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Do you have questions about ID card printers? We have answers!
How are ID cards printed?
There are two types of card printers in the market today. The more affordable ones are direct-to-card printers. They print your card artwork directly on the surface of blank PVC cards through a process called dye sublimation. Retransfer printers, on the other hand, are slightly more expensive but they offer many benefits like true full-bleed printing as well as color-accurate and photo-realistic printouts. Retransfer printers print your card artwork onto the reverse side of a transparent film that is then thermally applied to the card. This method seals the printed image between the card and the film.
What brands of card printers are available?
The ID card industry is a very vibrant one, with several industry innovators endlessly thinking up solutions that make workplaces, schools, businesses, and institutions safe and secure. ID Superstore carries a wide range of printer models from all the leading brands including Datacard, Fargo, Evolis, Magicard, NBS, Nisca and Zebra.
Can I add printer features after I buy them?
Some card printer models are modular. That means they can be upgraded with new features and additional functionality in the future.
Does ID Superstore offer extended warranty?
In addition to standard manufacturer warranty, we also offer personalized preventive maintenance plans, which are specifically tailored with your unique support requirements in mind. That means you don’t have to pay for bundled services or coverage that you don’t need. Click here to find out more →
Where can I find ID card printing resources?
We have vast library of articles, how-to guides, video tutorials, and card templates at our ID Learning Center. They are available to you, free of charge, as a valued ID Superstore customer.