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Should You Print Your Company ID Cards or Have Them Printed for You?

By |October 3rd, 2018|

Should you print your ID cards in-house, or outsource the job to a printing company? ID Card Group helps you weigh the pros and cons of each option.
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How to Choose Magnetic Stripe Cards & Protect Them from Damage

By |September 24th, 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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Elements of PVC Card Printing – A Visual Overview

By |August 29th, 2018|

Visual overview of the elements of PVC card printing and the varied types of security options. Print your own or use our card printing services.
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Video: How to Clean Your Fargo DTC1250e Card Printer

By |August 27th, 2018|

Watch this short video to learn how to clean your Fargo 1250e card printer. Clean the printer after every 1,000 cards to maintain consistent print quality.
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Why Your Printer Ribbon Type Matters So Much

By |August 22nd, 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 |August 20th, 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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Tech Support Q & A: How Do I Get the Best Print Quality from My Card Stock?

By |August 15th, 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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Choosing an ID Card Printer – Part 1: Card Printing Volume

By |August 13th, 2018|

One of the most important factors you should consider when choosing and ID card printer is how many cards you expect to print in each session and during any given year. Most ID card printers can be broken up into three groups - low volume, medium volume, and high volume printers. We'll help you decide which one is right for your card printing needs.
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How Does A Retransfer Printer Work?

By |August 8th, 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 |July 30th, 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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