FREE white paper details how High-Def printing, HDP film extends card life
26 May, 2017
When it comes to an ID card there are a few necessities. It has to last, it has to be secure, and maybe secondarily, it has to look cool. Aesthetics aside, though, durability and security are the hallmarks of a truly successful credential. But how do you deliver on these requirements?
For HID Global, one possible answer is producing ID cards with a High Definition Printing printer that leverages high durability retransfer film. It’s a more cost-effective approach for issuance environments like a campus card office and it yields secure, long-lasting credentials for cardholders that may never need a replacement for four years or longer.
High Durable HDP Film provides up to three times the abrasion resistance of standard retransfer film. Issuance operations of all types can see how High Durable HDP Film provides a level of card protection that eliminates the usual, incremental investment needed for separate lamination hardware and protective card overlaminates. Collectively, these practices and materials can reduce card printing and equipment costs by up to 45% and materials costs by 25% or more.
For issuance operations where credentials are intended to be used over long periods of time — like a college campus — in harsh environments, or where there is a potential risk of tampering; High Durable HDP Film is a cost-effective alternative to traditional card lamination.
In HID’s “Cost-Effective Optimization of Card Durability and Security” white paper, read in depth about how high-definition printing and High Durable HDP Film can forge the kind of robust credential that any student needs.