Entry Level ID Card Printers

Our entry level plastic ID card printers are perfect for small businesses, schools or health clubs looking for a membership card printer that is affordable but still produces professional looking ID badges. Why not think about buying a bundle package, or give us a call and we'll talk you through the best ID card solution for your organisation or business, that fits your budget.

What is an entry level ID card printer?

Entry level ID card printers are ideal card printers for those new to card issuance, looking to print relatively low volumes and require very few additional features. Entry level ID card printers are often some of the cheapest ID card printers on the market and are usually direct-to-card ID card printers. Due to their simple design they often come single side as standard and only print on PVC cards. However, many of our entry level ID card printers have the option to upgrade, this can include upgrade from single to dual sided print, encoding and rewrite for a more eco-friendly ID card printer.

What are the best Entry level ID card printers?

The best entry level ID card printer depends on your requirements. If you are unsure what it is you are looking for take a look at our Best ID card printers product guide for more information. However, we do feel the best value printers on the market today are the Matica MC110 , Dascom DC-2300, Zebra ZC100 and the Javelin DNA.

The Matica MC110 ID card printer is one of the more expensive entry level ID card printers on the market, but offers a lot of punch. The MC110 is an ideal membership card printer and option for those looking to produce high volumes of monochrome cards per hour. Printing up to 1,000 cph it is capable of printing the highest volume of plastic ID cards compared to that of a similar entry level ID card printer. In addition the MC110 can be upgraded to Dual side print without any hardware changes, as well as offering rewrite as a standard feature on all MC110 ID card printers.

The Dascom DC-2300 is a ‘solid’ ID card printer with a metal chassis. Its robust frame, small footprint and low decibel print makes the Dascom DC-2300 a great printer for security ID passes. Producing 900 monochrome cards per hour and offering a range of encoding options, it is a versatile ID card printer for those looking for a reliable printer.

The Zebra ZC100 is one of the cheapest ID card printers we sell. However, it is one of the fastest Cards per hour (cph) ID card printer in this category, as well as offering a wide selection of encoding options and a 3 year warranty.

Finally the Javelin DNA… Again one of the cheapest ID card printers on the market but offering great value. With over 10 upgrade options and producing 800 monochrome cph it’s a great all round printer for those looking for a starter ID card printer with versatility.  

How much does an entry level ID card printer cost?

Entry level printers range from £670 to £1,300 exc VAT.  The price of your printer will be determined by what you need from your ID card printer. For example, single or dual sided ID card print,  rewritable capability, encoding options, volume of cards to be printed over a certain time frame and the purpose of the plastic ID cards being issued.

Why choose Cards-x?

  • Low prices across our range of ID card printers. 
  • A wide range of options to suit every card printer requirement.  
  • Outstanding after purchase support to get your ID card printer up and running. 

Our friendly and knowledgeable team would be delighted to talk you through how we can help you get the best id card printer for you. Contact us today so that we can provide some no-obligation advice on your requirements.