Card printer applications

STUDENT ID CARDS
  • Design and print your own unique ID Cards in-house
STAFF ID CARDS
  • Print your Staff ID Cards on demand when you need them.
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WHICH PRINTER IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Single-Sided Printers

Single-sided card printers print on one side of the card at a time.  This can be overcome by removing the card manually, flipping it and feeding it back into the machine to print the other side but this can be time consuming if printing large amounts of cards. 

 

Dual-Sided Printers

Dual-sided printers have a built in flipper module which allows you to print on both sides of the card quickly and efficiently. Dual-sided machines are typically more expensive than single-sided but a must have for large volume print runs. 

 

What is a Direct to Card Printer? (DTC)

Direct to card is by far the most common printing technique used today for plastic ID card printing in low volumes. This print process works by the printhead coming in to direct contact with the surface of the blank card. The printhead applies heat directly to the ribbon panels to transfer the colour onto the face of the ard

The main benefits of opting for a DTC printer are:

  • Easy to setup.
  • Reliable.
  • Low cost consumables (Ribbons and cleaning kits).

What is a Reverse transfer Printer?

Retransfer printers, also referred to as reverse transfer printing is a more secure type of ID card printer and is traditionally used by corporate organisations with a high volume requirement. The print process works by creating a mirror image that is then printed onto a clear film called a retransfer film, which is then fused onto the surface of the card.

The main benefits of opting for a Retransfer printer are:

  • Significant improvement in the clarity of images.
  • Print on cards with uneven surfaces such as proximity cards.
  • Increased time saving for large print volume requirements.