Want to print your own Staff ID Cards?

Printing your own staff ID cards has never been easier!

If you want to speed up the process even more of getting your staff ID cards to your employees, have you ever thought about printing them yourself?

Printing your own staff ID cards couldn’t be simpler (if you have the tools to do it of course!)

There are loads of ID card printers out there and various different printing methods and additional card options like security chips, UV printing and holograms.Its enough to make your brain melt due to all of the different options and variables.

We have done all of the hard work for you and offer complete ID card production kits which include everything you need to print your own staff ID cards from the comfort of your own office chair. Packages are suited to your needs and budget.

We have put together these packages to include everything you need to get up and running, including – simple easy to use CardStudio ID card printing software, a webcam to take photos of those happy faces, a Zebra ID card printer and  some blank cards. We can also supply you with lanyards and ID card holders if you want them too.

You don’t need to have any software experience with CardStudio so you can be printing cards in minutes.

Packages are suited to requirements of up to 15000 cards per year, if your requirements are for less than 4000 cards per year and you need a single sided card only then the budget ZXP11 range is just perfect for you, otherwise the impressive ZXP3 series range will cater for higher volumes.

Protecting Your Staff ID Cards from Fraud

Adding a security feature onto your Staff ID Cards will go some way to help prevent the cost and stress associated with theft.

Unfortunately it’s all too easy to create an ID card, You Tube is full of videos demonstrating how to quickly create a genuine looking ID card making it easy for criminals to educate themselves. They then attempt to copy staff ID cards in order to gain access into buildings to commit crime, usually theft of equipment, data or staff possessions.

Here ID Cards and Accessories we always try to be one step ahead so offer a range of easy to adopt security features which can be easily applied to staff ID cards to help prevent counterfeiting and tampering, subsequently protecting your business, staff and customers.

Easy to adopt staff ID card security features

Company Logo:

Get your company logo pre-printed onto base stock. The print quality compared to if it was applied using a card printer is superior so you will be able to spot any dodgy copied cards.

Photo:

Apply staff photos to your cards, that way identity can be visually verified.

Watermark:

Included with all Magicard printers, HoloKote® is patented technology that frosts a secure watermark such as your company logo to the card’s surface during printing. It’s subtle so will not obscure personalised data, obvious at an angle cards and effective because it make cards difficult to alter or copy.

Laminate:

Some Datacard and Smart printers offer a laminate. This is a clear polyester film applied onto the surface of the card using heat and pressure. This acts are a barrier, prolonging the life and protecting the card data from fraudulent tampering.

Hologram:

Holograms are a cost effective way to add security and are difficult to copy. They can be cut to your logo shape and are visible from a distance so easy for door security to spot. Applied at the same time as base stock printing and only on a few pence per card.

Holographic card printer ribbons are also available to purchase with Zebra, Evolis and Smart printers. These are applied to cards in a batch after you personalise and are generic stock images.

Barcodes and 2D QR Codes:

Print on a barcode or QR code either onto base stock or when personalising and link to a photo stored online for further verification.

Other things to consider for your staff ID cards

Ensure your card printing equipment is locked away, this includes all printer ribbon and base stock cards.

• Restrict Access to Your ID Card Printing Software. Limiting access to a few trusted and employees with their own passwords ensures that ID card printing and issuance are tightly controlled.

• Audit Printed Cards. If using card printing software you should be able to report on who printed cards, who for and when.

If you require assistance on the best security features for your staff ID cards please contact us on 029 2070 8702.

How many ID cards do you need to print?

Whether you are a small, medium or large business, deciding how many ID cards you need for your staff can be a tricky decision to make.

Do you need a printed ID card for every staff member? Do some employees work offsite where identification is mandatory? Is your MD so well known that everybody knows his face anyway!

Here at ID Cards & Accessories we have you covered! Once you know how many ID cards you want, you can choose the ID card printer that suits your requirements. Not sure which printer you need? Don’t worry, our in-house printing team are on hand to help.

If you are a small to medium sized business and need about 100-1000 printed ID cards, browse through our medium volume ID card printers for single sided printed ID cards, or both back and front sided printed ID cards.

If you are a business with a need for more than 1000 printed ID cards, you will probably want to look through our range of higher volume ID card printers for single sided printed ID cards and also printers that print on both sides. These printers print about 1000-3000 plastic ID cards comfortably.

Whatever your ID card requirements are, use our easy ‘printer finder’ page to guide you in the right direction…

 

Plastic ID Card Printers

Find the perfect ID card printer for you

We are pleased to let you know that we have increased our ID card printer range to include printers from the major manufacturers of plastic ID card printers.

We now supply ID card printers from Zebra, Datacard, Evolis & Smart.

With this increase in printer offering, we have decided to make finding the right printer for your requirements, as simple as possible.

We have carefully gone through each range and size of ID card printers and split them in to manageable and easy to browse categories…

  • Zebra ID Card Printers – features the full range of Zebra ID card printers
  • Datacard ID Card Printers – features the full range of Datacard ID card printers
  • Evolis ID Card Printers – features the full range of Evolis ID card printers
  • Smart ID Card Printers – features the full range of Smart ID card printers
  • Budget Card Printers – a small range of printers and production packages if you are on a small budget but still want great quality plastic ID cards. Perfect for small businesses.
  • Medium Volume One Sided Card Printers – Printers that will cope with about 100-1000+ printed ID cards at a time but only print on one side of the ID card.
  • Medium Volume One Sided Card Printers – Printers that will cope with about 100-1000+ printed ID cards at a time but can print on both sides of the ID card.
  • Higher Volume One Sided Card Printers – Printers that will cope with about 1000-3000+ printed ID cards at a time but only print on one side of the ID card.
  • Higher Volume One Sided Card Printers – Printers that will cope with about 1000-3000+ printed ID cards at a time but can print on both sides of the ID card.
  • Retransfer Card Printers – Printers that offer true edge-to-edge printing and offer a superior quality print
  • Laminating Card Printers – Printers that will print a layer of laminating film on top of your ID cards that will help strengthen and protect them
  • Encoding Card Printers – Printers that will encode the magstripe on the back of your ID cards (swipe cards)

 

Find The Perfect Plastic ID Card Printer

With these simple categories we truly think that we have one of the best range of ID card printers available and think you will be able to find the perfect ID card printer for your needs. If you can’t then please just let us know and we will match you up with the ideal ID card printer.

Start your search today for your perfect ID card printer