For companies that frequently need ID badges, it makes sense to implement the best possible system for ID production. Many organizations have opted to try their hand at in house production. In some cases that may make sense, but is it the best option for the majority of consumers? Here are a few reasons why you’re probably better off leaving the production to us:
ID System Purchase
Managing the production of all of your ID badges requires the purchase of expensive equipment and supplies. These items can be purchased as a packaged set or in separates but it’s certainly not cheap either way. Once it’s time to reorder supplies, you’ll need to know the exact item numbers and brands in order to ensure that you’re getting the proper supplies for your printer. Most ink ribbons look pretty much identical, so it can be frustrating if you don’t quite know what you’re looking for.
Some printers are better than others, but no printers are perfect. There will a day when you need to service your printer and that can be expensive. What’s more, the frequency of complication goes up when you don’t follow the proper operations protocol on a daily basis. Not to mention, there are hidden costs associated with cleaning supplies that you have to be aware of and keep on hand to ensure that your printer continues to function optimally.
Software & Technical Difficulties
In addition to the purchase of the printer and supplies, you’ll need to purchase the compatible computer software to run your printer. If you’re anything like me, this is a nightmare. Software installs can be frustrating to say the least, and if you don’t get it set up properly, you’re in for a few hours of troubleshooting. When you have a lot of others things do, this can easily turn into a big headache. Someone get the ibuprofen!
One of the benefits of working with our reps is the customized assistance. We have a team that can help you get exactly what you want out of your ID badges. If you’re not too creatively inclined, they can help you with your design or simply answer any questions you may have. If you’re going at it alone, that’s just it, you’re going at it alone. No one is there to help you through the design and print process.
Security Features & Accessories
Adding security features to your ID badges can be problematic when you’re printing in house because many features require the purchase of additional equipment. For instance, if you wanted to add holographic overly, you would need to purchase expensive laminate ribbon and a lamination unit. Or, if you wanted to use magnetic strip cards to swipe the time clock, you would need to buy an encoder with corresponding software in order to program your cards properly.
All of these things we can do at the drop of a hat. Save yourself the hassle and let us take care of the daunting details!