"I am looking for a new ID card printer but I’m not sure which one to choose."
This is a tough question for the uninitiated in the world of ID card printers, there are so many makes, models and the options available it can be quite overwhelming.
There are some questions you need to ask yourself to reduce the choice somewhat.
The first and foremost question is how many cards you will be printing?
Then, what is the most important, speed, quality or functionality?
What is your budget for an ID card printer?
How long do you want your machine to be covered by warranty?
Card management software is very important for your ID card production as it’s the part you will interact with the most, therefore it is essential that it works well for you.
There are many different options when it comes to choosing your software, including database integration, card encoding options, restricting access using logins and more than anything, usability and functionality.
If you are only doing occasional cards then you can choose to print from MS word, paint, adobe or any other application, remember the printers just install as a standard printer driver so if you want to us..
How does a card printer print my cards? Most desktop card printers work in a very similar way, with the exception to retransfer printers, which we will discuss later.
The colour ribbons for card printers have 5 or 6 panels which are called YMCKO or YMCKOK, this stands for yellow, magenta, cyan, black and overlay (and a further black panel for YMCKOK ribbons which will print black to the rear of the card).
The printers have a print head which heats up the ribbon to varying temperatures to transfer the colour to the card, the variances of the temperature are so minute..
After years of practice I can finally fit all of the exhibition kit in the back of my car -JUST!!!
Setting up has also transcended into an art form! The legs are grabbing a lot of attention!
Pleased to say the second bottle of bubbly made it to the event. Now we need to draw a winner...
and the winner is.... Rob Carey from Safety Shoe Company Limited, the Champers will be winging it's way to you early next week! Enjoy!
ID Card Centre – 19 Scirocco Close, Moulton Park, Northampton, NN3 6AP
Tel: 01604 422 422 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ID Card Print..
We are exhibiting at the Facilities show next week 14th-16th May and this week has been choc full of preparations.
Leg table – check
Bottle of Bubbly to give away – double check (had to buy twice as the first bottle mysteriously disappeared)
Literature printed – check
Lanyard tree – check
Demo ID Card Printers – Check
Card Exchange software demo – check
Business Cards –check (printed on ID Cards of course)
Now what am I missing… I have this horrible feeling I have forgotten something!
Four day weeks are challenging enough but somehow despite good intentions I managed to lea..
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