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.
A Small Business
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.
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. We hope that this series of 5 posts will help
new buyers with their research of the right ID card solution.
"My name is
Patricia Kreamer. Being the office manager of a small company has its benefits,
but it also comes with its own set of challenges. For example, being asked to
purchase an ID Card printer.
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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?
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.
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.
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.
ID Security Online is thrilled to
launch its first Graphic Design Awards contest!
From Monday, September 9 to Friday,
December 6, 2013, undergraduate and graduate college and university students in
the United States are invited to design a unique photo ID badge to win amazing
can submit their design on the official contest page
or upload it on the Facebook page of the competition. Each student can submit
up to two entries.
You are trying to print your badges
but your ribbon keeps breaking. The good news is that this issue can easily be
- The first step is to clean your card printer. Follow the
recommendations of your card printer manufacturer to clean printer and
printhead. Dust and debris can damage your printer and considerably impact
Your card printer and card
application will determine which ID cards are right for you.
Here are a few tips when choosing
- Card thickness: ID card printers will only
accept specific card thicknesses. Most printers are built to print 30mil cards
(thickness of a credit card) so if you need to personalize thinner cards
(10-20mil), check the specs of your printer.
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This page will help you compare
different products, find reviews, and get more information on what you are
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
- Single-sided printing
Edge-to-edge printing on standard
300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) print
Load-N-Go™ drop-in ribbon
cassettes to load and replace ribbons in a snap
Auto calibration of ribbons
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
This enhanced version includes a
wide array of new features:
- New eco-friendly, high-capacity
ribbons for increased productivity
New printer enclosure with
updated color scheme
Improved reliability and
Card feeder design for
improved card feed
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.
making a buying decision, identify your needs and consider these key features:
some programs come with an internal database, which allows you to save your
cards and cardholder data for easy reprints. Entry-level software typically
does not have this option so check the specs of your software carefully.
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.