Id Card Lamination Machine
The Id Card Lamination Machine makes it easy to print professional full-colored cards. We have an exclusive technology that adds a hologram-like watermark over a printed card without requiring lamination, specialty cards, or any additional supplies. This extra layer of visual security helps prevent unauthorized ID card duplication.
The cut-and-paste lamination method has been replaced since the development of small and user-friendly photo ID printers that print directly onto plastic PVC cards with a photo ID system. They typically use a dye sublimation process or thermal resin transfer process to adhere the color and other overlaminates to the card. The resulting ID card is much more attractive and durable. It is easy to encode information on the card with a magnetic stripe or bar code. Many dye-sub printers will print directly onto intelligent cards such as smart cards or proximity cards. This makes it easy to integrate the ID cards into other systems for access control, time-and-attendance, and other tracking.
Machines that read ID cards are bar code scanners, mag stripe readers, proximity card readers, and smart card readers all work the same way in their simplest applications, but they can become very complicated as the intelligence on the card is increased and the entire system becomes more complex. Bar codes and mag stripes are relatively inexpensive and anyone who has checked out of a grocery store is familiar with them
But proximity cards and (contactless) smart cards offer 3 distinct advantages: 1) They allow storage of much more information 2) The information is more secure 3) They may be read at a greater distance from the reader. These advantages make them and the machines that produce them are more expensive and the complex systems of which they are a part require greater training to administer. The ID card machine is a component of a more complex system, but the appropriate ID card software can make the integration and use of the ID card machine easier.
Single-Sided ID Card Printers
Single-sided ID card printers range from affordable entry-level models on up to advanced, high-security machines. These printers are ideal for producing loyalty cards, gift cards, student IDs, employee badges, and more.
ID Card Printers Dual-SidedDual-sided
ID card printers save time by printing on both sides of the card in a single run. Ideal for high-volume ID programs and organizations that need to print cardholder information on both sides of the card, find the best double-sided card printer models below.