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IDP ID card printers come in a range of styles to fit any budget and card printing need – and DiscountID has all the supplies you need to keep printing with your IDP card printer.

IDP Ribbons

To print ID cards, you’ll need an IDP ribbon. These ribbons come in all formats including full-color ribbons for single and dual-sided printing, half-panel ribbons, and monochrome ribbons.

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IDP Laminates

Laminating your ID cards will make them last longer and deter card tampering – an important feature for many secure businesses. Overlamiante film comes in a range of styles, including clear and holographic prints.

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IDP Cleaning Kits

Cleaning your printer regularly is the key to making sure it works well for years to come. You should only use the manufacturer recommended cleaning kits for your printer to prevent damage to the printer.

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BlogImage_Magicard-Rio-Pro-ID-Card-PrinterAre you looking for an ID card printer with a powerful built-in security feature? Magicard’s HoloKote adds a watermark over your printed cards, making it easier to tell authentic cards from those that are duplicates or have been tampered with.

The best part about the HoloKote feature is the price – which is nothing! The HoloKote tool uses the exact same supplies you already need to print ID cards (blank cards and ribbon) to create the watermark, so you don’t have to pay extra.

On the Magicard Pronto and Enduro3E printers, you have access to the standard HoloKote watermarks. You select from a list of pre-designed watermark patterns, although you can adjust the orientation to work with both horizontal and vertical card designs. Choose from an Ultrasecure Key, Interlocking Cube, Globes, or Waves pattern.

With the Rio Pro ID card printers, you can choose to use the standard watermarks (with the addition of a Cubes pattern) or design your own. This custom watermark is only used by your ID card program, making it even easier to tell if the cards are authentic.

The Rio Pro printers also give you access to HoloKote Flex, which allows you to change the size and location of the watermark.

Shop all Magicard ID card printers.

discountid_idp-smart-50s-mainIf you are looking for ID card printers with a lot of options and modular designs that allow for easy upgrades, we have recently added IDP ID card printers and supplies to the DiscountID website.

IDP Printers

IDP makes three main lines of card printers – the entry-level Smart-30, the mid-level Smart-50, and the powerful high volume Smart-70.

The Smart-30 printer is an entry-level model designed for small batch printing with a 25 card hopper.  Options include single or dual-sided printing, magnetic stripe encoding, and an upgrade to Ethernet connection.

The Smart-50 printer is designed for mid-sized organizations with its larger 100 card input hopper and 40 card output hopper. With the Smart-50 you can choose from single or dual-sided printing, magnetic stripe encoding, and USB or Ethernet connections. If you need longer-lasting cards, the Smart-50 has a lamination option too.

The Smart-70 printer has options for single or dual-sided printing, and an optional upgrade to a 500 card output hopper (standard is a 100 card hopper) for batch printing. The laminating Smart-70 also has options for single and dual-sided lamination.

Shop IDP ID card printers on DiscountID.

IDP Supplies

Your IDP printer can print any style of card depending on which ribbons you use – with a wide range of full color, dual and single-sided, and monochrome ribbons, you’ll find everything you need on DiscountID. Each IDP ribbon also comes with a cleaning roller.

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You will also need cleaning kits to keep your IDP card printer running in top shape – dust and debris can build up over time in your printer and cause damage to the cards, printhead, and internal parts. As a general rule, we recommend cleaning your printer every time you replace the ribbon.

This process includes cleaning the printhead with a swap, blowing out any dust, or using a long alcohol-soaked card to clean the rollers.

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did_dtc1250ed-id-card-system_1Fargo ID card printers come in a range of styles to fit any budget and card printing need – and DiscountID has all the supplies you need to keep printing with your Fargo printer.

Colored Fargo Ribbons

To print ID cards, you’ll need a colored Fargo ribbon. These ribbons come in all formats including full-color ribbons for single and dual-sided printing, half-panel ribbons, and monochrome ribbons.

Shop Fargo ribbons on DiscountID.

Fargo Laminates

Laminating your ID cards will make them last longer and deter card tampering – an important feature for many secure businesses. Overlamiante film comes in a range of styles, including clear and holographic prints.

Shop Fargo laminates on DiscountID.

Fargo Cleaning Kits

Cleaning your printer regularly is the key to making sure it works well for years to come. You should only use the manufacturer recommended cleaning kits for your printer to prevent damage to the printer.

Shop Fargo cleaning kits on DiscountID.

370x370_system_basicpronto_didMagicard ID card printers come in a range of styles to fit any budget and card printing need – and DiscountID has all the supplies you need to keep printing with your Magicard printer.

Colored Magicard Ribbons

To print ID cards, you’ll need a colored Magicard ribbon. These ribbons come in all formats including full-color ribbons for single and dual-sided printing, half-panel ribbons, and monochrome ribbons.

Shop Magicard ribbons on DiscountID.

Magicard Laminates

Laminating your ID cards will make them last longer and deter card tampering – an important feature for many secure businesses. Overlamiante film comes in a range of styles, including clear and holographic prints.

Shop Magicard laminates on DiscountID.

Magicard Cleaning Kits

Cleaning your printer regularly is the key to making sure it works well for years to come. You should only use the manufacturer recommended cleaning kits for your printer to prevent damage to the printer.

Shop Magicard cleaning kits on DiscountID.

alphacard-id-suite-v11AlphaCard ID Suite, a leading card design and database software, recently launched the newest version of their software – get the newest software features, including Windows 10 compatibility!

What’s New in v11?

AlphaCard ID Suite v11 has many new features in addition to its Windows 10 compatibility. These include:
– Improved card design wizard
– Ability to copy, import & export card templates
– More design options including font weights
– Improved language translations
– Additional barcode functionality & ability to print high resolution barcodes
– Enhanced database functionality, including SQLite (Professional & Elite editions)
– Fully supported biometrics (Professional)
– Full Dymo label compatibility (Light)
– MIFARE DESFire improvements (Elite)
– Expanded contactless printer compatibility (Elite)

AlphaCard ID Suite v11 comes in all the editions you’ve come to rely on, from Light to Standard and Elite. In addition, the multi-user Business Server and Print Server editions were also updated with the AlphaCard ID Suite v11 product updates.

If you have a current version of AlphaCard ID Suite v10 your software will continue to work as normal – upgrading to v11 is optional, but takes only minutes and your current database and card designs will carry over to the new software. Contact DiscountID for more information.

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did_fargo-hdp5600-singlesided-lam-mainNew from Fargo, the fifth generation of their HDP line of ID card printers is the Fargo HDP5600! This printer pairs the powerful reverse transfer printing technology with a 600 dpi printhead.

The Benefits of High Definition Printing

An optional upgrade for the HDP5600 is the powerful 600 dpi (dots per inch) printhead. Standard printers use a 300 dpi printhead, so upgrading allows you to print finer details than possible on most other ID card printers.

Some security features, including micro text and highly detailed images, also rely on the clear printing of a powerful printer like the HDP5600.

Please note, the printhead upgrade must be purchased when you order the printer and cannot be installed in the field.

Optional Upgrades

In addition to the 600 dpi printhead, you can also upgrade the printer to include dual-sided printing, lamination, dual-input hoppers, and magnetic stripe encoding.

Shop the Fargo HDP5600.

did_fargo-dtc5500lmx-alt1If you’re looking for a high volume ID capable of printing professional, high-quality dual-sided cards with lamination, try the newest printer from Fargo, the DTC5500LMX ID card printer!

Powerful Lamination Options

The Fargo DTC5500LMX has a unique approach to lamination. It comes standard as a dual-sided lamination printer with no upgrades to go from single to dual-sided. If you are using the same lamination film on both the front and the backs of the cards (for example, both sides use a clear, full-sized lamination), you are good to go with the basic model.

If you want to use two different lamination styles, however, you will need to upgrade to the dual-material lamination option. This allows you to do a full-size film on the front of the card and a magnetic stripe and signature panel film on the back. Or a film with a built-in holographic image on the front, and a standard clear film on the back.

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Upgrade Options

This printer has several upgrade options including a WiFi module, locking card hoppers to protect your card system, and magnetic and smart card encoding.

Learn more about the DTC5500LMX.

enzxp71-s_zebra-zxp-series-7-single-sided-printer_1If you are looking to purchase a new ID card printer for your business, save big with Zebra printers through the end of the year! Trade in your old ID card printer and receive a rebate up to $400 when you purchase a new Zebra printer – any brand of card printer qualifies as long as it has a printhead.

Zebra Rebate Program

Now through the end of the year you can purchase any of these Zebra ID card printers to qualify for a rebate:

– $100, ZXP Series 3 Single-Sided Printer

– $200, ZXP Series 3 Dual-Sided Printer

– $125, ZXP Series 7 Single-Sided Printer

– $250, ZXP Series 7 Dual-Sided Printer

– $150, ZXP Series 8 Single-Sided Printer

– $300, ZXP Series 8 Dual-Sided Printer

– $300, ZXP Series 7 or 8 with Single-Sided Lamination

– $400, ZXP Series 2 or 8 with Dual-Sided Lamination

To claim your rebate check, purchase a qualifying Zebra ID card printer from DiscountID.com by December 31st, 2015.

Within 90 days of purchase, submit your rebate claim to Zebra at http://zebratradeinprogram.com/gozebracard/. On this claim form be sure to select DiscountID.com as your reseller. You will need to upload a digital copy of your invoice, which was emailed to you by DiscountID.com. If you need another copy, please email sales@discountid.com.

After submitting your claim you will be sent a Trade-in Merchant Authorization (TMA) and your shipping instructions. Zebra will provide a pre-paid shipping label or schedule freight pick-up for your trade-in printer. A copy of the TMA must be included with your shipment. Final rebate amount is subject to Zebra – please allow up to five weeks after shipment for final rebate approval.

After your rebate has been approved by Zebra, a rebate check will be issued to the original billing name and address on the invoice within 10 weeks of shipment.

Save Even More with Zebra

In addition to the Zebra rebate program, we are offering our lowest prices of the year on Zebra ZXP Series 7 and 8 ID card printers. Now through December 18th, 2015, you can save thousands on Zebra printers when you combine our year-end sale and a rebate!

Shop all Zebra ZXP Series 7 ID card printers, or ZXP Series 8 printers.

did_avansia_system_image_1Are you looking to start or grow a high-volume ID card system, and want quality ID cards that will last? The newest printer from Evolis, the Avansia Reverse Transfer printer, may be the one for you!

Reverse transfer printers use a special technology to print high image quality ID cards. The card design is first printed onto a clear film, and then that film is applied to the surface of the card. This allows the design to be truly edge to edge, and have greater detail than traditional dye sublimation printers.

The Avansia features dual-sided printing, 250 card input and output hoppers for batch printing, and a three year manufacturer warranty.

Check out the Evolis Avansia ID card printer or complete ID system today, or call our ID experts to learn more at (800) 621-0559!