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ID Card Makers & ID Badge Printers

The You Print>Printers category here at eXpress badging offers a great selection of quality ID badge printers ideal for a range of ID applications. Whether replacing an ID card maker from an existing badging system or purchasing a plastic card printer for the first time, we have the industry’s most trusted brands at great prices. We have highlighted top-selling Fargo printers and Zebra card printers on this page and the complete stock can be seen by clicking the ID card maker’s logo above.

eXpress badging carries affordable ID printers for low to mid volume jobs all the way up to high-definition badge printers (HID) perfect for high volume environments. ID badge printers are capable of encoding magnetic stripes, RFID, printing on double sides and lamination to protect and extend the life of photo id badges. Browse each product’s description for a complete list of features, warranty details and read the helpful “Photo ID badge Printer- 101” FAQ’s below. Contact our support team and let our knowledge work for you!

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HID Fargo DTC-4500 Duplex Card Printer With Dual Lamination Module Zebra ZXP-7 - Dual Sided Color Card Printer
Our Price: $6,699.00
The Fargo DTC-4500 Printer is the number one choice for efficient, high-capacity card printing and encoding.

The Zebra ZXP-7 is a dual-sided color card printer optimized for fast full color printing.
Fargo HDP5000 High Definition PVC Card Printer HID Fargo DTC-4500 Card Printer
Fargo HDP5000 Printer produces high-definition IDs using reverse transfer technology. The Fargo DTC-4500 Printer is the number one choice for efficient, high-capacity card printing and encoding.
Zebra ZXP 7 - Single Sided Color Card Printer Zebra ZXP Series 3 Single Sided Card Printer
The ZXP 7 is Zebra's most popular card printer. Single-sided and prints in full color. Easy to use and compact, the ZXP Series 3 is best in class for high-quality low quantity printing
Zebra ZXP Series 1 Single Sided Card Printer
Our Price: $1,125.00
Easy to use and compact, the low cost ZXP Series 1 is the ideal choice for low volume ID badge and ID card printing.
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High Definition Printers High Volume — High Definition Printers (HDP) offer the highest print quality over conventional direct to card ID badge printers. HDP's reverse transfer printing is ideal when using proximity and contactless smart cards as they can have slight imperfections that will cause quality issues.
Lamination Modules
— When badge durability is a priority, using over-laminate media will extend the badge life beyond two years from image wear, fading and cracks. The investment in the lamination module and additional supplies will eliminate the need for clear pouch badge holders.
Direct To Card Printers High Volume — Direct to Card printers are the most commonly used printer technology today. The top of the line direct to card printers are designed for continuous printing during peak issuance periods. Direct to card printers print directly onto the card surface and produce very high quality graphics.
Direct To Card Printers Low to Mid Volume — Low to mid volume direct to card printers are ideal for the badging program where up to a couple hundred badges will be issued during the beginning stages, and then used for ongoing issuance.
Card Technology Integration — Most badge printers can be enabled with magnetic stripe, RFID, smart chip and contactless smart chip encoders. Most RFID cards are shipped pre-encoded and do not require an encoder module. All PVC card printers can print bar codes.
Support, Warranty & Repair — Most badge printers come with extended warranties and include several years of parts, labor and shared shipping. During the first year most badge printers include an express shipped loaner program to bridge the gap while your printer is being repaired.