A card printer is a electronic desktop printers which print and personalize plastic cards.
They can used for various applications like in....
It's very helpful to have pre-determined budget in mind when selecting printers, since it is an organizations decision considering all factors.
Determine whether what to print on card either the content can fit on one side. Dual-Sided printers automatically flip and print on both sides in single pass.
Dye Sublimation (Direct-to-Card) Printers
Most ID card printers use dye sublimation printing which means direct-to-card(DTC). These type of printers will print on the cards from the ribbon by heat from printhead.
Rewritable Printing Mode
Rewritable cards are thermo-sensitive, and can be printed, erased and reprinted up to 500 times.
Reverse Transfer Printers
Reverse transfer printing (also known as as retransfer printing) is higher-end printing technology that produces crisper and high-definition, and true colours without any borders.
When choosing the right printer it is very important to know estimated daily and annual printing volume. So, it can help to save upfront and selecting low level printer, it also helps in the long run on production time and supply cost.
Handfed vs Batch Printing
Input & Output Hopper Capacity
Max Ribbon Yield
When it comes to selecting printer and cards it is in best interest considering the security and protection of the cards. Because these factors can effect in lifetime of the ID Cards in the long run.
Lamination (Clear to Hologram)
Other Security Options
USB, Ethernet, Wi-Fi
USB cables connect printers to a single computer and come standard with all printers. Ethernet connections are required to connect the printer to a network. Wi-Fi is also an available option on a few printers, and allows you to remotely send print commands to your printer.
Along with all steps that are mentioned above there are few details need to consider when choosing the printers.
Operating System Compatibility
Warranty & Loaner Coverage