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Do you have questions about ID card printers? We have answers!
I'm new to ID card printing. Where should I begin?
The first step to starting an ID program is assessing your organization's needs. By identifying what your needs and requirements are, you will be able to outline a purpose for your ID program, which will help you determine the printer and card features that you will need down the road. Click here to find articles on implementing a card program →
How do I choose a card printer?
Picking an ID card printer has little to do with price. It is all about what best meets your specific needs. Here's how you can narrow down your choices →
What's the difference between a single-sided printer and a dual-sided printer?
Single-sided or simplex printers only print on one side of a card while dual-sided or duplex printers can print on both the front and the back of the card.
I need to store or access data on my cards. What are my card encoding options?
There are several ways to store and access data on plastic cards. The simplest option is a barcode, which does not require additional equipment to implement. Another option is through magnetic stripes, just like those found in credit cards. For advanced applications like access control and attendance tracking, a smart card that contains a small chip is the best option. Call an ID expert at 1-800-667-1772 today to find out which option is best for your needs.
What are the difference between card printer models?
Plastic ID card printers come in every shape and size these days, offering countless options for users. They can be grouped into 3 major categories: entry-level, mid-range and enterprise-grade. Click here to learn more about their features →