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ID Card Maker

ID badge makers, also called ID printers, are specially designed printers that print on plastic cards. An ID card creator comes in many styles including single or dual-sided, laminating, or data encoding.

What is an ID Maker?

An ID creator, or ID card printer, is a specialized printer that produces full color cards on PVC or composite plastic cards. Unlike a traditional desktop inkjet printer, an ID creator uses ribbons to print which allows you to get colorful, high quality cards that won't smudge. For companies and other organizations seeking a card program, an ID card maker is vital to the success of any card access control program.

What Can You Print with an ID Badge Maker?

ID makers can be used to print a variety of ID cards, making them a smart choice for any school, university, business, or organization. Using an ID card creator, you can print a variety of cards including:

  • Employee ID cards
  • Student and staff ID cards
  • Membership cards
  • Club or team cards
  • Visitor ID cards

Features of ID Creators

ID makers also come in a variety of styles to choose from including single or dual-sided, laminating features, or data encoding. Single-sided ID badge makers print only on the fronts of cards unless you manually flip the cards, while dual-sided versions will automatically print on both sides.

If your cards need added durability, laminating ID card makers help the cards withstand daily wear and tear. For smart cards that can act as cashless payment systems or access control cards to unlock doors, pick an ID card maker that can encode.

What is the Best Type of ID Maker?

With a variety of ID badge makers on the market, there is no one best printer for all types of ID programs. Depending on the needs of your organization, you may need additional security features, printing on both sides of the ID card, lamination, certain types of encoding and more. Below are the different types of ID makers.

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    Fargo 70001 DTC1500XE Single-Sided ID Card Printer
    Price $2,099.99 MSRP $2,788.24
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    IDP Solid-810SE ID Card Printer - Single-Sided
    MSRP $4,490.00
  3. AlphaCard PRO 550 ID Card Printer
    AlphaCard PRO 550 ID Card Printer
    MSRP $2,498.00 Price $1,629.99

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