ID card printers come in a wide range of styles – from basic models to fully upgraded, customized printers. If you want to produce higher quality cards, it may be time to upgrade to a premium printer.

What Makes a Printer Premium?

A premium ID card printer is considered one with premium or upgraded features. Most printer models have features you can add when you purchase it – from something basic like single or dual-sided printing, up to dual-sided lamination with a custom holographic overlay.

Some of those premium features include:

  • Lamination – laminating ID card printers apply a clear or patterned film to your finished cards to make them last longer and withstand card tampering
  • High definition reverse transfer printing – this printing technology requires specialized printers, cards, and ribbons but creates higher quality ID cards compared to standard dye sublimation printers
  • Custom HoloKote – if you have a Magicard printer you’ll have access to the standard HoloKote patterns to improve your card security, but if you upgrade to a Magicard Rio Pro printer you can design a custom HoloKote unique to your business
  • 600 dpi printhead – Printers with a higher dpi (dots per inch) printhead can produce cards with clearer graphics so your cards look higher quality

Save Money when you Upgrade

If you are planning to upgrade to a new printer before the end of the year, several manufacturers are offering special upgrade rebates on select printers – you could save up to $600 on the price of a new ID card printer! Qualifying printers include models from Zebra, Fargo, and Evolis.

It’s easy to claim your rebate on a qualifying printer – just fill out our online form and submit your claim within 30 days of purchase.  But act fast; these deals only last through the end of 2016.

Shop all printers that qualify for rebates.