HID Global, manufacturer of a leading brand of ID card printers, has released a new video displaying the features of the Fargo DTC4000 ID card printer/encoder. This adaptable printer is able to meet not only current printing needs, but is adaptable to changes in your future printing requirements. This printer has a password protected login and has the capability to print fluorescent images to increase card security. Additional features are displayed in the video below.
We would love to hear your comments about this card printer. Do you own one? If so, please let us know about the printers strengths and weaknesses below.
The Fargo DTC4500 ID card printer is a high volume single side or dual sided versatile printer from HID Global. This printer has built in USB and ethernet connectivity as well as optional encoding ranging from magentic stripes to various smart card encoding. A look at this printer can be found in HID’s new video:
Do you have a Fargo DTC4500 id card printer system? If so, we would love to hear what you think about it. Please let us know below.
Greg Stephens, owner of Safe-Card ID, demonstrates how to manually clean the Evolis Dualys plastic card printer in the following video.
Steps for Cleaning the Evolis Dualys:
1. Open the printer lid.
2. Remove the print ribbon.
3. Remove the card hopper.
4. Insert the cleaning card into the card hopper.
5. Move the thickness guage to 40 ml.
6. Return the card hopper back into the printer.
7. Quickly push the power button and let go
8. When the card ejects from the printer, remove the cleaning roller from the back of the printer.
9. Open the cleaning wipe and clean the cleaning roller.
10. Place the cleaning roller back into the printer.
11. Prepare the head cleaning wipe and gently wipe the printhead.
12. Replace your print ribbon.
13. Close the printer lid.
Once the steps above are completed, your Evolis Dualys is clean and you should be ready to print.
Safe-Card ID is an authorized dealer for Evolis card printing products. Feel free to contact us 704-535-5200 for additional information about ID card printing.
HID Global, a leading manufacturer of ID card printers and security products provides a over the edge printer that exceeds the standards of the majority of ID card printers on the market. The following video illustrates the features of this rugged printer.
The printer shown is available in single and dual sided options. Other options include high security elements such as standard and custom holograms for a single side or both sides of the printer, mag stripe encoding, smart card encoding and more.
If you have specific questions about how this Fargo card printer can meet your organizational requirements, please contact our ID card experts at 888-485-4696. We would be happy to provide information about the Fargo HDP5000 to ensure you receive the correct printer system for your upcoming ID card program.
Our technical area is busy with different questions our customers have about printers and how customers can get the most efficient operation from them. One popular question about the Evolis brand printers is about the printhead removal and replacement. The following video was prepared to demonstrate how to remove a printhead from the Evolis Pebble printer and then replace it wil a different printhead.
1. Remove the hopper.
2. Open the top cover.
3. Push the support mechanism in to release the printhead.
4. Slide the printhead up and over the metal holder.
5. Unplug the wire harness.
6. Reverse the steps to put the new printhead into place.
Once the above steps are completed, the printer is ready for use.
If you need information about the Evolis printer brand, please contact our ID card experts at 888-485-4696.
The Safe-Card ID video team completed another instructional video to help Evolis printer owners know how to correctly change a printer ribbon in an Evolis Pebble and Evolis Dualys printer. Follow the steps below and you will be set to print.
Changing a print ribbon:
1. Open the printer cover.
2. Remove the ribbon from the packaging.
3. Lay the ribbon as indicated on the instruction panel in the printer, making sure that the ribbon runs over the top of the two spools.
4. Close the lid.
5. The printer will cycle through to start printing on the right panel.
If you need information about PVC card printing system, contact our experts at 888-485-4696. We would love to hear from you.
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In April of 2012, Safe-Card ID is adding litho grade PVC cards as a lower priced option in our PVC cardstock lineup. The PVC cards are the same size and thickness of traditional ID cardstock. 3.375″ x 2.125″ or 85.6 mm x 54 mm. The cards are 30 ml thick which is the same thickness as a standard credit card.
These cards will run through card printers as any 30 mil image grade cards. These cards, however, are not inspected in the same way as our standard grade cards. Almosst all of the cards are perfect graphic quality, but the fallout rate may be little higher than industry standard as the cards are not 100% inspected prior to release. There may be an occasional scratch or flaw on some of the cards found in the package.
Our ID card specialists would be happy to speak with you by phone or live chat about your card project and whether this cardstock would meet your card printing needs. Feel free to contact them at 888-485-4696.
Wonder what all the fuss is when you speak with our ID experts and they advise you to make sure your camera has a TWAIN driver for the best results in making photo id badges? Without a TWAIN driver, your process of taking photos for your ID cards goes something like this:
1. Have your employee pose for a picture and take it.
2. Save the photo taken to a folder on your computer.
3. Open the picture in a photo editing software.
4. Resave the picture.
5. Open the ID card software and import the selected photo into the photo box from the saved folder.
By using a camera with a workable TWAIN driver, most of the above steps are elminated. The picture can be taken in combination by the computer keyboard and the ID card software. The snapped picture will immediately show up in your software eliminating the steps of creating folders and saving pictures for future use.
Our current popular mid range camera is the HD Image Cam Pro. This camera has a TWAIN driver and has been tested with most popular badge design software on the market. Our ID card experts would love to assist you with more information about this camera solution.
HID has released a video illustrating the best features of their Asure ID 7 software. This software allows organizations to design and print custom ID cards that meet the specific organizational requirements. For a quick four minute overview, please view the following video.
If you need specific information about this software and how it may apply to your application, please contact our ID card experts at 888-485-4696. We would be happy to ensure that you select the correct version to provide just the cards you need.
Recently, we have had customers request printed custom ID cards that contain QR codes. This is becoming a popular way for various tracking. The codes are commonly placed in store windows, on restaurant menus and on websites to encourage customers to download specials and organizational information. They can also be used for time and attendance, access control and more. Most smart phones have application software that will allow the QR code to be read, analyzed and information transmitted that can speed up many business processes.
The ID card software we recommend for QR code printing is the Jolly ID Flow software. This badge design software has been recently upgraded and currently provides a platform for creating and printing QR codes that will print to the custom card.
Contact our ID card experts by phone, email or live chat to receive specific application information about QR code printing using id badge machines.