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Library Card Printer

Library Card Printer

Library Card Printer

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Library Card Printer

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Library Card Printer

Issuing library cards is easier and more efficient when there is a good ID card printer at the helm of the program.  Adding a high performance library card printer makes circulation easier for libraries across the board whether they are public, corporate or in grade schools, colleges, and universities. 


Things to consider when choosing a library card printer:


  • Card issuance method – Some library card programs issue cards with personalized information such as a name or a photo for use when checking out books or other library material.  For those types of programs, issuing cards with a single-feed printer makes it easy to create personalized cards on-the-spot.  Other library card programs simply print generic library cards for all their patrons.  In that case a card printer that can print library cards in batches without operator intervention is ideal.  This type of high-volume printer can be helpful if the library is especially large.

  • Volume of library patrons – A more heavy-duty, high-volume printer may be in order if a library is printing more than a few cards per day.  ID card software is another important component of a library card program.  The software connects to a database that stores patron information at the time the card is issued.  It's important to choose a card software with unlimited database storage since library card holders rarely cancel their memberships and new members sign up regularly.

  • Library security – Libraries are often home to valuable resources and equipment.  To help prevent theft, libraries can integrate a special scanning system that requires library patrons to swipe their cards before entering certain rooms or using special resources.  This ensures better liability in case of an accident and can help preserve the quality and lifespan of rare books and costly equipment.

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  1. Approximately how many cards
    will you print per year?
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    print on both sides of the card?
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