kits are a critical component of any ID card program. Regular printer cleanings
are crucial for maintaining and extending the life of your ID card
printer. ID card printers are vulnerable
for collecting dust from the ID cards. As the ID card goes through the printer
they leave dust and debris that can potentially damage your printhead thus
resulting ID cards with lower quality images then it would normally print.
With routine cleanings and
replacement of cleaning rollers, you can expect optimal image quality and a
longer life for your card printer. ID card printers should be cleaned and covered when not in
use. You should clean your printer every time you change your printer ribbon. Every card printer requires certain cleaning
products to be used as preventive or corrective maintenance. At ID Security
Online, we provide cleaning kits designed for specific ID card printers.
cameras are generally used for printing out passport style pictures suitable
for your ID card. Many organizations, companies, facilities, educational
institutions, medical facilities, and government offices use these cameras as
an integral component to the photo ID system.
A photo id requires the visual representation of the card holder on the
card. There are a number of options to obtain the necessary picture to place on
the current PVC card standard of today.
A photo ID system is an integral
component of creating an effective ID program.
In our modern high tech world, photo ID cards are found far and wide with
many different uses. Driver's licenses or passports are no longer the main
focus for photo ID. With the sophistication and convenience of a photo ID
system, companies are able to easily integrate photo ID into their
organizations and enjoy the benefits they have to offer.
similar to ID cards, are used for
identification purposes. Most companies, corporations, organizations, and
government offices across the globe use ID cards as means to identifying their
employees or citizens. ID badges are commonly worn by hospital staff,
government officials, and security agents. ID badges help them cultivate a more
professional, detail-oriented image for their company or organization.
The Evolis Primacy
sided printer is designed to save time and resources. This Evolis ID card printer is programmed to
print on both sides of any card in just a single run. Additionally, this
printer features a modular design that enables users to add encoding options at
any given time as well as single or dual sided capabilities.
The Evolis Primacy ID card printer includes a full
color or monochrome option, cost effective supplies such as a ribbon saver, and
a standard USB and Ethernet connectivity. The Primacy
personalizes color cards in a
matter of minutes. It has the capacity to print up to 140 cards per hour on
dual side printing mode.
While single-sided printers generally require the user
to manually flip and reload cards to print both sides, this dual-sided Primacy ID card printer
can apply full color graphics, text, and other design components to a card's
front and back in one quick and easy pass.
Primacy is highly committed to the
reliability of its card printing capabilities and guarantees professional looking ID
. Unlike most printers, this printer also demonstrates an eco friendly element
that saves energy. The Evolis Primacy
is available in either red or blue
exterior colors. These printers are ideal for high-volume ID programs, and
those programs that need variable information printed on the backside of cards.
strong commitment to quality is legendary, and is echoed by a 3-year
ready to use, the Zebra ZXP Series 3 is a full featured high speed card printer that can be integrated into
standard ID Cards and access control applications.
This affordable ZXP series 3
direct-to card printer is a suitable choice for applications where small space,
minimal operator training and print quality are paramount. This printer is ideal for deployment in
educational institutions and retail outlets for ID card, gift card, loyalty
card or membership card applications. The ZXP series 3 achieves fast print
speeds and high image quality by utilizing ZRaster host based image processing
technology and True Colours ix Series high-performance ribbons. This ID card printer
offers a full suite of encoding options, including PC/SC and EMV-certified
smart card encoding, over USB and Ethernet.
You can print on one or both sides of the card with high-quality color or
monochrome images for a variety of applications.
card printer offers picturesque image quality, best-in-class throughput, a multitude of
encoder options, and high reliability that minimizes maintenance. The ZXP Series 8 Printer includes ZMotif™ software
development tools for easy integration with enterprise applications. Using
innovative retransfer printing technology, the Zebra ZXP Series 8 delivers superior
print resolution at the fastest speeds in its class for high-quality photo ID
cards with images and graphics that look more like glossy magazine prints than
ordinary ID photos. The printer’s modular design provides flexibility to add a
variety of encoding options as needed.
Single or dual sided lamination is also available. This retransfer
printer is ideal for printing on uneven card surfaces, such as smart cards, or
for when the application calls for very high image quality or cards that are
more durable and abrasion resistant.
Difference between a single-sided ID card printer and a dual-sided ID card printer?
A double sided printer will print on
both sides of the ID card whereas a
single sided printer will only print on one side of the ID card. A single sided printer is necessary
for creating ID cards with limited cardholder information. It has a full color
and monochrome printing capability. It offers magnetic stripe and smart card
encoding options. You can choose direct-to-card or a stunning reverse transfer print
technology. Printing ID cards from a single sided printer can be time
consuming. Most card printer manufactures discourage the use of a single sided
printer primarily that this printer tends to damage the sensitive print heads in
the print cards.
Why would I need to
laminate my photo ID cards?
what is a laminated card? A laminated card is a full color plastic card with
Matt or Gloss lamination. Matt lamination is a thin coating on a card used to
smooth out the printings on the card. This coating provides a soft and silky satin
sheen high quality finish resulting in a more sophisticated card. It also
allows the card to be more water resistant. It also extends the durability of
your card. Gloss lamination forms a protective
coating over the print which makes it suitable for items such as menus, cards,
brochures etc. Gloss lamination
also gives your card a more professional look. These type of plastic cards are
used for advertising a business,
product, or a service. Lamination serves as a protection for your card. This
process is beneficial to the cardholder that it prevents the fading and dye
migration via sun exposure on your card. That way, you won't have to reprint your card frequently
thus saving you supply costs and time. Holographic lamination increases the
security of your cards therefore preventing identity theft or unauthorized duplication
of your card. How are laminated cards produced? Multiple cards must be printed
on a large sheet. Then they are fed through a laminating unit which provides a
thin sheet of laminate either on both or one side of the card. This procedure
traps the card in between. Heat is then applied to seal the lamination.
ID Security Online is proud to
announce the arrival of the Evolis Primacy ID card printer!
The Primacy is an easy-to-use high-end printer and the ideal
solution for identification badges, payment cards, student cards and
transportation passes. Available in blue and red, single or double-sided and
with or without encoding technologies, the Primacy comes with USB and Ethernet
TCP/IP connectivity and boasts a pioneering 3-year manufacturer's warranty.
The Evolis Primacy prints a maximum of 210 cph (cards per
hour) in color and 850 cph in monochrome, includes a 250-card capacity color
ribbon cassette and has a 100-card capacity feeder and output hopper.
Further, the Primacy is user friendly, allowing the user to
check the amount of cards in the printer so that you can load more into the
front panel before the printing ends. It as well highly modular, allowing you
to install encoding options via the Evolis website.
And for the green thumbs, Evolis Primacy has received ENERGY
STAR certification, complies with ErP directives and consumes an average of 5
times less than earlier printers.
At ID Security Online our goal
is to make it easy for you to
search through our database. Let’s face it, we’ve designed it so we know
everything is, and in order to allow you to find what you need quickly
easily we’ve added website tools to make it that much easier to find
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What is TWAIN?
If you’re a digital camera enthusiast, or otherwise
an interest, in or need of, image device technology (such as scanners)
likely than not you’ve run into the word TWAIN. What’s more is that you
be one of the many people who don’t actually know what this word means,
given its common appearance in reference to such devices you probably
that it’s important.
An ID card printer cleaning kit is a
grouping of items
specifically for the intent of maintaining your printer. Virtually all
ID card printer manufacturers, such as Evolis, Magicard and
their clientele with proprietary variations of cleaning supplies
within comprehensive cleaning kits.
Scratch-off ribbons are ribbons specifically designed to
create a thin, removable layer of material on a card that a user can scratch
off to reveal hidden information, such as PIN numbers, passwords or barcodes.
Therefore some particular uses of scratch-off technology include membership
cards, prepaid phone calling cards, bank cards and any cards with private
Scratch-off ribbons are monochrome ribbons are typically
grey ribbons interwoven with black lines arranged in a wave-like pattern.
Scratch-off ribbons that produce variously-colored layers do exist, but the
majority of them are grey.
When using the scratch-off feature the ribbon driver needs
to be selected to “K,” which represents “black” in YMCKO (yellow, magenta,
cyan, black, overlay). You can achieve best results by using the scratch-off
ribbon as a monochrome ribbon with the contrast setting placed at C3.
Scratch-off ribbon technology is compatible with PVC cards
and a variety of monochrome ribbons and hologram cards.
Duplex ID Card Printers,
also commonly referred to as
Dual-sided printers, are, as the name suggests, printers that are
printing images and text on both sides of a surface, usually of a piece
paper or plastic ID card.
Generally speaking there are two methods of duplex printing —
a) printers which automatically flip over a piece of paper and print on
side, and b) printers, usually high-volume printers designed with two
that print on both sides of the sheet of paper as once as it is feeds