People using their ID card printers off-site for demonstrations, trade shows or ID badging projects will require a portable ID card printer and the supplies and equipment to ensure that their ID card printer is secure. Even though almost all ID card printers can be transported from one place to another, compact ID card printers like Magicard Rio Pro are easier to transport. The tips that are shared below can help you safely transport your ID card printer without damaging it.
Make Use Of A Travel Case
Packing your ID card printer in a secure transport case is the best way to travel with your ID card printer. This will offer protection to the printer from the elements that could cause damage to the printer. This can be especially true in situations where you do not have control over the safety of your ID card printing system. For instance, if you are planning to fly to your destination, you might have to check the ID card printer with the airline service provider. In such a situation, you can make use of a hard back case to keep the printer safe. There are also hard cases available with pop-up handles and roll wheels that can ensure easy transportation.
In these hard-backed cases, you can find foam molds that are based on the dimensions of your specific card printer to prevent the printer from being jostled around. Apart from keeping the ID printer safe from damage, many cases also have the ability to attach a padlock to ensure the security of the printer. In addition, printer transport cases are airtight, dent-proof, watertight, corrosion-proof, dust-proof, and padlock-ready. The hard-backed ID printer transport cases also meet all UPS shipping requirements.
Install ID Card Software On Your Laptop
If you wish to move your ID card printing stations frequently, you can make use of a laptop to install the ID card software. This will ensure that you have the ID card printing software ready to use when you get to your destination. Another important thing that you need to take into account is if the laptop will have to share the database details from another user station or computer. In such a situation, you will have to make use of ID card software that offers options for extra seat licenses.
Also, do not forget to pack your printer supplies when traveling with your ID card printer. Most of the ID card printer transport cases have extra pockets for the storage of blank ID cards, printer ribbons, cables, etc.