ID Card Printers

We understand that trying to find the right ID card printer with little product knowledge or experience is challenging, so here at Digital ID, our ID badge printer experts have done the hard work for you. We have created 6 unique personas that best describe our customers’ requirements when it comes to printing high-quality staff ID cards. Take a closer look at each persona and select the right plastic ID card printer that best matches your needs.

Easy To Use

ID Card. Red House Pimary, Sandra Stuart. Maths Teacher.

Sandra works as a receptionist in a busy primary school with around 50 staff. She wanted to keep cost down and also wanted a printer that would be easy for herself and colleagues to use.

She likes the fact that the printer isn't noisy, looks cute and it fits nicely on her desk.

IDP Smart 30
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IDP Smart 30



ID Card. Green Watch, Brian Jones, Head of Security.

Brian is the head of security within a busy office building that has 50+ tenants. He is responsible for printing ID cards for staff, visitors and contractors.

He opted to use the UV ink printing function on the IDP Smart 50 which adds a layer of visual security to each card.

IDP Smart 50
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IDP Smart 50



ID Card. OfficeSupplies, Charlotte Low, Accountant

Working for a large Blue Chip company and managing over 1,000+ staff on-site means security was a key essential for Charlotte.

Choosing the Rio Pro meant Charlotte could add a Custom Holokote® watermark print to each card, which reduces the risk of the card being duplicated.

Magicard Rio
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Magicard Rio Pro


High Definition

ID Card. Tribeca Design agency, Daniel Kay, Graphic Designer

Daniel wants the highest print quality possible.

As the manager of a design agency, he works with well-known brands, meaning corporate appearance and card quality are high up on the agenda. The HDP5000 delivers vibrant colours and detailed text making it the stand out winner.

Datacard SR300
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Fargo HDP5000



ID Card. Infinite Travel, Carl Lowther.

Carl was recently awarded a national contract for printing 10,000 + travel concession cards.

He needed the fastest printer possible, a low cost per print and reliability. The IDP Smart 70 exceeds in all 3 and comes complete with an unrivalled 5-year manufacturer warranty.

IDP Smart 70
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IDP Smart 70



ID Card. It reads FastFork, Paul Russell qualified to drive Electric Pallet Truck.

Paul needs to print secure accreditation and licence cards that he can then issue to his students that complete a training course with his company.

It’s imperative that the cards stand the test of time, and that reissuing costs are kept low. Therefore, making the Fargo DTC5500LMX an excellent choice.

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Browse Our 2017 ID Card Printer Range

Are you looking for a specific printer model? With over 30 different ID card printing machines in stock from leading manufacturers such as Magicard, IDP Smart and Fargo, so we’re confident in saying we can help you.

Simply click on the box of your preferred brand below to see the entire range of printers we stock.

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Why Should You Choose Digital ID?

We’ve been helping businesses choose the right card printer for over 25 years now and have over 20,000 happy customers who can vouch for us. We’re also the official UK distributors for Magicard, IDP Smart, Datacard and Fargo plastic ID card printers meaning genuine products, the best prices and unrivalled pre and post-sale printer support. In February 2017 we were also awarded the prestigious Magicard “Global Dealer Of The Year” for 2016, you can read more about our award here.

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Alongside printers we also stock an unrivalled range of card printer ribbons, lanyards and holders offering a complete service at the best price. Put us to the test today and see how much you could save.