HID FARGO ID CARD PRINTERS
Fargo by HID offers reliable Fargo card printers with many direct-to-card print capabilities in a range of prices – from the affordable C50 Printer to the high-security DTC4500e, with the mid-range DTC4250e in between. For even more security and power, the Fargo HDP5000 & hdp8500 are the high-definition retransfer printers.
TEAMNISCA ID CARD PRINTERS
Nisca ID Card printers for high-end ID card markets at discounted price. Nisca printer models are PRC-101, PRC-151, PRC-201 .
ZEBRA ID CARD PRINTERS
Zebra card printers (formerly Eltron) offer one the widest ranges of card printer models and options in the industry. Zebra recently launched a series of ZXP printer models that feature the latest card print technology. Known worldwide for their reliability and print quality, Zebra produces some of the most popular card printers on the market today.
DATACARD ID CARD PRINTERS
Datacard offers a full-line of ID card printers to meet your needs, so you can instantly issue any type of plastic card from standard school ID badges to professional-looking payment cards to high-security government ID badges. With Datacard printers, expect easy operation, proven performance and cost-effective results.
Our expert ID staff has been trained and certified to sell, troubleshoot and even repair your ID printer. Need help choosing the best card printer for your organization? We’ll help you find the right printer which suits best for your requirement. See our tips, view our infographic, read our expert printer reviews, or call us on +971 4 2694 620 or send us an email to [email protected]. ID VISION group is an authorized distributor of id card printers from the industy’s top manufacturers.
Need Help Choosing & Comparing ID Card Printers? Here are Some Answers.
How do you pick a best ID card printer with so many choices available? First, know that every brand offers a range of printers, and many come with flexible options. If your card print needs will change in the future, pick a model that can be upgraded later (look for terms like “modular models ” or “field upgradable models”).
Next, learn a bit about the card printer types offered by the leading brands:
How do I tell the difference between all the ID card printers?
Value Class Printer – The most basic card printer type, these entry-level printers are the less expensive, but often do not have a wide range of options and do not offer the highest print quality. They are great for low-level security & printing needs.
Professional Class Printer – This is a wide range of printers that can work for many applications. They include both standard & high-volume printers, offer professional print quality, and are great for photo ID badges. They can also produce medium or high-security ID cards, depending on the options you choose.
Secure Class Printer – The highest security ID cards are produced by retransfer printers, which use a special print technology to produce tamper-resistant cards. These printers & their supplies can be expensive compared to direct to card printers , and are best used in highly-secure areas.
Finally, consider your top three ID card factors:
How many cards do you need?
- < 1,000 = Low volume
- 1,000 – 5,000 = Standard volume
- > 5,000 = High volume
ID VISION Tip – Volume is the one factor that cannot be upgraded later, so choose wisely when you purchase. However, unless you will use your printer every day, you can save quite a bit by purchasing a less expensive low- or standard-volume card printer. It works in 80% of card print situations.
What will your cards look like?
- Single or two-sided cards
- Full color or single color (monochrome)
- Print Quality
- Low surface coverage: Entry-level printers offer OK print quality that works well for basic cards
- Medium-to-high surface coverage: Professional-class printers offer photo-quality IDs
- Highest surface coverage: Retransfer printers offer crystal-clear clarity for high security needs
ID VISION Tip – A single sided card printer can be used to print on two card sides – you just have to run it through your card printer twice. Some printers can also be upgraded later. Monochrome printers are typically used in specialized situations and don’t offer huge cost savings, so it is almost always more practical to purchase a color printer and use monochrome ribbons. Finally, the difference between the print clarity of an entry-level printer, a professional-class printer and a retransfer printer can be big. Call +971 4 2694 620 if you want to see some ID card samples from different badge printers before you make a choice.
What level of security?
Basic ID or membership cards – For basic visual identification, any entry-level printer and standard pvc card stock will work. Examples include: loyalty cards, membership cards, student IDs and gift cards.
Low Security Magnetic Stripe Card – For ID swiping, most entry-level and professional class printers with magnetic stripe encoder and card stock will work. Examples include: loyalty cards, hotel cards, gift cards and time cards
Medium Security Access (Smart) Card – For contactless access control, professional-class printers with smart card encoder will work. Examples include: access control and kiosk payment cards.
High Security Laminated or Retransfer Card – For UV or holographic authentication protocols, professional-class or retransfer printers with lamination module will work. Must use composite PVC card stock. Examples include: high security facility access, drivers’ licenses and rugged use cards.
ID Expert Tip – In order to be able to use these features, you must have card stock designed for your encoding technology. While magnetic stripe cards are not much more expensive than plain cards, “smart cards” can cost considerably more.
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