Accessories for ID Card Printers

Further to the blogs Before you buy an ID card printer-3 tips and Determining your card printing volume, it is important to consider how to consistently achieve the best printing quality and how to extend the lifespan of your printer.

Once you have bought your ID card printer, the next step consists of choosing accessories to protect your investment and to keep it working well and durably. Below are three accessories categories we recommend you to buy to achieve this goal.

1/ Functioning accessories:


Nowadays, large and small companies print ID cards and badges in-house. Indeed, this solution is both practical and economical since it allows printing and customising badges from bulk production to small printing volumes.

Just as it is important to choose the right printer, it is just as important to choose the right printer ribbons. At some point, you will have to change the ribbon of your ID card printer. When, will depend on how much printing you do, the type of ribbon, and the quality of the ribbon


The card on which you print your membership cards, loyalty cards, badge employee, etc is very impor tant. To choose the right type of cards, three elements have to be considered: 

  1. The type of cards your ID card printer is compliant with
  2. The card appearance you need
  3. The required level of security

If you require more details please consult our previous blog post – ID Cards.

2/ Cleaning products:

Over 50% of ID card printer problems are due to a lack of cleaning. Cards can carry debris internally when inserted into the printer. This can cause the risk of degrading your image quality through printing head damage. Therefore cleaning your printer is a simple way to maintain printing performance and quality.

3/ Protection accessories:

Your ID card printer could be damaged by dust, smoke, hair, water, spills, etc. So, protecting your investment from all these corrosive environmental contaminants is very important.

The refore, it’s important for you to take steps to prevent dust build-up within your machines.

Tip: You can also buy a Carry Case to transport and ship your ID Printer with confidence and peace of mind to demonstrations, off-site ID badging projects and tradeshows.

When buying the right ID card printer for your business, consider the accessories to buy in order to ensure its printing performance: functioning products such as cards and ribbons, cleaning products and protection accessories.

If have any questions or require more details, visit the accessories page in our online shop or contact us on + 353 1 460 2200