ID Cards Printing Blog

04-01-2020  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

COVID-19 outbreak

The COVID-19 outbreak is impacting all of us in unprecedented ways. While we are currently in full operation, we continue to monitor this situation and have implemented precautions to ensure the health and safety of our staff and customers.

Some of these precautions include:

  • Advisories of personal hygiene and social distancing techniques;
  • Provisioning our workplace with sanitary supplies to inhibit the spread of the virus at work and in the community.
  • Work-from-home options have been instated where possible for our staff.

We anticipate more adjustments will be made as we monitor the guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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Questions you should ask before buying the MAGiCARD Prima 8

03-09-2020  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Questions you should ask before buying the MAGiCARD Prima 8

The Prima 8 is MAGiCARD’s updated version of the Prima 4. It’s a high-end retransfer ID card printer with top-of-the-range encoding and printing technologies. In fact, it can print ID cards that meet some of the highest U.S. federal government standards. Like other MAGiCARD printers, the Prima 8 comes with a host of optional features to extend its utility.

However, that doesn’t mean it’s the best candidate for all applications. Here, you’ll find answers to the most critical questions you may have before investing in the Prima 8 for your organization’s card printing needs.


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Don’t Forget Your Retransfer Printer Supply Essentials

02-16-2020  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Don’t Forget Your Retransfer Printer Supply Essentials

It might seem like a small matter to some, but the quality and security of your ID printing solution is of great consequence to government agencies and organizations where security is paramount. The line item is not the place you go to find budget savings and second tier solutions are unacceptable. If that sounds like your organization and you are tasked with procuring such a system, then retransfer printing is your end objective. If you are unsure if this is headed, then might we suggest you run through a quick checklist.


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In 2020, Secure ID Cards are more Important than Ever

01-13-2020  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

In 2020, Secure ID Cards are more Important than Ever

The year 2020 has arrived and it is a new year full of new hope and opportunities. Unfortunately, if history is any indicator, criminals feel the same way. Those who would do you or your organization harm are working up new methods and tactics to commit some of the world’s oldest crimes. Theft, fraud, and acts of violence are nothing new, but the strategies behind them continually evolve with the times. 

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Accessories to make your organization's ID badges more efficient

12-09-2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Accessories to make your organization's ID badges more efficient

If you’re considering ID badges for your organization, simple ID cardholders with lanyards are the first to mind. However, no work environment is the same, and you should consider the factors that can impact how ID badges are used in your situation.

Different types of accessories can change how to use ID badges. On top of speeding up identification and verification, they can streamline your workplace and even impact safety.


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Secure your company resources the easy way with proximity cards

12-04-2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Secure your company resources the easy way with proximity cards

When you manage a business how do you ensure that each of your employees only has access to the areas of the building and the equipment that you want them to be able to access? You could employ a team of security men to guard sensitive areas or patrol your building but that is expensive, labour intensive and not 100% effective. A much more effective means of controlling the physical access of your employees is through the use of proximity cards. By issuing each member of your staff with a proximity card you can be assured that access to your high-security areas or company equipment is not compromised. Everyone will be able to go where they need to go but no further.

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Understanding the value of ID cards for manufacturing company

11-11-2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Understanding the value of ID cards for manufacturing company

If you are responsible for the security of a manufacturing company or any industrial premises then you will understand how important it is that you know who is on the premises at any time. You must know whether your employees have arrived for work or if they have gone home for the evening. You will also want to be sure that anyone you find walking around the site is authorized to be there, and it not a member of the public who could be potentially be injured by the machinery, or be someone with criminal intent. The easiest way to achieve all of these aims is by issuing authorized people with photo ID badges.

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Seven steps to ID card printing success

10-24-2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Seven steps to ID card printing success

There are plenty of photo ID systems available and at times the choice can appear to be almost overwhelming. How can you work out what you need when faced with so much choice? Here are seven things that will help you to choose the most appropriate card printing system for your needs.

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What features do you need in your next ID card printer?

10-16-2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

What features do you need in your next ID card printer?

Ensuring the security of your company is about far more than remembering to lock the door when you go home and posting a security guard to patrol the building at night. Securing your business should certainly involve those things but security must cover every aspect of your business from physical security measures to deny intruders access to enhancing your networking protocols and firewalls. One of the most effective ways of ensuring that only authorized personnel have access to your building and that visitors are clearly identified is the use of ID card badges.


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How to Print the Perfect Loyalty Card for Your Business

09-30-2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

How to Print the Perfect Loyalty Card for Your Business

Does your business operate a loyalty card scheme? Most people are familiar with schemes where special deals or discounts are provided for customers who can present their store loyalty cards are the checkout. If you haven’t yet embraced the loyalty card idea then perhaps it is time you considered the benefits. Loyalty card schemes can be matched to almost any retail environment including grocery stores, luxury gift shops, and department stores. While the benefits of such schemes for the customer are obvious many retailers do not appreciate that there are also significant benefits for them which come from issuing loyalty cards.

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The Ultimate Guide to Decide Whether You Should Buy a Retransfer Printer

09-26-2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

The Ultimate Guide to Decide Whether You Should Buy a Retransfer Printer

If you’ve been browsing for a new ID card printer, you’ve probably come across phrases like retransfer, or reverse transfer printing. As you want to make the best choice for your business, you are probably wondering what this all means and how these printers differ from regular ones.

More importantly, can they satisfy your exact printing needs?

Retransfer printers are a relatively new technology in the ID card printing industry. However, they are already very popular, and for good reason.

Let’s look at whether a retransfer printer is right for you, by answering questions you should ask when browsing ID card printers.


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Magicard 300 vs. Magicard 600 - A Complete Breakdown

09-09-2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Magicard 300 vs. Magicard 600 - A Complete Breakdown

Choosing the right ID card printer for your needs is no joke. If you’ve already managed to narrow down the options and set your sights on a Magicard, you now have to hone in on the exact model you want. The 300 and 600 are two new and exciting additions to the Magicard family.

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The Ultimate Fargo Series ID Card Printer Comparison

08-26-2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

The Ultimate Fargo Series ID Card Printer Comparison

In the world of ID card printing, Fargo is an industry leading brand with a stellar reputation. However, within the Fargo universe there are still multiple options that can make selecting the right printer difficult for those new to the conversation. Whether you are your organization’s procurement specialist looking to impress with your first major purchase or an owner/operator simply looking for the best option, we’ll walk you through some of the basic comparisons. In this article we’ll be looking at the Fargo DTC1500, Fargo HDP5000, and the Fargo HDP5600. So let’s jump right in.


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Want to buy a Fargo HDP5000? Here's what you need to know

08-18-2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Want to buy a Fargo HDP5000? Here's what you need to know

Looking for a new Fargo HDP5000 to take care of your organization’s card printing needs? You might, understandably, be surprised and overwhelmed with the number of considerations you need to make. Who knew card printers could be this complicated?

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How to Shop for an ID Card Printer with Confidence

08-02-2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

How to Shop for an ID Card Printer with Confidence

It’s not quite as difficult as shopping for a used car when you have zero mechanical know how, but shopping for an ID card printer can be a little overwhelming if you lack technical knowledge. In the ID printing industry,  we use enough jargon acronyms to drive the novice shopper mad. So let’s take a quick moment and talk about the key features you need to know when shopping for an ID card printer. 

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Finding the Right Printer Supplies with Elite Customer Service Support

07-16-2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Finding the Right Printer Supplies with Elite Customer Service Support

If you’ve been the procurement specialist or officer manager in your organization for anytime, you understand that finding the right printer supplies can be easier said than done. From identifying the right printer ribbons to tracking down hard to find supplies for discontinued models, the wide array of printer accessories available in the market can be a little overwhelming without the right level of support. That’s why we here at IDSecurityOnline have always prided ourselves on our elite customer service support team. 

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