CCS Ireland

Retransfer ID Card Printers

Retransfer ID card printers (also known as reverse transfer plastic card printers) are the best choice for printing high volumes of exceptional quality, ultra-secure ID cards with photo-like imagery.

Using unique retransfer technology, retransfer printers first print the design onto a transparent film, which is then bound to the ID card using a combination of heat and pressure. This unique printing technology creates a more secure, high-quality ID card that is less susceptible to wear and tear, with cards printed using a retransfer machine 3 times more durable than those printed with a standard card printer.

Retransfer printing machines tend to be more expensive than direct-to-card printers, however offer much more value, delivering a higher quality print result and over-the-edge printing for a truly professional-looking card.

Digital ID is the experts in all things ID card printing and stock a wide range of retransfer plastic card printers including those by Evolis, Fargo, Magicard and Zebra. Two of our most popular retransfer machines are the affordable and highly secure Fargo HDP5000 and the brand new Authentys PRO RT1 Retransfer card printer, designed specifically for high volume issuance. Both of these retransfer machines print stunning quality cards and have been listed as two of our best ID card printers for 2024.