This entire setup does exactly what it is supposed to do. Print IDs and go forth with it. No hopper exists so blanks must be fed in manually. One advantage is that you can print two side cards on it, even though it is a onesided printer. I had to take advantage of the easy installation of the card design software that is included with the printer.
We are all pleased with our Magiccard Pronto ID Printer, after years of paying extremely high prices for our student ID cards I suggested we invest in our own ID printer. We looked around and found this a great deal. I have to say, we are enraptured. It is the second year with this printer, and it will have paid for itself. The students are paid less, and we don't have to pay the same amount of cash. The ID cards come out very clearly and the Bodno Software included is easy to use. It works on both Mac and PC, and works seamlessly with our printer.
The setup consisted of connecting the printer to a USB cable and inserting the USB stick with the program and license. The software was simple to understand and use. Within a few hours, we completed the setup, designed our ID cards, built my employee database with pictures, and began printing ID cards.
It was very easy to use. Even printing a card wouldn't print. I called the software's support representative and placed a request for service. They called back a few minutes prior to their closing time. They are working on a solution. It turns out that the card format is not functioning properly. They fixed the problem, and have not had any issues since. It is right for our small business.
We purchased the Badgy 200 to print ID cards for new employees. We provide home healthcare to seniors and it is important for our badges to be easy to recognize and read. I enjoy watching The Badgy, which accomplishes both goals for us. We only print five to seven cards per week and this will take less than 15 minutes to print. Therefore, we do not require a highvolume printer. We are very happy with the resolution, color, and clarity. We can use photos taken from a webcam, cellphone or from social media sources. We had a problem with the computer not recognizing the printer when we first installed. I called technical support and they responded quickly, we got back within twelve hours. This is a much better customer service experience than what I have had with other tech companies. We were very pleased with our purchase and highly recommend this to others.
The Badgy 200, is a wonderful ID maker, we are a small program. They are able to do the things the expensive machines cannot do, high volume output cards with Excel spreadsheets or one card at a time. It is great quality, easy to use, and great customer support if you get confused or have an issue. It is a great badge maker for small businesses.
We bought this just so we could do one job for a customer. We were impressed to find that something under $1,000 could meet the need. As a matter of fact, we were impressed by the quality and ease of installation as well as the software that was included. This is a very nice and inexpensive bundle that will get you started printing these type of cards. We are looking for new ways to use it for our own needs.
A great little workhorse. It takes a time to become accustomed to using a thumb drive. The problem was with my new MacBook Pro and the new ports, but I bought a replacement, and it works great.
These really work nicely in their advertised purposes. As others have pointed out, manipulate very carefully before printing the cards to avoid marks on the cards. I correctly applied a coat of primer and then a top coat. Once printed however the ink was extremely faint and continued to smear long after it would have normally dried had there not been any paint. It was before I knew that there was a special coating for ink absorption. I just thought that the PVC card or the material itself was somehow designed to absorb the ink. I have done this on several of the cards I have printed, and after drying they feel nice and smooth like a typical card would, and not having the odd texture on them. I use a topcoat sealant that simply sprays on to my credit card. I hope this helps.
I bought these just to try out some gift cards that I need to make for my Color Street business. I have never done this before. I was unaware of the expected outcome. I own a Pixma Pro 100, and this is perfect. I purchased the K card for my printer to print onto the cards. These look exactly like real gift cards. I did not like how they felt after printing. They put on a coat of something to receive the ink on their card. So, it kind of have a slight tacky feel, even though the cards do appear shiny. I read somewhere that someone sprayed some top coat on the card, to remove it. I sprayed Krylon UV clear coat with barely sprayed, and the cards felt very smooth when dry. I would recommend these cards for all of your card needs. 'These products are excellent value, and are incredibly good value.
These cards are amazing and vibrant and you can print tiny barcodes on them with no issues. This system is superior to all other ineffective printers that I have received lame and blurry thermal PVC cards at various locations. The only difference between them and thermal PVC is that they look tacky as though they have been slightly rubberized. If you put them in a plastic ID card holder on a lanyard or clip, it is impossible to tell the difference. There is not a problem if you fix a print as they are inexpensive. In addition to actual corporate identifications, I print cards for my friends just for fun. Everyone I have given them has been impressed. I do not tell them that I printed them with less than a $100 investment. Those who haven't used inkjet PVC before will appreciate a few extra tips. You require a Brainstorm tray which should cost around $20. If you do not have a compatible printer, then the Canon TS8120 is good and compatible with the M tray. It is not possible to get anything more expensive if you really needed a more expensive printer. I do not have a penis, so I need a card printer. Download the templates, enable the calibration layer, then print and adjust your printable safe zone boundary lines. Please save the template so there are no problems with alignment. You are able to afford to pay a fraction of the cost of calibrating the template. Third, do not fear bleed printing. That is the term for printing exceeding the limits. The edges will print onto the tray itself, but the printer will print right to the edge of the cards, too. When you remove the card, use the holes in the back to poke out the ink on the tray. I wash my lens once I have finished. Please make sure your glasses are clean before you clean the tray. You can use any moistened towelette of your choice. I have a large box of them to work with. Although I have not attempted smearing, I have not witnessed any muffling. In conclusion, you may want to use the Clearcoat method to eliminate the tacky texture that Christopher A. mentioned in his review. I was able to help one card I attempted, however I cannot afford to purchase plastic ID cards for my own use. The cards are not going to go unnoticed. I searched online for stickers to place on top of the cards, but none I found were large enough, so you should stick with the clear coat. Obviously it will also help with durability.
The layout in the sellers page is enough to print any cards. My sister designed the cards for her friends and family in photoshop setting up the image to 3.50 X 2.25 Bordeless for Canon J Tray. Cards have the same thickness as a standard credit card and can be printed in both sizes. To avoid scratches and stains on the blank surface, handle with care before printing. I believe that you will be able to handle them after printing the cards. After each printing, remove the cards, and clean the card tray with towel paper. Then you are ready to continue printing.
An extremely good printer, and customer service.
We send these with our vinyl decal order. Many of the decals say that you will need to use an older credit card to apply them. We included a personal selection with each order. It allows us to continue to market our business and make application easier for our customers. They do a great job.
I was hoping to use the blank card blanks along with the erasable markers from Frixion to make temporary cards for play testing a tabletop game. Unfortunately the ink from the Frixion Pens never really dries onto the surface. In that case, they weren't a good fit for my purposes. I bought two to three sticker labels for them and attached them to plastic cards. They were exactly as advertised, and I was able to use them. I will likely continue to purchase the items because my replacement workaround is good enough, and I purchased a lot of label stickers as well.
My husband used my ID badge holder as a template, and cut a notch in them. These are more than worth the money spent. They are strong and stable and can be used multiple times for years without the use of a water or paper towel.
There is not much to say about them. I used blank cards in shooting because they are essentially plastic and blank. I can write a single stage worth of data on a card, use it for that stage, then replace it with the next stage. I use Sharpie fine tip permanent markers and clean the cards the end of the day using rubbing or isopropyl alcohol.
We did extensive research when we decided to upgrade our current badge printer from direct to card technology. In the end, we made a decision based on whether the printer represented the right balance of features and price. We could not be happier with our choice. The printer has been fantastic from initial setup to ease of use to qualifying of printing.
This printer is printing employee badges well. Card Imaging provides technical support with the retransfer system if you purchase a printer from them. They were very helpful when I called them about a certain setting I needed to use in configuring the driver for the printer.
It's the best card printer I have ever had. It is very fast and portable. I would recommend it to others. You will not regret purchasing it.
It is a great badge printer. If you are having difficulty printing, then this printer could be the solution for you. We had the cheaper printers manufactured in Fargo which did printing directly onto the card and had inconsistent prints. This type of printer places the image on a layer of film which is then applied to the card, eliminating inconsistencies. We purchased them last year, and are very pleased with them. This model is highly recommended and the reseller we used through Amazon is an authorized distributor, thus the manufacturers warranty and support is available. Have a careful look before placing your order.