Choosing the Right Photo Identification Card Printer

Choosing the Right Photo Identification Card Printer

Choosing an ID card printer is never an easy process, especially when there are so many options available. Do you want a printer that prints one or two-sided ID cards? Do you intend to print 100 or 1,000+ ID cards a year? What does your budget allow you to spend? Are you looking for advanced security features?

All of these questions are factors to consider when choosing which type of photo identification card printer to implement into your organization. And we're here to help make the purchasing process easier for you!

One of the benefits of our ID card printers is that the printer can be purchased separately or as a system package. Each ID Maker System includes a PVC card printer, ID Maker software, high grade PVC ID cards, USB web cam, full-color YMCKO printer ribbon, standard white backdrop, holographic designs, and a printer cleaning kit. There are three ID Maker Systems to choose from depending on your intended use for the ID cards. Let's take a closer look at each.

ID Maker Value: With the ID Maker Value System, you don't have to invest in an advanced system that has more features than you need. Ideal for smaller organizations printing less than 100 cards a year, this compact and affordable ID card system gives you the basic tools you need to print professional ID cards. Additional features include mag stripe encoding and 4 standard holographic overlays for additional security.

ID Maker Advantage: Create secure ID cards in minutes. Intuitive software has over 200 backgrounds and 80 stock graphics. Web camera uses TWAIN technology for live image preview so you see the exact image in real time before you print it. Use the one-time printer ribbon upgrade to unlock dual-sided printing capabilities. Ideal for mid-sized businesses that plan to print 100-1,000 cards a year. Additional features include mag stripe encoding, Ethernet capabilities, and 4 standard holographic security overlays.

ID Maker Secure: If you require a high level of security from your ID cards, then the ID Maker Secure is the system for you. Its anti-forgery features meet local and federal guidelines, making it the fraud prevention solution preferred by government offices and facilities. Ideal for large organizations that plan to print over 1,000+ cards a year. Additional features include contact chip encoding, 3 year limited warranty, and programmable printer key that prints your logo or custom artwork on every card.

Do you think one of our ID Maker Systems is right for your photo identification needs? Request a free systems information packet from the IDville identification experts today by contacting us via email or by calling 1.866.438.4553.

Product Spotlight: ID Maker Advantage System

The goal of the ID Maker System is to make creating and printing photo IDs easy for your organization. That's why each system comes with everything you need to start printing IDs right from the box. Each system includes:

Systems Include...

The ID Maker Advantage System is your pick for high-quality and secure IDs. The Advantage system is ideal for medium-sized organizations looking to print 100-1,000 ID cards. The intuitive software comes with over 200 backgrounds and 80 stock graphics. Dual-sided printing allows full-color on one side, and additional text, bar coding, or magnetic stripe on the back.

ID Maker Advantage comes with:
  • 1 or 2-sided printer
  • 200 PVC plastic cards, 300 print printer ribbon & 1 printer cleaning kit
  • FREE holographic overlays
  • Automatic card feed printer
  • Best cost per card
  • Financing options available
  • Lifetime technical support & two-year printer warranty with an extended warranty option
See what our customers have to say about the ID Maker Advantage System!
Expert's Corner: It's that Easy to Clean your ID Maker Printer!

Keep your ID Maker printer running at its peak performance by following recommended cleaning schedules. I recommend a cleaning cycle every 700-1,000 prints. This ensures high-quality, digital photo IDs. Each cleaning kit includes cleaning cards and a pen.

Follow these simple instructions to clean your ID Maker Printer:

  • Press MENU then select "Clean Rollers" and follow the prompts on the printer.
  • Remove the card hopper from the back of the printer.
  • Open the lid and remove the dye-film. Leave the lid open.
  • Open the protective packet and remove the cleaning card.
  • When prompted, insert the narrow end of the card into the card feed slot. The cleaning process will run automatically, and then the card will be ejected.
  • Remove the card and repeat when necessary.

Questions? Contact an IDville identification expert today by contacting us via email or by calling 1.866.438.4553.

Kayla, Identification Expert

Customer Reviews: Read what they have to say!

"I really like the ID Maker Advantage System because it makes creating name badges quick and easy. We ordered the ID Maker Advantage System when we decided to switch to picture name badges. We used to order engraved name badges which took a while to come in. Since we work in healthcare and it is a requirement to wear a name badge, that timeline was not working for us. With the ID Maker Advantage System it is easy to make or replace a new name badge."

HR Manager
Greensburg, Pennsylvania