Before purchasing an ID printer, will your ID cards need to be printed on one or two sides? Some cards printers only print on one side of the card (called single-sided printers), and others print on both sides (called dual-sided or duplex printers).

To determine if you need a single-sided or dual-sided printer, consider what amount and type of information you need to place on your card. There are several reasons why some customers chose to print on both sides of the card. Here are a few reasons:

Common Information Placed on the Back of an ID Card

  • Additional Card Holder Info:  Information that can’t fit on the front of the card such as employee date of birth, contact information, anniversary date, etc.
  • Schedule/Calendar:  Listing of future events, activities, holidays, etc
  • Membership:  Membership anniversary date, expiration date, contact information
  • Rewards:  Program rules, expiration date, contact information
  • Lost Card:  To return a lost card (example:  If found, please return to:  Address, Town, State & Zip code
  • Record of Uses:  log of uses, punch card, electronically storing info, such as with a magnetic stripe
  • Disclaimer:  Property information and card holder responsibilities (example:  This card is your ID card, and should be carried at all times. It is the property of _______ Company, and the policies and procedures of ________Company govern its use. This card is NOT TRANSFERABLE. The _______Company is not responsible for any loss or expenses resulting from the theft, loss, or misuse of this card. A replacement fee will be charged is this ID card is lost, stolen, or damaged. If found, please return to Card Services.)
  • Policy Reinforcement: Evacuation procedures, hospital “codes”, mission statements, safety procedures, etc.
  • Same Information as Front:  By having identical information on the back of the card, you’ll ensure that the ID card is visible no matter which side the card is turned

For more information about the service contracts we provide, contact a Card Tech ID representative at 1-866-348-1105.


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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