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Xerox Develops ID cards for On-Demand Printing

15 Jun, 2004

Xerox Develops ID cards for On-Demand Printing

Xerox Corporation has developed two new specialty ID card supplies that give printing professionals more ways to satisfy the document requirements of their customers.  The expanded range of ID cards are ideal for the financial, association, educational, travel and leisure industries that need to produce membership, promotional, insurance or banking cards and other forms of digitally printed ID materials.

The ID cards, Xerox DocuGlossCard and Xerox ValuPerfCard, are available in various card constructions and configurations from one to six cards per sheet.  These cards can be printed directly from Xerox color or monochrome digital presses or can be pre-printed on offset with a design or logo, for example, then personalized with digital technology.  The new ID card supplies expand the range of options beyond the existing Xerox DocuCard offerings to increase the variety of specific card features such as durability, flexibility, configurations of the base sheet page, and pricing.

"With a broader portfolio of Xerox custom ID cards, print professionals and their customers have access to a wider variety of solutions designed to meet their budget and design requirements," said Brian Stern, president, Xerox Supplies Business Group.  "Customers can come to Xerox for nearly any application, and we can provide a product that can help make their business more effective."

The Xerox DocuGlossCard is set on an uncoated base sheet with a gloss coated ID card.  This patented construction is designed to allow removal of the card while leaving the base sheet intact. The card's high-gloss finish makes printed images stand out, ideal for jobs in which photo reproduction and visual appeal are important.  The back of the card is film-laminated to increase the card's durability and strength.  Sample applications include insurance, direct mail, temporary identification badges, promotional or discount cards, guest/visitor ID cards, or similar jobs where a high-quality image is required.

The Xerox ValuPerfCard is a clean-cut, perforated card designed for jobs in which a less durable card is acceptable.  With Xerox ValuPerfCard, the card and base sheet form an integrated document and have a backside laminate that enables two-sided printing.  The micro-perforations allow the card to easily be separated from the document after printing.  Available on coated or uncoated stock, Xerox ValuPerfCard is ideal for those applications requiring a more economical solution.

Xerox ID Card Solutions are a custom solution available immediately through Xerox Supplies sales representatives in North America and Europe. 


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