Review: C50 ID Card Printer by Fargo/HID

by Jeramie Ivie, ID Tech Expert 14. April 2014 08:01
Fargo/HID’s new entry level offering – the C50 printer - has taken a naming convention throwback, picking up where we left off with c30 and c30e. And truth be told, it pretty much looks the same.

All in all, the C50 is a proven design that has a good history and I would expect nothing less from this unit. Read more of the review here. [More]

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What's the Difference Between Magnetic Stripe & Proximity (Smart) Cards?

by ID Card Group 7. April 2014 08:01
When it comes to ID card security options, magnetic encoding offers a different level of security than proximity card or smart card encoding.

Learn about the differences between magnetic stripe cards, proximity cards, and smart cards encoding - and find out which card style works best for your needs.

Keep in mind that these three encoding styles can be used separately - or combined - to create the level of security desired. [More]

Blowout Savings: 35% Off ID Badge Holder Ribbons in April

by ID Card Group 2. April 2014 08:01
Now through April 30, you can save 35% off ID badge holder ribbons at

No coupon code is necessary - discount is deducted from web site price. [More]

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Tech Support Q&A: How to Connect An Excel Database to CardExchange

by Jeramie Ivie, ID Tech Expert 31. March 2014 08:01
In this post, we will go through connecting an Excel database using the Database Connection Wizard in CardExchange.

This wizard can seem daunting with its many options and numerous pages. But I will show you just what needs to be done to get your variable data connected and working with CardExchange. [More]

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Choosing an ID Card Printer - Part 3: Security Options

by ID Card Group 26. March 2014 08:20
In the first two parts of this series, you were able to whittle down the plastic card printer choices based on your expected card output and desired card appearance.

This installment discusses your potential need for security options from magnetic encoding to smart card technology to overlaminates. [More]

Choosing an ID Card Printer - Part 2: Desired Card Appearance

by ID Card Group 24. March 2014 08:01
How do you want your plastic cards to look? Sounds like a simple question, yet there are many variations that will help you choose the best plastic card printer for your needs.

Today, we’ll discuss choosing a plastic card printer based on your desired card appearance. There are three appearance options to consider. [More]

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Choosing an ID Card Printer - Part 1: Card Printing Volume

by ID Card Group 19. March 2014 08:35
One of the most important factors you should consider is how many average cards you expect to print in each session and during any given year.

The great news is that nearly all the top manufacturers offer less expensive options for lower volume applications. [More]

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