pad for use in my office, and it is totally awesome. I’m still getting used to it, but there are plenty of things that I like about it, and I’m sure there are some other things that I’ll like that I haven’t discovered yet. This article will be all about the different things that I like about my brown leather desk pad.

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For starters, I have a brand new compact glass computer desk, and I am scared to death that all of the things that are placed on it every day are going to scratch it up eventually. My leather desk pad serves as a buffer between all of these items and the surface of my desk. Everything now sits on it, rather than on the desk, helping to protect the desk from scratches, scrapes, and chips.

A desk in an office.

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Another thing that I like about it is simply the air of sophistication about it. When it sits on my desk, it makes me appear to be more important than I really am. When people see my brown leather desk pad, with its elegant padded panels complete with gold-foil embossing, they see that I take my job and my position very seriously. It might even put me in line for a promotion someday.

In addition to its appearance, and its ability to protect my desk surface from everyday abuse, I also like the other uses that it offers. For instance, this pad has a big space in the middle where I can put a big office calender that I can write on. It has fold-out wings, where I can store things like business cards and Post-It notes, keeping the contact information for all of my colleagues right at my fingertips. It helps to convert my desk into a virtual bulletin board, with all of the vital information of the day right in front of me.

These are just a few of the things that I love about my brown leather desk pad. Hopefully, as time goes by, I’ll discover some more things that I’ll like tremendously. If you spend a lot of time in the office, you should consider buying one.

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Is Your Business Card Scanner-Ready?

Is Your Business Card Scanner-Ready?

Today with technology like business card scanners being used more and more, making sure your card can be scanned and the information recorded for future use is very important. If you hand out your card but no one’s card scanner can identify the text on the card because of the font, the design, or the background, you have not made the contacts you you want to develop later.

Here are some tips about what works with business card scanners and what does not work.

  1. Make all text in large font as scanners are not able to recognize too small of a font.
  2. Select a font that is somewhat plain. It might not be visually compelling but scanners will have no issues with the text.
  3. Space out the text to allow the card scanners some space to determine the text of your contact information.
  4. Dark backgrounds or designed images look great but distort the scanned text that lies on top of them.
  5. Use text over logo images for scan-ability.
  6. Keep all important contact information on one side of the business card. Scanners do not scan both sides.
  7. Keep different information on different lines. Contact information can be combined into one field when scanned and stored in a database when the text is on one line of the business card.
  8. Finally, make sure all text is horizontal.

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