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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.
ready to use, the Zebra ZXP Series 3 is a full featured high speed card printer that can be integrated into
standard ID Cards and access control applications.
This affordable ZXP series 3
direct-to card printer is a suitable choice for applications where small space,
minimal operator training and print quality are paramount. This printer is ideal for deployment in
educational institutions and retail outlets for ID card, gift card, loyalty
card or membership card applications. The ZXP series 3 achieves fast print
speeds and high image quality by utilizing ZRaster host based image processing
technology and True Colours ix Series high-performance ribbons. This ID card printer
offers a full suite of encoding options, including PC/SC and EMV-certified
smart card encoding, over USB and Ethernet.
You can print on one or both sides of the card with high-quality color or
monochrome images for a variety of applications.
Why would I need to
laminate my photo ID cards?
what is a laminated card? A laminated card is a full color plastic card with
Matt or Gloss lamination. Matt lamination is a thin coating on a card used to
smooth out the printings on the card. This coating provides a soft and silky satin
sheen high quality finish resulting in a more sophisticated card. It also
allows the card to be more water resistant. It also extends the durability of
your card. Gloss lamination forms a protective
coating over the print which makes it suitable for items such as menus, cards,
brochures etc. Gloss lamination
also gives your card a more professional look. These type of plastic cards are
used for advertising a business,
product, or a service. Lamination serves as a protection for your card. This
process is beneficial to the cardholder that it prevents the fading and dye
migration via sun exposure on your card. That way, you won't have to reprint your card frequently
thus saving you supply costs and time. Holographic lamination increases the
security of your cards therefore preventing identity theft or unauthorized duplication
of your card. How are laminated cards produced? Multiple cards must be printed
on a large sheet. Then they are fed through a laminating unit which provides a
thin sheet of laminate either on both or one side of the card. This procedure
traps the card in between. Heat is then applied to seal the lamination.
A high number of industries and fields utilize plastic card-printing
technology for an equally high number of purposes. Government buildings and
corporations print on plastic ID badges for access control and visitor management, schools use them as
identity cards for their staff and student body, and financial institutions use
them for credit cards.
However, this blog post will cover other, more out-of-the-box
ways that a standard ID card printer can be used for marketing purposes and to
promote your product.
Wide varieties of theme-specific information can be
incorporated onto a wallet-sized card. For example, if you run a construction
company or any business that involves calculating measurement conversions, such
as carpet sales, you can sell cards with unit conversion information printed on
them. These can come in handy for customers who buy your products and need to
quickly convert units when placing rugs in their homes or workplace. Other
industries that can benefit from unit-conversion cards are bakeries, which
often require quick conversions for recipes.
Public safety institutions, such as police and fire fighting
stations, hospitals and schools can print cards displaying emergency
information numbers and addresses on the front on back using dual-sided
And who says that business cards need to be limited to being
printed on paper cards? Plastic ID cards can contain all the information that a
traditional paper business card displays, but are more durable. This can as
well include restaurants with hours of operation, web site address to view a
menu, and phone number for delivery.
Coupons as well can be printed on plastic cards versus the standard
paper, which can be torn. Further, such cards can be programmed to be used
Thinking outside of the box when it comes to alternative
printer uses can help you advance your marketing strategy, and the technology