This week’s featured printer is the Zebra® ZXP SERIES 3
ID Card Printer, a turnkey solution that affordably provides outstanding print quality and vivid colors. Designed for instant card issuance, this card printer is a rock-solid value and handles any organization’s basic card-production requirements with impressive easy-to-use results.
We like to provide organizations with great information that
supports effective evaluation of our card-printing solutions. These product
reviews help customers to better distinguish among the many card printers
available today, and select just the right ID Card Printer for their needs and
This week’s featured printer is the Zebra® ZXP
SERIES 1 ID Card Printer, an entry-level solution that provides first-class
print quality. Designed for low-volume applications and/or instant card
issuance, this card printer is a rock-solid value and handles any
organization’s basic card-production requirements with impressive results.
To ensure you have key information to effectively evaluate card-printing solutions we often provide reviews of our ID card printers, which helps you distinguish among the many card printers available today, and select the right ID Card Printer for your needs today.
This week’s featured printer is the Fargo® HDP5000 High Definition Card Printer/Encoder, a powerful device that once again sets Fargo apart as the ID card industry leader. This is a printer we think our customers should be excited about.
Let’s face it: when working at the office, cleaning the ID card printer
is not at the top of your priority list. In fact, most of the time the printers go without being cleaned which results in frequent functionality problems. Little does everyone know that cleaning ID card printers is crucial to extending the life of your printer as well as keeping it working at its optimum performance level.
With so many card printers to choose from, it’s helpful to have some detail and perspective on how various models can best serve users’ needs. We like to feature our printers to ensure that customers get a chance to fairly evaluate the card-printing solution that works best for their circumstances.
We are proud to announce that we have partnered with GreenChip Electronic Waste Solutions, an industry leader in sustainable and responsible electronics recycling, to recycle ID Card Printers and help divert electronic waste from landfills.
Massive amounts of electronic waste, or e-waste are being generated at an alarming rate. E-waste currently represents 70% of America's overall toxic waste trash in landfills. Some materials such as lead, cadmium, and mercury, can be toxic and contaminate the environment.
ID card software is the core component of your ID
card program — it’s the engine that allows you to design your cards, customize
elements, store and reuse or access cardholder data, and print personalized badges. It governs your flexibility and the
If you want to make the most of your ID Card/Badge
system, selecting the right software is critical. You need to first understand
available software choices and their features and functions. Second, carefully
evaluate your organization’s ID needs. Then you can wisely select the software
that allows you to meet those needs.
Choosing the right ribbon for your card printer can
help you save a lot and increase your card production rate significantly. This
is particularly true if you are printing your cards in color.
Most card printer users purchase a standard YMCKO
color ribbon to print their ID cards and badges and it does make sense for full
color single-sided badges. However, if your card application requires color on
the front and black on the back, a YMCKO-K ribbon is a lot more cost-efficient.
This ribbon is specifically designed for dual-sided card printers and includes
an extra Black panel that is used to personalize the back of your cards. A typical application is an organization
looking into printing employee badges with a photo ID, text, logo and
background on the front and the company’s contact information in black on the
Inc. 500 has just published its 2014 list of the 500 fastest-growing
private companies in the United States and we are very proud to announce that IDSecurityOnline.com ranked #214. IDSecurityOnline.com has earned the #214
position on the 2014 Inc. 500 list thanks to an astonishing
three-year sales growth of 2,093%.
We also ranked:
#4 on the list of Top Security Companies in America.
#16 on the list of Top Companies in New York.
the list of Top Companies in the New
York City Metro Area.
provides photo ID badge systems, software, and supplies to organizations of all
major industries including corporate, education, government, healthcare, retail
and events. Thousands of companies nationwide rely on IDSecurityOnline.com to
get durable, secure and affordable ID card solutions that will help them keep
their employees, visitors and assets safe at all times.
The use of ID card systems
modern, technology driven society is pervasive—so much so in fact that it’s
hard to think of any large organization that doesn’t rely on IDs in some way,
especially organizations that interact with the public or manage large numbers
of individuals internally. The need to control access, monitor personnel
movement and recognize authority is a big part of what enables highly complex
systems of human interaction to function efficiently and securely. Businesses,
institutions, healthcare facilities, schools and universities, and governments
all use photo ID systems, but each user group has unique needs, depending on
how they use ID badges and cards, the features and functions sought, the rate
at which they must produce them, the environment within which they operate, and
their internal system configurations.
cards are increasingly popular, and are today’s door-access
standard, because they permit users to conveniently (and more quickly) gain
entry by simply waving cards in front of a point-of-entry reader. No physical
swipe or magnetic strip is necessary. Today these ID cards are offered in open
or proprietary formats, and offer varying levels of security, programmed with
facility codes and a unique card (user) serial number.
Proximity cards are read-only devices that
have an embedded antenna. The cardholder data can be read when the proximity
card is passed within range of a reader.
When it comes to card
printing, there are two primary options that consumers can choose
from–direct-to-card and retransfer. While both versions have their supporters,
deciding which one is right for you is a matter of comparing their benefits and
drawbacks in relation to your card printing needs. Here’s a quick look at how
both these options work, as well as some reasons as to why they might be the
right or wrong choice for you.
Direct-to-card printing (sometimes shortened to just DTC) is by far the most
common printing technique used today. As the name implies, printers that
utilize DTC technology print images by having the printhead in direct contact
with the surface of a blank card. DTC printers use ribbons with different
If your organization has a
need for ID cards, you have two basic options — printing them in-house or
outsourcing the project to a printing company. Both of these choices will
ultimately provide you with cards you were looking for. However, if you are
looking for a cost-effective solution to get professional badges, in-house
printing definitely makes sense.
Control your ID card production
With in-house printing you
are in control of the entire process from start to finish, which is beneficial
for a couple reasons.
For one, you don’t have to
worry about receiving a low-quality or inferior finished product — you have the
ability to monitor the progress of your ID badges every step of the way. Plus,
in-house printing allows you the luxury of making beneficial changes to the
Now is a great time to upgrade your ID card system and plan for your 2014-2015 ID badges.
Getting the right ID card system is the most effective and affordable way to secure your school.
We have designed comprehensive ID card solutions to help you create
professional ID cards for your students, employees and visitors. Whether
you need to print a few hundred cards for your K-12 school or thousands
of badges for your university, you will find the perfect photo ID system
At ID Security Online, we are constantly looking
for new solutions to enhance our customers’ experience and help everyone build
a successful card program. Today, we are happy to announce the launch of a
brand new line of Proximity cards called QuickShip.
Proximity cards have quickly become a premier
choice for access control applications. Proximity cards are custom programmed
with a facility code and a serial number to control users’ access rights. Proximity cards are widely used in the security industry but are typically
ready to ship in 6-10 business days.