Security encoding is one way to add to the function and security of ID cards. Utilizing the technology behind OMNIKEY® embedded encoders, cards can be encoded with unique company or employee information and programmed to work with a variety of physical access control systems like building access, payment, as well as other third party applications. There are different types of security encodings including barcode, magnetic stripe, smart card, RFID, and proximity cards. You can also add elements to enhance the visual security of your cards.
One of the options offered on the DTC5500LMX, DTC4500e, DTC1500, and all HDP models of FARGO ID card printers is a holographic overlaminate, in which a laminator module is utilized to apply a custom, holographic overlay providing an additional layer of security against forgery. Holographic or fluorescent (UV) overlaminates provide a cost-effective, dynamic means of increasing card security and durability.
FARGO® visual security elements allow you to print ID cards uniquely tailored to meet the security requirements of your organization.
A second option for added security is a watermark, which is achieved by choosing a FARGO ID card printer model such as the DTC1500 that can add a watermark by customizing the overlay that is used to seal in the image of your card design. This is a cost-effective way to significantly increase card security without additional investments.
A third visual security alternative, included in FARGO model HDP8500LE, is a laser engraver which can be installed into a printer to carve unique, unalterable text, visual security elements and other images into card surfaces. This laser-engraved tactile surface relief provides evidence of authenticity at the touch of a finger and makes it easy for your staff to validate an ID as legitimate. Contact your trusted J. O'Brien FARGO® Certified Dealer for more information about the HDP8500LE.
A holographic overlaminate lets you add a graphics-rich design layer to your card that substantially improves card security and durability.
Custom Overlaminates come in SECURE (ideal for smaller corporations, local government, and educational applications) - and - HIGH SECURE (ideal for government, transportation, and high-level corporate applications) options.