Organizations on a tight budget can still get a powerful ID card system – our best budget systems, rounded up below, include a printer, software, and all the supplies you’ll need to get started.
What Comes in a System?
Every ID card system from DiscountID includes all the supplies you need to start printing cards right out of the box. Systems include:
– An ID card printer
– Card design software
– Blank cards
– A full color printer ribbon
– A digital camera for taking ID photos
Best Systems on a Budget
These budget systems are designed for small organizations who don’t need to heavily customize or upgrade their printer.
AlphaCard PRO 100 Starter System – The most affordable system at only $998, this system includes the AlphaCard PRO 100 printer but does not come with a digital ID camera.
AlphaCard PRO 100 System – This system also features the entry-level AlphaCard PRO 100 ID card printer, but does include the digital ID camera if you need to take cardholder photos.
Fargo C50 System – This compact Fargo C50 printer is a single-sided printer with a 50 card input hopper for organizations that need to print small batches of cards.
Fargo DTC1250e System – With a larger hopper (100 cards) and faster print speeds, this Fargo DTC1250e printer system is the next step up from the basic C50 system.
Zebra ZXP Series 1 System – The ZXP Series 1 printer is extremely compact, ideal for traveling if you need to print your ID cards on the go.