Low-volume ID card printers are designed for small organizations looking to efficiently and affordably print a small number of cards on demand. We’re rounded up our top low-volume print picks below.

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Benefits of Low-Volume Printers

Low-volume card printers are a great solution if you want to design and print custom cards on demand for employee IDs, volunteer badges, membership cards, or whatever else your organization needs.

Small organizations often cannot meet the 100 card minimum of pre-printing companies, and even then cannot take advantage of the discounts given to larger orders – but with affordable low-volume printers, you can print them yourself!

ID card printers come with single or dual-sided printing and many upgrade options for Ethernet connectivity, magnetic stripe encoding, and more.

Top Low-Volume Printers from ID Card Group

AlphaCard PRO 100 ID Card Printer – The AlphaCard PRO 100 ID card printer is a single-sided, hand feed only printer. The PRO 100 comes with built-in AlphaCard watermark technology and requires no additional supplies, so you can add one of four watermark designs to you cards for added visual security.

Datacard SD160 ID Card Printer – The Datacard SD160 is a single-sided printer with a 100 card input hopper and 25 card output hopper for small batch printing. If you need to print larger batches as your organization grows, upgrade to the 200 card input hopper and 100 card output hopper.

Fargo C50 ID Card Printer – The Fargo C50 card printer is a single-sided printer with a compact footprint, designed to fit into even smallest office. Batch print small runs of cards with the 50 card input hopper and 30 card output hopper.

Zebra ZXP Series 1 ID Card Printer – The Zebra ZXP Series 1 printer is Zebra’s smallest ID card printer, but it still boasts Zebra’s fast print speeds. The ZXP Series 1 is a single-sided printer with a 100 card input hopper and 50 card output hopper for small batch printing.

IDP Smart-30 ID Card Printer – The IDP Smart-30 printer is a single-sided card printer with an upgrade option to dual-sided printing. The Smart-30 features a hand-feed slot and 100 card input hopper and 25 card output hopper.



For help choosing the right ID card printer to fit your needs, contact an ID Expert at (877) 868-0012 or sales@idcardgroup.com. We’re happy to walk you through your options and answer questions.

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