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It's amazing how much simple preventative steps can keep something working well. Take a sports car, for instance. Changing the oil and performing regular checkups has made many cars run like kittens for 50+ years. The same goes for ID card printers. Proper maintenance can mean the difference between an ID card printer that lasts 3 years and a printer that lasts 10. Performing regular, simple maintenance procedures can not only extend the life of your printer, but keep the quality of your cards top notch.

AlphaCard's how-to section for ID card printer maintenance gives you instructions for simple ID card maintenance, including printer head cleaning and updates. Keeping your printer well-maintained can keep color prints clear, reduce miscolorations and ribbon errors, and keep the card mechanisms smooth and printing efficient for years to come.

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  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?
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