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Card printer with wide range options

Card printer with wide range options

Card Printers have a wide range of options so you can select the printer that best matches your organization’s needs.  

Card printers are not just in single use but you can turn into multiple and cost-effective card programs. An ID card printer can do much more than print your identification cards. Here are some ideas to get you started: 

1. Visitor Passes 

It is used by businesses to control access and increase security by identifying the visitors entering the  facility. By issuing your visitor with a badge, it ensures that no unauthorized people are on your office. 

Visitor Passes might seem like a small thing, but they make a big impact. The best companies know that  paying attention to these kinds of details can make all the difference 

2. Calling or Business Cards 

Most businesses have a traditional paper business card. Business cards are a way to make a quick first impression on the recipients.  

So, stand out from the crowd with a unique business card printed on a plastic cardGive a personal touch and make an impression so that your clients will keep it. It can result to business opportunities. 

Also, printing your own business cards; you will have the complete control over the design and the quantity printed. 

Take note in in-house printing you don’t have to worry about sensitive information or data leaving your organizations. You don’t open yourself up to potential risks from outside sources. 

To get the most out of your investment, it is important that you select ID card printers that are best equipped to meet your needs. 

The final decision is down to you and if you're ready and you’d like to chat with one of our identification experts about our ID card printers don’t hesitate to get in touch! 

Perfect time to upgrade your card printer

Perfect time to upgrade your card printer

ID card printers play a role in many organizations. So how do you know when is the perfect time for your organization to invest on a new ID card printer?  

Here are the helpful recommendations to guide you in making your decision. 

It’s time to replace and upgrade your ID printer if: 

1. IT DOESN’T WORK WITH YOUR CURRENT COMPUTER OPERATING SYSTEM 

Unfortunately, your computer operating system will come out with an “upgrade”. These upgrades and patches can cause whole host of issues.  

As a result, you’ll either need to run your ID system on an old PC or look into trading in that old machine and upgrading to a printer that is compatible with your current operating system. 

2. NO LONGER MEETS YOUR PRINTING REQUIREMENTS 

Oftentimes organizations outgrow their ID card printers. But the good news is that there are card printers – such  as Magicard Enduro3E or Rio Pro 360 are upgradeable. It means it can easily upgrade the machine as your  requirements or needs change. 

For example, upgrading to dual-sided printing and encoding capabilities. Some of the card printer models do not  offer upgradeable features, and they require you to purchase a new model or trade in their old one. 

3. ENCOUNTERING REPEATED PROBLEMS 

Over time, other components may begin to wear out. This time you need to determine whether it's more cost- effective to repair or if it’s time to purchase new one. Continual repairs to an outdated card printer can add up  or downtime for your card production. 

If you use an ID card printer numerous times per week and you get anywhere between three to five years out of it, you are getting good worth for your money. QUICK TIPBe sure to check out also the valuable discount or trade-in offers in the market to save big and take advantage of the promo for better card printing experience. 

As always, if you have questions about our current ID card printers, you can contact us and we are happy to help you out! 

Quick Facts About Direct-to-Card Printer

Quick Facts About Direct-to-Card Printer

Direct-to-Card Printers 

Also, a “dye sublimation printers”, these are most common and use ink ribbons & cards to print. The print head inside direct-to-card printers prints directly onto the cards themselves. 

  • Faster Print Speeds 
  • Lower cost per card (Consumables are less expensive) 
  • Card designs will typically have a small white border around the edge of the card because the print head cannot go over the edge of the cards 
  • Designed for printing on regular PVC cards, or adhesive back cards 

The common questions asked when a company is looking to implement a new ID system is, “What ID card printer is best for our company? 

Since there are many different selections for ID card printers, the response to this inquiry depends on each company needs for their cards. That’s why it is always a best idea to speak with ID experts to help guarantee that you choose the machine that ultimately fits your card printing requirements. 

Magicard card (direct-to-card) printers: 

 

Magicard Pronto 

FEATURES 

SPECIFICATIONS 

  • Compact and portable ID card printer 
  • Anybody can print ID card with a Magicard Pronto 
  • Versatile – print color or rewrite cards 
  • With HoloKote visual security 
  • Single-sided printing 
  • Print technology: 

300dpi colour dye sublimation, monochrome, thermal rewritable 

  • Feed System: 

Manual 

  • Visual Security: 

4 Standard HoloKote designs/HoloPatch for a highly-visible gold seal on the card 

  • Print Speed: 

35s Color / 7s Monochrome 

 

Magicard Enduro3E 

FEATURES 

SPECIFICATIONS 

  • Robust and reliable mid-volume card printing 
  • Versatile and flexible card printing 
  • ID card issuance you can trust 
  • With HoloKote visual security
  • Single-sided printing Double-sided printing 
  • Print technology: 

300dpi colour dye sublimation, monochrome, thermal rewritable 

  • Feed System: 

Manual and hopper fed 

  • Visual Security: 

4 Standard HoloKote designs / HoloPatch for a highly-visible gold seal on the card 

  • Print Speed: 

100 cards per hour Color / 500 cards per hour Monochrome 

 

Magicard Rio Pro 360 

FEATURES 

SPECIFICATIONS 

  • Optimized - Advanced electronics and software platform provides enhanced performance 
  • Secure - can print an anti-fraud customized watermark on every card 
  • With HoloKote visual security 
  • Single-sided printing Double-sided printing 
    • Print technology: 

    300dpi colour dye sublimation, monochrome, thermal rewritable 

    • Feed System: 

    Manual and hopper fed 

    • Visual Security: 

    10 Customized Holokote designs / 10 Standard HoloKote designs / HoloPatch for a highly-visible gold seal on the card 

    • Print Speed: 

    200 cards per hour Color / 750 cards per hour Monochrome 

    Guide to start an ID printing business.

    Guide to start an ID printing business.

    There are different factors you need to consider before investing into a business. In ID printing business, you have to invest on time, knowledge and creativity.  

    Starting an ID printing business is a good business venture that can make big profits for anyone desiring to start a business. ID badges and passes are important for school, corporate office, government and event use. Look for clients who regularly need corporate IDs, school IDs, VIP or discount cards, loyalty cards, contact cards and labels. 

    Machines and consumables are everywhere, you just need to differentiate those of better quality that can help you run your business for long term.  

    Choose a supplier that provide whole solution packages, one that is able to provide consistent quality at various quantities.  

    If you are looking for trusted ID printing supplier that can give excellent services and high quality of machines and consumable, you're in the right spot.  

    Competitive Card Solutions is the leading provider of identification products and solutions in the Philippines. Lets’ keep in touch. 

    Getting involved in this industry, you need to recognized exactly what type of machine you will need to buy. Once you have the appropriate type of machine on hand, you can start printing and bringing in revenue for your business. 

    You can check our products and solutions at CCS.COM.PH 

    2021 – Is your ID card printer ready to print?

    2021 – Is your ID card printer ready to print?

    Year 2021, as more companies think about returning to offices and workspaces, it’ll be more important than ever to make sure that your ID card printer is on best form and ready for printing 

    Here are some tips and some questions you should be asking to ensure your ID card printer is ready for action.

    1. Clean your ID card printer 

    As employees return to work, most people will be concerned about keeping everything clean. But something that should not be overlooked is the inside of your ID card printer. The inner parts are extremely sensitive to dust and tiny bit s of debris. 

    Before you print ID cards, you should run a thorough printer cleaningIt is important to ensure the printhead is completely clean of any dust and dirt before starting to print. 

    It might not have been getting much use, but it’s possible whilst sat inactive that more dust than usual will have gotten into the external parts. To attain a high-quality print and minimize the possibility of a ribbon breaking, it is important to do this as soon as you turn on your ID card printer for the first time after not using it for a while.

    2. Stock for cards and accessories  

    You can’t remember how many cards you’ve printed with your current ribbon?  You can look the printer status that allows you to check the ribbon's status,  machine’s status, and make settings related to the machine.  

    Aside from checking printer status and ensuring the ID card printer is clean,  make sure that your ID cards are also clear of any dust or dirt before attempting  to print. A problem that can cause cards to jam.  

    It’s also important to ensure you’re well stocked of ribbon, cards and accessories  for your printing needs. 

    If you need any help getting your ID card printer up and running, our dedicated support staff are on hand to help. 

    • Jahaziel Romero
    Things to consider when buying an ID card printer

    Things to consider when buying an ID card printer

    Things to consider when buying an ID card printer

    Maybe you’re buying a card printer for the first time or your looking to replace your outdated machine. Regardless of which one is. You probably ask yourself what you need to consider to make sure you made the right choice.

    With CCS, we have all the tools, consumables, accessories, and ID card printers you need to bring your card printing operation in-house. But before you purchase an ID card printer, here are the things you should consider:

    • VOLUME REQUIREMENT – Card printers offer specific settings and an output capacity on how many cards can be printed on a monthly basis. You will need to choose a model of printer that can handle your monthly capacity. The right printer depends on how many Ids or cards you will need to print in a given year.
    • RELIABILITY – Owning an equipment, reliability and durability are critically important. Not only do you want a reliable machine that will last for the long term, but you also want one that is reliable and can produce high printing quality at all times.
    • COST – The cost of a card printer is important and can vary based on the printer’s capabilities. Your total cost is highly dependent on other related consumables such as printer ribbons, cards, and cleaning kits.
    • SECURITY FEATURES – Is it important that your cards be highly secure and tamper-proof. You need to consider a security add on which customizes each card with a unique impression, like your logo. Custom holographic laminates are also available, adding both durability and security to your card design.

    CCS can help you find the right ID card printer, as well as other supplies and consumables you will need to produce high quality ID cards in-house. We have all of the ID cards, ID holders, card printers and accessories you need and the expertise to help you make the right decision for your business. Give us a call today!

    • Jahaziel Romero