Simply printing a secure credential does not mean that it can’t be forged, other security measures need to be taken. “You have to have a whole corporate-wide approach to your issuing and credentialing system,” says David Murphy, industry development manager for cards, at Zebra Technologies. “It’s not simply a printer, it’s everything around it: the software, the input, the people handling it, the vetting, etc.”
Extra security can be placed around securing the card stock and printer ribbons as well as limiting access to the location of the physical printer. “There’s also lock down methods for the printers themselves, both hardware and software lock downs that will only recognize certain applications,” Murphy added.