Imperfections in ID card printing can happen due to many reasons apart from issues with the ID card printer. Printing an ID card is assumed to be one of the easiest tasks one can accomplish at work. ID card printers these days are very innovative and make use of advanced ID card software so that the badge printing job can very well be automated. Though this is the case, there can still be some imperfections in ID card printing from time to time. Some of the ID printing imperfections that you need to watch out for while printing ID badges and their possible causes are discussed below.
Spots And Streaks
It can be very annoying to see Ids coming out of the ID card printer with either spots or streaks on them. This can happen due to many reasons, the most common one being the lack of cleaning and maintenance of the ID card printer. It could be caused by anything from a dirty card holder, improper alignment while loading the blank card, and many other causes that could have been avoided if the ID card printer had been maintained and cleaned properly.
Peeling laminate indicates that either the ID card has gone through much wear and tear or that the ID card material or the ID card printer is of poor quality or not in good working condition. In the case of ID card wear and tear, degradation of the material is unavoidable. You need to understand that ID cards are not meant to last forever. But, it is not acceptable that material degradation occurs in a short period. Therefore, you need to make use of good quality materials like PVC ID cards while printing badges as these cards can withstand a good amount of wear and tear.
Image blurring should not always be blamed on the ID card printer itself, as there can be many situations wherein the source image was not clear. When the source image itself is not clear, one should not expect the image on the ID card to be clear. Therefore, make sure that the image to be used on the ID card is clear and corrected. In the case of the ID card printer, ensure that it is in proper working condition and does not need any printing supplies so as not to crank out ID badges with blurred and unclear images.