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Choosing an ID Card Printer – Top 3 Factors At a Glance

By |May 30th, 2018|

Before choosing an ID Card Printer, it helps to assess your current and future card printing needs. Use this infographic and "cheat sheet" to review the top three card printing factors at-a-glance: 1) card printing volume; 2) desired card appearance; and 3) security options.Next, review the individual posts on each factor for a better understanding of your options and to find our recommended printer models with the features and functions to meet your needs.
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Why Forgetting to Clean Your Card Printer Can Cost You Money

By |May 23rd, 2018|

If you’ve ever printed cards with your ID card printer, you need to clean it – regularly cleaning the printer can help keep your print quality up and prevent damage to your printer. Cleaning takes […]

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Why Your Printer Ribbon Type Matters So Much

By |May 21st, 2018|

ID card printers work by using a heated printhead and a color ribbon, and depending on your ribbon type you can design and print almost anything! But the type of ribbon you pick has a […]

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What’s the Difference Between Magnetic Stripe & Proximity Cards?

By |April 25th, 2018|

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.
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How Does A Retransfer Printer Work?

By |January 29th, 2018|

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.
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Elements of a Lanyard – A Visual Overview

By |January 24th, 2018|

Badge lanyards ƒ?? also called neck lanyards, ID lanyards, or neck straps ƒ?? are an essential accessory for anyone who carries an ID card, name tag, badge, membership card, keycard, or smart card.Find out more about the elements of a lanyard here.
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How to Choose Magnetic Stripe Cards & Protect Them from Damage

By |January 15th, 2018|

Magnetic stripe cards - also known as mag stripe cards or swipe cards - are a popular choice for cards that store data, such as ATM and bank cards; gift, membership, and phone cards; access control cards; hotel key cards; and library and transit cards.But choosing the wrong variety of magstripe card - or not protecting the card from damage - can cause the cards to not work as expected.Learn how to choose the right magstripe card and protect it from damage.
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Tech Support Q & A: How Do I Get the Best Print Quality from My Card Stock?

By |January 8th, 2018|

Getting the best print quality from your PVC card stock is determined by several factors. Follow these tips to get the best quality output from your cards.
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Video: YMCKO Ribbon – Definition & Overview

By |November 1st, 2017|

Find out what YMCKO stands for and how the colors and overlay print in your ID badge printer - from ID printing expert, Jeramie Ivie, ID Card Group. YMCKO ribbons are the most popular and versatile card printing ribbon.
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Video: How to Manually Feed Cards in Your ZXP3 Zebra Printer

By |October 16th, 2017|

Follow these simple steps to manually feed cards for printing in your ZXP3 printer.
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