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5 things you should know before buying an ID card printer.

5 things you should know before buying an ID card printer.

Consider the following factors before buying an ID card printer.
 
 
Volume Requirement
If you require a large volume of cards to be printed it will be cheaper and time saving/efficient to invest in a more automated printer as opposed to the handfed printers; which are more suited for low load/lesser voluminous printing. 
 
Single or Dual sided printer
This factor comes in conjunction with the point above. While the Single sided printer is less expensive it is more suited for small batches. As, the single sided printer requires you to manually flip cards to print on the other side. Whereas the Dual sided printer can save you a lot of time on larger batches.
 
Method of printing
Dye Sublimation is the most common and least expensive method; compared to Reverse Transfer methodBut it leaves a small white border on the cards. Reverse Transfer( or re-transfer) can achieve higher quality print with full bleed or no border. 
 
Connection type
Ensure that your system is compatible with your ID card printer. All ID card printers are compatible with PC via usb connection, but not all are compatible with MAC. If you intend on using a MAC please make sure that the printer has MAC compatibility. If multiple systems require access to the printer, select a printer that has an Ethernet connection. 
 
Lamination and Visual Security
Lamination not only increases physical durability but can also add an extra layer of security by adding holograms on the lamination. Alternatively without lamination you can increase security by adding watermarks, holographic stickers and holographic cardstock.
 

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