My Driver’s License Looks Terrible

Now that I am working on systems to produce ID cards I have begun to notice different things. One of the things I have noticed is how bad my driver’s license looks. It looks like a cross between a failed experiment in fungal growth and the “before photo” from a Tide commercial.  I have kept my license in my wallet, along with all my other cards; yet it singularly looks I have been using it to scrape mud off my shoes or perhaps to clean the bathroom toilet.

I do not know why my license looks so bad, but I suspect it has to do with the matte surface that Minnesota uses on the card. I looked at an earlier, expired license that had a glossy surface and it did not look nearly so bad. So, please, Minnesota do something to improve your driver’s licenses. My license doesn’t expire until 2014, and I can’t imagine how bad it will look then.

About Mark Mizen

At Creative Memories, I evaluate photographic products and related materials so that today's memories are not lost to the future and then communicate this information to Creative Memories Consultants and their customers. My interests extend from preservation of traditional photographs to the production of photo books to the expected longevity of electronic image files. My long-term objective is to direct the development of technology that meets consumers needs for high-quality products.
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3 Responses to My Driver’s License Looks Terrible

  1. ellenlandreth says:

    My license expires next month and I an scared to death to get a new picture taken. My old one looks like an old lady. I swear she looks much older than I look. What are they going to do to me this time?

  2. Nancy Lewis says:

    LOL, funny commentary Mark, but yeah, gotta agree that looks bad! But hey, look on the bright side; everyone who sees this post knows to send you a birthday card for March 19! What a happy one you will have!

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