Unique details will help make your ID cards more secure. Think of a good ID card like a dollar bill. A dollar bill from the United States is full of dozens of different devices intended to keep it from being counterfeited easily. There are watermarks, details which can only be seen under black light, microtext and so on.
The same holds true for ID cards: more details create greater security. If you work in a facility, firm or lab where security is the top priority, invest in a higher end printer. A top-notch ID card printer will be able to add all sorts of incredible details to your badges and cards. For instance, a great ID card printer will be able to place a laminate or overlaminate of a custom-made hologram on each of your cards.
ID Cards and Printers
The type of blank ID card you'll insert into your printer depends on the printer you buy. Companies like Fargo Electronics and Zebra, which used to be known as Eltron, sell dozens of different types of card printers. Some are light and portable, which makes them perfect for event planners, fundraisers and so on. Some printers are even designed with built-in handles, making them especially easy to carry to events such as shareholder's meetings, charity bike or foot races, membership drives and so on.
Other printers are very heavy and bulky. They're intended for very heavy use, rather than portability. A university which produces its own ID badges, for instance, will want to buy an industrial card printer. Make sure you tell the representative selling you your ID badge printer the ways you intend to use it, to make sure you get the printer you need.