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Paper ID Cards vs. Plastic ID Cards

Paper ID Cards vs. Plastic ID Cards

If you are currently printing your ID badges on paper and then laminating them by hand, you already know how time-consuming and tedious this process can be. Even if you're only producing 25 cards, the amount of time it takes to print and the cost of the materials can both add up quickly.

The paper/lamination method usually costs anywhere from $1.50-$3.50 per card, while printing directly to a durable plastic card will only cost you about 35¢ - 45¢ per card - for full color!

If you're looking to make the transition from paper ID cards to plastic ones, ID Wholesaler offers entry-level, easy-to-use ID card printing systems for printing plastic ID cards. One of the best things about the card printer systems we offer is that they come complete with everything you need to get started, including:

  • an ID card printer
  • ID card software
  • color ribbon
  • PVC cards
  • webcam

Two popular systems are the Fargo DTC1250e card printer system or the Evolis Primacy card printer system. Both of these systems were designed to make things as easy as possible for the first time user. No need to figure out what you need, we already have it bundled for you. The camera, plastic ID cards, printer, and software all work nicely together.

ID Wholesaler can also provide training and installation assistance to further simplify the process for you.

Printing on plastic instead of paper is, of course, more durable. More importantly, however, plastic ID badges have a more professional and finished look, which is a more modern and proper way to represent your organization and your brand.

Call one of our ID Professionals today to discuss your ID card and card issuance needs. We're here to make the process as easy as possible for you: (800) 321-4405.

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