Direct-To-Card (DTC) or ID Card Printers, badge printers are the most common type of photo ID card printers. As the name implies, images are printed directly on the PVC card surface. They can be used in various markets such as the retail and hotel industries and many other sectors with card issuance programs. These plastic card printers, id printers are very reliable and are more cost-effective to purchase. Printers can be upgraded with various technology modules such as magnetic stripe encoders, contact chips, and contactless encoders. A lamination module can be added inline to provide an extra layer of surface protection.