October 28 2013 |
At ID Security Online, we value our customers' feedback.
That is why we have decided to share with you the experience of one of our clients who needed to purchase an ID card printer for the first time. The third installment is all about choosing between a single- and a dual-sided ID card printer.
"I noticed that all six brands carried by ID Security Online have both single and duplex models. There is that word again, “Duplex”. Although this time I have figured out what it means.
October 23 2013 |
When thinking about what Identification system you need you have to think about your needs and the size of your business. Here, at photo ID Systems we put the systems in three categories to give an idea of what system might be right for you.
Might only need a low capacity system. A restaurant is doing a great job. The food is great and people talk about the place the whole time. It’s on the map and is starting to get real recognition. The restaurant wants to start to launch its Friday spectacular events. The restaurant wants to send VIP cards so the front of desk knows who’s who and where they should go. Additionally the management of the restaurant as well as their families who also need ID passes. These two groups might get two different cards with identifying information. There are four machines that meet the needs for a smaller business.
October 01 2013 |
In October, when you make a purchase on ID Security Online, you help us make a difference. At the end of the month, we will donate 1% of our Photo ID Systems sales to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.
Since 1982, Komen has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer – transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. We are proud of our contribution to some real victories:
September 30 2013 |
If you purchased an ID card printer, you might be part of the vast majority who buy “Basic” printers: no encoding, single-sided capabilities, USB only.
printers are perfect to personalize ID badges with names, pictures, logos and
barcodes. But what happens if one day, you are asked to print and encode
magnetic cards or if you need a dual-sided printer to add more information on
the back of your cards? Should you just get another printer?
Here is the thing with card printers today: many machines can easily be upgraded onsite! Let’s say you have a single-sided printer and you want dual-sided capabilities, you can get an upgrade kit and do it yourself in no time! With some card printer manufacturers, this can be done with an activation key or a special upgrade ribbon.
September 12 2013 |
If you want to print color badges, you will need a color ribbon but if you look closer at the options, you will find YMCKO ribbons and Half-panel YMCKO ribbons. What’s the difference?
ribbons are standard color ribbons. YMCKO stands for Yellow, Magenta, Cyan,
Black and Overlay. The printer uses the YMC panels to print in full color, the
Black (K) panel to print in real black and then applies a clear coating overlay
(O) to create durable plastic badges.
Half-panel color ribbons are different: the Yellow, Magenta and Cyan panels are half the size of the regular panels of a YMCKO ribbon. The K (Black) and O (Overlay) are full size panels. This means that up to half of the card can be printed in full color while black text or images can be printed anywhere on the card.
September 04 2013 |
You are trying to print your badges but your ribbon keeps breaking. The good news is that this issue can easily be fixed.
September 03 2013 |
Your card printer and card application will determine which ID cards are right for you.
Here are a few tips when choosing ID cards:
August 08 2013 |
Zebra has launched a brand new line of single-sided card printers called ZXP Series 1. You can now print high-quality ID cards and badges on the spot without breaking the bank.
The main features of the printer include:
August 04 2013 |
Zebra has launched a new version of its ZXP Series 3 card printer. Available as a single or dual-sided printer, the ZXP Series 3 printer is a cost-effective solution to print high-quality ID cards and badges on the spot. Packed with user-friendly features, the ZXP Series 3 offers incredible value with dazzling print quality at a low cost of ownership.
This enhanced version includes a wide array of new features:
July 17 2013 |
If you have already implemented an ID card program, you know how important your ID card software is. Not only does it help you design professional badges but it also manages your cardholders’ data and adds various features to your cards.
Before making a buying decision, identify your needs and consider these key features:
July 15 2013 |
The list of supplies that you need for your retransfer printer is quite different from what you would get for a direct-to-card printer. Follow this quick checklist to get stunning badges and protect your investment.
1. Retransfer film: In retransfer printers, the printhead does not come in direct contact with your card: your card design is printed into a clear film called retransfer film. This film is then is fused onto the surface of the card to produce over-the-edge badges in vibrant colors.
July 02 2013 |
Retransfer technology, dual-sided printing, 24-bit images, standard Ethernet connectivity: these are just a few features of the new ID card printer from Nisca: the PR-C201.
The NiscaPR-C201 retransfer ID card printer delivers perfect dual-sided badges even on irregular surfaces such as smart cards or ABS, PET, PVH and Polycarbonate cards.
The print quality of the Nisca PR-C201 ID card printer is astonishing: 600 dpi, 24-bit images for flawless colors. Not only do you get perfect badges but you get them at the amazing speed of 160 color cards per hour! For an even faster throughput, the printer is equipped with 250-card input and output hoppers.
Loaded with easy-to-use features, the Nisca PR-C201 offers an LCD display for instant printer status, quick-change ribbon cassettes and easy cleaning.
June 25 2013 |
Mac users, we have big news! You can now design and print professional ID cards and badges from your Mac. We have designed unique ID card systems that include everything that you need to create all types of ID cards such as employee badges, student IDs, membership cards and more.
And yes, each package includes ID card software! CardPresso is the first ID card software designed for Mac OS X. Easy-to-use and packed with powerful features, this intuitive platform simplifies the creation of any type of badges.
May 29 2013 |
An ID card is meant to be visible and needs to be displayed properly to be a secure and durable tool. To do so, a wide array of options is available to you: from badge holders to lanyards, find out now which badge accessories are right for you.
May 21 2013 |
ID cards are now used in pretty much every industry. Here is an overview of what ID cards can do for your business.
May 12 2013 |
HID has announced a new version of the Fargo HDP5000 card printer, now available at ID Security Online.
The Fargo HDP5000 is a retransfer printer that produces ID cards of a superior print quality. Reliable yet affordable, the Fargo HDP5000 is a great solution to issue highly-secure badges on demand.
April 23 2013 |
Choosing the right card printer can be overwhelming. In all cases, we recommend calling one of our ID experts at 1-800-897-7024 for a free consultation but if you want to get a better understanding of what would work for you, answer the following questions.
March 26 2013 |
IDSecurityOnline.com now carries a comprehensive asset tracking and surveillance package, the Nox Sting Kit, along with a full line of RFID tags.
Not only does RFID work magic for the supply chain and asset tracking/inventory control, but it also makes a world of difference in the security, surveillance, and evidence fields. The Nox Sting Kit is a unique Plug-and-Play RFID and video surveillance solution that reveals on a facility map the movements of people and assets in real time.
Scenario: your company wants to track the movements (check in/out) and total inventory of over 1,000 high value assets. You want to be sure that no asset leaves your premises without anyone knowing exactly which asset left, when and who took it.
March 19 2013 |
Choosing the right card printer can be confusing and buying one comes with a series of questions: which software should I use? Which ribbon do I need to buy? Can I use any camera to capture photos? Which cards do I need?
This is why the easiest way to print your ID cards is to get an ID card system! At ID Security Online, we have already gone through all those questions and we have designed comprehensive photo ID systems to meet every requirement. Each system comes with a card printer, ID card software, web camera, color ribbon, and PVC cards.
February 25 2013 |
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!