Whether you are super conscious or not, there’s possibility that you’d encounter some problems while printing your ID cards. Even if you went ahead to purchase the best printers in the market, ID card printing problems occur due to several reasons. But when problems occur, it does mean there’s no solution to it. The purpose of this article is to familiarize you with the common problems you may encounter while printing ID card. Most of the possible errors are due to improper handling of the printers. So let’s quickly look at some of the problems.
Problem with the printer ribbon
ID card printing is a series of long process, which starts with information gathering, follow by double checking the information in the database, processing and laying out of card, and finally printing of card. The pain is when you have taken your time to follow the whole steps, and just before you start printing you notice that the ribbon is broken. Unfortunately, the whole plan is shattered! Your ID card printing is paused because there’s nothing you can do. Then what’s your next hope? The only solution at that time is to roll the ribbon forward in order to print the card. However, you need to clean the printer using cleaning kit that comes with it so as to prevent the same issue from reoccurring.
Cleaning would also prevent print head dirt that can cause stains on the card, and card feed errors. You need to be careful with the card design, as this could also cause the ribbon to break. Similar problem may occur while using very dark colors, so try to avoid it.
Error with barcodes after printing
This is one of the common problems you may encounter while printing ID cards. It leads to barcodes not working when scanned. The major reason for such error is incorrect driver settings. Printing of ID card should be done using “true resin black process” instead of “composite card process”.
On the event that the settings are not accurate, pull out the ribbon and examine the panel. If the card is printed using composite printing, the barcode may not scanned properly because the panel have something similar to barcode. In order to set the tab to k-resin, you need to revisit the printing settings, then click “apply” to be sure the settings have been saved.
Excellent brands may save you from ID card printing problems
Some ID card printing problems are common with less quality printers. Fortunately, you can avoid such problems by purchasing topnotch brands such as Evolis, Fargo, and Zebra printers. These are the trusted printers that can save you time and avoid ID card printing problems.
Getting the best printer may not prevent errors if you don’t take proper care of them. You need to do your part in order to prevent errors. Read the user manual and follow instructions while operating the printer.
How you maintain the printer also determine the quality of card produced.