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ID Works Software – Creating an Database for Your ID Cards

After your ID card design is completed, you will want to create a database to store the custom information that will be printed on each identification card. The following video from Datacard provides instructions to create the database storing your unique card information.

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ID Works Software – Add a Barcode Field to a Card Design

Datacard has provided a free training video to demonstrate how to add a barcode field to a id card design when using their ID Works software. Steps to add the barcode field can be seen in the video below:

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ID Works Software – How to Add Fields to a Production Template

Need to know how to add text fields and other fields to your card template in ID Works card printing software? Check out this video for step by step instructions.

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ID Flow Software – Configuring Enrollment

The above video illustrates how to enter information for card printing and how to configure your workstation.

To start enrollment, there are three simple common steps:
1. Enter personal information
2. Capture the photo
3. Print the ID card by clicking on the Print Badge button.

How to Assign Global Settings for Cardholder Groups
1. Click the properties button on the main menu.
2. Select the enrollment tab

We can initialize default values in some software editions.
Initiate the date field with the current date and time.
Duplicate record checks can be performed.
a. Define the matching criteria
b. When a match is found you can add a new record, use the existing record or merge records.

3. ID Flow can use optical character recognition to scan a license, passport or business card.

a. Click configure.
b. Align the scanner fields with the database field.

4. Configure the photo acquisition.
5. Configure the signature capture and fingerprint capture.
6. Access control editions if ID Flow will allow you to configure access control and issues activated cards.
7. Set the card printing rules. Click the badge printing tab.

Name the rule. Click the parameters frame. Click the elliptical button. Create a filter.

8. Record fields can be updated after a card is printed.
9. ID Flow will let you know if you have left any configured features unconfigured.
10. Finished completing the process for the cardholder group.

Configure this workstation’s enrollment steps and devices
1. Click setup.
2. Select configure workstation settings.
3. Click enrollment task link.
4. Enable steps and configure.
5. Select your camera.
6. Download add on modules for the cameras and scanning devises from This allows flash cameras and auto cropping features with some editions.
7. For pictures, choose the width – height ration and crop box tightness.
8. Select your printer.
9. Disable steps not used in this workstation.
10. You are read to begin enrolling members and issuing ID cards.
11. Find record, run enrollment for step by step process.

Additional ID Flow Training Videos:
ID Flow Software- Text Formatting
ID Flow Software – Working with Records
ID Flow Software- Adding Bar Codes and Magnetic Stripes
ID Flow Software- Working with Images
How to Network Jolly Products
Download ID Flow Trial Software to try before you buy.

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ID Flow Software – Text Formatting

Learn how to format text when designing a custom ID card with ID Flow software.


1. Click on the T icon.
2. With your mouse, draw an approximate text box and type in text in the white area.
3. Highlight the text to format.
4. You may click on the color box to change the text color and then click ok.
5. If you click on the properties tab, you may select a desired style.
6. Use the adjustment tools to center the text.


1. Click on the T icon.
2. Draw a text box on the card layout.
3. In the text dialogue, click the plus field, select database field and then select the fields desired.
4. Alignment tools are provided in the text dialogue box.
5. On the properties tab, uncheck the word wrap and then click ok. The placeholders now appear in the template.
6. Adjust the size of the text box to clean up the template.
7. Click the live data checkbox to see your design using a record from the database (to edit, double click the text box & adjust as needed).

This video also demonstrates how to combine static and variable text. The orientation of the text can also be changed as demonstrated in the video.

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Magicard Printer – How to Fit the Holokote Watermark on a Magicard Rio or Tango

Magicard ID card printers provide additional card printing security levels with the HoloKote watermark. This Magicard video illustrates how to fit the HoloKote watermark on Magicard ID card printers.

1. Ensure the printer is switched off.
2. Insert the HoloKote key.
3. Switch the printer back on. A steady green light indicates you can start printing.

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Magicard Printer – Replacing the Printhead

Magicard printers can often be serviced by the user. Magicard has developed a number of videos to illustrate how to keep your printer in top running condition. The following video illustrates how to replace a printhead in a Magicard ID card printer.

1. Switch off the printer and unplug the power lead.
2. Open the printer and gently disconnect the cable connector from the printhead.
3. Using a screwdriver, unscrew the printhead fasterner.
4. Be carefuly not to touch the printing edge.
5. Unhook the printhead.
6. Hook the new printhead into position and secure it.
7. Gently push the connector into position.
8. Make sure a ribbon is in place. Clost the lid and switch the printer on.
9. A steady green light indicated you can start printing.

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Magicard Printer – Replacing the Cleaning Roller

The following video from Magicard demonstrates begins at the process of replacing the cleaning roller in your Magicard ID card printer.

1. The printer comes with a cleaning roller which should be replaced when you change the print ribbon.
2. Remove the cleaning cassette.
3. Remove the used roller from the cassette.
4. Detach the protective cover from the new roller.
5. Place the new roller into the cassette.
6. Fit the cleaning cassette back into the printer.

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Evolis Pebble Printer – How to Clean the Cleaning Rollers

The Evolis Pebble ID card printer will provide colorful, personalized ID badges for many years. In fact, Evolis believes in their printers so much they provide a three year warranty on this printer which is one of the longest manufacturer warranties in the business.

To keep your printer working at it’s best, it is important to follow manufacturer recommendations for maintenance. The following Evolis video demonstrates how to clean the cleaning rollers in an Evolis Pebble printer.

1. Open the printer cover.

2. Remove the printer ribbon.

3. Locate the cleaning roller and remove it from its housing.

4. Use a cleaning wipe provided by Evolis.

5. Remove any dust by gently rubbing the wipe across the roller surface.

6. Once the roller is clean and dry place it back into the printer.

7. Set the ribbon back into the printer.

8. Close the printer cover.

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