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. In this fourth post, Patricia finds out more about the different ribbons that an ID card printer uses.
“Evidently, ID Card printers don’t use a standard ink cartridge that laser and inkjet printers do. ID Card printers use ribbons, which are plastic cartridges with ink on a film. I assumed a double-sided printer would need two ribbons to operate. Yet again, I was wrong.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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 prizes.
Students 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 fixed.
Your card printer and card application will determine which ID cards are right for you.
Here are a few tips when choosing ID cards:
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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:
As a small business, ID Security Online understands the challenges small structures have to face daily, especially in this economy. It is hard to invest in long-term solutions but it is critical to make sure that your employees and visitors are safe and secure at all times.
That is why we have decided to offer special pricing to small businesses with less than 50 employees. You will get unbeatable deals on any ID card printer or photo ID system available on our website. We are so confident that we have the best deals that if you find a lower price at another retailer, send us the quote and we will beat that price!
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:
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:
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.
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.
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