Monday, April 29, 2013

Leading ID Printer Brands

When considering the purchase of an ID Card Printer, always go with the leading brands in the market. These are the big boys and they know what you need. Their technologies are top of the cream so you can count on their printers being best of breed.

Before choosing a printer, you'll need to evaluate your needs carefully. First, what is your printing volume going to be? Will you be printing 1000, 5000 or 10000 annually? What kind of ID cards will you be using? Will you need single-sided, dual-sided, color or lamination? What kind of security will you need? Standard magnetic encoding? What are the physical features and dimensions you need? As you can see, there are many questions you'll need to answer first.

However, if you've done your homework, below are the leading ID Printer brands to consider:


Depending on the requirements of the printer, one of the above brands will meet your needs.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Zebra ZXP Series 8 Retransfer ID Badge Printer

When you need a card printer that delivers peak performance, the innovative ZXP Series 8, Zebra technologies is your solution. The ZXP Series 8 utilizes a direct re-transfer printing process that produces picture-perfect durable images. Unlike direct to card printers, the ZXP Series 8 prints onto a flexible transparent film that has been thermally bonded to your card and the ZXP Series 8 imprint on both sides of the card at the same time.

This ID Card printer can output up to one hundred ninety parts per hour single sided at one hundred seventy parts per hour comparable to many of the direct to card printers currently available but far superior in print quality.

This patent-pending image process technology delivers best-in-class through even your most demanding hard printing needs. Plus faster print speed means faster ROI. The retransfer imaging process lets you print edge to edge so you don't have to live with the white border that directed card requires. The ZXP Series 8 can also print on pvc or non pvc cards even those with uneven surfaces like smart cards. Save time and produce a higher quality card.

The ZXP is designed for high volume and ease of use. The feeder has a one hundred fifty card capacity with the one hundred card output papa so you can set it and forget it. The media is easy to load. A lockable enclosure and card fee to prevent unauthorized use. The ZXP retransfer printer can grow with you needs.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Step by Step Instructions on Turning Your Evolis Primacy ID Card Printer to a Double Sided ID Card Printer

Here are the step by step instructions on how to turn the Evolis Primacy ID Card Printer to a Double Sided ID Card Printer.

Your ID card printer is a single-sided printer but what if you want to activate it to a double-sided printer? To do this, first, obtain the activation key for the flip-over module. Then follow the following procedures to activate your printer in two-sided mode:

Your printer must be powered on and active (not in standby mode).

- Open the printer cover.
- Remove the ribbon from the printer if present.
- Take your activation key and insert it in the location provided.
- Close the cover. The 3 LEDs on the control panel start flashing one after the other for between 5 and 10 seconds.
- Activation has finished and is successful when the 3 LEDs remain lit for several seconds then turn off.
- Open the printer cover and remove the activation key. Put the ribbon back.
- Close the cover.

Carry out a print of a technical test card to obtain all the updated information about your printer after activation has taken place.
Follow the procedure below:
- Ensure a card is present in the printer.
- Press the pushbutton for four to five seconds until it turns off.
- Press and hold down the pushbutton again. The indicator light on the pushbutton comes on.
- Release the pushbutton once the indicator light flashes.
- The test card is printed.
- The printed card is ejected into the output hopper. To remove it, open the door of the output hopper.

That's it. You are done and the printer is ready for two-sided printing.