What Is the Magic Behind the Magicard Pronto Card Printer?

After the terrible events of September 2001, both public and private organizations have made of security their top priority concern. As they grew conscious of the fact that any attack could occur at any moment and by anybody, made them aware of the compelling need of ensuring the safety of their employees, their information and their premises. It was obvious that from that moment onwards they would need to know who was in the company’s or organization’s premises and what he or she is doing. Fortunately, technology has kept up with this increasing need and card printers are now universally available. They are quite affordable and compact in size so it is only a matter of deciding which the best card printer for your company is in order to make up your mind and buy one.

The Magicard Pronto printer is definitely magic. Users of this printer by Magicard agree on expressing that it provides them with a great solution for producing low-volume loyalty, visitor, employee or promotion identification badges.

The Magicard Pronto can be considered the ideal choice for businesses looking for a complete solution to print loyalty, visitor, or promotion cards in low volume. The Pronto is also great for secure ID management and access control.

In addition, Magicard Pronto’s magic can be found in these several advantages it offers:

To begin with, the Magicard Pronto produces a card with a portrait, bar code, logo and edge to edge graphics with 300 DPI resolution.Thus, it is the best choice for printing in full color on blank cards or for printing monochrome text onto pre-printed cards.

Besides, those business organizations to whom security is a top priority should definitely consider purchasing a Magicard Pronto. With its patented HoloKote visual built-in security system for card security, this card printer enables the user to select amongst four different anti-counterfeiting transparent watermark designs on the ID cards. And what’s even best? This can be done at no extra cost.

It is also worth mentioning that this card printer can be ordered with magnetic stripe encoding capabilities so that the user can write data to to his or her magnetic card stripes at the same time as the cards are being printed

Weighing only 4.4 kilograms and having a compact, aesthetic and sleek design, it is a card printer that looks really nice on any counter or desktop and has no problem at all in travelling from one desk to the other.

Last but not least, it’s a plug and play device with its user-friendly characteristics make them an ideal printing option for those organizations that cannot and do not want to spend a lot of time reading extensive and complicated manuals and dread the idea of having to attend a user’s course before being able to operate it.

The Magicard Pronto is one of the best card printers in the market. Reliable and well designed.

Boating Adventures With Capt’n Bob

The following is a true story and the names have not been changed because there are no innocent, we were all guilty of stupidity. This happened quite a few summers ago, but is as clear today as back then. After reading, you’ll understand why.

We all started out bright and early for a day out on the water. The five of us; my brothers Rick and Dave, myself and two Bob’s, Bob P. and Captain Bob were looking forward to a fun day out boating. Since we all lived in the city, and none of us owned a boat we went on down to Bill’s Boat Rentals on Miller’s Island. Bill was a crusty old fellow who reminded you of Poopdeck Pappy. He had owned Bill’s Boats forever and proudly stated that he had built each of these 14′ wooden boats himself, and kept repeating, “yea, I built these boats, they’ll outlast me”. We would all nod and say something like “is that right” but thinking as old as you are, that shouldn’t be a problem. After a few minutes of Bill instructing us on what not to do and where not to go, we started off.

It was a calm sunny day as we headed out on the water. Miller’s Island sits at the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay. There’s a series of small islands there that are either uninhabited or used by Aberdeen Proving Ground, a government weapons testing agency. The inlets are shallow but quickly drop off into deeper water out in the channels. As instructed, we stayed within the inlets for the first few hours, playing Kamikazee with each other, investigating the islands, and doing some swimming.

It was starting to get hot as the day was clear and the high temperatures were suppossed to be around 95 degrees. We got back in the boats with our boat in the lead and Captain Bob manning the stick. (Captain Bob was one of those types of people that was super intelligent with zero common sense). Without a word he started heading for the channel. We all kind of wondered what he was doing, and eventually one of us asked him, “where you going Bob”? “Uhhh, just over here to the other side”. Not wanting to spoil anyone’s fun, I figured well, what the heck. We made it across the channel fighting with the waves along the way, but we eventually got over there. After going a ways further along the coast, my brother Rick yelled from the other boat, “you better check your gas”. Sure enough, 5 gallons of gas doesn’t get you very far, and we were well on the way to empty. I told Bob that we needed to turn around and try and find some gas as soon as possible. We got as far as the other side of the channel when the thing died. We were out of gas! After talking to the guys in the other boat, we decided that they would go and get some gas and bring it back to us, and we would hangout with the boat.

Captain Bob and I pulled the boat along the shore, and could do nothing but wait for the other guys to return. By this time, it was about three in the afternoon, and it was scorching hot. We kept getting into the water, trying to get out of the sun and heat as much as possible but it wasn’t working. We were being cooked. After a few hours had passed with no sign of the other guys, I thought that I had to do something so I told Captain Bob that I was going to go up on shore and try and find somebody, or something. I started walking along the road and noticed how deadly quiet it was. I got a little further in and noticed a couple of shacks. I went up to them and on the shack was a skull and crossbones sign and the warning, ‘Stay out, Contaminated’ or something to that effect. I was at the Aberdeen Proving Ground arsenal, the place where they test weapons, mustard gas, things like that! I figured this place wasn’t a safe place to be, and got out of there pronto!

Arriving back at the boat, I told Captain Bob what I had run across. He listened and said, “well, I’ve got more bad news, I put the propeller down in the water and tried to start it, and I believe I broke something”. About this time, I had just about had enough, and let out with a few expletives and wondering out loud how he could be so stupid to try and start the engine in two feet of water? After cooling down a bit, we realized our situation was getting pretty desperate as it was going to be dark in another hour or so. We decided that we had better try and get out to the channel, and get the attention of someone else. We started pushing and pulling the boat along the shore, around a corner hoping to see anyone come by who could offer us some aid.

After about an hour, we happened to see a boat coming by, and after waving frantically, caught their attention, and they came on over to investigate. After explaining our situation, the guy told us that he would give us a tow to the nearest marina, which was just about 5 miles away. We made it there and after thanking the guy a thousand times, got the number of Bill’s Boats and called him to tell him our situation and where we were. To say the least, Bill’s son was a bit angry. He told us that they had been out looking for us for a couple of hours. My brother Dave had gone out with him to try and find us but just couldn’t remember where they had left us. Out there it all sort of looks the same really.

Bill’s son arrived a bit later, and tied the rowboat up to his cruiser and towed us all back to his dad’s place. It was dark by now, and we were all tired and miserable. We later found out that my brothers and Bob P. had also ran out of gas near Bill’s and had to get towed in themselves! After a lot of grumbling from Bill’s son, he told us that the piece we broke would cost about $100! We all pitched in to come up with the money, and finally jumped in our cars to make our way home. It had been one long day of boating misadventures to say the least.

The moral of the story is, when you go out boating, be prepared for the unexpected, or perhaps.. never let the brainy guy be the Captain or you may wind up..up the river without a motor!

How To Get Rid Of Bad Odor From Your Luggage

Vacation time is fast approaching once again. As early as possible, you have to make sure that all goes well when you travel. That includes preparing your luggage and taking them out of the storage area.

Your luggage can smell musty or moldy if it has been cooped up in the storage area for quite some time now. Moreover, luggage sets also develop unwanted smell if there are unwashed stains inside. Here are some tips that can help you clean your travel bags:

Tip 1: For canvas bag materials, you can run it in your washing machine. Set up the washer in medium temperature settings and quick washer presets. Use mild detergent with fabric conditioner to completely get rid of the smell. Once the washing cycle finishes, turn your bag inside and out and hang it outside to dry completely. Air it out to completely remove the odor of the bag.

Tip 2: If you have smelly leather bags, you should consider airing it out a bit. You cannot soak leather in water. Leather takes a long time to dry up and the excess moisture inside might make the material moldy. You have to place your leather bag in an airy place or use an electric fan to air it up. This will help remove the odor. If this does not work, sprinkle baking soda on the interior and exterior of the bag. Let it stay there overnight. The next morning, vacuum your luggage to remove the residues of baking soda.

Tip 3: Remove stains from your bag. Stains are the usual causes of bad odor. Use a proper stain remover. Make sure it will work well with the fabric of your bag. For canvas materials, store-bought stain removers will work just right. You can also use vinegar or lemon juice to dissolve the stains and get rid of the smell. For vinyl, just use soapy water and scrub the area clean with this cleaning solution. Use a hair dryer to dry up the moist areas.

Tip 4: If you need to get rid of luggage smell right away and you don’t have time to clean it up, try squeezing out the juice of lemon and add a cup of water. Place it in a spray bottle and spray it all over your bag. This will diffuse the smell and act as a natural deodorizer.

Tip 5: Try using rubbing alcohol if you need to remove stains and odor pronto. Pour rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and rub the cotton ball on the affected parts of the bag. Let it dry completely.