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.
To be an informed and effective ID-card-printer shopper, your
first step is ascertaining your organization’s specific ID-card needs and the
circumstances in which cards will be created. You don’t want to buy too much,
or too little. By investing some focused time into defining real needs you’ll
make the buying process much easier and give your organization a superior
outcome – the right printing capabilities, features, and price to meet your circumstances
without hurting your budget.
How do you know what your “card-printing needs” are? It’s pretty
much as simple as asking and thoughtfully answering a few pertinent questions:
many cards do you need to print each day, week, or month?
Your day-to-day card-printing volume is important to understanding
the appropriate capacity and speed of your card printer.
What information do your cards need to display or contain?
If your ID cards will only display limited information (like name,
photo, company logo, title, etc.) it’s a good bet that you only need a
single-sided card printer. But if your organization’s cards will contain
additional information (like barcodes, departments, ID numbers, clearances,
classifications, etc.), then dual-sided printing capacity is what you’ll need.
Do your ID cards need to store data?
Card printers come with and without “encoding” capabilities.
Additional data about the cardholder, authority, access, limitations, etc. can
be encoded on a card’s magnetic strip or directly onto “smart” cards or
“proximity” cards, and can then be read by other devices. Identify carefully
how your ID cards and badges will be used and the data/scanning features they
require; this will inform your printer and encoding choices.
Do you want multiple individuals to be able to print cards over a
The location of your printer and number of users is important.
Also, consider how you want users to access it. This issue is relevant to the
type of network connectivity your card printer needs. While all ID card
printers feature built-in USB ports, many are also Ethernet and even WiFi
What different card types will you produce?
If you are printing cards without any smart-card or proximity
encoding and plan to use just basic PVC card stock, then a “direct-to-card”
printer is a good option. But, if your printer needs to also print on smart
cards (which have uneven surfaces) then you’ll want a “retransfer” or “reverse
transfer” printer, which uses printing technology that can print smoothly and
evenly over uneven card surfaces. Even if you are printing to just plastic
cards the retransfer printing technology may be important to you if your cards
need exceptional visual clarity, color, brightness and durability.
Do your cards need protection and durability? Many IDcard printers feature “lamination” as part of the printing
process, which adds an extra protective layer of thin durable film to the
card’s surface. This extends the card’s life by reducing fading, protecting the
card from the elements, and diminishing wear on magnetic stripes. Lamination is
an option that may be important depending on the environments in which your cards
will be used.
We’ll Help You Answer Your ID Card Printing Questions We invite you to review the numerous articles about ID cards and
printing appearing in our Blog and elsewhere on this website, which we offer
novices and experts alike to inform their decision making processes. Our
experts are available to discuss your particular ID-card-printing needs any
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