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Purchasing and using a photo ID maker can be one of the most beneficial things you can do for your business or organization. Photo IDs can bring about multiple benefits – including increased efficiency, security, and boosting your company’s image. One of the most important aspects of purchasing an ID machine is figuring out which one is right for you – and that’s AlphaCard’s specialty. To figure out which printer is the best for you, just fill out our free needs assessment. Based on the information you provide, one of our qualified sales staff will walk you through the process to make sure you find the right product for your needs.


Photo ID Makers and Your Needs

Just browsing? Here are some things to consider when looking for a photo ID maker:


  • Why are you getting an ID card printer? Figuring out what type of cards you want to make can answer a lot of questions about the type of printer you should get. Do you want your cards to be single or double sided? Do you want color ID cards or just black-and-white? Do you want to make simple employee badges or an ID card that functions as a building key and a time card?

  •  Are you going to put any security features on your cards, like bar codes, magnetic stripes, RFID or smart card technologies? Different printers have different security abilities. All printers can create barcodes, but only the most expensive and complex systems can encode RFID antennas or smart chips.

  • How many cards are you going to print? Some lower-end printers have lower printing capacities than others. Make sure you have a clear number in mind, as printing beyond your photo ID maker’s capacity can cause irreparable damage.


These questions are meant to give you a general idea of the wide variety of variables that come with choosing a photo ID printer. The best way to choose a printer is to have an Alpha Card Systems representative help you out – their industry experience and technological know-how is invaluable in helping you determine your exact needs and find the perfect photo ID maker.

Not sure how to choose
an ID card printer?

  1. Approximately how many cards
    will you print per year?
  1. Do you need to automatically
    print on both sides of the card?
  1. Do you need a magnetic stripe?
Buyer's Guide to ID Card Printers

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With such a wide range of ID printers, evaluating the options can be overwhelming. This FREE 7-step guide will walk you through choosing the perfect card printer.

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