ID Card Printing Blog

02-27-2013  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

New Eco-Friendly ribbons on select Zebra printers

The new eco-friendly ribbons are biodegradable and all plastic components (ribbon cartridges, ribbon roll holders) are recyclable. The new ribbon cartridge has also been designed to use less plastic, which translates into less waste and a lower environmental impact.

These eco-friendly ribbons are easy to handle thanks to convenient tabs to hold the cartridge. The open design uses less plastic and exposes the ribbon rolls, making it simpler to identify the ribbon type and repair the ribbon if it breaks.


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Zebra ZXP Series 7 ID card systems now available

02-25-2013  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Zebra ZXP Series 7 ID card systems now available

Last week, we announced the release the Zebra ZXP Series 7 card printer. Extremely fast and reliable, this printer already promises to be a reference for high-volume and high-security applications such as service bureaus, identification cards, government credentials and secure access control badges.

To help you get started with the new ZXP Series 7 line, ID Security Online has designed 6 comprehensive ID card systems that are packaged with everything that you need to print IDs within minutes!


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02-11-2013  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Save more with a half panel color ribbon!

You just bought a brand new ID card system to print employee badges. The design of your cards is pretty standard: it includes your company name, logo, full name of the employee, title and photo. To do so, you need a full color YMCKO ribbon, right?

Well maybe not! Most ID card printer manufacturers offer a half panel color ribbon. This ribbon is called half panel because the Yellow, Magenta and Cyan panels are half the size of the regular panels that you find in a YMCKO ribbon. The K (Black) and O (Overlay) panels stay full size.

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How to encode data in your ID cards

02-03-2013  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

How to encode data in your ID cards

To increase security and create multifunctional badges, you can encode information onto your ID cards. Card printers come with a variety of encoding options to answer the needs of every application.

Here is an overview of the different options available today:

  • Barcodes
    Easy-to-use and inexpensive, barcodes are easy to set up as the printer doesn’t need a specific encoder. All you need to do is add a barcode to your cards through your design software. Barcodes don’t store data: a barcode reader is used to scan the code.

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Maximize the use of your ID card system!

01-27-2013  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Maximize the use of your ID card system!

You have just invested in an ID card system to print your employee badges, but do you know that you can turn your system into a powerful marketing tool?

Here is an overview of what you can with your card printer
  • Visitor badges. Securing your facilities is essential. Issuing visitor badges to all incoming guests will help you maintain an accurate record of who’s on the premises at all times. It will also give a great first impression to all entrants.

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Help! My card printer doesn’t work!

01-27-2013  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Help! My card printer doesn’t work!

You spent time designing your ID cards, you are now ready to print but your card printer just won’t print. What are your options?

At IDSecurityOnline our commitment to you doesn't end with your purchase.

Our team has been trained to guide you and assist you every step of the way.

We back it up by offering toll free and live chat support to answer all your questions.

Most issues can be fixed over the phone but if your printer needs to be repaired, we’ve got you covered! IDSecurityOnline is a certified repair center for all the major brands, and our tech support team will fix your machine fast!

In the meantime, we know that you still need to print your cards. That’s why we have designed a loaner program so that we can send you a printer while yours is in for repair.


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Nisca ID Card Printer Supplies

01-21-2013  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Nisca ID Card Printer Supplies

ID card printers are great for employee and business safety. But ID card printers offer a whole lot more as well. All of Nisca ID card printers are not only capable of printing employee ID badges, they are also great for printing student & faculty ID cards, membership & loyalty cards, personalized gift cards, visitor ID badges and much more! ID Security Online has a complete line of single- and double-sided Nisca ID card printers from all of the top manufacturers, from the simplest single-sided application, to bulk card printing and encoding options.


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Magicard Enduro + ID Card Printer

01-06-2013  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Magicard Enduro + ID Card Printer

The Magicard Enduro + ID card printer is a robust printer with single and dual sided printing capabilities for colorful, plastic cards.  The Magicard Enduro+ dual-sided direct to card ID printer is ideal for your expanding business. These ID card printers are all available as field-installable options for your card printing needs. With upgradable options, this ID card printer is designed to accommodate your card printing needs. In other words, the Magicard Enduro + is future proof.

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Evolis Photo ID System

12-26-2012  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Evolis Photo ID System

At ID Security Online, we understand the need for purchasing a secure photo ID system which will be reliable and durable in the long run. Our Evolis photo ID system includes a comprehensive support plan with unlimited telephone technical support and remote dial in assistance for the life of the system. We make sure that our clients get nothing but the best products and service. Our Evolis photo ID systems can be custom-tailored for your organizations specific requirements.

ID Security Online is committed to providing their clients with the best Evolis photo ID systems that is suitable for all card applications.  With the Evolis photo ID system, you can build security, integrity, and verification. This photo ID system also can enhance your company’s safety, security and productivity with an employee ID badge identification system. ID badge systems are a simple, efficient, and effective way to protect the assets, facilities and people in your organization.


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Photo ID Cards Help Maintain Security at Construction Sites

12-17-2012  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Photo ID Cards Help Maintain Security at Construction Sites

Safety and security at construction sites has never been more important than today. Large and small construction sites have numerous subcontractors on the job site that do not know each other. Expensive equipment and critical supplies are brought in and out of the site on a daily basis. Keeping track of the comings and goings of both people and things are complex and require detail like never before. Job foremen are required to produce more, maintain safety and security and provide more reporting than ever.



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Clips, Pins and Magnets for ID Badges

12-11-2012  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Clips, Pins and Magnets for ID Badges

Ensuring photo ID visibility is a part of an important ID program, especially to high security facilities that require identification of any visitor. ID card accessories help display a credential in a variety of ways, with additional features for safety and added convenience. Badge clips, pins, and magnetic plates attach ID cards directly to the badge-holder's clothing.

 



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Legacy ID Card Printers Supplies

12-10-2012  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Legacy ID Card Printers Supplies

You may not always find supplies or information about your ID card printer. Chances are that these products have already been discontinued. As technology progresses, manufacturers often replace older ID card printers with new, updated models. Legacy models of PVC card printers were “what you see is what you get.” For instance, if you wanted a dual sided printer or a magnetic encoder in the printer for future use, the original purchase of the printer needed to encompass every function that would be needed throughout the lifetime of the printer. Additionally, most common complaint about Legacy printers is their inability to print. Can you blame certain industries for wanting to discontinue such products?



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Retransfer Card Printer Supplies

11-27-2012  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Retransfer Card Printer Supplies

Retransfer printing technology is superior to the previous generation direct-to-card print technology commonly used by certain Zebra, Fargo, Magicard and Datacard printers. A few of the advantages of retransfer printing include superior image quality, true over-the-edge printing for a better looking ID card, more area to print on, the ability to print on uneven card surfaces, a wider variety of cards, and a more durable image that is built-in tamper proof with the use of retransfer film.



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Expiring Visitor Badges

11-12-2012  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Expiring Visitor Badges

An effective visitor badge system is a great security method to implement in your business to help employees and clients feel at ease. Schools, apartment complexes, hospitals and many other establishments have a visitor badge list, which requires individuals to sign in at a check-in location and receive a mandatory visitor badge. The visitor badge then needs to be worn at all times to signify to staff and other clients that an individual is authorized to be there. A visitor badge system does not just help create a feeling of additional security. When you find visitor badge options that appeal to you and your clients, you can also improve customer service, client relations and organize your business exponentially. In turn, this can help your company to be more successful on a whole.



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Single Sided Photo ID System

11-05-2012  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Single Sided Photo ID System

All single sided photo ID card printers are designed with the capability of printing on one side of the ID card. You can also use such printers to print on both sides by merely flipping your card over once a print has been already done on the other side. Single sided ID card printers are typically smaller in size and can be easily moved from one location to the next. At ID Security Online, our Single Sided Photo ID System includes an ID card printer, ID software, a Digital Camera, and all supplies necessary to get you started printing ID cards.  Below are some examples of the many products we sell that complete your single sided photo ID system.




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Pre-Printed Cards

10-23-2012  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Pre-Printed Cards

Are you looking to send a holiday greeting to a friend or a loved one? Is your wedding anniversary around the corner? Do you know anyone who is not well and could use some cheering up? Or are you looking to wish someone a happy birthday? Pre-printed cards provide a quick way to share holiday greetings or birthday wishes, but sometimes the message the card comes with isn't enough. When this is the case, you can deliver your own greeting with the aid of a PC printer and a graphic or word processor program. Printing on the inside of greeting cards requires the same printing process as that used on any heavy card stock. Once you've designed your greeting, simply set the printing parameters and print away, customizing your pre-printed greeting cards to your liking.


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