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My first purchase of an ID card printer - 1/5

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. 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. 

New Zebra ZXP Series 1 printers: superior print quality at a great price!

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:

  • Single-sided printing
  • Edge-to-edge printing on standard CR-80 cards
  • 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) print resolution
  • Load-N-Go™ drop-in ribbon cassettes to load and replace ribbons in a snap
  • Auto calibration of ribbons

Enhanced version of the Zebra ZXP Series 3 printer: what’s new?

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:

  • New eco-friendly, high-capacity ribbons for increased productivity
  • New printer enclosure with updated color scheme
  • Improved reliability and performance enhancements
  • Card feeder design for improved card feed

Meet the new Nisca PR-C201 card printer!

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 Nisca PR-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.

The enhanced Fargo HDP5000 is now available!

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.

How do I choose the right ID card printer?

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.

New Eco-Friendly ribbons on select Zebra printers

The new eco-friendly ribbons are biodegradable and all plastic components (ribbon cartridges, ribbon roll holders) are recyclable. The new ribbon cartridge has also been designed to use less plastic, which translates into less waste and a lower environmental impact.

These eco-friendly ribbons are easy to handle thanks to convenient tabs to hold the cartridge. The open design uses less plastic and exposes the ribbon rolls, making it simpler to identify the ribbon type and repair the ribbon if it breaks.

Zebra ZXP Series 7 ID card systems now available

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!

New! Zebra ZXP Series 7 Card Printer

Zebra has just announced the release of its latest card printer, the ZXP Series 7.
The ZXP Series 7 provides high-volume, high-quality card printing at a great value.
Available as a single or dual-sided card printer, the ZXP Series 7 delivers fast and reliable performance time after time. Discover now Zebra’s highest performance printer for any direct-to-card printing application.

Magicard Enduro + ID Card Printer

The Magicard Enduro + ID card printer is a robust printer with single and dual sided printing capabilities for colorful, plastic cards.  The Magicard Enduro+ dual-sided direct to card ID printer is ideal for your expanding business. These ID card printers are all available as field-installable options for your card printing needs. With upgradable options, this ID card printer is designed to accommodate your card printing needs. In other words, the Magicard Enduro + is future proof.

Pre-Printed Cards

Are you looking to send a holiday greeting to a friend or a loved one? Is your wedding anniversary around the corner? Do you know anyone who is not well and could use some cheering up? Or are you looking to wish someone a happy birthday? Pre-printed cards provide a quick way to share holiday greetings or birthday wishes, but sometimes the message the card comes with isn't enough. When this is the case, you can deliver your own greeting with the aid of a PC printer and a graphic or word processor program. Printing on the inside of greeting cards requires the same printing process as that used on any heavy card stock. Once you've designed your greeting, simply set the printing parameters and print away, customizing your pre-printed greeting cards to your liking.


Establish a Gift Card Program with ID Security Online

Gift cards are increasingly popular, especially around holiday season. From fashion boutiques, supermarkets, Home Depo., Macy’s to hair salons, gift and loyalty cards are offered in many businesses. Most retailers and chain stores have been using and heavily promoting them for the past few years. In fact, the largest selling single item for over 80% of the top 100 retailers in the United States is their gift card. Gift cards are seen to be mutually beneficial to both customers and retailers. The notion of products being offered at a certain discount when using a gift card gives shoppers the incentive to provide their business to the store owner. That is if the customers are satisfied with their purchases. It is practically a win-win situation. Now is the time for you, the small to medium sized retailer and independently owned restaurateur to grasp the opportunity and start your own program. It will look and work exactly like the big guys program, except yours will be designed with a price that you can surely afford.


Evolis Card ID Printer and Supplies

ID Security Online had a wide selection of ID card printers and supplies manufactured by Evolis. You can now get off to a good start with an Evolis ID card system.  It has everything you need in one simple package to be up and printing cards in minutes.  We also offer all of the cards and accessories you will need to complete your plastic card application including PVC and proximity magnetic cards, lanyards, slot punches and more.  Consider this your one stop shop for Evolis equipment and supplies. Evolis products include both warranty and non-warranty repairs and lifetime phone support on all printers purchased through ID Security Online. Unlike many online retailers, purchasing your Evolis products from us guarantees the best possible support for the life of your printer.


Photo ID System and Supplies

A photo ID system is an integral component of creating an effective ID program.  In our modern high tech world, photo ID cards are found far and wide with many different uses. Driver's licenses or passports are no longer the main focus for photo ID. With the sophistication and convenience of a photo ID system, companies are able to easily integrate photo ID into their organizations and enjoy the benefits they have to offer. 

Evolis Primacy Dual Sided ID Card Printer

The Evolis Primacy dual sided printer is designed to save time and resources. This  Evolis ID card printer is programmed to print on both sides of any card in just a single run. Additionally, this printer features a modular design that enables users to add encoding options at any given time as well as single or dual sided capabilities.

The  Evolis Primacy ID card printer includes a full color or monochrome option, cost effective supplies such as a ribbon saver, and a standard USB and Ethernet connectivity. The Primacy personalizes color cards in a matter of minutes. It has the capacity to print up to 140 cards per hour on dual side printing mode.

While single-sided printers generally require the user to manually flip and reload cards to print both sides, this dual-sided Primacy ID card printer can apply full color graphics, text, and other design components to a card's front and back in one quick and easy pass.

Primacy is highly committed to the reliability of  its card printing capabilities and guarantees professional looking ID cards. Unlike most printers, this printer also demonstrates an eco friendly element that saves energy. The Evolis Primacy is available in either red or blue exterior colors. These printers are ideal for high-volume ID programs, and those programs that need variable information printed on the backside of cards. Evolis’ strong commitment to quality is legendary, and is echoed by a 3-year warranty.
 
 
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