There are many benefits of purchasing a duplex card printer over a single sided card printer in terms of cost-effectiveness and convenience. We've outlined these in more detail below;
Additional manual handling
With a single side printer, if you want to print on both sides of the card, you will have to manually turn over the card to print the back, which is a time consuming process. This is unnecessary if you have a duplex card printer, as it is designed to print both sides without any manual handling required.
If you are using a single side printer to print both sides of a card, there's a chance that manual handling could leave oil or dust residue. Unfortunately, cards that have been contaminated with oil, dust or other substances often end up with the dyes not being properly applied when printing occurs. There is also the danger that these substances on the card's surface could result in damage to the print head. This won't happen with a duplex card printer.
Waste of standard colour ribbon
Often, when printing the back of a card, you'll only require one colour text, which means that it's a waste of the standard colour ribbon if you have a single side printer. A duplex printer gives you the option to use different colour ribbons for the front and back of a card, which is more cost-effective.
Different templates required
Because the front and back of a card use different templates for printing, with a single side printer changing these templates takes far more time than with a duplex printer, which can be preset with these different templates.
Save on card supply costs
As you use more ribbons and lamination materials with a single side printer, by investing in a duplex printer, you will save money in the future.
To discover more about duplex printers and the range we supply, contact our friendly team at ID Supplies. We have high quality card printers that offer superior resolutions for all types of applications, at very affordable rates, so contact us today for a quote.