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

by ID Card Group 30. November 2015 07:01
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]

How Does A Retransfer Printer Work?

by ID Card Group 25. November 2015 08:01
Retransfer printers combine unparalleled print speeds with photo-quality images.

Unlike traditional dye sublimation card printers, which use a printhead that prints through a ribbon directly onto the card, retransfer printers print onto a flexible, transparent film that is then thermally bonded to the card - offering a high level of fraud protection. [More]

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How an HID Proximity (Prox) Card is Read

by ID Card Group 23. November 2015 07:35
HID prox cards and HID iClass contactless credentials are the gold standard in proximity technology. In this post, we outline the basics of an HID access control system and how the card is read.

A short 10-second video illustrates the inner makeup of a Prox card. [More]

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Review - ZXP Series 3 Card Printer from Zebra

by Jeramie Ivie, ID Tech Expert 18. November 2015 06:01
I was wary of trying the Zebra ZXP Series 3 ID printer. ZXP8 had a rocky start. But I have to admit, Iā€™m impressed ā€“ really impressed. Here's why ... [More]

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How to Program HID Proximity Cards

by ID Card Group 16. November 2015 06:01
HID proximity (prox) cards have many formatting and appearance options. Learn how to select the right format and programming options for your needs. See example of HID 1326 Clamshell Prox Card ā€“ a popular configuration. [More]

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Video: How to Load Ribbon & Cards in Your Fargo DTC4500e Printer

by ID Card Group 11. November 2015 08:01
Watch this short video to learn how to properly load a ribbon and cards in your Fargo DTC 4500e printer. See how to fan cards to prevent jamming. [More]

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Compare Fargo ID Card Printers - Find the Right Fargo Printer

by ID Card Group 9. November 2015 08:01
Fargo's updated ID card printer line offers an impressive set of features and security options alongside ease of use.

Compare the different Fargo card printers by markets, applications, and security needs to find the right model for you. Read ID Expert printer reivews. [More]

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