Monahan & Associates

I-Badge System


Table of Contents

Welcome to the Monahan & Associates I-Badge System.................................... 1

Starting Up I-BADGE....................................................................................................................... 1

Selecting Wizard Templates.................................................................................................. 2

The I-BADGE VIDEO BADGING Menu Bar.................................................................................. 2

File Menu........................................................................................................................................... 3

New.................................................................................................................................................... 3

Open.................................................................................................................................................. 3

Close................................................................................................................................................. 3

Save................................................................................................................................................... 3

Save As.............................................................................................................................................. 3

Preview............................................................................................................................................. 4

Wizard............................................................................................................................................... 4

Exit.................................................................................................................................................... 4

Edit Menu.......................................................................................................................................... 4

Undo.................................................................................................................................................. 4

Cut..................................................................................................................................................... 4

Copy.................................................................................................................................................. 4

Paste.................................................................................................................................................. 5

Clear Canvas................................................................................................................................... 5

Tools Menu...................................................................................................................................... 5

Select................................................................................................................................................. 5

Line.................................................................................................................................................... 5

Box..................................................................................................................................................... 5

Text.................................................................................................................................................... 5

Image................................................................................................................................................. 6

Barcode............................................................................................................................................ 6

Options Menu.................................................................................................................................. 6

Outline Color.................................................................................................................................. 6

Width................................................................................................................................................. 7

Zoom.................................................................................................................................................. 7

Front Face....................................................................................................................................... 7

Back Face........................................................................................................................................ 7

Landscape........................................................................................................................................ 7

Portrait............................................................................................................................................. 7

Grid Options.................................................................................................................................... 7

Layout Menu.................................................................................................................................. 7

Align.................................................................................................................................................. 7

Sizes................................................................................................................................................... 8

Bring to Front................................................................................................................................. 8

Send to Back.................................................................................................................................... 8

Data Menu....................................................................................................................................... 8

Set Data Directory.......................................................................................................................... 8

Database.......................................................................................................................................... 8

Orders Menu................................................................................................................................. 10

Place Order................................................................................................................................... 10

Help Menu....................................................................................................................................... 11

About.............................................................................................................................................. 11

Card Layout Screen Controls.......................................................................................... 11

Shortcut keys............................................................................................................................. 11

Color Palette.............................................................................................................................. 11

Tool Bar.......................................................................................................................................... 11

Activating toolbar functions...................................................................................................... 13

Designing Your Card.................................................................................................................. 13

Creating a Design With a Wizard Template............................................................ 13

Selecting the Wizard.................................................................................................................... 14

Selecting a Template................................................................................................................... 14

Editing the Wizard Template...................................................................................................... 14

Label Text...................................................................................................................................... 14

Field or Variable Text................................................................................................................. 14

Creating and Adding Lines........................................................................................................ 15

Changing Lines............................................................................................................................ 15

Adding and Changing Rectangles............................................................................................ 15

Changing Text and Images......................................................................................................... 16

Completing Your Card........................................................................................................... 17

Card Production....................................................................................................................... 17

Additional Information......................................................................................................... 18

Color Selection.......................................................................................................................... 18

Setting Up Photographs........................................................................................................ 18

Transferring Images to Your Computer.................................................................... 19

A Note about Security at Monahan & Associates............................................. 19


Welcome to the Monahan & Associates
I-Badge System

The I-BADGE system uses the power of the Internet to simplify the process of providing the finest quality ID badges for you and your employees.  With I-BADGE, you only purchase the completed badges that you order.  You design the badge using standard drawing tools that you would find with any graphics software package.  Add the employee information to the built-in database table, select the cards you would like printed and click ORDER NOW.  I-BADGE encrypts the data and sends it to our secure manufacturing facility.  We print the badges on the latest state of the art card printers.  No need for you to invest in an expensive printer, ribbons, inks or maintenance support contracts.  No time spent on learning how to operate complicated card printers.

 

You have the freedom to design a badge that has the information that is important to you.  It can include portraits of your employees, a full color version of your logo, as well as a variety of lines, boxes and text.  You design the card and then maintain the data in the database.

 

I-BADGE is designed to operate on a standard PC running Microsoft Windows 95 or later.  The PC must have the ability to access the Internet.  The disk space required for the I-BADGE program is less than 4 Meg.  Additional storage space is needed for the data and images.  This will vary based on the number of employees, the quality and size of the images and the number of variations of the badge you design.

 

I-BADGE was designed with the idea that the process of creating a badge must be fast enough for the person who does it daily, yet easy enough for the person who does it less often.  I-BADGE uses portraits from whatever source you prefer: digital camera, scanner, video frame grabber or any other method that produces an image file in either  .jpg or .bmp format.  For ease of use, we strongly recommend a digital camera.

Starting Up I-BADGE

1.     Either use the icon on the desktop or go to Start, Programs, MonahanAssociates, I-BADGE.

2.     A screen will appear asking you if you are opening an existing file, are creating a new file, or would like to use the Wizard to help you create a new layout.

3.     Place your cursor on File and select Wizard. Select the template that best suits your need and open it.

Note: You can create any card design you want on the I-BADGE system, but for ease of use and simplicity, we recommend you use one of the pre-designed Wizard templates, which can be modified to suit your needs.

Selecting Wizard Templates

The I-BADGE System makes designing cards easy. It contains a Wizard capability with generic templates you can use, or you can create your own designs.

1.     Click on File and select Wizard. The Card Template Design Wizard screen will appear.

2.     Select a card type from the list (e.g. Member ID) and a card layout. Click Next. The card style you selected will appear on your screen.

3.     If this is the template you want to use, click Finish. If not, click Back and return to the Wizard template selection to select another template.

4.     After you click Finish, the card template you selected will appear on your canvas.

The I-BADGE VIDEO BADGING
Menu Bar

 

The menu bar (shown above) contains the following menus.

File Menu

New

Provides you with an empty card screen, where you can start a new design

Open

Shows the Open Templates box, which lists the templates you have created. Standard templates are located in the Wizard.

The Open Template box has a Look In field that allows you indicate the folder from which you want to select your template. When you have selected the template, double click on it. The template will appear on your screen.

A list of the templates you can chose from will show in the large box at the center of the Open Template box.

The Open Template box has four additional buttons next to the Look In space:

·        Up One Level provides a view of the system one level above where you currently are.

·        Create New Folder allows you to create a folder in which you can file templates. To delete a folder from the list, click once on the folder icon to highlight it, then press the DELETE key on your keyboard.

·        List provides you with a list of items within the immediate area. If you are in a folder, for example, List will list all the templates in that folder. The list will appear in the large area at the center of the Open Template box.

·        Details will show you the name, size, type of file, and date modified of each template.

Close

Closes the template you are working on.

Save

Saves the card you are working on.

Save As

Saves the card and allows you to rename and/or refile it.

Preview

Lets you look at the card you have created and review the data placement. The card design will be shown with the data inserted wherever there are variable data fields

Note: You must save the file and have data in the database before you can use this function.

Wizard

Provides you with twelve pre-formatted templates to help you design your card. A black dot will appear next to the template that has been selected. To change templates, simply click on the one you want. Click Next to proceed.

Cancel will eliminate the Wizard box.

A sample template will appear on the screen. If you wish to exit from the template, click Back and you will return to the Wizard template selection list. If you wish to use the template, click Finish . A full-size version of the template will appear on your screen.

To clear away the Card Template Design Wizard box completely, click Cancel.

Exit

Leaves the VIDEO BADGING application.  A prompt will ask you if you want to save the last template before leaving.

Edit Menu

Undo

Allows you to cancel your previous action.

Cut

Allows you to remove selected text or images and store it in the memory buffer. You can paste it into a different area if you choose. You can only store one item at a time in the memory buffer. If you place another item in the buffer it will over-write the original data.  This function does not use the Windows clipboard, so you cannot use it to transfer data with other Windows applications.

Copy

Allows you to select text or images and hold them in the memory buffer for reuse, without removing them from the original location. This function does not use the Windows clipboard, so you cannot use it to transfer data to or from other Windows applications.

Paste

Allows you to paste data from the memory buffer to the layout.  This function does not use the Windows clipboard, so you cannot use it to transfer data to or from other Windows applications.

Clear Canvas

Clears all items from the card canvas you are working on and opens a blank canvas.

Tools Menu

Select

Allows you to select an object (text or image) on your canvas. When active, the cursor changes to an arrow.  You can either draw a box around several items to select them all or click on one item to select it.  Once you have selected one item, the TAB key can be used to select each item in turn on the canvas.  If you want to select multiple items, hold down the SHIFT key when clicking the mouse.  If you have selected more than one item, blue box handles will identify the anchor item.  When using any of the alignment features, the item with the blue handles will be fixed and all other selected items will be aligned accordingly.

Line

Allows you to draw lines on the canvas. When this tool is active, the cursor shape changes to crosshairs

Box

Allows you to draw boxes and rectangles on the canvas. When this tool is active, the cursor shape changes to crosshairs.

Text

Allows you to insert a label or a text field on the canvas. When this tool is active, the cursor shape changes to a capital I shape. When you click on this icon and then click on the canvas, a box will appear that will allow you to define the type of text you want, size and fonts.

If you select Same For All Cards, enter the data as it will appear on all cards in the text string area.

If you select Each Card Different, select the title for the data field and the maximum number of characters you want to allow.  The Mandatory checkbox lets you decide if the field must have some data in it before it can be saved, or if it can be left empty.  If you intend to have some cards with no data in that particular field, you must remove the check mark.

Image

Allows you to insert an image on the canvas. When you click on this icon and then click on the canvas, a box will appear that will allow you to define the kind of image you want to insert, and where it will come from. If you select Same For All Cards, select OK and then select the file name of the image.

If you select Each Card Different, select the title for the data field and the maximum number of characters you want to allow.  The Mandatory checkbox lets you decide if the field must have some data in it before it can be saved, or if it can be left empty.  If you intend to have some cards with no data in that particular field, you must remove the check mark.

When this tool is active, the cursor shape changes to a vertical arrow.

Barcode

Allows you to insert barcodes and define the information they will contain.  If you select Same For All Cards, enter the data that will be converted to barcode to the right.

If you select Each Card Different, select the title for the data field and the maximum number of characters you want to allow.  The Mandatory checkbox lets you decide if the field must have some data in it before it can be saved, or if it can be left empty.  If you intend to have some cards with no data in that particular field, you must remove the check mark.

Select the barcode format as either "3 of 9" or "128".  Check which format is compatible with your barcode readers.

When this tool is active, the cursor shape changes to a vertical arrow.

Options Menu

Outline Color

This option allows you to chose and change colors for the outlines and interior colors of boxes and rectangles on your cards. If a checkmark appears next to Outline Color , the outline color function is active. If not, click on Outline Color to activate it.

Once Outline Color is activated, click on a color from the color palette. The rectangle outline color will change.

To change box/rectangle interior colors, remove the checkmark next to Outline Color (by clicking on it), click Select, then click on the box.

Chose a color from the color palette and click on it. The interior color of the box/rectangle will change.

Width

Allows you to change the thickness of lines or the outlines of boxes and rectangles.

Zoom

Allows you to select the zoom percentage for viewing the card.

Front Face

Places the front of your card on the canvas.

Back Face

Places the back of your card on the canvas.

Landscape

Places the canvas horizontally on your screen, and allows you to create the card with the Landscape application

Portrait

Places the canvas vertically on the screen and allows you to create the card with the Portrait application.

Grid Options

Allows you to chose whether or not your canvas will show a grid while you’ re creating your badge to help you with placement of text and images. You can also set the size of the grid boxes. You may elect to turn off the Snap to Grid feature.

Layout Menu

Align

Allows you to chose alignment for selected items. You can align them to the left, right, top or bottom. You can also center them horizontally or vertically.

Sizes

Allows you to make selected images the same size horizontally, vertically or both.

Bring to Front

Moves a selected item to the top layer of the canvas.

Send to Back

Moves a selected item to the bottom layer of the canvas.

Data Menu

Set Data Directory

You must store all variable and fixed graphics in the same directory.  Save all portraits in this directory before you begin to fill out the database.  The file names must be 8 characters or less, and they must be jpg or bmp format.  The Set Data Directory command tells VIDEO BADGING where you have stored your graphic images.  Either type the complete path name in the box or select the arrow to the right to browse the data structure.  The Browse feature is similar to that of Windows Explorer.  Click on a plus sign to expand a directory and view the subdirectories.  Select a different drive from the button list at the bottom. 

If you are using a CD-ROM, you must have the CD in the drive before you start to browse.  If you are using a network, you must map the network drive before you can access it. Once you have the proper directory highlighted, click OK.

Database

Allows you enter the variable data for each card.  A table will appear, which has the names of the fields at the top and each person's record as a separate row.  An asterisk next to the name indicates that the field is set to mandatory and cannot be left blank.  The column at the far right is titled Print Card.  Use this field to select which cards are to be sent to VIDEO BADGING for manufacture. To sort the data alphabetically, click on the title of the field column to have the entire table sorted by that column.  Note that the sorting is done Z to A.

The first time you enter the database for a new template, you will be asked to select the number of records.  This number can be easily changed as described below.

At the bottom are a series of buttons to perform database-related functions.

Save

Saves the data in the database.  If a field has too many characters or a mandatory field is blank, the cursor will move to the problem cell in the database and prompt you of the problem.

Close

Closes the database.  You will be prompted to save first.

Database Window

Add Row

Adds a row to the database at the bottom of the table.

Delete Selected Rows

Deletes a record or records from the database. You can select a row by clicking on the number on the far left.  If no records are selected, the last record is deleted.  If you delete the last record by mistake, select Add Row to undo the deletion before you save the database.

Preview

Allows you to view the cards with the variable data inserted into the fields.  If you want to view only one card, select the particular record by clicking on the number on the left.  Preview will then start at that card.  Preview is only available if the card layout has variable data.  To preview the back of the card, select that view from the Options menu before selecting Preview.

Import

Allows you to import comma-delimited data from a spreadsheet or existing database.  First export the data from the other program as comma-delimited and save it to a file.  Then import the data by selecting the same file from the Import screen.

Orders Menu

Place Order

Opens the Order Information box.

Order Information Box

The Order Information box consists of  fields to enter your name, address, subscription number, phone number, and e-mail address. On the lower right, you will see the card design you have selected and the number of cards you are about to order. Click on th Order Now button when you are ready to send your data to VIDEO BADGING. Please be sure that you have established your connection to the Internet before pressing the button. Once the data is sent, you will see either a Successful or Unsuccessful message screen.

Help Menu

About

This will bring up the VIDEO BADGING startup logo, which shows the version you are running.

Card Layout Screen Controls

Shortcut keys

A number of functions are available as shortcuts.  The shortcut key combinations are to the right of the command in the menu lists.

Color Palette

The screen has a color palette on the left-hand side of the card field.  This is used to change the color of boxes, lines, and text.  First select the item, then select the color.

Tool Bar

 

The tool bar (shown above) is located along the top of the card field. It contains the more commonly used functions from the menus.  A tool description will appear when you move your mouse cursor over the button.  If the description does not appear, this indicates the particular function is not available under the current conditions.  At the lower left-hand corner of your screen is the toolbar function indicator. When you are editing a card layout, the toolbar function indicator tells you which function is active.

The Create New Template tool opens a new template.

The Open Existing Template tool opens an existing template.

The Save tool saves your template.

The Undo tool cancels your last action and returns to the previous screen. Undo will only undo the action that immediately precedes its use.

The Cut tool allows you to remove selected items or groups of items from the canvas and holds them in the memory buffer

The Copy tool allows you to select a section from the canvas you want to copy to another place.

The Paste tool allows you to paste an item that s been selected and cut or copied from another area.

The Select tool allows you to select an object on your canvas.

The Draw a Line tool allows you to draw lines on the canvas.

The Draw a Rectangle tool allows you to draw boxes and rectangles on the canvas.

The Insert Label or Text tool inserts a label or a text field on the canvas. When you click on this icon and then click on the canvas, a box will appear that will allow you to define the type of text, alignment, size, and fonts.

The Insert an Image tool inserts an image on the canvas. When you click on this icon and then click on the canvas, a box will appear that will allow you to define the kind of image you want to insert and where it will come from.

The Insert a Barcode tool allows you to insert barcodes and define the information they will contain.

The Zoom In tool allows you to increase the zoom view of the card, enlarging it greatly to allow more accurate sizing and placement of card text, lines, or images. Continue clicking until the card has reached the size you want.

The Zoom Out tool allows you to reduce the screen area back down when you have finished with the Zoom In tool. Continue clicking until the card has reached the size you want.

The Preview tool allows you to view the saved layout with the data in the database and to print a sample card on your desktop printer.

The Align to the Left tool aligns selected objects to the left side of the anchored object.  The anchored object has blue handles.

The Align to the Right tool aligns selected objects to the right side of the anchored object.  The anchored object has blue handles.

The Align to Top tool aligns selected objects to the top side of the anchored object.  The anchored object has blue handles.

The Align to Bottom tool aligns selected objects to the bottom side of the anchored object.  The anchored object has blue handles.

The Align Horizontally tool centers selected objects horizontally with respect to the anchored object.  The anchored object has blue handles.

The Align Vertically tool centers selected areas vertically with respect to the anchored object.  The anchored object has blue handles.

Activating toolbar functions

To activate toolbar functions, click on the button once and then move the cursor to the card layout area.  You can determine which function is active by looking at the toolbar function indicator at the lower left-hand corner of the screen. When you are editing a card layout, the toolbar function indicator tells you which function is active

Designing Your Card

Creating a Design With a Wizard Template

Once you have selected a Wizard template you can proceed with it as is or modify it by adding or deleting items. You can add additional items by using the tool bar.

Selecting the Wizard

Click on File and select Wizard. The Card Template Design Wizard box will appear on your screen.

Selecting a Template

1.     Review the list of pre-set templates

2.     Click on the one you think will most closely meet your need.

3.     Choose Portrait (vertical layout) or Landscape (horizontal layout)

4.     Click Next. A sample of the template will appear on your screen.

5.     To continue with the selected template, click Finish. To choose a different template, click Back and you will return to the previous screen.

6.     If you decide not to continue, click Cancel.

Editing the Wizard Template

There are two types of text: Label text, which is fixed text that will be the same on every card (such as the name of the company) and Field text, which changes from card to card (e.g., a person s name).

Label Text

1.     To edit Label text,:

2.     Double click on the text you want to change (e.g., Company Name). The Text Attributes box will appear on your screen.

3.     Enter text (e.g., the name of your company or organization).

4.     Choose a type font from the Font list

5.     Indicate the type size

6.     Click OK

Field or Variable Text

To edit Field Text,:

1.     Double click on the desired text field (e.g., where a person s name will go). The Text Attributes box will appear on your screen.

2.     Select the text field you want from the Text Field box (e.g., First Name, Last Name, etc.)

3.     Indicate the maximum number of characters that can be entered in the Length box

4.     Choose a type font from the Font list

5.     Indicate the type size you want. Click OK

Creating and Adding Lines

Click on the Line icon, then select the desired color from the color palette. Click on the canvas where you want to place lines. (The canvas grid will help you with placement.)

Changing Lines

Once a line is placed, you can change its size, thickness, or color.  You can also delete or move a line.

To delete a line, click Select, then click on the line you want to delete. Hot spots will appear around the selected area. Press the DELETE key on the keyboard.

To change a color, click Select then click on the line. Hot spots will appear around selected area. Click on a new color from the color palette.

To change the thickness of a line, click Select, then click on the line. Hot spots will appear around selected area. Click Options and select Width. Select desired thickness and click OK.

To change the position of a line, click Select, then click on the line. Hot spots will appear around selected area. Place the cursor on the line (but not at end of the line). Drag and drop the line where you want it. Or use the X and Y buttons at the bottom of the screen to position the line numerically.

Positioning Buttons

To change the length of a line, click on Select, then click on the line. Hot spots will appear around selected area. Select one of the end handles to stretch the line. Or use the W and H buttons at the bottom of the screen to adjust the width and height respectively.

Adding and Changing Rectangles

To add a rectangle, click the Rectangle button. Place rectangles or boxes where you want them by holding the mouse button down and dragging the box to the size and shape desired.

Selecting a color for a  rectangle or box:

1.     Click on Options, then select Outline Color. If there is a check mark next to Outline Color, the outline color function is already active.

2.     Select a rectangle.

3.     Click on a color from the color palette.

Selecting an interior color for a rectangle or box:

1.     Click on Options, and make sure Outline Color is not checked.  If there is a check mark next to Outline Color, select it again to remove the checkmark.

2.     Select a rectangle.

3.     Click on a color from the color palette.

Changing Rectangle Size:

Click on a rectangle to make hot spots appear. Place the cursor on a hot spot and drag in the desired direction. If you select a corner handle, the rectangle will change in both height and width at the same time.  You can also use the W and H buttons at the bottom of the screen.

Changing rectangle outline thickness:

1.     Select a rectangle, then click on the Options Menu.

2.     Select Width.

3.     Set desired thickness from the Select Width screen

Changing rectangle position:

Select a rectangle and drag to a new position.

Deleting rectangles:

Select a rectangle, then press the DELETE key.

Changing Text and Images

Changing text color:

Select the text you want to change, then click on a color from the color pallet.

Changing text position

Select the text to be repositioned, and then drag the text to a new position. A box with XXXXX on your card screen indicates a placeholder for the variable data.

Moving an image

Select image, then drag to desired new location. Or use the X and Y buttons at the bottom of the screen.

Re-sizing image

Select an image. Place the cursor on an outer corner and pull.  If you select a side or top hot spot, you can distort the image. Or use the H and W buttons on the bottom of the screen to change size.

Completing Your Card

When you are satisfied with your ID card design, you can complete it as follows:

1.     Click File.

2.     Select Save As

3.     Give the file an appropriate name.

Card Production

To send your finished cards to Monahan & Associates:

1.     Select Orders

2.     Select Place Order

3.     Fill out the order form.

4.     Click on Order Now.

Additional Information

Color Selection

Color selection for cards is a very personal choice. The I-BADGE palette provides you with a wide range of colors so you can achieve almost any effect. Here are some tips that you might helpful in determining what colors to use for your cards:

1.     Some colors are easier to focus on than others. Blues are very popular because they are easy on the eye.

2.     Combining colors can sometimes be tricky. Certain colors, if placed side-by-side, can make focusing difficult. Pay close attention to this or you may create cards no one can read.

3.     If you use more than one color, it is good to select colors with the same color value (intensity). Pastels (such as pink, lavender, peach, pale blue, and pale green) often look out of balance when placed with stronger primary colors.

4.     Print on badges needs to be legible--often from a distance. Placing colored text over a colored field can make it hard to read. Use colors with good contrast (such as white on black, black on white, yellow on black, yellow on blue, red on white, etc.)

5.     Don't place print over a field or background that has a busy pattern. It will be difficult to read.

Setting Up Photographs

If you place photos on ID cards, you will want them to be as similar as possible from card to card. This includes the size of the photos, the size of the heads within the photos, and the backgrounds behind the subjects. It is not difficult to obtain consistency if you follow a few simple steps in setting up photographs:

1.     Set the camera up on a steady base. (Tripods are good for this.)

2.     Make sure all subjects have same background color, sit at the same height, and are positioned the same distance from the camera.

3.     The head (rather than the body) should fill the frame.  The portrait placeholder indicates the ideal positions: centered left to right, with the eyes 60% up from the bottom. The best distance from which to take photographs is about four feet. Pictures taken from farther away lose clarity.

4.     Photos for ID cards should be taken head on with the subject looking straight ahead.

5.     If photos need modification to fit the designated size, crop the image up to the shoulder and down to a couple of inches above the head.

6.     Keep the background simple. A plain background of light- to medium-blue gives best results.

7.     VIDEO BADGING will not distort variable images.  It will try to size them so they maximize the space defined by the placeholder.  The aspect ratio will be held constant.  This is not true for fixed images.  You can distort them on the layout canvas.

Transferring Images to Your Computer

Transferring images onto badges is not a difficult process. The recommended way is with a digital camera. We recommend the Sony Digital Mavica Camera to our customers.  This camera uses standard floppy disks to store images.  There are also various other ways to transfer images into your PC: One way is to scan in an existing image that is then be converted to a file.  Another is to have film developers provide the images on disk when the film is developed.  This is the lowest cost solution, and yields excellent results.

A Note about Security at Monahan & Associates

Monahan & Associates recognizes the potential for dishonesty in creating ID cards. To prevent the production of cards for illegal use, we take the following measures to assure we make cards only for legitimate purposes:

1.     Cards created on VIDEO BADGING software can only be printed through our service. This prevents illegal application of the templates.

2.     When requests for cards arrive, we verify the request with our records. We only accept orders from companies or individuals that are registered with us.

3.     We keep records of all transactions.

4.     We do not print single cards for individuals.

5.     Monahan & Associates reserves the right to refuse to manufacture any card if, in our opinion, the card could potentially be used illegally or if the card is offensive in any way.  The interpretation and decision is ours alone.