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Alpha Card Standard Software

Key Features
  • Sophisticated card design tools
  • Multiple templates and unlimited data fields
  • Create and save reports and search filters
  • Connect to file-based data sources
Buying Guide

How many cards will you likely print in the first year?

  • 100 or less
  • 101 to 500
  • 501 or more
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Alpha Card Standard Software

This entry-level software is the perfect solution for small businesses, offices and K-12 schools looking for a simple, yet sophisticated way to design photo ID cards for a variety of applications. Use templates to create your cards without a lot of fuss so that you don't have to spend hours making sure your photos and text are perfectly aligned. Design your cards in layers, and use the conditional layering feature to print batches of individual ID cards with the same background and different access privileges.

This software contains its own integrated cardholder database, or you can link up to these file-based data sources: MS Access, MS Excel, MS FoxPro, dBase or Text DB database. Plus, you can create and print reports and save search filters. To make your cards more secure, files are password protected. Without the password, no one may access your cardholder files, edit card designs or print cards, so that you know only authorized individuals are using your software. Print individual cards one at a time, or print in large batches.

With Alpha Card Standard, you're getting a lot of card design freedom without paying a hefty price. To get started, combine this software with an ID card printer and a TWAIN/WIA compatible webcam or scanner to take photos for your cards. If you do choose to scan pre-existing photographs, you may remove the background and replace it with your own standard background for uniform, professional results.

Product Features

Design Features

  • Use layers and conditional design elements to create individual photo IDs with the same design
  • Double-sided design capability
  • Edit opacity to get a watermark effect
  • Pre-made templates for simple, efficient card design
  • Remove backgrounds from photos you import and put in your own background

Security Features

  • Three-track magnetic stripe encoder works with major card printer brands
  • Photographs
  • Watermarks
  • A wide array of barcodes
  • Password protection
  • Signature import

Database Features

  • Scan government-issued IDs for instant cardholder data entry
  • Stand-alone database included
  • Database search and sub-group filters

Connect to these database systems:

  • MS Access
  • MS Excel
  • MS FoxPro
  • dBase
  • Text DB

Printer Support

  • Fargo
  • Intermec
  • Canon
  • Datacard
  • Magicard
  • Zebra Eltron
  • Matica Chica
  • EdiGuard
  • Inkjet printers
  • Thermal printers
  • Laser printers
  • Label printers
  • Dot matrix printers
  • And more!

System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista
  • Pentium III or faster
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 80 MB free hard disk space