Secure ID Printers

Secure ID solutions use the latest imaging technologies to print directly onto plastic cards for personalization and are the major component of an ID card system. Today’s card printers use a process called dye sublimation which provides outstanding quality and durability, equal or better than that of photo printers.

Additionally, ID card printers can perform other processes at the time of ID card issuance, such as magnetic stripe encoding, reading a proximity card and even writing to the chip on a smart card. Photo ID software typically manages these encoding properties as well as provides the controls for the data that will be printed onto each card.

If you are considering an ID card printer for the first time, start with the following questions when choosing your ID card printer:

  • Will your cards be single or double sided?
  • Will computer readable technologies be used? Barcodes, magnetic badges, proximity cards or smart cards?
  • Will any security features be needed, such as embedded Foil ID cards or holographic overlays?
  • How long do your cards need to last? Or what materials are needed and what features will be used for durability?

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