Key Attributes To Identify When Shopping For The Right Printer

Posted October 8, 2012

There are wide variety of manufacturers and printer options for your ID Card needs. BarcodesInc carries all the top models from Fargo, Datacard, Zebra and a host of others and can help direct you to the ID solution that best fits your needs. When looking for an ID Card Printer, answering the following questions can limit your number of choices

1)      Single vs. Dual Print Side:

2)      Volume

  • How many cards do you print per day? Larger volumes may warrant a more premium printer

3)      Print Technology

4)      Encoding

  • Are you looking for increased security by encoding your ID card via magnetic stripe or smart card technology?

5)      Lamination

  • Does your card require lamination due to extra durability or smart chip encoding?

6)      Interface

  • How will your printer attach to your computer (USB, Ethernet, or Wireless)?

7)      Operating System

  • Does your computer run off Windows, IOS, or Linux?

Most manufacturers have model options that satisfy your needs based on the requirements.  Answering the above questions, will help determine whether a Fargo DTC1000 or a Fargo HDP5000 is the right printer for you.

For more information on how to choose the right printer, contact us at BarcodesInc.

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