Card Printers at a Top Price

Card printers at a top Price from us

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Why buy from us? The experience of the last years has shown that there are still various questions after the purchase of almost every card printer: How is the cleaning done, which is the optimal ribbon, what kind of software do I need, how to print both sides or to clarify technical problems or uncertainties. In order to be able to work optimally with your card printer, you should therefore buy it from a specialist dealer and not from a discount store, which will certainly not and cannot answer any of these questions.
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Informations about Card Printers ...

One differentiates between 2 different printing variants. In thermal transfer printing resp. sublimation printing, the color of the inserted ribbon is printed directly onto the plastic card. In the case of re-transfer printing, on the other hand, printing is first done on a film, which is then applied to the card.

Thermal transfer printers ...

Most card printers, even the slightly cheaper models, work with thermal transfer printing. The advantage of this variant is the significantly lower prices of the card printer and the possibility of different color ribbons such as black, gold or silver print. This can significantly reduce the printing costs incurred. Furthermore, printing with a monochrome ribbon is considerably faster. Depending on the printer, up to 1000 plastic cards can be printed here per hour. This also makes it possible to print already pre-colored plastic cards in one color. This category includes our most popular card printers as Authentys Identbadge, the Evolis Zenius, the Authentys Plus and Pro 360, the Evolis Primacy, the Datacard SD260 or the HID Fargo C50.

Re-transfer printer ...

The re-transfer printing is the higher quality printing, but the costs are also considerably higher. For this, the colors are more brilliant and in this printing process, in contrast to thermal transfer printing, the complete plastic card can also be printed. There is no thin, unprinted strip on the edges of the plastic cards, which can be annoying, especially with darker layouts. There are already models that not only work with 300 dpi resolution, but already offer a resolution of 600 dpi. If you want to print fine lines or very small fonts and expect absolutely sharp images, then the new card printers with 600 dpi are the right choice. Monochrome printing tapes, however, are almost non-existent, in some cases a black ribbon is offered, but gold or silver is not printable here. Our bestsellers here are the HID Fargo HDP5000 at a truly sensational price, the HID Fargo HDP6600 with its 600 dpi resolution, the reference class printer Dascom DC-7600  and the Authentys Retrax with the possibility to print watermarks.

Overview of all card printer manufacturers:

  • Authentys
  • Datacard
  • Dascom
  • Evolis
  • HID Fargo
  • Hiti
  • Magicard
  • Matica Edisecure
  • PriceCard
  • Zebra

Ribbons for card printer...

Each card printer and almost every model has its own ribbons. A change between the models or even manufacturers is usually not possible. For a colorful print you need a YMCKO or YMCK ribbon as well as a suitable film for the re-transfer printing. For almost all re-transfer printers, there are also several different monochrome ribbons, such as black, gold, silver or white. In addition, some special ribbons for rubbing fields or for creating a signature field are sometimes offered.

Cleaning of card printer...

All card printers should be cleaned after about 700 - 1200 prints. Special cleaning cards and cleaning kits are available for this. These are simply plugged into the card slot of your printer and then clean the rollers. The whole procedure takes no longer than 5 minutes, but protects your printer and ensures a consistently good print image.

Options for card printers...

For most card printers there are various possibilities to upgrade these with different modules. These options range from a turning station for immediate two-sided printing through various modules for encoding magnetic strips or smart cards to WiFi, locks or a separate laminator. In order not to make it too cluttered for you, we have waived all options in the printer descriptions. We are happy to advise you personally about the different options and prices.