Card printing volume is one of the top three considerations when shopping for an ID card and badge printer. We recommend you consider how many average cards you expect to print in each session and during any given year.

Medium batch, or mid-range, printers are ideal for organizations printing 1,000 to 5,000 cards per year. The table below compares our preferred medium batch card printer choices, looking at:

  • Printing capability
  • Connectivity
  • Encoding options
  • Feeder capacity and features

For more detailed technical comparisons, check out the full PDF comparison chart: Compare ID Card Printers – Medium Batch Printing (Compare ID Card Printers-Medium Batch Printing.pdf (74.81 kb)

ID Card Printer Comparison - Medium Batch Printing

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Find out more about our card printers at or contact our expert sales staff at (877) 868-0012 or for help choosing the best ID printer to fit your needs.

We can also walk you through other technical issues our customers face, including warranty terms, connectivity, operating system compatibility, print speed and reliability.

ID Card Group offers a price match guarantee, provides free shipping on orders over $100, and accepts purchase orders.

Source: Evolis Card Printers comparison data, May 11, 2012.