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Heath McDonald

Over 8 years experience in the identification, promotional product and security industry
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Key advantages of digital visitor management

Posted by Heath McDonald on 31-Jan-2018 10:00:00

Visitor management used to be a time consuming and complex task which involved manually signing people in and out of your event or building. It was slow, prone to human error and cost businesses money. The good news is that the visitor management has finally caught up with technology, and digital visitor management is now a reality. It has several key advantages over its old-fashioned counterpart, a couple of which will be explored below:

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Topics: Visitor Management, keyandassetmanagement

Advantages of silicone wristbands for promotional events

Posted by Heath McDonald on 15-Dec-2017 10:30:00

Have a promotional event coming up and want your business to stand out? Then you should consider investing in silicone wristbands printed with your company's name or logo. To find out why silicone wristbands are great promotional products for marketing your business at events, we've listed some of the many advantages below. 

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Topics: silicone wristbands, Wristband

How to choose a supplier of promotional products

Posted by Heath McDonald on 13-Dec-2017 10:30:00

Branded promotional products are a great way to get your business name out there in front of your customers. Whether it be on a custom lanyard, a pen, a USB or a plethora of other products available today, you are placing your brand literally in the hands of your customers via something that they use every day. In this way, you can keep top-of-mind awareness, as well as maintaining that all important brand reinforcement. 

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Topics: Promo Products, Promotional Products

5 ways that ID card accessories can save your business money

Posted by Heath McDonald on 06-Dec-2017 10:30:00

More often than not, a company thinks that accessories are not necessary. A short-term saving in your budget can turn into a long-term headache. Accessories for your staff ID cards are not expensive, but the cost of losing and replacing cards is.

Here are five reasons why you should consider accessorising your company’s staff ID cards.

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Topics: Lanyards, card holders, id card accessories

4 awesome ID card printing trends for 2018

Posted by Heath McDonald on 01-Dec-2017 11:00:00

Do you know what the big 2017 trend is in the world of ID cards? It's the large-format card, thanks to amazing bits of technology like the Matica XL8300.

It's capable of producing brilliant and cost-effective oversized ID cards for all sorts of event and visitor management, including sports events, conventions and more.

We've all seen those prominent and eye-catching large ID cards around the necks of people at these sorts of events, but here at ID Supplies, we want yours to stand out even more.

So what are some of the ID card trends for 2018?

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Topics: card printing

Matching the right Matica printer to the right printing needs

Posted by Heath McDonald on 29-Nov-2017 10:30:00

Matica is one of the world’s best card printers. From small, desktop direct card printers for daily production to more advanced high capacity solutions for high volume printing, the Matica range of printers can offer card production solutions for all specifications and production.

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Topics: Matica Card Printers

Promotional products: bringing your company into the everyday

Posted by Heath McDonald on 27-Nov-2017 10:30:00

You don't have to own a company or work in marketing to understand that promotional products are an extremely useful tool for keeping a company in the minds customers. When you think of promotional products, your mind probably goes straight to pens, lanyards, USBs, hats etc. These are regular mainstays in the area of promotional products because you can employ them easily to help grow your business with easy advertising that pays for itself.

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Topics: Promo Items, Promotional Products

6 ways promotional products still work

Posted by Heath McDonald on 24-Nov-2017 11:00:00

In an ever more digital world, the fact that promotional products have been around for so long is enough of a reason for many marketers to stop using them.

But even in 2017, putting a logo on something tangible and giving it to a current or prospective customer still works. So with a little help from the Australasian Promotional Products Association (, we explain how.

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Topics: Promotional Products

Time to think of promotional products for the festive season?

Posted by Heath McDonald on 22-Nov-2017 10:30:00

As that time of year approaches once more, many companies start to consider ways of saying 'thank you' to key customers or to work at keeping their message front of mind in the year ahead. Here are a couple of key points to consider and ideas to use...

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Topics: Promotional Products

How to look after your ID card printer

Posted by Heath McDonald on 08-Nov-2017 10:30:00

If your business respects the need for tight security, you undoubtedly place a lot of value in your ID card printer. This machine is responsible for churning out the cards that keep your business safe and secure against unwanted visitors, so it's only right you look after it properly.

In this blog post we're going to go over some of the essentials when it comes to looking after your ID card printer.

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Topics: Card Printer Cleaning

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