Single Sided ID Card Printers

Single-Sided ID Card Printers are ideal to print professional badges on one side of your cards.

  • Large selection of single-sided card printers from major brands such as Zebra, Fargo, Magicard, Evolis, Datacard, IDP, and Nisca.
  • Direct to card or reverse transfer technology
  • Price match guarantee and free shipping on all orders.
  • Free consultations with an ID expert.
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Evolis Zenius ID Card Printer

Evolis Zenius Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single sided printing
  • Up to 150 cards/hour (colour) / 500 cards/hour (mono)
  • One-stop solution to print high-quality single-sided cards
  • 2 year warranty on printer or 100,000 inserted cards
Evolis Primacy ID Card Printer

Evolis Primacy Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single sided printing
  • Up to 210 cards/hour (colour) / 850 cards/hour (mono)
  • Ethernet
  • 3-year warranty on printer and lifetime warranty on printhead
Zebra ZXP Series 1 ID Card Printer

Zebra ZXP Series 1 Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single sided printing
  • Magnetic encoding option
  • Low Cost Printer
  • 2-year warranty on printer and printhead, plus 1 year printer loaner coverage
Zebra ZXP Series 3 ID Card Printer

Zebra ZXP Series 3 Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single sided printing
  • Magnetic encoding and Ethernet option
  • 2-year warranty on printer and printhead, plus 1 year printer loaner coverage
Zebra ZXP Series 7 ID Card Printer

Zebra ZXP Series 7 Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single sided printing
  • Magnetic encoding option
  • Near-photographic print quality
  • High speeds and low maintenance
  • 2-year warranty on printer and printhead, plus 1 year printer loaner coverage
Zebra ZC100 ID Card Printer

Zebra ZC100 Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single sided printing
  • Compact, easy-to-use and affordable
  • Magnetic encoding and Ethernet options
  • 2-year warranty on printer and printhead
Zebra ZC300 ID Card Printer

Zebra ZC300 Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single sided printing
  • Professional Level card printer
  • Up to 200 cards/hour (colour). 900 cards/hour (mono)
  • Compact, easy-to-use and affordable
  • 2-year warranty on printer and printhead
Zebra ZC350 ID Card Printer

Zebra ZC350 Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single sided printing
  • Professional Level card printer with additional Secure-Ribbon offerings
  • Up to 225 cards/hour (colour) / 1000 cards/hour (mono)
  • Compact, easy-to-use and affordable
  • 2-year warranty on printer and printhead
Fargo C50 ID Card Printer

Fargo C50 Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single sided printing
  • Compact, affordable and easy-to-use solution
  • 7 seconds per card (K); 12 seconds per card (KO); 24 seconds per card (YMCKO)
  • Includes ID badging application to design professional badges
  • 2-year warranty on printer and printhead
Fargo DTC1250e ID Card Printer

Fargo DTC1250e Single Sided ID Card Printer

  • Single sided printing
  • Magnetic encoding and Ethernet option
  • 6 seconds per card (K); 8 seconds per card (KO); 16 seconds per card (YMCKO)
  • 3-year warranty on printer and printhead
Fargo DTC1500 ID Card Printer

Fargo DTC1500 Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single sided printing
  • 6 seconds per card (K*); 16 seconds per card (YMCKO*); 24 seconds per card (YMCKOK*)
  • Low-cost, high-capacity consumables
  • Direct-to-card printing
  • 3-year warranty on printer and printhead
Fargo DTC4250e ID Card Printer

Fargo DTC4250e Single Sided ID Card Printer

  • Single sided printing
  • Loaded with security features for maximum card security
  • 6 seconds per card (K); 8 seconds per card (KO); 16 seconds per card (YMCKO)
  • 3-year warranty on printer and printhead
Fargo DTC4500e ID Card Printer

Fargo DTC4500e Single Sided ID Card Printer

  • Single sided printing
  • Magnetic encoding option
  • Password protection
  • 6 seconds per card (K); 8 seconds per card (KO); 16 seconds per card (YMCKO)
  • 3-year warranty on printer and printhead
Fargo HDP5000 ID Card Printer

Fargo HDP5000 Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single sided printing
  • Lamination option
  • Up to 24 seconds per card / 150 cards per hour (YMC with transfer)
  • 3-year warranty including 1-year of free printer loaner support
Datacard SD260 ID Card Printer

Datacard SD260 Series Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single sided printing
  • Magnetic encoding option
  • Up to 200 cards/hour (colour). 830 cards/hour (mono)
  • 2.5 year printer & printhead warranty
Magicard Rio Pro 360 ID Card Printer

Magicard Rio Pro 360 Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single-sided ID card printer with enhanced security
  • 18 Seconds full Color, 5 seconds black
  • 3-year warranty on printer and printhead
  • Windows, Mac OS and Linux compatible
Magicard Prima4 ID Card Printer

Magicard Prima4 Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single-sided color printing
  • Easy upgrade to duplex with a unique drop-in ribbon
  • 100 cards per hour (YMCK with transfer to card)
  • USB & Ethernet connectivity
  • 3-year warranty on printer and printhead
Magicard Helix ID Card Printer

Magicard Helix Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single sided printing
  • Standard or Custom HoloKote® watermark with UV effect
  • Up to 125 cards per hour (colour)
  • 200 card input/200 card output
  • 3 year UltraCoverPlus with hot swap printer and lifetime printhead cover
Magicard Pronto ID Card Printer

Magicard Pronto Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single sided printing
  • Color: 35 seconds / Monochrome: 7 seconds
  • Magnetic encoding option
  • 2-year warranty
Magicard Enduro3E ID Card Printer

Magicard Enduro3E Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single-sided color printing
  • Magnetic encoding option
  • Up to 100 cards/hour (color). 500 cards/hour (mono)
  • 3-year warranty on printer and printhead
Nisca PR-C101 ID Card Printer

Nisca PR-C101 Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single sided printing
  • Up to 150 cards/hour (color)
  • Full color edge-to-edge printing
  • Industry leading 24-bit continuous tone printing
  • 3-year warranty
Nisca PR5360 ID Card Printer

Nisca PR5360 Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single sided printing
  • Lamination option
  • Speed of 164 cards per hour
  • 2 year printer & printhead warranty
Zebra ZXP Series 9 ID Card Printer

Zebra ZXP Series 9 Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single sided printing
  • Magnetic encoding option
  • Full color or monochrome retransfer printing
  • Max print speed single-side 190 cph
  • 2-year limited warranty on printer
IDP Smart-51S ID Card Printer

IDP Smart-51S Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single sided printing
  • Magnetic encoding & Ethernet option
  • Up to 212 cards/hour (color). 720 cards/hour (mono)
  • 3-year warranty on printer and 2-year warranty on printhead
IDP Smart-30S ID Card Printer

IDP Smart-30S Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single sided printing
  • Magnetic and Smart Card encoding & Ethernet option
  • Up to 156 cards/hour (color). 720 cards/hour (mono)
  • 2-year advanced exchange warranty
IDP Smart-31S ID Card Printer

IDP Smart-31S Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single sided printing
  • Magnetic encoding & Ethernet option
  • Up to 156 cards/hour (color). 720 cards/hour (mono)
  • Exceptional value to issue high-quality badges on demand
  • 3-year warranty
IDP Wise CXD80S ID Card Printer

IDP Wise CXD80S Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single sided printing
  • Single or dual sided lamination option
  • YMCK: 29 seconds/card (124 cards/hour). YMCKK: 40 seconds/card (90 cards/hour)
  • Small, light and compact body
  • 3-Year Advanced Exchange Warranty and Lifetime Printhead Warranty
ScreenCheck SC7500 ID Card Printer

ScreenCheck SC7500 Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single sided printing
  • Encoding options
  • Up to 125 full color cards per hour
  • 200 card input/200 card output
  • 3 year UltraCoverPlus with hot swap printer and lifetime printhead cover
ScreenCheck SC6500 ID Card Printer

ScreenCheck SC6500 Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single sided printing
  • Up to 150 full colour cards per hour
  • Standard or Custom HoloKote® watermark
  • Magnetic and Smart Card encoding options
  • 3 year UltraCoverPlus with hot swap printer
ScreenCheck SC4500 ID Card Printer

ScreenCheck SC4500 Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single sided printing
  • Up to 125 full colour cards per hour
  • Magnetic and Smart Card encoding options
  • HoloKote watermark
  • 3-year limited depot warranty
ScreenCheck SC2500 ID Card Printer

ScreenCheck SC2500 Single Sided ID Card Printers

  • Single sided printing
  • Prints 1 full colour card per 35 seconds
  • Hand-fed
  • Magnetic and Smart Card encoding options
  • 2 year limited depot warranty
  • HoloKote watermark

WHICH FEATURES SHOULD I CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A SINGLE-SIDED CARD PRINTER?

Single-sided ID card printers are feature-packed to issue single-sided badges in high quality. Before choosing your printer, consider these differentiating points:

  • Card feeder vs. manual feeding: some single-sided ID card printers come with a card feeder of 50 or 100 cards but some don’t and each card has to be hand-fed into the printer. Single-feed printers are great for on-the-spot applications but if you are planning to print cards in volume, choose a printer with a card feeder.
  • Direct-to-card printing vs. retransfer: most single-sided ID card printers are direct-to-card printers but for “over the edge” printing (no white border around your printed cards), retransfer printers are also available. Retransfer ID card printers provide unmatched print quality, even on uneven surfaces (proximity cards, smart cards, or pre-punched cards).
  • USB vs. Ethernet: all single-sided ID card printers come with USB connection but if your printer will be on a network, don’t forget to select a printer with Ethernet connectivity. Some printers even offer Ethernet as standard.
  • Windows vs. Mac: make sure that the printer that you select is compatible with the operating system that you use, especially if you are using a brand new computer or if you are using a Mac.
  • Basic vs. encoding options: if you need to print and encode data on magnetic or smart cards, opt for a card printer with the right encoder. Most single-sided ID card printers offer optional encoding capabilities.

Single-sided ID card printers are not built to print dual-sided badges. In theory, you can manually flip your cards and print on the other side. However, it is not recommended because it could damage the printhead of the printer.

Some single-sided ID card printers can easily be upgraded to dual-sided printing. If you think that your needs might evolve to dual-sided badges, choose a card printer with duplex upgrades. In some cases, you won’t even have to install anything: an activation key is all you would need.


The answer is yes! The easiest – and most inexpensive – way to add data is through barcodes. No need for a specific encoder: all you have to do is add a barcode in the design of your cards through your software. 

If you need to print and encode cards with a magnetic stripe, choose a single-sided ID card printer with a magnetic encoder. Widely used in access control and time & attendance, magnetic cards are an affordable choice for your badges.

If you need more secure badges, opt for smart cards. With contact and contactless smart cards, the data is securely encoded into an embedded chip. To store data and to be read, a contact smart card must be inserted into a reader, when contactless smart cards only need to be waved within range of a reader. Perfect for student IDs, healthcare cards, loyalty cards or government IDs, smart cards can now easily be created with a single-sided card printer with smart card encoder.


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