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Many smaller businesses are looking for new and smarter ways of meeting the ‘instant’ provision of services and solutions. This is being fuelled by the growth in digitisation and demand for enhanced security in all areas of people’s personal and work life. Instant issuance ID cards are a printable solution that have a wide range of applications. They can be used for access and security, cashless payments, employee safety management, customer loyalty and many more to name but a few. However, for many who have never ventured down the ID card printer path where do you start? How do you...

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Are you searching for the best ID card printing technology for your business? With such a wide selection of models to choose from, it can be hard to pinpoint what is the best ID card printer for the job. Our top 20 list picks out the finest models available in 2021. These highly adaptable printers feature the most cutting-edge technology and the latest security features. In recent times, ID printers have become even more affordable for businesses large and small. Increasingly, they are also giving organisations the flexibility to upgrade features of their machine as their needs for ID cards...

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The average ID card printer costs in the region of £1,000. However, there are budget models available from as little as £550. The more advanced machines on the market mea nwhile are priced between £3,000 and £5,000. So why are card printers significantly more expensive than regular paper printers? The simple answer is that the printer head required to print onto a plastic card is much more sophisticated. It therefore costs a lot more for manufactures to develop, compared to key components in a paper printer. What are the biggest factors that affect ID printer pricing? The single biggest thing...

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Are you in need of some printed ID cards but unsure where to start? The biggest thing to consider is whether to invest in your very own ID card printer or get your ID cards printed by a third party. Plastic card printing is considered by many to be a very specialised service. So it may come as a surprise how easily and cheaply printing ID cards at home can be. Commissioning a specialised printer will still be the best option for some. However, for the majority of businesses, purchasing a machine for printing plastic ID cards is the best...

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It’s important to understand the differences between an edge-to-edge printer and over-the-edge machine, before you invest in a plastic card printer. The simplest difference is that an edge-to-edge printer leaves a plain border on the card, whilst an over-the-edge printer leaves no border at all. The appearance of your card’s border is a key consideration but there are many more variables than this. That’s why we’ve put together a complete guide to break down the key advantages and disadvantages of ETE and OTE printers. By the time you’ve read this, you’ll have a much clearer picture on the type of...

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