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Things To Know Before Printing ID Cards In-House

Things To Know Before Printing ID Cards In-House

Photo ID cards have become a necessity for every business and many businesses have chosen to print ID cards in-house. Most ID cards will have full-color images and printing on both sides and many ID cards will have technology that will let employees access buildings, mark attendance, and many more. 


ID card printing in-house can help you save money and will offer your business the flexibility to alter the design or add various details whenever necessary. Making a photo ID card and getting the cards printed in-house is easy. To make it happen, all you need to do is choose the right ID card printer that is suitable for your requirements. There are single-sided or dual-sided printers that write to magnetic stripes or encode smart cards. There are also differences in printing speed, connectivity, print quality, etc. 


To design and make a photo ID card, you will also have to buy an ID card software that can help you design the ID card and manage the ID card program. ID card software will feature a user-friendly template, which makes it easy to type text, add images, etc. There is also ID card software that will let the user save cards in a database, import from databases, and network the ID card printer that you are printing to. 


After choosing the ID card printer and software, you will need a ribbon and plastic ID cards. ID card printers will be able to print in full color making use of a printing ribbon. Apart from the color panels, printing ribbons will also include a black resin panel that can be used to print barcodes and other texts. There are also ribbons featuring a protective overlay panel. In the case of ID cards, you can choose from magnetic stripe cards, proximity cards, or white PVC cards. 


It is very easy to maintain an ID card printer. Every ID card printer will have its cleaning kit which will include cleaning cards that can help keep the feed rollers clean. Printhead cleaning swabs will also be provided that can be used to keep the printhead clean. It is important to maintain your ID card printer in good condition to ensure that it runs well for a long time. 


Now you may have understood that owning an ID card printer that can be used to print your ID cards in-house is a more convenient, and flexible option that can help you save money and time in the long run.