Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Choosing the right card printer for your company

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Navigating the showroom floor

Employee ID credentials have advanced greatly in recent years, but as new security features and materials are added to the mix one constant remains: the need to print and personalize the badge.

Choosing the right card printer is like purchasing a car in that the buyer must balance wants and needs. While the organization may want the Ferrari of printers they must ask, is it feasible? Reliable? Maintainable? Will they even know how to drive it?

These are concerns that decision makers from every company–large or small–grapple with when investing in a card printing system.

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Whether to pre-print static areas of the institution’s cardstock or rely on desktop printers to add all the elements on the fly is an important and debatable topic. There are tangible benefits – both in terms of the cards themselves and the process of issuing them – for a university that pre-prints its cardstock. But there are also drawbacks related to flexibility and timeliness.

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The sheer number of card printer manufacturers and models available to a university can be a difficult decision to navigate. But just as important as selecting a printer is protecting your investment over the longer term.

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Matica Technologies AG, has introduced its new generation of instant issuing solutions at last week’s Cartes America show in Las Vegas.

Showcasing its new printers for the first time, the redesigned S3000-II model is designed to be a versatile Instant Issuing printer.

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Card printer manufacturer Evolis will be bundling cardPresso issuance software with three of its printer models. The Portugal-based company cardPresso manufacturers its namesake software and specializes in card personalization solutions.

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