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 Continual repairs to an outdated card printer can add up or downtime for your card production.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 TIP: Be 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 a 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!