With our knowledge and experience, we will ensure that you receive the best service and will provide you with the best ID card printer for you and your organisation
We pride ourselves on finding the best solution that suits your needs at the best price and will match the price if you find it cheaper elsewhere
Get the right ID card printer for the right job.
Once you’ve decided to go ahead with an ID card system in your business or organisation, the next big question is, ‘which is the right card printer for us?’ The printer is the most important component in any ID card system, so think carefully about your choice – and get some expert advice.
Not sure which ID card printer best fits your needs? Look at our Printer Buying Guide so that you can make the right decision the first time.
What do you want from an ID card printer?
With such a vast range of ID Card/Badge Printers on the market, working out which printer will best suit you and your organisation can be confusing. Identifying which key features of an ID Card Printer are essential to your needs will assist you in making the correct decision when printing your own ID cards.
What volume of cards are you looking to print, and over what period of time? Some printers are designed to produce a large quantity of ID Cards on demand over a prolonged period of time, whereas others are better for short, frequent print runs.
To be considered in conjunction with your required print volume to determine the overall time required for each print job. Fast print speed is often high on the list of requirements for anyone printing ID cards on demand, such as events and reception areas.
If security is high on your agenda, you will need to ensure the card printer you choose can provide a range of security features such as a secure overlay or encoding to prevent your ID cards and ID badges being cloned.
The features of each printer generally guide the variance in price across the card printer portfolio, so if you’ve worked out what is and isn’t important and essential to your operation, you can then make the best purchasing decision for your business.
Consider whether features that may cost a premium are essential to you, such as:
- Dual-sided printing – could you use a single-sided printer and manually flip the card instead?
- Enhanced print quality – if you’re only printing monochrome text, you may not need a printer that prints at 600dpi.
- Do you want full edge-to-edge (over-edge) print? Then you’ll need a retransfer printer.
- Do you need to encode the cards? You’ll need an encoder!
- Think you might want to upgrade in the future? Go for a printer with modules you can add later, allowing you to upgrade your machine to a dual-sided printer or add a laminator or encoder.
Each feature contributes to the overall price. However, some careful planning and consideration from the outset will ensure you choose a printer that suits your needs now and in the future. After all, a good investment stands the test of time.
To further evaluate which printer may best suit your needs, we have created a Printer Buying Guide.
If you don’t want the outlay of owning an ID card printer, then renting is also an option.
By renting an ID card printer from ID Card Centre, you will receive a card printer that is perfectly suited to your needs and is ready for use straight out of the box.
ID Card Centre are ID experts, so contact us to receive expert guidance and advice on which ID card printer would best suit you at the best possible price; we will price match if you find it cheaper elsewhere.
At ID Card Centre, not only do we understand card printers inside out, we can offer a wide range of printers to purchase or to rent – Evolis, Magicard, IDP, Zebra, Datacard and Fargo printers – all the top brands with features to suit every need and budget. From single-sided to double-sided, with encoders, laminators, dye sublimation printers, retransfer printers – you name it, we can help!
Check out our wide selection of ID card printers to find the right printer for the right job at your organisation.
Please allow a minimum of 24 hours for dispatch. If you require your printer rental urgently, please contact us to discuss available options.