DiscountID carries a wide range of printer ribbons, blank ID cards, and printer cleaning kits so you always have the card printing supplies you need. But if you’re not sure which products will work with your printer, we can help – use the Ribbon & Supply Finder to quickly get all your compatible supplies!

To use the Ribbon & Supply Finder tool, just answer two quick questions:

– Your Printer Brand (like AlphaCard, Fargo, or Datacard)

– Your Printer Model (like a PRO 100, DTC4250e, or SD260)

Then just click “See Supplies” and we’ll give you all the supplies for your ID card printer!

Try out the Ribbon & Supply Finder today.

The Zebra Power Supply Unit (PSU) recall has been expanded and additional action is required on your part.

A voluntary PSU recall was initiated and communicated by Zebra in December 2016. Since that time, additional reports of thermal events ranging from melted connectors to self-contained fires were received on model numbers and date ranges beyond what was communicated within the original PSU recall parameters.  Out of an abundance of caution, Zebra is expanding the recall scope to include all similarly manufactured PSUs over a longer period.

The recall period is expanded to include PSUs manufactured by the FSP Group between October 1, 2006 and December 31, 2012. This date range is both earlier and later than the original recall dates and applies to PSUs associated with all printer models shown below. These PSU’s were sold as after-market kits or included with the sale of Zebra printers. Some printer models in this expansion were not included in the original recall notice.

Once identified, Zebra will promptly replace the PSUs at no cost – this includes both the costs of the replacement PSU and any associated shipping.

Items in bold below indicate the newly added printer models associated with this recall. Previously checked inventory should be re-checked against the expanded recall period and printer models.

– GC420D/T

– G-Series (GK420D/T, GX420D/T, GX42S, GX430D/T)

– GK888D/T

– GT Series (GT800, GT810, GT820, GT830)

– HC100

– LP/TLP Series (2724, 2824, 2824Z, 2824 Plus, LP2824 CVS, NEOPOST 2824, 2844, 2844Z, FEDEX LP2844, UPS LP2844, UPS TLP2844, 3742, 3842, 3844Z)

– P1XX Series (P100i/m, P110i, P120i, BR100i, BR102i, BR104i, BR105i, BR106i, BR107i, BR108i, BR110i, BR120i, CN100i, CN110i, CN120i, J100i, J110i/m, J120i)

– PS4000

– R2844Z

– R402

– ZP455

– ZXP1

– ZXP3

After independent testing, it has been confirmed that the issue is NOT associated with the actual Zebra-manufactured printer or AC power cord. We are also confident this expansion now covers all potentially impacted PSUs.

Actions you must take NOW to confirm if you have affected PSU equipment:

Determine if you have affected equipment:
Log on to zebra.com/power-supply-recall and follow the instructions to determine if you impacted equipment.

Stop using any affected PSUs and initiate the replacement process:
If
you have an affected PSU, unplug immediately and follow the instructions on the website to initiate the PSU replacement process. Be prepared to provide the following information associated with each affected PSU:

– Your company name and contact information

– Shipping address

– Printer Serial Number(s) (S/N)

– PSU Date Code(s) (D/C)

Destroy the affected PSU equipment
As part of the replacement program, it is required that you destroy the affected PSU. Go to zebra.com/power-supply-recall for instructions on proper disposal of affected PSU equipment, however, be sure to keep the A/C power cord to use with the replacement units.

Contact us or Zebra with any questions
Complete information on the recall can be found on the Zebra recall webpage, or by using the contact information below. As always, you can contact us directly and we will help you through this process.

If your PSU is not included in the recall, continue using equipment.

Recall Webpagewww.zebra.com/power-supply-recall

Email: PSUrecall@zebra.com

Toll-free Phone: 1.800.658.3795 (US and Canada) or 1.972.893.1548 (International)

While Zebra did not directly manufacture the PSUs, they recognize their component-suppliers are an extension of Zebra and its channel partners and they are working diligently to rectify the issue in a manner that is least disruptive to our customers. Quality, both in product and customer care, is a top, shared priority for us and Zebra, and we are committed to protecting your safety.

We greatly appreciate your patience during this voluntary recall, and we thank you for your continued confidence in the products we sell. Please do not hesitate to reach out to with any further questions.

If you want to save hundreds on a new ID card printer, ribbon, and software, your time is running out – these special Evolis printer bundles, which include a FREE color ribbon and software, are only on sale through the end of the month!

Save with Evolis Printer Bundles

Evolis Zenius Printer, Ribbon & Software Bundle – Save over $600 with this bundle which includes a Zenius printer, 200-print color ribbon, and cardPresso XS card software.

Evolis Primacy Printer, Ribbon & Software Bundle – Save over $700 with this bundle which includes a Primacy printer (choose from single or dual-sided), 300-print color ribbon, and cardPresso XS card software.

Evolis Avansia Printer, Ribbon, Film & Software Bundle – Save over $1,000 with this bundle which includes a reverse transfer Avansia printer, 500-print color ribbon, 500-print reverse transfer film, and cardPresso XS card software.

Evolis Promotion Details

This Evolis promotion is valid only for the base printer models without upgrade options. Fire Red color option only on Zenius and Primacy printers. Free color ribbon (and transfer film with Zenius printer) and cardPresso XS edition software only, no substitutions. Offer valid May 1 2018 through June 30 2018 while supplies last. Cannot be combined with other promotions, offers, or discounts.

ID card printer ribbons can be a confusing list of seemingly random letters if you don’t understand how they are named – so let the card printing experts at DiscountID help you out!

Quick Guide to Card Printing

To understand the different types of ribbons, you first need to understand how a card printer works.

Unlike the ink jet printer you use at home or in the office, a card printer doesn’t use liquid ink. Instead they use colored ribbons and a heated printhead; when the printhead goes over the ribbon the colors fuse with the card.

Common Ribbon Types

Monochrome ribbons are a single color, and print only in solids with no shadows or shades. The most popular monochrome color is black, but they are also available in blue, greed, red, metallic silver and gold, and more.

YMCK color ribbons are used to print everything else – the letters represent the Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, and Black panels of a color ribbon.

A YMCKO ribbon has the YMCK color panels PLUS a clear overcoat panel that adds some protection to your cards. This style of ribbon will print full color, black, and the overcoat on one side of a card.

A YMCKOK ribbon has the YMCKO panels for printing on one side of the card, plus an additional black panel to print on the back side of the card.

If you have a reverse transfer or laminating printer, you don’t want to use a ribbon with an overcoat panel. Instead you would use a YMCK ribbon for single-sided printing or a YMCKK ribbon for dual-sided printing.

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Ready to start printing your cards? Shop all ID card printer ribbons on DiscountID, or find all the compatible ribbons for your printer with our Supply Finder tool.

Is your organization on a budget, but still wants to print high quality ID cards? Our Starter System features the AlphaCard PRO 100 ID card printer, and costs only $998!

This Starter System comes with everything you need to start printing ID cards today:

AlphaCard PRO 100 ID card printer

AlphaCard ID Suite Basic card software

100 blank PVC cards & 100-print YMCKO ribbon

The AlphaCard PRO 100 ID card printer is a single-sided, hand feed only starter ID card printer that features built-in AlphaGuard watermark technology and a three year manufacturer warranty.

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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.

Evolis ID card printers are used by businesses all over the world – in fact, Evolis has now sold 500,000 printers! To celebrate we’ve created special Evolis printer bundles that will save you hundreds!

Shop Evolis Printer Bundles

Evolis Zenius Printer, Ribbon & Software Bundle – includes a Zenius printer, 200-print color ribbon, and cardPresso XS card software.

Evolis Primacy Printer, Ribbon & Software Bundle – includes a Primacy printer (choose from single or dual-sided), 300-print color ribbon, and cardPresso XS card software.

Evolis Avansia Printer, Ribbon, Film & Software Bundle – includes a reverse transfer Avansia printer, 500-print color ribbon, 500-print reverse transfer film, and cardPresso XS card software.

Evolis Promotion Details

This Evolis promotion is valid only for the base printer models without upgrade options. Fire Red color option only on Zenius and Primacy printers. Free color ribbon (and transfer film with Zenius printer) and cardPresso XS edition software only, no substitutions. Offer valid May 1 2018 through June 30 2018 while supplies last. Cannot be combined with other promotions, offers, or discounts.

The key to making your ID cards last longer is to protect them from the sun damage, bending, or scratches that can break or damage a card – and badge holders are just the tools for the job.

Clear Flexible Holders

Clear flexible badge holders are the most common style, so you’ll have the most options with these holders. The clear material makes it easy to see the badge inside the holder. The flexible material won’t protect the card from bending, but will protect it from dirt and scratches.

Shop all clear flexible badge holders.

Colored Flexible Holders

Colored badge holders still have the clear face you need to read a badge, but use colors to make the holders more eye-catching. Many organizations use the different colors to clearly identify different types of card holders to make it easier to spot employees, visitors, guests, etc.

Shop all colored flexible badge holders.

Rigid Holders

Rigid holders are made from stiffer plastic than flexible holders, which allows them to prevent the card from bending and potentially snapping. Rigid holders are available in both clear and colored styles.

Shop all rigid badge holders.

Magnetic Holders

Other badge holders either have slots for attaching to lanyards and reels, or they have a built-in clothing clip. Magnetic holders instead of a magnetic attachment on the back so you can wear the holder like any other magnetic badge or pin.

Shop all magnetic badge holders.

Card Dispensers

If you need to remove cards from their holders for scanning or swiping, a card dispenser-style holder will make it quick and easy to get the card in and out. These rigid holders have specialized slots and sliders for removing the cards.

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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

Download your free software trial.

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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Lanyards are some of our best selling ID accessories because they come in every color and style you could want, are useful for displaying more than just an ID card, and withstand years of use.

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Some of our most popular lanyards include:

Lanyard/Reel Combo 5/8” Lanyards – pack of 100, available in eight colors.

Standard 5/8” Flat Ribbed Lanyards – pack of 100 with a swivel hook, choose your color and breakaway option.

Standard 3/8” Flat Braided Lanyards – pack of 100, choose your attachment style, color, and breakaway option.

Standard 1/8” Round Braided Lanyards – pack of 100 with a swivel hook, choose your color and breakaway option.

Fashion 3/8” Rhinestone Lanyards – pack of 10, available in five colors.

Neon Fashion 5/8” Lanyards – pack of 100, available in six neon colors.

Fashion 5/8” Chevron Lanyards – pack of 10, available in four colors.

Don’t see what you want in our most popular list? Shop all ID lanyards on DiscountID.