If several people will be operating your ID card printer, take note. I’ve found that this often leads to a higher rate of printhead failure.
Printhead failure is usually caused by dust or debris on a card that enters into the printer and damages a printhead pin. You’ll know that a printhead pin is damaged by an unprinted line running through the card.
Printhead replacement can be very costly. New printheads start at about $475 and are not covered under most manufacturer’s warranties if damaged due to improper care.
I have found that it is more cost effective in the long run to use a retransfer printer in these situations, such as the Fargo HDP5000. A retransfer printer’s printhead never touches the card, so there’s less chance for printhead failure, Plus, most retransfer printers offer a lifetime warranty! The investment in a retransfer printer has saved many organizations time and money.
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