A Laminating card printer gives you 2 major benefits of better Durability and Increased security. The lamination will protect the card, from general wear and tear, and ultimately the image will remain crisp underneath for a lot longer than without. Also the lamination will prevent someone from being able to gain access to the inside of the card. As peeling back the lamination will most likely damage the image. It is also possible to get holographic overlays with some laminating card printers that can also offer and additional layer of security to check the cards are authentic.