The Complete ID
Printer Buyer's Guide

This guide walks you through all the important considerations you'll need to know when selecting an ID card printer.

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ID card software makes it easy to design your cards. While printers can print cards from software including Microsoft Word or Adobe Photoshop, the process will be significantly easier using software designed for ID cards.

Some basic features to look for in your design software:

  • Simple cardholder database
  • Multiple card templates
  • Text formatting options
  • Ability to import images
  • Photo, image, and background options
  • Barcodes & magnetic stripe encoding
  • Serial numbers

When using card design software you can log cardholder information, upload photos, and print a new ID card in a matter of minutes.

Card Design Software is Best For:

  • Designing ID Cards & Badges
  • Managing Cardholder Information
  • Storing Card Designs

In addition, you may find the software easier to use if it includes more advanced features like:

  • Custom dropdown menus
  • Custom field names & formatting
  • Batch printing
  • Advanced cardholder database

Card software comes in many different editions, from the most basic to advanced software for managing complex designs and databases.

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