Are you giving these cards to members to prove membership, are the cards for staff to enter a building? These are questions that impact what features and options you’ll need to include in your ID card printer decision. For example; if you’re a registered club printing membership cards. These cards are used to swipe for member rewards, discounts and point of sales and gaming points. You’ll need to ensure the printer is capable of encoding the magnetic stripe.
Many training organisations issue plastic cards as proof of training. The cards include, photo, name, date of expiry and specific course or qualification details. These details a printed on both the front and back of the card. Meaning, for this application a double sided card printer is required.
If you’re using the cards as proof of identity, you really need to consider of there is a risk of reproduction. By adding customised security features to your card, you can protect against unwanted reproduction of your ID cards. Again, this will require additional modules and capability from the base model ID printing machine