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We know our customer’s security is a top priority, so here at DiscountID we’ve been working to increase our visitor management offering to better meet your needs. We recently added the new AlphaCard Visitor Pass visitor management software that helps you design visitor badges, easily create visitor records, and track your visitor data!

AlphaCard Visitor Pass Software Editions

AlphaCard Visitor Pass visitor management software comes in three core editions, with two add-on software options.

AlphaCard Visitor Pass Entry – this entry-level software is designed for smaller organizations looking for an efficient and easy-to-use software solution to creating visitor badges and records.

AlphaCard Visitor Pass Standard – this mid-level software is designed for organizations that need ability to customize the database and/or manage events with guest lists, but do not need the full range of options in the higher level of software.

AlphaCard Visitor Pass Secure – this is the most advanced version of the software, designed for organizations that need the ability to fully customize the system to their visitor and event needs.

AlphaCard Visitor Pass Kiosk – this add-on license (requires a Secure license to work) is designed for self-serve visitor check in desks to help manage multiple entrances or service desks in buildings.

AlphaCard Visitor Pass Secure Client – this add-on license (also requires a Secure license to work) is designed for managing multiple staffed visitor check in desks.

Never buy card software that doesn’t meet your needs again – download our FREE six week trial of AlphaCard ID Suite or AlphaCard ID Builder so you can try it before you buy!

AlphaCard ID Suite – for PC

Our most popular software, AlphaCard ID Suite is designed for PC (compatible with Windows 7, 8, and 10) computers. This free software trial allows you to test out all editions of the software.

AlphaCard ID Suite Light – entry-level with basic card design and database options & a built-in database for 200 records

AlphaCard ID Suite Standard – features a wide range of card design options, can connect an external database, unlimited built-in database

AlphaCard ID Suite Professional – extra security and database features to your program including biometrics, compatible with MS SQL, MySQL, and SQLite databases

AlphaCard ID Suite Elite – most advanced edition, can password protect files, create custom user authorizations, encode MIFARE cards

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AlphaCard ID Builder – for Mac

If you have a Mac computer, you’re not left out – DiscountID carries the full line of AlphaCard ID Builder software, designed for Mac OS versions 10.5 and above. This free software trial allows you to test out all editions of the software.

AlphaCard ID Builder Basic – entry-level software, built-in database for 300 records (100 if you store photos), includes pre-designed card templates

AlphaCard ID Builder Standard – for small to mid-sized organizations, unlimited built-in database, can connect an external XLS, XLSX, CSV, or TXT database

AlphaCard ID Builder Professional – image acquisition through SKD, multi-layout card designs, can connect an external MSAccess or SQLite database

AlphaCard ID Builder Elite – most advanced edition, user account management, audit reporting, ODBC connection to an external database

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An ID card printer is the central piece you’ll need to print ID cards for your organization, but it isn’t the ONLY thing you’ll need to get started. Our Complete ID Card Systems have all the supplies you need to help streamline and simplify the process!

What Comes in a Complete ID System?

When you buy an ID card printer, you get just the printer and any power and USB cables it comes with. But what about the blank ID cards, printer ribbon, card design and database software, digital ID camera, and cleaning kit you also need?

That’s why we’ve created our Complete ID Card Systems – we take the guess work out of making sure you get all the supplies you need and guarantee they will work with your printer.

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DiscountID is proud to offer a wide range of ID card systems that meet the needs of both large and small businesses. Shop ID card system categories including single-sided systems, dual-sided systems, laminating systems, AlphaCard PRO series systems with built-in AlphaGuard watermark technology, and more.

AlphaCard PRO series ID card printers come in three styles, all with built-in AlphaGuard watermark technology for visually secure cards. DiscountID carries all the supplies you need from AlphaCard.

AlphaCard Printers

AlphaCard PRO series ID card printers are designed to give you high quality, visually secure cards without the higher costs or extra materials other printers require. All three models (the PRO 100, PRO 500, and PRO 700) feature built-in AlphaCard watermark technology so you can print a holographic-style design over your finished cards – and with the PRO 700, you can also design your own Custom AlphaGuard at no additional cost!

AlphaCard PRO series printers also include industry-leading manufacturer warranties, Pro-Xchange replacement program, and a free year of AlphaCarePlus service and support.

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AlphaCard Systems

For the easiest printing experience right out of the box, go with a complete AlphaCard ID card system which comes with all the supplies you need to design and print your first cards. And each system includes industry-leading AlphaCard software – AlphaCard ID Suite for PC users, or switch to AlphaCard ID Builder for Mac.

Our systems only include supplies, accessories, and software that is compatible with your printer so you can use everything without any hassle.

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AlphaCard Ribbons

To print your cards, you’ll need an AlphaCard printer ribbon. These ribbons come in a range of formats for single and dual-sided printing in both full color and monochrome. Your AlphaCard printer will use the overcoat panel to print your AlphaGuard watermark design on your cards.

You should only use genuine AlphaCard ribbons with your AlphaCard card printer.

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AlphaCard Cleaning Kits

Cleaning your printer regularly is the key to making sure it works well for years to come – we recommend cleaning your AlphaCard printer every time you change the ribbon. You should only use the manufacturer recommended cleaning kits for your printer to prevent damage to the printer.

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AlphaCard Printer Parts

DiscountID also carries all the printer parts, upgrade kits, and replacement parts you need to keep your AlphaCard PRO series printer running in top shape.

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If you’re using old ID card software, you’re not getting the best value from your ID card system. Try premium AlphaCard card design software, for PC or Mac users, today with a free six week trial.

AlphaCard ID Suite for PC

AlphaCard ID Suite Light is the entry-level edition, giving you basic card design and database options. This software uses a built-in database that can hold up to 200 records.

AlphaCard ID Suite Standard is the most popular edition, featuring a wide range of card design features and the option to connect an external database, or use the unlimited built-in database.

AlphaCard ID Suite Professional adds extra security and database features to your program, with fully supported biometrics and compatibility with MS SQL, MySQL, and SQLite databases.

AlphaCard ID Suite Elite is the most advanced edition, designed for large organizations that prize security. With this edition you can password protect your files, customize your user authorizations, and encode MIFARE cards.

AlphaCard ID Builder for Mac

AlphaCard ID Builder Basic is entry-level software with a built-in database that holds up to 300 records (100 if you store photos on your database). It comes with pre-designed card templates, background designs, Clipart, and shapes for fast and easy card designing.

AlphaCard ID Builder Standard is the most popular edition, designed for use by small to mid-sized organizations. The Standard edition has an unlimited built-in database, and options to connect an external XLS, XLSX, CSV, or TXT database. Standard also includes a built-in image editor and image effects.

AlphaCard ID Builder Professional has a wide range of design and database options including image acquisition through SKD, multi-layout card designs, and OLE objects and photos on database records. With Professional, you can connect an external MSAccess or SQLite database.

AlphaCard ID Builder Elite is the most advanced edition with user account management, audit reporting, and search (query) records. With Elite, you also have an ODBC connection to an external database.

FREE Six Week Trial

For a full six weeks you can test all of the AlphaCard ID Suite or AlphaCard ID Builder software editions to best decide which software meets your ID card needs.

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If you have a Mac computer, we have added new Mac-only software to DiscountID – AlphaCard ID Builder for Mac! Available in four editions, ID Builder has a wide range of features and options.

AlphaCard ID Builder Editions

With four software editions, it’s easy to find an ID Builder for every need.

AlphaCard ID Builder Basic is entry-level software with a built-in database that holds up to 300 records (100 if you store photos on your database). It comes with pre-designed card templates, background designs, Clipart, and shapes for fast and easy card designing.

AlphaCard ID Builder Standard is the most popular edition, designed for use by small to mid-sized organizations. The Standard edition has an unlimited built-in database, and options to connect an external XLS, XLSX, CSV, or TXT database. Standard also includes a built-in image editor and image effects.

AlphaCard ID Builder Professional has a wide range of design and database options including image acquisition through SKD, multi-layout card designs, and OLE objects and photos on database records. With Professional, you can connect an external MSAccess or SQLite database.

AlphaCard ID Builder Elite is the most advanced edition with user account management, audit reporting, and search (query) records. With Elite, you also have an ODBC connection to an external database.

Free Six-Week Software Trial

If you want to try out AlphaCard ID Builder, download the free six-week trial today! This free trial works exactly like the full version of the software, except “DEMO” is printed across any cards you print. This trial allows you to try out all four versions of the software.

Once your trial is over, any card design and database information you created will be transferred over to your full edition of the software.

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If you have a Mac computer system you need to use for designing and printing ID cards, we recently added cardPresso Mac-compatible ID card design and database software to the DiscountID website!

Choose Your Edition

This Mac-compatible software is available in three editions, so you can select the features you need most!

cardPresso XS is an easy to use, entry-level software. It was a built-in database, or you can connect an external XLS, XLSX, CSV, or TXT database. The XS edition also has 1D and magnetic stripe encoding.

cardPresso XM has more advanced design and database features, including the ability to connect an external MSAccess or SQLite database. You can also encode 2D barcodes and acquire images through SDK.

cardPresso XL is the most advanced version, with the most design and database features. The XL edition allows ODBC connection to an external database, fingerprint capture, and user management.

System Requirements

cardPresso software is compatible with all ID card printers, and Mac OSX 10.5 and above. Your system must have a 64bit processor, 512MB of RAM, and 500MB of free hard drive space.

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A complete ID card system comes with everything you need to design and print ID cards, all in one box. This makes it quick and easy to get all the supplies you need, but do you know what comes in a system?

The Printer

First, and most importantly, each system comes with a professional-level ID card printer. DiscountID offers card printers from entry-level to secure, high-volume printers from the industry’s leading manufactures. Choose a system featuring a card printer from Magicard, IDP, Fargo, Evolis, Zebra, and more.

The Software

Second is your card design software. This is what you will use you design cards, manage your cardholder database, and send card designs to the printer to be printed. With a wide range of features for designing everything from simple single-sided visitor passes to dual-sided student and staff ID cards, card software is the brain of your system.

The Supplies

Finally, your complete ID card system comes with the ribbons and blank cards you need to print ID cards. Most systems also include a digital ID camera to easily add cardholder photos to your cards.

To keep your new system running in top shape, you should also add a printer cleaning kit to help prevent damage to your printer.

If you are using old card software, you aren’t getting the most out of your system’s design, database, and security features. Upgrade your system to the newest AlphaCard ID Suite software today!

A Software Edition for Every Need

AlphaCard ID Suite comes in four editions, designed for everything from a small organization that prints one-off badges to large multi-site businesses with thousands of employees.

AlphaCard ID Suite Light is the entry-level edition, giving you basic card design and database options. This software uses a built-in database that can hold up to 200 records.

AlphaCard ID Suite Standard is the most popular edition, featuring a wide range of card design features and the option to connect an external database, or use the unlimited built-in database.

AlphaCard ID Suite Professional adds extra security and database features to your program, with fully supported biometrics and compatibility with MS SQL, MySQL, and SQLite databases.

AlphaCard ID Suite Elite is the most advanced edition, designed for large organizations that prize security. With this edition you can password protect your files, customize your user authorizations, and encode MIFARE cards.

Not sure which edition is best for you? Try AlphaCard ID Suite’s FREE software trial today!

acids-free-trialAlphaCard ID Suite v11 ID card software is the newest version of the popular AlphaCard ID Suite software, full of new features and functionality. If you haven’t upgraded yet, why not check out the free  software trial!

The software is available in the same editions as before, from Light to Elite, and the free trial allows you to demo each version so you can identify the one that fits your business perfectly without spending any money. The demo software works the exact same as a full license.

Card software is the brain of your ID card system, storing all your cardholder information and program data. Finding the right software that you can efficiently print cards will make your system so much easier to use – and a free trial allows you to try out all editions worry-free.

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