High-Volume ID Card Printing

Designed for industrial ID and financial card personalization, HID Global’s high-volume ID card printing solutions feature high-resolution, precision UV inkjet printing, optional laser engraving and an array of encoding options.

The Next Evolution in Industrial Card Personalization

Desktop-based yet heavy-duty, HID Global’s high-volume ID card printer, encoder and laser engraver, HID ELEMENT™ is the next evolution in industrial card personalization. With its reliable operation, minimal maintenance, highly configurable functionality, scalable throughput and lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in the industry, HID ELEMENT is the preferred solution for superior quality, high-volume card personalization and issuance.

Key Features

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High Resolution, UV Inkjet Card Printing

Provides unique options — such as creating color tactile effects and focused overlay — that introduce new approaches to card security and durability not available elsewhere
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Multiple Encoding Options

Supports both familiar HID embedded encoders and third-party Smartware™ simultaneous contact and contactless encoding
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Precision Laser Engraving

Offers standard black text, grayscale imaging, combined laser plus color, and support for security feature applications such as Changeable/Multiple Laser Image (CLI/MLI), subsurface image and microtext
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High Capacity Input/Output

Prints up to 1600 cards, facilitating high-volume card throughput for continuous runs and maximum yields per shift


Highly versatile, HID ELEMENT is ideal for a variety of high-volume applications for today’s large organizations and service bureaus.

  • Government-to-Citizens (G2C) Issuance: National IDs, driver’s licenses, vehicle registration cards, border crossing cards, voter IDs and health cards
  • Government-to-Employees (G2E) and Corporate Enterprise Issuance: Employee photo IDs and badges
  • Commercial Issuance: Transit passes and retail cards
  • Financial Issuance: Credit cards, debit cards and pre-paid cards
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Related Documents

Brochures HID® ELEMENT Brochures HID® ELEMENT Laser Engraver System Brochure Specifications HID® ELEMENT™ UV Ink Printer System Specifications HID® ELEMENT Laser Engraver System Datasheets HID® ELEMENT™ Card Encoding Modules
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The Next Evolution in High-Volume ID Card Printing

Discover why HID ELEMENT is the next evolution in superior quality, high-volume card personalization and issuance.

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Industrial Card Personalization

HID ELEMENT is the next evolution in secure ID and financial card personalization.

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