Popular ID Card Printers

Sometimes you can have too much choice, and it’s no different with ID card printers. The below are a range of our most popular ID card printers. If you’re unsure about which is the best fit for you take a look at our latest product guide; Top ID Card Printers of 2023.

What are the best budget card printers?

Quite often we refer to budget ID card printers as ‘Entry Level’ Machines. A cheap ID Card printer is usually well suited to those looking for a membership card printer, student pass or staff ID Badge.

Our budget ID card Printers are all Direct-to-Card (DTC) and print edge to edge (read our product guide on what this means). DTC card printers are also our most popular type of plastic card printer.

We offer a range of budget ID card printers from a zebra card printer, Evolis card printer, Javelin card printer to our leading brand; a Matica Card Printer.

Our most popular DTC budget ID card printers are the Matica MC110 and MC210 as well as the Zebra ZC100, Javelin DNA and the Dascom DC-2300.

Which offers the best ID card print quality?

If you are looking for superior print quality we would recommend a retransfer id card printer. The print process ensures you can print over the edge and allows you to print on a wider range of materials; PVC, ABS, PET and polycarbonate.

Retransfer card printers often boast a 600dpi print which allows the use of microtext and enhanced photo detail. This is something we find is popular with our customers looking for a card printer suitable for access control, government ID, Driving licences etc.

Our bestselling over-the-edge retransfer printers are the Matica MC660, Matica XID 8300, and XID 8600, Zebra ZXP 9 Series and the Dascom DC-7600.

What are the most common ID card printer types I can buy?

The range of ID card printers on the market is vast and even though we haven’t included it in our shortlist you can also get inkjet printers that are well suited for those looking to print onto a wider range of materials (wood, metal, paper) and looking for speed print. Learn more about inkjet printers in our product guide.

However, our most popular card printer is a direct-to-card (DTC) printer. Our DTC printers come with a range of optional extras and in many cases the option to be altered from single to a double sided id card printer.

Secondly, our retransfer card printers are becoming increasingly popular with large corporate organisations, government applications and in some cases large event accreditation solutions. These printers also come as a Double sided card printer or single sided, with the option to encode.

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.