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Basic Picture ID Machines

Basic Picture ID Machines

Basic Picture ID Machines

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Basic Picture ID Machines

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Basic Picture ID Machines

There are hundreds of different types of ID card printers available, with a wide variety of security features and printing capacities. Makes and models of ID machines, however, can be broken up into three general groups: Basic, Standard, and Deluxe. Each category of picture ID machines has roughly the same price, features and functionality. It's important to remember, however, that ID card printers are not like luxury cars. Classifications of picture ID machines is an indicator of user needs, and finding the right printer for your business' specifications is more important than getting the most or least expensive option.


Basic Picture ID machines are simple, inexpensive printers with limited capacities - usually a single-sided printer with monochrome (black, white and grey) printing - although some basic picture ID machines offer color printing. Basic printers are best used in low-volume applications like small businesses or schools, and are perfect for simple name badges or ID cards with bar codes.

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