Best ID Card Design Software

What is the Best ID Card Software?

This is one of the most common questions we get asked and so, today we’re going to adress it.
At CardLogic, we carry and support all major card design software brands and as such, we are intimatley familiar with each. Customers new to card printing usually lead with the question: “Whats the best software fo me?” And the answer we always give: “Well, tell us a bit about the type of cards you print”.
Regardless of which brand of ID card design software you choose, it’s important to know is that there are three main categories that offer different features to consider:
Entry-Level Software (also called “Design Software”) –  This software is usually limited in terms of functionality; ideal for printing basic ID cards or similar with no need for an external database of records. 
—Single workstation installation (no networking)
—No outside database connections; data needs to be manually typed in
—Add a 1D barcode or encode magnetic stripes
—Limited number of database records
Mid-Level Software  –  This is typically the most popular choice and is used by businesses who producte a significant volume of cards per year.  Mid-level software usually allows for large databases for convienient batch printing. 
—Single workstation installation (no networking)
—Print cards in batches or one at a time
—Connect to an outside database (excel, access etc.)
—Add a 1D or 2D barcode
—Encoding options
Fully-Featured Software – The perfect choice for businesses who print large volumes of cards across multiple locations. With flexible database requirements, andadvanced card encoding options, this option is suitable for the most demanding operations
—Connect multiple copies of the software over a network so each workstation can communicate 
—Add 1D or 2D barcodes
—Encode magnetic stripe and smart cards
—Enhanced security features
So What is the Best ID Card Software?
Ultimately, the answer to that question will depend on what your individual needs are. We’ve picked three of our best-sellers to outline their benefits and what the tasks they are best suited for.

Cardpresso Software

CardPresso is a full-feature software suite offering three versions depending on your unique requirements. 

  • Built-in image editor
  • Templates
  • Barcodes
  • Magnetic Encoding
  • Database Management
Cardpresso Card Design Software

cardPresso XS is the entry-level version of the software, designed for small ID card programs that don’t require advanced design and database options. 

cardPresso XM, which is the next step up from XS, includes all the features found in XS and more advanced design and database options:

For advanced features,cardPresso XL  includes advanced features such as smart encoding and fingerprint capture

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