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ID Printing Machines

ID printing machines, also called ID card printers, come in a wide range of styles to meet any printing need. We have 9 things to consider when buying an ID printing machine.

ID Printing Machines

ID Printing Machines

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ID Printing Machines

ID printing machines, also called ID card printers, come in a wide range of styles to meet any printing need. We have 9 things to consider when buying an ID printing machine.

ID Card Printing Machines

The first thing to clarify when discussing ID printing machines is that they’re much different than ordinary desktop printers. ID printing machines are printers designed specifically for the task of transforming PVC plastic cards into high-quality ID badges. Your typical ink-jet or laser printer is of no use for such an application. ID printing machines work as part of a system to achieve this task. That system includes the printing machine itself, a digital camera, and ID card software.

ID printers offer a variety of security options, and choosing the right machine depends on the specific needs of your organization.

What To Consider When Buying an ID Printing Machine

Consider some of the following factors when exploring your choices in terms of ID printing machines:

  • How many cards do you plan on printing per year?
  • Will your cards require single-sided or double-sided printing?
  • Do you expect your organization to grow in the future?
  • What security features does your desired ID card solution require?
  • Do you want to use bar codes?
  • Do you want to use magnetic stripe encoding?
  • Do you want to use holographic overlaminate?
  • Do you want to use proximity card technology?
  • Do you want to use smart card encoding?

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  1. Approximately how many cards
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  1. Do you need to automatically
    print on both sides of the card?
  1. Do you need a magnetic stripe?

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