Do you have questions about ID card issuance? 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.
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.
Should I outsource my ID card printing?
Deciding between in-house ID production and an outsourced ID card printing service is never a straightforward process. There are several considerations to make, which include cost, staff availability, and data privacy, among others. While both options are equally valid choices, the decision to keep card production in-house or to go with a 3rd party provider really depends on your specific needs.