We’ve just added the Evolis Badgy to our range of plastic card printers, because we think it’s one of the best printers around in its price bracket. That, and we kinda like its name.
Who is it designed for?
The Evolis Badgy is aimed at users who want to print small to medium runs of photo ID cards and badges. The emphasis is on simplicity – the printer is so user-friendly that anyone can use it. It’s an all-in-one solution, so there’s no messing about with adding bits on, internal parts or complicated software. Set up is as easy as you would expect it to be.
If you need to be able to print your own photo ID cards for new starters throughout the year, or for contractors visiting your site on a daily basis, the Evolis Badgy is a great, cost-effective option.
Custom design your own cards
The Badgy comes with hundreds of free-to-download, easy-to-edit badge templates. Simply choose which one you want and customise it to your own requirements using the Office-Card software (add your logo, pictures etc.) All the templates are in Excel-format, so you can use them immediately.
The results are waterproof and tamper-proof quality cards.
What impressed us?
For such a small printer, we were impressed by the photo quality resolution and how quickly it prints. We also like the fact that there’s only one ribbon to replace, and it’s easy to do it. The package also comes with a stack of blank cards and ribbon so you really can just plug in and print.
It’s light and compact (and it looks cute), so it doesn’t take up a lot of desk space and is easily portable, making it ideal if you need to badge people at an event or conference.
What doesn’t it do?
It can’t manage large volumes and it doesn’t come with encoding technologies, though at this price we wouldn’t expect it to. If you need your cards to be ‘smarter’, you’ll need to look at an alternative, for example the Evolis Zenius printer which comes with the option of magnetic encoding.
Already using an Evolis Badgy printer? We’d love to know what you think – please leave us a comment.
You can learn more at www.badgy.com