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Top 10 ID Card Printers 2023

Top 10 ID Card Printers 2023

When it comes to running your own business, there is a lot that goes into it. However, organization is key to having your business run smoothly and neatly. The first thing your business will need is an ID card printer if you regularly need to print ID cards for your employees. 

ID card printers are available in a range of types and use from high volume printers to low volume printers, laminating printers, etc. The best ID card printers will be functional, reliable and do the card printing jobs for your employees easily. When choosing an ID card printer, it may be a bit overwhelming with all the options available. However, below, we share the list of the top ID card printers for 2023 making it easier for you to choose. 

1. Magicard Pronto 100:

Magicard Pronto 100 ID Card Printer

Quick, affordable and secure, the Magicard pronto 100 remains yet another budget friendly printer on our top ten list. With built-in security features, this model from Magicard protects your files for both safety and privacy. With three standard Holokote designs and a Digital Shredding feature, any user can be sure of its security and its GDPR compliance.  If you’re working with clients, confidential paperwork, or private information that needs to be secured, this model is one of the best!

 2. Magicard 300:

Magicard 300 ID Card Printer

Like the Magicard 100, the 300 printing model offers built-in security features to protect your safety and privacy. More expensive than its predecessor, this printer is meant for more mid-sized programs while maintaining high end quality and security. It also features custom Holokote holographic watermarks, magnetic stripe, and smart card encoding for security and GDPR compliance. Rest assured no data can be recovered from previous print jobs. If you-re a medium sized institute, organization or business and in need of an ultra-safe, quick, easy, and high resolution ID card printer, the Magicard 300 is an excellent choice for you!

 3. Magicard 600:

Magicard 600 ID Card Printer

A premium upgrade, the Magicard 600 made our top ten list because of its array of fantastic built-in features. Its numerous features make for quick and efficient printing. An advanced model from Magicard, this printer is not only capable of high-quality single-sided printing, but also dual-sided as well. And, if you’re not quite sure if you’ll need dual-sided printing, you can purchase one with single-sided capabilities only worry-free, because this model can easily be upgraded to dual-sided capabilities at a later date. Company logos and cardholder photos can be printed in their optimal color profile with its wide range of vibrant colors and shades. Additionally, its guaranteed security features mean data is secured and privacy needs are met.  

 4. Badgy 100

Badgy 100 ID Card Printer

Like the Badgy200, the Badgy100 is a compact and beginner-friendly model. Meant for low-volume capacity, this printer is on our top 10 list for compact ID printers for small businesses. It’s incredibly budget friendly, and even considered to be one of the most inexpensive printers on the market. However, its appeal doesn’t stop at reasonable pricing, it also offers security features as well. It’s simple to store and wonderful for personal use and small business or low-volume establishment needs!

 5. Badgy 200:

Badgy 200 ID Card Printer

The Badgy200 is the next step up from the Badgy100 and is capable of handling a higher print demand for both small to medium-sized businesses and organizations. Forget hassling with overly-complicated and confusing models, because Badgy 200 is simple and quick. It’s optimized for beginners with built-in basic printer assist. This compact model can be used for either on-site badging or for events. It not only made our Top Ten list because of these features but also its high quality edge-to-edge printing at 200dpi, quick printing speed, and most importantly, its affordability. 

6. Zebra ZC100

Zebra ZC100 ID Card Printer  

Popular for us in printing, employee access badges, student IDs, visitor badges, and membership cards, the Zebra ZC100 is one of our top picks for user-friendly experience for users of all experiences. It's easy to use interface, plug and play deployment, and simple ribbon changing are just some of the reasons we think this is one of the best ID card printing models of 2023. You won’t find a faster printer at this price point, nor one with advanced encryption security features in its range. All of this with a beautiful, slim design and connectivity via Wifi, USB or Ethernet. 

7. Evolis Primacy 2

Evolis Primacy 2 ID Card Printer


Evolis Primacy 2 is a high-end and large-volume badge printer. Perfect for large organizations, businesses and universities, this printer offers durable, secure and high quality capabilities. If your business or organization requires 30,000+ cards per year, you can count on this model to not only remain reliable, but also incredibly cost-effective. Additionally, this model is considered in our top 10 list for perhaps one of its most useful features: during large-batch card printing, any mistakes or rejects will simply slide out of the back for an uninterrupted print job. This means there’s no need for constant monitoring. With all of this, its appearance is just a plus, with a sleek and modern design for any office setting.

8. Fargo C50

Fargo C50 ID Card Printer

The Fargo C50 Photo ID System is not only budget friendly, but also a top hit for a user-friendly ID Card Printer. This ID Card Printer is ideal for smaller businesses and organizations, or those with low volume or budget conscious needs. Fargo C50 features direct-to-card printing in full color or monochrome, a built-in erase and rewrite function for reuse of temporary cards, an economical and eco-friendly ribbon option for cartridge refill (ECO), and various upgrade options. If printing cards is a necessity but you don’t want to break the bank or hassle with complicated systems, this printer is the perfect one for you!  

9. Zebra ZC350: 

Zebra ZC350 ID Card Machine

A step up from its predecessors, the Zebra ZC350 is a high-performance ID card printer with incredible print speeds and outstanding encoding and security feature capabilities. Designed for more advanced users, this model features a simple visual interface and assistance for complex tasks. If you're looking for a quality, sturdy and reliable printer with a modern solution to difficult printing problems, look no further! Built with advanced technology, ZC350 allows you to create almost any design you can imagine all on your own. With customizable encoding for magnetic strip, proximity, and contact encoding, it offers support for credit, debit, loyalty, rewards, identity and more!  

10. Matica MC 320:

 Matica MC320 ID Card Printer

Matica MC 320 is a sturdy and reliable direct-to-card dual-sided printer. This model from Matica utilizes its high-performance engine in order to print high-definition and professional cards for IDs, badges, gift cards and more. Its advanced technology offers an array of security options with quick and simple printing. It’s convenient, organized and easy to use, no matter what type of card issuance you need! 

Overall, when it comes to running a business, choosing the right printer is an essential part of the process. With the numerous options available, we broke it down to only the top ID card printers for 2023. Whether you need a basic printer to print small loads or an advanced printer with cutting-edge technology these printers are guaranteed to provide exactly what you're looking for. 

These ID card printers are functional, reliable, and sturdy providing your employees with the tools they need to succeed. It will create a workspace that is productive and organized making it an enjoyable atmosphere to work in.

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