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Encoded Features
Learn about encoded features like magnetic stripes, bar codes, RFID, smart cards, contactless smart cards, and more! Encoded features can help add extra functions and security to an ID card or ID card system.

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Print & Design
A well-designed card can be both secure and snazzy. Learn more about the design elements of ID cards, from photo fields and backgrounds to features like secure holographic overlays and lamination.

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AlphaCard is proud to carry the best in ID card brands, including HID, Fargo, Zebra, Ultra Magicard, Evolis, Datacard, CIM, and Polaroid. Learn more about each of these brands and what they have to offer - including unique printer and security features.

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Printers & Systems
There's a lot to consider when making an investment in an ID card printer or system. Learn more about the differences between ID card systems and card printers and decide which one is right for you.

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Readers & Accessories
ID card readers and accessories are useful and helpful parts of ID card systems. Learn more about different types of ID card readers and accessories, including HID iClass readers, badge clips, lanyards, and magnetic stripe readers

Learn more about ID Card Readers and ID Card Accessories

Integral in ID card design, printing and encoding, ID card software comes with a wide variety of features, with options that are perfect for any security or ID card needs, no matter the size.

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In essence, Biometrics is a way to authenticate an individual’s behavioral or physical traits.

Single-Sided Cards
The most prevalent form of ID cards, single sided cards are useful in almost any application.

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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?

The Complete Card
Printer Buyer's Guide

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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