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ID Card Printing?

Discussion in 'Business & Enterprise Computing' started by PunX0r, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. PunX0r

    PunX0r Member

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    Does anyone have any recommendations for an ID card printer that could do an initial run of around 1200 cards with an ongoing of around 5-10 a month?

    Thanks
     
  2. roger895

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    We have a Magicard Enduro+ V2 at work.

    It did the same workload you describe as we brought card printing in-house for a school.

    Never had an issue with the printer or the software that goes with it.
    Software ties in directly with our staff and student management systems for photos, names, codes etc.

    This one doesn't program mag-striped cards or anything (we don't use them anyway), just duplex printing.

    Print quality is good, the printer seemed to be priced well (unsure specifically how much).

    Happy to answer more questions here or in PM if you like.
     
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    PunX0r

    PunX0r Member

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    Thanks for the reply, this sounds like exactly what we need.

    Ill have a look around and see how much we can get one for.
     
  4. bubblegoose

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    We have an Evolis Primacy here at work, which handles the same kind of workload. We have had no issues with it. It encodes our RF cards, as well as the mag cards we used to use. We use the CMYKOK ribbon so full colour front, black and white back. :thumbup:
     
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    Only ones I have used are Zebra units and my experience with them was pretty shithouse to be honest. Was forever reinstalling drivers.
     
  6. nicholasporison

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    axtr is one i found on internet for printing.
     
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    PunX0r

    PunX0r Member

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    What does this level of printer normally sell for?
     
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    all printing services
     
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    we have a datacard system, it works ok.
     
  10. bugayev

    bugayev Whammy!

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    You could try having a yarn with PPC, they are pretty helpful in terms of identifying your volumes and the most cost effective solution. They rebrand other printers and try and make it as turnkey as possible.
     
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    PPC isn't too bad, although we always have issues when printing out large batches. Could just be the model they sent us though.
     
  12. dave_dave_dave

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    I second (or third?) PPC. Good prices and excellent service.
     
  13. cvidler

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    I've got one of these too.

    Mag stripe/RFID programming are options if you need them.

    Never had a problem with it, it's always, just worked.

    My only gripe is colour maangement isn't the best on low density blacks, or rich reds, so don't go expecting perfect photo quality prints. It's more than sufficient for photo ID's though.*


    *we've recently changed our logo, which includes a bright red, and faint grey watermark. Had to boost the grey level a lot to get it to print, and the red is pinkish. These are minor gripes though, most people probably wouldn't notice, but I do a lot of colour work so am very picky.
     
  14. quickshot84

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    Can also vouch for PPC, had great results year ago when printing out 1500+ student ID cards in bulk at the beginning of the year & the occasional one throughout the year. Lots of options when printing too
     
  15. ^catalyst

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    We used in the past Zebra ZXP series-8 printers, but we *smash* them so we upgraded to this one that looks a lot like a railgun.

    I've had a good run with Zebra over the years, also had a Evolis at my last job for small quantities; went alright but that first 1200 wouldn't be that much fun.
     
  16. GTiRolla

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    Speak to the guys from Unicard, they should be able to sort you out.
    I've used the various of the Fargo printers and never really had an issue with them (outside of operators being complete fcuktards)
     

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