Identify Yourself. Helping You Find The Right ID Card Printer

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 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 card printer that best matches your needs.

Easy To Use

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

Sandra works for a primary school with around 50 staff and wanted to spend as little as possible but wanted a printer that is both very reliable and extremely easy to use.

She thinks the IDP Smart 30 is cute, likes that it doesn't take up much space on her desk and isn't noisy.

IDP Smart 30
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IDP Smart 30



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

Brian is the security guard for a multi-tenant office block and is responsible for printing photo ID cards for staff, visitors and contractors.

He utilises the covert UV ink printing function on the IDP Smart 50 to add low level security to the cards.

IDP Smart 50
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IDP Smart 50



ID Card. It reads OfficeSupplies, Charlotte Low, Accountant

Charlotte works for a large Blue Chip company with over one thousand employees on site.

Security is key for Charlotte and she utilises the Rio Pro's excellent Holokote print function to add overt security to the cards.

Magicard Rio
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Magicard Rio Pro


High Definition

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

Daniel simply wants the best possible print quality.

He works for a large design company where quality and corporate appearance are top of the agenda. The detailed text and vibrant colours from the HDP5000 make it the stand out winner.

Datacard SR300
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Fargo HDP5000



ID Card. It reads Infinite Travel, Carl Lowther.

Carl prints travel concession cards in large volumes for a national contract.

He needs reliability, excellent print quality, low cost per print and the fastest possible print speed.

IDP Smart 70
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IDP Smart 70



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

Paul prints accreditation/license cards for people that successfully complete a training course.

It’s imperative that the cards aren’t copied and cost’s kept low making the DTC5500LMX the perfect choice for Paul.

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We’ve also created 4 boxes below which show you our most popular, most reliable and highest quality ID card printer machine for easy viewing. Don't forget we're here to answer your questions, or you can download a copy of our free card printer buying guide for some more helpful tips.

Why Buy Your New Photo ID Printer From 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.

Alongside printers we also stock an unrivalled range of 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.