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10 key points to bear in mind

Every printer has specific technical features and options to match the requirements of each customer in terms of security, speed, and cost. Whatever industry you work in, a plastic card printing system may be the perfect solution to meet your needs.

 

Which kind of plastic cards can you customize?

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Plastic card printers can customize all types of cards and badges:

  • Loyalty cards
  • Visitor badges
  • Student and membership cards
  • Employee badges
  • Travel cards
  • Payment cards
  • National ID cards, etc.

The printers offer multiple ways of customizing PVC cards:

  • Printing graphic elements: text, photos, barcodes, etc.
  • Encoding data: magnetic stripes, contact or contactless chips.
  • Card security: holograms, lamination, UV printing, laser engraving, embossing.
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10 key points to define your needs

The range of plastic card printers is as diverse as the production options offered by these systems. Defining your needs accurately is therefore essential to filter down your choices and guide you to the printer that best suits your needs.

It is important to ask yourself the right questions before you choose a printer and take several factors into consideration before you make a purchase.

The 10 points of this guide are here to help  you define your needs, for example:

  1. What type of badges or cards do you need ?
  2. How many cards do you need to print and when ?
  3. How will  you print your badges and cards ? One at a time, in batches or at a self-service terminal ?
  4. What security level do you need ?

 

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