|Having an ID card printer at your organization can increase process efficiencies, save time and money. As you research purchasing an ID card printer, our identification experts recommend considering these five elements in your planning process: 1. Price
Don’t limit yourself by price. However, some printer resellers include different elements in their price. Card Tech ID can quote on individual card printers or bundled quotes, which include the printer, software, webcam, printer ribbon, PVC cards and a backdrop. Carefully review what is included in the price when shopping for ID card printers.
2. Ease of Use
Any one in your organization should be able to use your ID card printer, and set-up and operation of the ID card printer should be easy! For example, the QuikCard ID Solution arrives with everything in one box, and you can set it up quickly. The QuikCard ID Solution is easy-to-use, affordable and efficient.
3. Extra Security Features
You should be able to incorporate additional security features into your ID cards. Security features such as magnetic stripes, barcodes and holographic overlays can protect your organization against fraudulent cards and further secure your facility.
Consider the volume of cards you may be printing annually. Card printers are generally classed by low-high volume card printing. One of the biggest mistakes made is purchasing a card printer that is not designed to keep up with the volume demand you need.
5. Accessible Software
An ID card printer is only as good as the software you use to create ID cards! Identify the features you need in a software program, like connecting to your existing database, reporting and templates. The Asure ID Software is well reviewed by customers and has multiple options available to choose from.
6. ID Card Printer Supplies
Your ID card printer is an investment that will need to be maintained. Periodically, you will need to purchase printer ribbons and cleaning kits to keep your printer running great. Look into the cost of printer supplies before selecting your ID card printer because a less expensive printer may require more costly supplies and vice versa.
7. Standard Manufacturer Warranty
Each card printer brand and model may have a different standard manufacturer warranty. Warranties generally range from 24-36 months. Most warranties cover the printer itself as well as the printhead. Printhead warranties may be limited either by 24-36 months or may be limited to how many cards pass through the card printer.
8. Extended Warranty
Extended warranties are often available for card printers through the manufacturer. However you can be quoted on the extended warranty prices through the distributor you are considering the purchase from. Some extended warranties range from 1-3 years.
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