Jolly ID Flow™ PVC ID card printing software as well as several tracking products that have ID card printing capabilities can be used to print single sided as well as double sided PVC ID cards with smart card encoding, magnetic stripes, RFID encoding, UV panel and many advance features.

Supported PVC card printers include:

Zebra / Eltron HiTi UltraMagicard
DNP Matica Chica Datacard
EDIsecure / XID-DIS Get Group / Toppan HID / Fargo

 

PVC Card Printers (FAQ)

  1. Can I create ID cards on a regular printer or do I need a PVC card printer?
  2. What type of printer do I need to print magnetic stripes?
  3. What should I consider when purchasing a PVC card printer?
  4. What are the different standard sizes used for ID cards?
  5. What is the cost difference between printing color and monochrome cards?
  6. What printing resolution do card printers support?
  7. Can PVC card printers print on both sides of a card?
  8. Can PVC card printers print barcodes?
  9. Where can I buy a PVC card printer and printing supplies?
  1. Can I create ID cards on a regular printer or do I need a PVC card printer?
    Yes, you can print ID cards on regular or slightly heavier paper stock using a laser or ink-jet printer. The ID cards can then be laminated or placed in badge holders to make them more durable. If you wish to use plastic cards (PVC cards), then you will need to use a PVC card printer. PVC card printers are used specifically for printing plastic cards.

  2. What type of printer do I need to print magnetic stripes?
    To print an ID card with a magnetic stripe a PVC card printer capable of printing magnetic stripes is required. Card printer manufacturers include UltraMagicard, Fargo, Zebra/Eltron and Datacard to name a few.

  3. What should I consider when purchasing a PVC card printer?
    Card printers vary in their functionality. Consider the following questions when looking for a PVC card printer.

    Do you need to print color ID cards?

    Do you need to print magnetic stripes?

    Do you need to print on both sides of the ID card?

    What resolution does the printer support?

    How long does the printer take to print a card?

  4. What are the different standard sizes used for ID cards?
    ID cards come in varying sizes depending on their application. The most commonly used size is called CR80 and is the size of a standard credit card. The US military uses a larger format called CR100. There are other sizes including CR50, CR60, CR70, CR79 and CR90. Most card printers are able to support any of the standard sizes.

  5. What is the cost difference between printing color and monochrome cards?
    Color ID cards are more expensive as they require color ink ribbons / cartridges. On a per card basis, a color ID card typically costs between 5 and 10 times more to produce than a similar monochrome card.

  6. What printing resolution do PVC card printers support?
    The majority of card printers print at 300 dpi. High-end card printers may support higher resolutions.

  7. Can PVC card printers print on both sides of a card?
    Double sided printing is typically an optional feature on PVC card printers.

  8. Can PVC card printers print barcodes?
    Yes.

  9. Where can I buy a PVC card printer and printing supplies?
    PVC card printers and supplies are not typically offered in office supply stores. Specialty vendors can often be found in your area or though the internet. We have several recommended resellers.
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