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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.

ID card printers come with a wide variety of features so you can find one that meets your card printing needs. But do you know the key differences between low, mid, and high-volume printers?

Low-Volume Printers

Printers designed for low volume printing are ideal for small organizations without many employees or members to print cards for, so they do not need to print large batches of cards. This allows a small organization to save money, as low-volume printers are generally cheaper than their larger counterparts but still have options for encoding, Ethernet, and more.

The most basic low-volume printers only offer single-feed printing, where you manually feed in each card one at a time, like the AlphaCard PRO 100 or Zebra ZXP Series 1 printers.

Mid-Volume Printers

Mid-volume ID card printers work for the majority of card printing needs – their ability to batch print cards saves time and effort for any organization that needs to print multiple cards at a time without the slower printing of a single-feed printer.

These printers come in single or dual-sided printing, with options for encoding, Ethernet, and more. Their hoppers may range from 100 card input/30 card output like the AlphaCard PRO 500,  to the 100 card input/25 card output hoppers of the Datacard SD260, or up to 100 card input/40 card output hoppers of the IDP Smart-50.

High-Volume Printers

If you need to print large numbers of cards quickly and efficiently, you’ll want a high-volume ID card printer. Used by larger organizations like schools to print student and staff IDs at the start of each school year, these printers have larger hoppers to minimize down time between print jobs.

High-volume card printers are available with the standard single or dual-sided, encoding, and Ethernet options found with other card printers; they also tend to have more advanced options including lamination.

High-volume ID cards printers include the Zebra ZXP Series 7 with a 200 card input hopper and 100 card output hopper, the IDP Smart-70 with a 500 card input hopper and 100 card output hopper, and the reverse transfer Fargo HDP5600 with a 100 card input hopper and 200 card output hopper.

Zebra ID card printers come in a wide range of styles, from single-sided entry-level printers to advanced reverse transfer high-volume printers. DiscountID carries all the supplies you need from Zebra.

Zebra Printers

Zebra ID card printer are easy to use, reliable, and meet the needs of everyone from a small retail store printing loyalty cards to a large college printing student and employee ID cards. Choose from single or dual-sided, magnetic stripe encoding, and more.

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Zebra Systems

For the easiest printing experience right out of the box, go with a complete Zebra ID card system which comes with all the supplies you need to design and print your first cards. 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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Zebra Ribbons

To print your cards, you’ll need a Zebra printer ribbon. These ribbons come in a range of formats for single and dual-sided printing in both full color and monochrome. You should only use genuine Zebra ribbons with your Zebra card printer.

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Zebra Cleaning Kits

Cleaning your printer regularly is the key to making sure it works well for years to come – we recommend cleaning your Zebra 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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Zebra 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 Zebra printer.

Zebra ID Card Printers

The Zebra ID card printer family is wide ranging, with printers for everything from basic single-sided printing with the ZXP Series 1 to secure laminated cards in record time with the ZXP Series 7.

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Zebra Ribbons

To print ID cards, you’ll need a colored Zebra ribbon – either a full color YMCK ribbon, or a monochrome one. 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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Zebra 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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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_zebra-zxpseries1_system_2Are you searching for an affordable, efficient, and easy to use ID card printer? We have the printer for you – meet the Zebra ZXP Series 3!

The ZXP Series 3 printer from Zebra is a great option for small ID card programs, from a boutique retail store creating eye-catching loyalty cards to a youth soccer team wanting to create volunteer cards for parent coaches or referees.

What makes the ZXP Series 3 so great is its efficient design. This printer is built to use Zebra’s high-performance ribbons, with a high print yield and easy to install Load-N-Go cartridge design. The printer’s 100 card input hopper allows you to print up to 100 cards per batch before reloading, great for large volunteer events.

In addition, the ZXP Series 3 has optional upgrades so you can customize the printer to meet your organization’s needs, including dual-sided printing and magnetic stripe encoding.

Shop all Zebra ZXP Series 3 printers on DiscountID.com.

enzxp71-s_zebra-zxp-series-7-single-sided-printer_1  Zebra’s ZXP Series 7 ID card printers are designed to print near photographic cards in seconds – have you looked at these powerful printers yet? With edge-to-edge printing and dual sided and lamination upgrades, there’s a ZXP Series 7 for every printing need.

The single-sided ZXP Series 7 can print full color cards in just 12 seconds and comes with a 200 card input hopper, making it ideal for batch printing cards. The printer also uses Zebra’s True Color ix Series high-yield low-waste printer ribbons and a lower cost-per-card than other manufactures.

Do you need dual-sided printing? The dual-sided ZXP Series 7 printer takes only 16 seconds to print full-color cards, making it one of the fastest dual-sided printers currently on the market! This speed is important if you’ll be printing hundreds of cards at a time for events or new membership drives.

And if you need durable cards that will stand up to daily use, the ZXP Series 7 laminating printer utilizes single-pass printing to print and laminate full color cards in 18 seconds!

did_zebra-zxp_large-2Perfect for small businesses and organizations alike, the compact Zebra ZXP Series 1 single-sided printer delivers smooth, edge-to-edge ID cards with ease and fast speed.  Forget the white borders that are visible on many ID cards; the Series 1 printer produces flawless, total coverage from one side to the other without the pesky border.

If you’ve got a small number of cards to print, but still want the cards to have a high-quality appearance, then this may be the right printer for you. Its lower-volume hopper and hand feed option makes this printer a true fit for small-scale applications. Here’s a rundown of some of the many features inherent to the Series 1 printer:

~ 100 card input hopper, 50 card output hopper

~ Includes Zebra’s new Print Touch component

~ Hand feed option for easy one-off printing

~ Easy to use Load-N-Go printer ribbons

~ ENERGY STAR certified

~ Optional magnetic stripe encoder & Ethernet connectivity

Want to learn more? Visit our Zebra Series 1 ID Printer page or speak to one our helpful ID card specialists to get you up and running in no time!