Owning their own ID printers saves many organizations thousands of dollars each year. If your school, law firm, business, facility or factory has a need for ID badges or ID cards, you may want to purchase ID printers to create those badges on site. ID printers tend to be pricey, but outsourcing ID printing to another company is even more expensive. In the long run, doing it yourself is not only quicker, but also more affordable.
ID Printers from Fargo and Zebra
The two best manufacturers of ID card printers are probably Fargo and Zebra. Zebra used to be called Eltron, and it is currently the top seller of ID card printers in the world. Zebra manufactures an extremely wide range of printers. There are 33 different Zebra bar code printer models, as well as 10 different Zebra card imaging printer models.
Zebra is an enormous company. It employs over 2,000 people, and has locations in 17 different nations. Zebra has sold more than three million of its ID card printers so far. Zebra printers can be found in more than 100 countries worldwide.
Fargo is not as large a company as Zebra, but they are an important force in ID card printing. Their ID card printers are well made, reliable and extremely secure. In the over 30 years the company has been operating, it has sold over 100,000 systems. Fargo Electronics is based in Minnesota, and their printers are used in more than 80 countries worldwide. In October, 2005 Fargo was named as one of Forbes Magazine's "200 Best Small Companies".