Some highly rated brands of ID card printers for 2015 include Evolis and Fargo/HID Global, according to ID Card Group. These brands both offer multiple models that win praise for fast printing and reliability.

Evolis gets strong reviews for its Primacy and Zenius models in particular. Reviewers praise the ease of use, fast printing speed, color quality and durable card printing of Evolis card printers. The company's machines are more expensive than some competitor models, but Evolis is a popular choice for companies with higher annual printing needs.

Fargo/HID Global also wins praise for both its budget and high-end models. The brand’s C50 ID Card Printer is ideal for small print runs, while its more expensive DTC line is a better fit for larger organizations.