How to encode card to encoding device without printer

Modified on Tue, 2 Jun, 2020 at 10:31 AM

To encode direct to a connected smart card encoder instead of using a printer with encoder please follow this simple steps.

1. Make sure your Omnikey or Elatec Encoder is installed with the correct driver and connected to the PC, Make sure no other encoders are connected. Select Main Menu (3 lines top left) > Settings > Printing , to select the correct CL (contactless) encoder connected. 

2.  Open EasyBadge and select  > main menu button (3 lines top left) > Modify Database

3. Then select Manage Card Designs..

4. From the Manage card design window select the encoding design you have created and click the  Edit (pencil) Icon to view its properties.

5. Now set action to Encode to Separate Device and click OK.

6. Click OK a second time to exit the Manage Card Designs Dialogue.

Now when your design is associated to a record and click print it will encode the card on the reader instead of trying to print and encode.

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