The term "input hopper" refers to a device that holds cards prior to being printed.
Input hoppers are designed to speed up the printing process, as well as keep cards clean and contamination-free to ensure the best possible print quality. Printers without an input hopper must be fed manually, whereas printers with an input hopper allow you to print cards in batches.
Some ID card printers have the ability to upgrade to a larger hopper capacity or quickly swap a “spare” hopper. Select printers have the option for a lockable input hopper designed to protect card stock. This feature is common in banks and credit unions for financial cards.
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