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HID® Card Types, Programming & Ordering Finally Explained

If you're looking for the right door access card or fob for your business, you've come to the right place. In this article we will explain the types of access control cards and how to identify HID® card types for re-ordering correctly. In addition to that we will...

How to Make an Employee ID Badge

  Savvy managers look at their employee ID badge budget, and ask: Why can't we print employee ID badges in-house to fit our organization's needs? After reading this article, you'll feel more confident about creating your own employee ID badges in-house. Employee...

Best Way to Print ID Cards

Are you wondering how to print ID cards for any use? The answer is simple: invest in an ID card printer system. You won't be sorry. Consider the cost per card (CPC) by a third-party printer or by your staff:Third-party printing and delivery CPC: $6 to $8.ID Card...

HID® Card Types, Programming & Ordering Finally Explained

HID® Card Types, Programming & Ordering Finally Explained

If you're looking for the right door access card or fob for your business, you've come to the right place. In this article we will explain the types of access control cards and how to identify HID® card types for re-ordering correctly. In addition to that we will...

HID® Card Types, Programming & Ordering Finally Explained

If you're looking for the right door access card or fob for your business, you've come to the right place. In this article we will explain the types of access control cards and how to identify HID® card types for re-ordering correctly. In addition to that we will...

How to Make an Employee ID Badge

  Savvy managers look at their employee ID badge budget, and ask: Why can't we print employee ID badges in-house to fit our organization's needs? After reading this article, you'll feel more confident about creating your own employee ID badges in-house. Employee...

Best Way to Print ID Cards

Are you wondering how to print ID cards for any use? The answer is simple: invest in an ID card printer system. You won't be sorry. Consider the cost per card (CPC) by a third-party printer or by your staff:Third-party printing and delivery CPC: $6 to $8.ID Card...

How to Find a Facility Code on a HID card

If you need to order more HID cards or need to enroll an HID card into your access control system, you may need help finding your facility code. There are multiple ways to find your facility code for your HID cards. The easiest way to find your facility code is to...

Used ID Card Printers

Easy Badges has added used ID card printers to their inventory. The used ID card printer inventory includes a variety of printers and capabilities including single sided, dual sided, and magnetic encoding. Some of the used card printers have over 4 years left on their...

How to do a Routine Printer Cleaning of the DTC1500

Video Transcription: This video on the Fargo DTC1500 printer shows you how to carry out routine cleaning. Open the input hopper and remove all the cards. Open the ribbon drawer and remove both the ribbon and the cleaning roller. Next replace the ribbon drawer. Remove...

How to Install OMNIKEY 5121 Contactless Encoder

Video Transcription: This video on the Fargo DTC1500 printer will show you how to install OMNIKEY contactless encoder. Disconnect the power and USB cables. Put the printer onto the front to remove the two screws that secure the top cover. Return the printer to an...

How to Install the Magnetic Encoder on the DTC1500

Video Transcription: This video on the DTC1500 printer will you show you how to install a magnetic encoder. Disconnect the power and USB cables. Flip the printer onto its front. Use a torque T10 screwdriver to remove these two screws. Return the printer to an upright...

How to Load the DTC1500 Print Ribbon

Video Transcription: This video on the DTC1500 Printer will you show how to load consumables. Remove the ribbon from its plastic cover. Open the printer ribbon drawer. Lift the cleaning roller tray. Install the ribbon supply and take up spools as shown. The supply...

How to Replace the Print Head on a DTC1500

Video Transcription: This video on the Fargo DTC1500 printer will show you how to replace the print head. Disconnect the printer power and USB cables. Tilt the printer onto its back. Remove the adhesive tape from the print head cover. Use a flat head screwdriver to...

How to Upgrade DTC1500 with Lamination Module

Video Transcription: This video on the FARGO DTC1500 demonstrates on how to add a lamination module to the printer. This field upgrade should only be carried out by an HID trained technician. Using a torque T10 screwdriver remove these two screws on the back of the...

How to Setup Your DTC1500 ID Card Printer

Video Transcription: This video on the DTC1500 will show you how to set up your card printer. First off open the printer box. Remove the insert tray and packing. Remove the printer from its plastic cover. The following items should be in the printer box. The printer...

How to Upgrade a DTC1500 Single Sided Printer to Dual Sided

Video Transcription: This video demonstrates how to convert a single sided printer into a dual sided one. Click start on your PC desktop. Select devices and printers. Right click on the DTC1500 printer icon. Click printing preferences. Select the device options tab....

Rio Pro 360 : Magicard to Announce New Version of Popular Rio Pro ID Printer

Magicard will be releasing more information soon on it's newest printer, the Magicard Rio Pro 360. The 360 version of the printer will feature an additional on-board Linux CPU allowing optimum flexibility for custom projects that require SDK development. This new...

ID Card Printers with Holograms – What are the Options & How to Choose?

Choosing the Right ID Printer with Hologram Capability Choosing the right ID printer with hologram capability is critical you’re looking to strengthen security, discourage counterfeiting and protect what matters most to your organization. Today, security breaches and...

ID Card Printer Review of Magicard Helix Printer

Video Transcription: Hi guys, it's Matt with Easy Badges with another ID card printer review. Today we are going to review the Magicard Helix ID card printer. I'm really excited for the Magicard Helix card printer review because the Helix is truly unique and I believe...

HID Announces 2 New Printers, Fargo DTC5500LMX & HDP5600

Yesterday HID announced the launch of its all-in-one ID card printing and lamination direct-to-card printer, the Fargo DTC5500LMX, and its new high definition card printer, the Fargo HDP5600 – both of which comprise HID’s new Professional Select Series of printers....

Evolis Announces New Limited Edition Black Primacy Bundle

To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Evolis launched a limited edition black version of the Primacy ID card printer. (PN PM1H0000RD-BLK). The new edition will feature a black and red cover with a carbon effect on its sides giving the card printer an industrial and...

New Magicard Enduro 3 Card Printer Launching Soon!

Magicard is adding some more bang for the buck into their mid-level card printer, the Enduro. The new version, the Magicard Enduro 3 card printer, is the same feature-packed card printer, but with added standard Ethernet connectivity (instead of USB only) and an...

Create Employee ID Cards Online But Don’t Stop There

With prices for entry level ID printer systems starting at $800.00, ID card printers can be outside of some companies budgets. If that is the case, creating ID cards online and having them shipped to you is a great option. Easy Badges has partnered with...

What’s the Best ID Card Printer? 2015 Edition

 What's the best ID card printer you ask? Well I have a question for you- what's the best cell phone on the market? Most of us have had this debate with our friends or family at some point. Personally I like my Android Galaxy S3. I haven't made the leap to the newer...

What’s the best cheap ID card printer?

I frequently get asked, "What's a good, cheap id card printer? I personally don't like the word cheap, I prefer inexpensive. So here are a couple of quality, inexpensive card printers great for printing only a handful of badges or all the way up to 1,000 cards per...

First Look at the New Magicard Helix Printer

UPDATE- Magicard Helix sneak peak video and brochure available here I was fortunate enough this spring to get an early look at the Magicard Helix card printer at the ISC West tradeshow. Many of the top dealers, including myself, were very impressed with the new...

Fargo DTC550 Ribbon Installation

1.) Open up the cover. 2.) Pull back on the blue latch hooks to release the printhead arm and pull the printhead arm to its fully open position. 3.) To load the ribbon: Place the supply end of the print ribbon in between the two hubs. The print ribbon comes wound on a...

Fargo DTC550 Ribbon Jam

If your Fargo DTC550 is experiencing ribbon jams, this is likely due to very dark colors in your ID card design. If you are using very intense colors, especially dark reds, the ribbon may be melting onto the card causing "ribbon wrinkle" or jams. Try reducing the...

Wrong Ribbon Error for a Fargo DTC550

Troubleshooting a "Wrong Ribbon Error" for a Fargo DTC550 1.) Go to your printer driver. 2.) Select Device Options 3.) Select Auto Ribbon Select button. Printer will then auto-detect the ribbon you are using.

How to run a Fargo DTC550 Self Test

1.) Press the Menu button on the front the Fargo DTC550. 2.) Select "Print Test Image." 3.) Choose "Gray Align Test" and a card will print.  

Fargo DTC550 Ribbon Breaking

Is your Fargo DTC550 ribbon breaking? Ribbon breaking or tearing is one of the most common issues in card printing. In most cases, the issues can be resolved quite simply. First, it's important to determine if the break is straight or if it is jagged as each is...

PVC vs Composite Cards

What is the difference between PVC and composite cards for ID printing? PVC is the standard material and works well for most ID printing jobs. If you are using a dye-sub ID card printer and not laminating, use a standard PVC card. Our standard blank PVC cards However...

How do ID Card Printers Work?

ID card printers work by utilizing the ink panels from a color ribbon to apply the image onto or into a PVC card. To use these ribbons, ID badge printers utilize one of two printing processes, either direct-to-card or reverse transfer. direct-to-card ID printers work...

HID® Card Types, Programming & Ordering Finally Explained

If you're looking for the right door access card or fob for your business, you've come to the right place. In this article we will explain the types of access control cards and how to identify HID® card types for re-ordering correctly. In addition to that we will...

How to Make an Employee ID Badge

  Savvy managers look at their employee ID badge budget, and ask: Why can't we print employee ID badges in-house to fit our organization's needs? After reading this article, you'll feel more confident about creating your own employee ID badges in-house. Employee...

Best Way to Print ID Cards

Are you wondering how to print ID cards for any use? The answer is simple: invest in an ID card printer system. You won't be sorry. Consider the cost per card (CPC) by a third-party printer or by your staff:Third-party printing and delivery CPC: $6 to $8.ID Card...

How to Find a Facility Code on a HID card

If you need to order more HID cards or need to enroll an HID card into your access control system, you may need help finding your facility code. There are multiple ways to find your facility code for your HID cards. The easiest way to find your facility code is to...

Used ID Card Printers

Easy Badges has added used ID card printers to their inventory. The used ID card printer inventory includes a variety of printers and capabilities including single sided, dual sided, and magnetic encoding. Some of the used card printers have over 4 years left on their...

How to do a Routine Printer Cleaning of the DTC1500

Video Transcription: This video on the Fargo DTC1500 printer shows you how to carry out routine cleaning. Open the input hopper and remove all the cards. Open the ribbon drawer and remove both the ribbon and the cleaning roller. Next replace the ribbon drawer. Remove...

How to Install OMNIKEY 5121 Contactless Encoder

Video Transcription: This video on the Fargo DTC1500 printer will show you how to install OMNIKEY contactless encoder. Disconnect the power and USB cables. Put the printer onto the front to remove the two screws that secure the top cover. Return the printer to an...

How to Install the Magnetic Encoder on the DTC1500

Video Transcription: This video on the DTC1500 printer will you show you how to install a magnetic encoder. Disconnect the power and USB cables. Flip the printer onto its front. Use a torque T10 screwdriver to remove these two screws. Return the printer to an upright...

How to Load the DTC1500 Print Ribbon

Video Transcription: This video on the DTC1500 Printer will you show how to load consumables. Remove the ribbon from its plastic cover. Open the printer ribbon drawer. Lift the cleaning roller tray. Install the ribbon supply and take up spools as shown. The supply...

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