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When to Use ID Card Services or Print Your Own

There are many reasons why you need ID cards or badges. You may need security access cards for employees, ID badges for visitors or conference attendees, or you need loyalty cards to hand out to your best customers. Once you’ve identified a need for ID cards, the next step is to decide how to get those cards.
It’s a question we get asked often: Should I have my ID cards pre-printed or print my own? But the answer to that isn’t as simple as you’d like. It really depends on several things. The following questions will help you narrow down the best option for your situation.

Extend the Functionality of your Magicard Card Printer

If you’re in the market for a new ID printer card system for your business or campus, it’s a wise move to consider what your needs are today and what you might possibly need in the future. Upgrading your ID card printer as your needs change is an option offered by many card printers on the market today, making it easy to grow your system when your business grows.

By far, the easiest ID card printer upgrade is offered by Magicard. It’s a simple drop-in kit that lets you upgrade your Magicard printer in the field with little to no down-time.

The Top 3 Questions to Answer Before Choosing an ID Card Printer

Your organization’s security and identification requirements are unique to your individual specifications, and the ID card printer you decide to choose needs to be up to the task or meeting or exceeding those expectations and specifications. So how do you narrow down your choices from the myriad of ID card printer systems available today? Your answers to the following 3 questions will provide you with a guide to choose the best option to meet your needs.


PRINTER REVIEW: Fargo HDP5600 ID Card Printer

At IDSecurityOnline, our ID professionals are highly experienced and deeply knowledgeable about every brand of ID card printer available. It’s our No. 1 job to make sure you get the perfect printer that meets your current and future business and security needs. In this post, we’d like to cover an ID card printer that delivers sharper, crisper images and text thanks to High Definition Printing (HDP). HDP delivers the highest image quality with an HDP film that’s fused to the surface of ID cards, resulting in more vibrant images and text.


2 Shortcuts That Will Cost You More in the Long Run

You may think taking the following shortcuts will save you time and even money, but you’d be surprised what it might add up costing you in the end. If you have hundreds of ID cards to print that need to be attached to a lanyard, you understand the draw of pre-punched slot cards. Who has the time to hand-punch hundreds of cards? But this one little short cut can cause serious damage if you have a direct-to-card printer.


Is It Time to Trade In Your Old ID Card Printer?

If you’re like many businesses today, you rely on your ID cards for access control, authentication, and identification purposes. Any down-time in your current ID card printing system is a loss of productivity that has ramifications far beyond inconvenience. A common response is to wonder if it’s time to trade in your old ID card printer. Many of our customers ask us this important question for a variety of reasons.

How Long Should My ID Card Printer Last?

The life expectancy of ID card printers can vary widely based on several variables that affect their performance. For example, how many cards you print annually, how often your print, and how often you service or maintain your ID card printer will have an effect on how long it will last. This is why no ID printer manufacturer will ever state how many cards their printer is expected to print over its lifetime. There are just too many things that can affect its longevity.


How to Get the Most Eco-Friendly ID Card Solution

All types of businesses, organizations, education systems, clubs, and many others use some form of a PVC card as either access control, identification purposes, membership access, hotel room keys, gift and loyalty cards, promotional purposes, and even gaming and casino cards. And that’s not even including the vast majority of credit cards, ATM cards, and other forms of payment cards.

How an ID Card Printer Can Enhance Your Customer Loyalty Program

If you’ve already realized the benefits of creating a customer loyalty program, you know that research shows you can increase customer spending between 20% to 40% by using gift and loyalty cards. That’s enough of a ROI to consider adding an ID card printer to your program, but there are many more ways that a printer can enhance your customer loyalty program. 


Comparing Zebra ID Card Printers — Which is Best Depends on Your Needs

Zebra card printers are widely heralded for reliability and excellent print quality, and also offer a big selection of models and options–to accommodate users’ different card-production needs and budgets.

Zebra set out to create well designed ID card printers that meet you where you work, whether you’re printing cards in high volume or just on a regular basis, and whether you need high security smart cards or just the basics, and deliver the print quality, flexibility, and security you want within your budget.

Below are Zebra’s card printers’ primary features along with some useful comparative summaries for the high- and mid-range models.

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ID Card Security Features Available with Today’s ID Card Printers

Most businesses and enterprises printing ID Cards are concerned about security at some level. What do we mean when we talk about “ID Card security”? Card issuers primarily want to protect identification, proximity and smart cards from fraudulent use and counterfeiting. ID card security features and technologies are designed to discourage fraud and misuse of ID cards.

When a card is issued the issuer wants to ensure the card is used by the actual person to whom it is issued for the purposes it is issued. Issuers don’t want cards to be used by anyone other than the cardholder, or for unauthorized purposes. The consequences of misuse can be significant and costly. Security features help ensure that the person using the card is the cardholder and that the card is used for an intended purpose. This limits organizational risk and enhances operational and financial control.

10 Questions to Ask that Identify Your ID Card Needs

Okay, so you’re getting ready to buy an ID card printer, but you haven’t really thought much about what your ID card needs actually are, right? In fact, you don’t really even know where to begin. Don’t worry, you’re in good company. One thing we know for sure is that identifying your ID-card needs carefully and clearly really helps you make the right ID-card printer decision.

Today’s ID cards can be really basic (a photo and a couple of lines of information on one side) or quite sophisticated with data-storage and security features. Different ID-card printer models are designed for different needs, card volumes, applications and circumstances.

Shopping for the “Perfect” ID Card Printer

If your organization finally needs its own ID card printer, don’t wait around for someone else to tell you which ID Card Printer is the greatest. You may be in for a long wait – at least when it comes to what’s great for your particular card-printing requirements. Don’t worry though, you can do this on your own without much effort.

Truth is, there isn’t an ID card printer that’s perfect for everyone, and ID-card printer sales pitches can miss the mark– or be confusing – in some material respect, unless you well understand your card-related needs before you start shopping. Fortunately, there are enough ID card printers available that the right one is there to meet your organization’s specific requirements. You just need to know what you’re looking for.

Meet the New Magicard Enduro3E ID Card Printers

Magicard has just released a new version of its top-selling Enduro printer, the Enduro3E. The Enduro has been a trusted solution for organizations in need of a durable solution to print ID cards and badges. The new Enduro3E now includes Ethernet as standard and a 3-year warranty.
 
 
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