The Florida State Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles tallied nearly 15 million licensed drivers in the state during fiscal year 2002-2003. During that same year, the department issued 815,155 new licenses, replaced and duplicated 1,856,692 cards, and issued 482,370 licenses to people who moved from out of state. That's a total of more than 3 million driver's licenses issued in a single year alone.
With such a large volume of cards printed every year, the department needs extremely reliable, secure printers, Zebra P620 printers. With an installed base of more than 3,000 units in DMV, military, and other government operations, the P620 printer has been in continuous production since 1995. These printers produce more than 25 million driver's licenses per year in the United States alone.
Florida's licensing agency runs 102 state offices and oversees another 54 county licensing agencies. Florida offers driver's licenses over the counter and by mail. Instant issuance locations have P620 printers on site, while the central issuance facility maintains a "print farm" installation with several printers networked to a single computer station.
Switching over to all Zebra P620 printers eliminated problems with inconsistencies between cards manufactured in different locations and on different printers.
When the Florida State Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles requested printer bids, every dealer that responded proposed using these Zebra printers, acknowledging Zebra's reputation for creating cards with outstanding durability and reliability.
The Zebra P620 Printer
The P620 printer offers fast, full-color, high-quality plastic card printing. Printing driver's licenses, loyalty and membership cards, employee and visitor badges, and student ID and access control cards is easy, fast, and simple with the Zebra P620 printer. Its patented dual-sided laminator, precise card positioning, and enhanced security features make it ideal for large volume printing of secure cards. The P620 creates sharp, readable bar codes, ID photos, graphics and text, edge-to-edge, in just seconds. P620 printers create durable cards and are tough themselves, with a rugged, all-metal construction that is proven to withstand extreme conditions.