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Resource Center

Welcome to our resource center. On this page, you will find links to resource pages that may expand your understanding of the equipment that we sell and support at Newbart Products, including: photo ID systems, card printers, ID cameras, photo ID software, PVC/Proximity cards and ID badge accessories. 

Please read the brief summaries below. If you’re interested in learning more about any particular item, click on the corresponding page titles to be taken to that information page. 

About Digital Card Printers: Digital card printers have been available to the public for many years – although some markets still use the ‘Polaroid’ style or the cut & paste laminated card process. This page will give you an overview of the technology behind current digital card printers & photo ID systems.

Choosing an ID Card Printer:There are many brands of ID card printers from which to choose including Fargo, Zebra – Eltron, Evolis, Magicard, Nisca, Persona and Datacard. This page will help identify features that you may want to consider, as well as questions that you may wish to answer prior to your card printer purchase.

Technology Cards:There are several types of technology or ‘smart’ card types that you may be considering – depending upon your application. We review the most common technology card types – Contact Smart Card, Contactless Smart Card, Combi Card, Proximity Card and Hybrid Cards on this page.

ID Dictionary: Every industry spawns its own terminology – Digital card printing is no different. Please explore this page of common terms and definitions.

Advanced Card Security: There are many ways to help ensure plastic or technology card authenticity. Holography, Etching, MicroText, Card Perforation, UV Ink, Ghost Images, Watermarking, etc. This page will explore some of the current technologies available to ensure that ID cards and documents are valid. Zebra Technology provides an excellent primer on card security in .pdf here.

Advanced Hardware Security: Some card printer manufacturers have developed features that assist you with protecting your ID card printer or system from unauthorized use. We briefly summarize the applicable features on this page.

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