In House Card Printing For Your Company


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Have you ever considered buying ID card
printers for in-house card printing for your company? If not, then maybe you should be considering them now because it would be a lot more beneficial for your firm rather than ordering your ID cards from another company.

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In House Card Printing For Your Company

  1. 1. In House Card Printing For Your Company
  2. 2. Table of Contents In House Card Printing For Your Company…………...1 How to Save Money on ID Card Printing…...………...4 Where to Buy ID Card Printer: Online or Offline?.……..8 Important ID Card Printer Features….……………12 The 3 Basic ID Card Printer Types …...….…...……16
  3. 3. 1 our Company d Printing For Y In House Car Have you ever considered buying ID card printers for in-house card printing for your com- pany? If not, then may be you should be con- sidering them now because it would be a lot more beneficial for your firm rather than order- ing your ID cards from another company. As you know, ID cards are provided to employees to ensure security in the company that they are working for. This is a necessity for every com- pany or organization. We live in a society that requires everyone to provide proof or establish identity before anyone can conduct any official business trans- action for security purposes. Business firms or corporations used to order ID cards from another company that specializes in ID printing but not anymore. Because of advancement in technology and wonderful innovations in ID card printing, every company now has the option of making and printing their company IDs with their very own ID card printers and ID card software. Why would you want to have in-house card printing for your company? Well, there are three main reasons for doing so. It would be more convenient, more cost-effective, and safer for the company.
  4. 4. 2 our Company d Printing For Y In House Car Having your own card printers is convenient because you can easily print or reprint ID cards anytime you need to. For example, when there is a new employee, you would be able to provide this employee his or her own ID right away. You would not have to wait a long time or pay an extra fee for or- dering a single ID card. The same goes for those employees who might have mis- placed their ID cards. You would not have to worry about security as well since no employee of yours would be caught without a proper ID, as you could easily replace lost ones. Yes, it would be that easy and that simple. There are different ID card printers available in the market today that would address all your concerns regarding security issues like having an ID card that would be easy to authenticate and difficult to forge or alter. You just have to check them all out and see which one would best suit your company’s needs, preferences, and budget. Of course, the cost of the card printers varies de- pending on the quality and the versatility of the ID printer.
  5. 5. 3 our Company d Printing For Y In House Car While you are shopping for high quality ID printer, you might as well get a complete card identity system that includes the ID software, card materials, camera, accesso- ries, and other materials needed to pro- duce the kind of ID cards that would address all your needs. Make sure that you check the features of- fered so that you would get what you want from this ID technology like if you want an embedded 3D holo- graphic design, magnetic stripe, digital signature, single or dual sided printing, duplicate photo, or access control capabilities. You can also choose a just a simple ID printer with less features if you want; just make sure that the unit can be upgraded so that you would not have to buy another one in case you need to up- grade your security system in the future.
  6. 6. 4 oney on ID Card Printing M How to Save Identification cards have become a part of people’s lives. Before people go out for work or for any other purpose, they have made it habit to check on their wallets to see if their identification cards are there. For business owners, IDs serve a multi- tude of purpose. Aside from the obvious, which is identification, ID cards are now also being used additional security, access, and so many more. If you are a business owner and you want to save money on printing identification cards for your employees, here are some smart tips on how to cut down the costs and make your pocket heave a sigh of relief. Find an ID card printing service online The online world is always bustling with great deals on pro- ducts and services. The fact that online stores offer prices much lower than the traditional market is reason enough to
  7. 7. 5 oney on ID Card Printing M How to Save find an ID card printing service online. You will be astounded when you find out that you can save as much as 30 percent on printing services if you choose the online route. Of course, like with any other good thing, there are some draw- backs to finding online services such as phishing sites and identity thieves. This is why, you need to be careful when you hire the services on an online printing company. Ensure that it is reputable by contacting its past customers for feedback, reading online reviews, and testing customer service yourself by calling up the company and giving your concerns and queries. Print your own ID cards Another viable way to save money on ID card printing is to print your own ID cards. You can do this by investing on a high quality ID card printing system such as Zebra, Fargo or Evolis printer. You can also save money on your purchase by buying
  8. 8. 6 oney on ID Card Printing M How to Save your printer online. The online market offers you with all kinds of ID card printers from single sided printers to badge printers, everything you need is just a click away. Look for a printer that offers low price guarantee You also have the option to look for an ID card printing com- pany that offers a low price guarantee. This is practical if you don’t have much time to look around. But even so you have a busy schedule, it would still be a smart idea to look around the market a little to prove if the store does offer the lowest price possible.
  9. 9. 7 oney on ID Card Printing M How to Save Watch out for promotional discounts It would also be wonderful if you can watch out for promotional discounts, which both online and brick and mortar printing companies provide during off- peak printing season. Most printers have fewer job orders after school has already has started and at the end of each year. Avoid peak in hiring season, which is after graduation, because rates are usually higher during this time. ID card printing does not have to take a toll on your budget. As long as you can follow the tips mentioned in this article, you should not have a problem saving money on this purpose.
  10. 10. 8 e? n line or Offlin DC ard Printer: O W here to Buy I If you are going to buy an ID card printer, you have two choices: buy from an online store or from a brick and mortar retailer. Both have their own advantages and dis- advantages that you should know about so you can be properly informed on where to buy. To know more about it, here are the pros and cons of each side. Online Shopping Pros and Cons The internet holds various advantages for consumers. For one, it is much quicker and faster to buy via the online market. If you buy online, you don’t need to go out anymore to buy the ID card printer. All you need to do is to sit in front of the com- puter and surf for the choices available. Apart from that, you can also access great deals online since the online stores can afford to lower down their prices much more than brick and mortar stores. Moreover, the online market sells high quality printers and ID card software. Some of the brands available
  11. 11. 9 e? n line or Offlin DC ard Printer: O W here to Buy I online include Fargo, Evolis, and Zebra printer. The best thing about this is that they are available in very low prices. Now, just like with any good thing, online shopping also has certain drawbacks including phishing sites and credit card theft. It is imperative that you’re careful in your online shopping so you don’t encounter any of these problems. For one, you should choose a reputable online store that has a secure website that can protect your personal and credit card information from hackers and identity thieves. Aside from that, you should also do background check on the store you are buying. Read online reviews and test the store’s customer service before ordering from it.
  12. 12. 10 e? n line or Offlin DC ard Printer: O W here to Buy I Brick and Mortar Store Perks and Drawbacks When it comes to buying from a brick and mortar store, you will also enjoy various benefits. First, you get to test the printer first before buying. Also, you don’t have to worry about not being adept in using the Internet. For most people, especially those who are not internet-savvy, the tradi- tional way of shopping is still the reliable way to buy equip- ment like ID card printers. However, the drawback to this route is that you have to exert much time and effort in buying the printing system. You need to go from one store to another to find various options. You’ll be spending more time buying traditionally than if you buy it online. Time and energy are not the only things you’ll be using more of. You will also spend more money if you buy from a tra- ditional store because online stores offer lower prices.
  13. 13. 11 e? n line or Offlin DC ard Printer: O W here to Buy I The Verdict It is actually up to you to decide which one of the two routes will be the more suitable choice for you. For example, if you value your time and money, you would want to go for the online route. But if you are not confident with your internet skills and you feel more comfortable with traditional shopping, you shouldn’t feel forced to buy your ID card printer online.
  14. 14. 12 ter Features Importan t ID Card Prin When it comes to ID card printers, there are a lot of seemingly unimportant differences between models and brands. While there are some differences that are probably going to be fairly inconsequen- tial to your decision matrix, there are also some very big differences that you need to keep in mind. Here is a look at some of the biggest differences that will definitely affect which printers end up being the right choice for you and your business or organiza- tion. The first big difference is the encoding capabilities of different ID card printers. For example, an Evolis printer could be able to only do magnetic coding, while another Evolis printer could do magnetic coding as well as smart contact coding and smart contactless coding. This difference is very important to note for two reasons. The first reason your expectations. If you are planning on creating ID cards that are going to need contact- less encoding, the you need to be sure that your printer can handle this.
  15. 15. 13 ter Features Importan t ID Card Prin The second reason is price. In general, the more encoding options that are available from your printer, the more expensive it will be. There is no reason to pay extra for encoding capabilities that you will never use. The second big difference is workload. Some ID card printers are not designed to handle a rigorous workload on a daily basis, while others are designed to handle near constant use. There are a variety of different ways that you can determine how much of a workload your printer can handle. The first is to look at the card feeder capacity and the output hopper capacity. While this isn't necessarily a guaranteed indicator, it isn't difficult to understand what the design is implying. For example, if it has a card feeder capacity of 100 and an output hopper capacity of 15, then it is safe to assume that the printer is not designed to carry a heavy workload of thousands of cards per month. If it was, then it would be able to hold more than 15 completed cards at a time. On the other hand, if it has
  16. 16. 14 ter Features Importan t ID Card Prin a card feeder capacity of 500 and an output hopper capacity of 500, then it is probably a fairly sturdy workhorse. It is designed so that you can set up 500 cards to print and walk away until it finished and it will be able to hold all of the completed cards. A final difference between ID card printers is what designs they allow. There are printers that can only print on one side in mono- color, while there are others which can print in full color on both sides. Along the same lines, some cards can also laminate finished cards while others cannot. There are a range of these small differences that can have a big impact on your overall design capabilities. While there are a number of small differences that might seem less important, such as print speed for individual cards, there are also some bigger differences that are extremely important to take note of. 3 of the most common differences include encoding capabilities, overall workload ability, and overall
  17. 17. 15 ter Features Importan t ID Card Prin design capabilities. For example, a Evolis printer might only print on one side, only hold 100 cards, and not be able to encode more than a magnetic strip. Whereas other ID card printers from the same brand might be able to print on both sides, hold 500 cards at a time, and encode every type of card. As you can see, these are big differences that you definitely need to pay attention to.
  18. 18. 16 Printer Types The 3 Basic ID Card There are a lot of details that separate one ID card printer from another, how- ever almost every printer can fall into one of three groups. By understanding what these groups are, you will be able to better identify what type of printer would be the best fit for your needs. For example, if you run a small business and don't need much more than a simple ID card, then it might be a bit of overkill to get a huge printer that can add a variety of levels of security to each card. Here is a quick overview of each type of printer and what it was designed to do. The first type of an ID card printer is the value printer. These types of printers often have less security and encoding capa- bilities and are not designed to handle a consistently large workload. For example, the Tattoo Evolis printer is considered to be a value printer because it is comparable inexpensive and lacks some of the more advanced features such as dual side printing, lamentation abilities, and has minimal encoding ca- pabilities. It is designed to print only a few thousands cards
  19. 19. 17 Printer Types The 3 Basic ID Card per year rather than 1000 cards per month. These types of printers are primarily geared towards small businesses and similar sized organizations. Another ID card printer type is the workhorse or premium printer. These are the printers that are designed to be able to print more than 10,000 cards any given year. They nor- mally come with a larger card feeder capacity and output hopper capacity than their value counter- parts. Additionally, they normally also have more encoding and design capabilities as well. The Evolis printer that would fall into this group could be the Quantum. While it cannot laminate cards, it can hold up 500 cards at a time, print in full color, encode for a number of different purposes, and can complete a card in 24 seconds. The final ID card printer type is considered to be the security printer. While these printers are often designed with the ability to be a workhorse like a premium printer, it is also de- signed specifically to allow users to apply a wide variety of
  20. 20. 18 Printer Types The 3 Basic ID Card security features into each card. This could be anything from different types of encoding to using a layer of lamination to add holograms to the front and back of the ID card. The Evolis printer that would fall into this type would be the Securion. It is easy to break these three types down into sub-categories, however by first focusing on the broader types, you will be able to start your search in the right place. It is also important to note that an ID card printer could be considered to be multiple types or between types. An Evolis printer that crosses types could be the Pebble printer. It has a lot more features than the value printer (Tattoo), but doesn't quite have the durability of the premium printer (the Quantum). It is a combination of the two. However, by focusing first on the 3 major types: value, premium, and security, it will be easier to determine what sub- category of ID card printer is right for you.
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