There comes a time in an ID cards life when a single-side ID just isn’t going to cut it anymore. What do you do when you need a dual-sided ID card and have a single-sided card printer?

In the short-term, we have a solution. However cumbersome it may be. The first thing, will be to create two card designs. One for the front of your cards and the other for the back. Print the front of your cards first. Then manually flip the card over and run the card with the design for the back of the card. This technique works best for low-volume production of IDs with barcoding or other simple text.

Two main reasons we consider this a short-term solution is this process may take additional time for an employee to produce a single ID badge and time is money and the card flipping also increases the wear and tear on your card printer.

It is always good to plan your future needs into your budget, so when the time comes the funds you need available to upgrade your card printer to dual-sided capabilities (some card printers have field upgradeable capabilites) or invest in a new dual-side card printer.

You may also outsource your card printing to Card Tech ID. We provide custom card printing solutions and we do not have a minimum order.

If you have more questions or would like a dual-side card printer quote, please feel contact Card Tech ID 866-348-1105 or email


About Card Tech ID

For more than 19 years Card Tech ID has been providing high quality ID card printers, complete digital photo ID systems, ID card software, HID proximity cards and tags, PVC card supplies, ID badge holders and accessories as well as custom printed ID products. We offer a wide array of products as the best prices and can ship most items the same day. Card Tech ID serves customers in many industries including: * Enterprises including fortune 500 companies * State government * Fire Departments * Police Departments * Hospitals * Small and large organizations * Sports teams * Restaurants * Elementary schools, college, universities * Event and conference * Recreation * Religious organizations Card Tech ID has earned the reputation of delivering the highest quality products and superb customer service. We are privately owned and operated in the USA and offer a selection of products made in the USA. We work closely with our customers in order to provide the appropriate products to fit their current and future needs. Your total satisfaction is our goal! We invite you to browse our website and shop our extensive product offers. Prefer to speak to a Customer Service Specialist? Please call us at (603) 736-0005 or email Our office hours are Monday through Friday 9 AM-5 PM EST.

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