Polaroid P3000E Digital Photo ID Card Printer Review

Polaroid P3000E Digital Photo ID Card PrinterDoes your business, school or organization need ID cards for security and organizational purposes? There are a few ways you can go about doing this. One of the most popular, and modern ways, is by using a digital ID card printer. If you decide to go this route, you should take a serious look at the Polaroid P3000E digital ID card printer (found here).

Years ago people used to take pictures using a Polaroid ID camera, with instant film, to create ID cards. This process usually involved die cutting the picture, gluing it to a card and laminating it. Polaroid now makes ID card printers that ultimately do the same thing, but print everything in full color on and PVC card. The end results look professional.

The Polaroid P3000E id card printer is a single-sided full color printer that is one of the most affordable models we offer that is capable of printing full color edge-to-edge at a speed of 160 full-color cards per minute. It can print text, full-color photos, bar codes and much more.

While designed for single-sided printing, you can do double-sided printing by flipping the cards and printing on the other side. The disadvantage to doing this is decreased speed (versus a double-sided ID printer) and the potential of scratching the printed side while printing the other.

This ID card printer is available in both monochrome and full-color designs. You can also get it with or without a magnetic stripe encoder. It is connected to a computer via a USB cable and works with Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7. The printer itself is as easy to set up as an inkjet printer. Drivers are included.

The quality on the Polaroid ID card printers is considered to be some of the best available and the print holds up well with use and time. The cards produced by the Polaroid P3000E ID card printer can be placed in a wallet, be put in a badge holder or be slot-punched for use with a lanyard.

One thing many people complain about with ID card printers is the printer ribbon. The Polaroid P3000E makes ribbon changing easy. Simply pull out the used cartridge and put the new one in. There is no difficult feeding or loading involved. I would compare it to being as easy as changing out the ink cartridge in your inkjet printer.

The Polaroid P3000E includes its own ID Card Maker photo ID software. For more complex Photo ID software needs, we do offer Card 5 ID card software, Asure ID software and EPISuite ID card software. You can find all our available ID card software here.

Overall the Polaroid P3000E is a great system to have. It can be used in most schools, businesses and organizations. You shouldn’t be intimidated by the idea of making your own ID cards in-house. It is remarkably easy to do and the P3000E simplifies the process even more.

You can find the Polaroid P3000E digital ID card printer here. You can find our entire selection of ID card printers here.

Keith Barlow

Keith is a third generation office equipment expert. ABC Office was started by his grandfather back in 1980 and he is proud to be caring on the values that made ABC Office what it is today… unsurpassed selection, detailed information, low prices, and courteous support.

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