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ID CARD PRINTERS

ID card printers are designed to print text, photo and imagery directly onto plastic and proximity cards.  You might be looking for card printers to help you create IDs for staff, students and visitors. Or perhaps you wish to print your own membership card or access control cards.

 

Whatever the requirement, we offer a full range of printers, from the world’s best brands, suitable for all markets and sectors. With such a wide selection of card printers available, the level of choice can be daunting. However, with our 10 years of experience in the market, we are here to guide you towards the right model for you and your business.

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WHICH CARD PRINTER IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Zebra entry level ID card printers

Low Budget 

If you have a limited budget, and simple card design, our budget card printers are the perfect choice. Aimed at customers printing less than 100 ID cards per year

Matica Popular ID card printers

Most Popular

Check out our most popular selling card printers in the UK, These cards printers are aimed at people printing 100 to 1000 cards per year

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Highest Quality 

Designed for the highest quality card printing, and high volume production with optional high security features . Ideal when quality is more important than cost.

BEST SELLING ID CARD PRINTERS

CHOOSE YOUR ID BADGE PRINTER BY BRAND

HOW TO CHOOSE AN ID CARD PRINTER?

01 / Single or Dual Sided

SINGLE SIDED OR DUAL SIDED CARD PRINTER?

When choosing your new card printing machine, it's important to think about the card design, and what you will need printing on the front and back of your plastic ID cards.

 

Single sided card printers will only allow you to print on one side of the card. This is a popular option for anyone using their ID card printer to personalise a pre printed card, which may already have text or logos printed on one side of their ID cards.

 

Dual sided card printers give you more flexibity to add more data to both sides of your ID cards. Most card printer brands will allow you to upgrade to dual sided card printing, so you can always upgrade your ID card printer at a later date.

02 / Print Speed

ID CARD PRINTER SPEED

All ID card printer brands vary in what level of print speed they offer, and the card printers speed will vary depending on many factors, including if you are printing on one or both sides of your ID card.

 

If you are printing full colour, half panel or monochrome, the printers speed will vary. It's important that you consider how many cards you need to print in a day, week, per annum or during peak seasons such as an enrollment period, or renewal of membership cards.

 

You may not need the quickest ID card printer if you are only printing a few ID cards a day, but a quicker card printer can make a big difference in peak times for you.

03 / Security Features

ID BADGE PRINTER SECURITY FEATURES

Did you know that most ID badge printers are available with built in security features? The level of VSE's (visual security elements) can vary from a simple watermark or UV print, to a high secure multi level holographic laminate overlay. This is a common feature that you often find on government ID documents such as passports and driving licenses.

 

These overlays are either built in to your card printing machine already, or available as separate hardware know as card laminators. The most cost effective security features are the ones that are built in to the consumable used to print your ID cards, which are a static or variable watermark and/or UV print.

04 / Edge to Edge vs Over the Edge Printing

EDGE TO EDGE VS OVER THE EDGE PRINTING

Edge To Edge printing leaves a slight white line around the edge of all of the PVC card you are printing onto with your card printing machine. This is a limitation of plastic card printing technology, but very minimal on the most modern ID card printers in the market. Edge to edge card printers are also referred to as direct-to-card printers.

Over The Edge printing is a print process which can only be achieved using retransfer card printer technology, and leaves no white lines on the card type. Retransfer card printers are also know as high definition card printers, because of the two step print process involved, you are left with a much better print quality than direct to card printer technology.

WHY ORDER YOUR PLASTIC CARD PRINTER FROM CARDS-X?

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We have an option to suit everyone, with PayPal, Credit Account, Credit/Debit Card and leasing options available.

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Our large warehouse facility guarantees that we always have thousands of ID products available for next day delivery. 

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KNOWLEDGE

We have over ten years experience in the ID industry. Our advice is always impartial, and always freely available.

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