Single-sided card printers, sometimes simply referred to as simplex card printers, are ID card printers designed to create one-sided plastic ID cards and badges.
Technically, single-sided card printers are still able to print on both sides of ID cards, but it requires the operator to manually flip cards into a feeder or hopper. Single-sided card printers don't have the built-in flipper mechanism that rotates the card automatically.
Two of the most common types of simplex printers are direct to card and reverse transfer, but inkjet printers are available as well. Some simplex printers are field-upgradable to be able to print double-sided (duplex), usually by installing a flipper module.
Most simplex printers create credit card-sized cards (3.370"x 2.125"). Oversized simplex printers create larger card formats, including 3.375" x 4.875", 3.46" x 5.5", 3.5" x 5.5" and 4" x 6".
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