|Warranty:||3 years UltraCoverPlus unlimited warranty|
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|Category:||ID Card Printers and Systems||Manufacturer:||Magicard|
|Applications:||Access Control, Credit Cards, Government||Capabilities:||Double Side Printing, Laminating, Single Side Printing|
|Color Type:||Color||Encoding:||Contact Smart Card, Contactless Smart Card, HiD iClass, ISO Magentic Stripe, MIFARE / DESFire|
|Printing Volume:||2000 - 10000||Security:||High|
|Type:||ID Card Printers||Model:||PRIMA401|
The High Quality Reverse Transfer Card Printer
The Magicard Prima 4 ID card printer is a top of the range printer that utilizes reverse-transfer printing technology to print highly secure ID cards. This technology prints images onto a thin retransfer film in a "reverse image" and is heat transferred on to the card. The finished card quality is comparable to off-set litho printing. This produces the highest quality ID cards, and is often the best choice for the personalization of smart cards. You can add the Inline Laminator option, which can laminate on dual sides. There is a built-in USB and Ethernet port, and a large capacity card stock drawer. It can encode Magnetic stripe, Barcode, Contact & Contactless card. The Magicard Prima 4 is ideal for Driving Licenses, Airport Cards, National ID, Banking/Financial Cards, and Bureau Services.
|The Prima 4 uses reverse-transfer printing technology. Images are printed onto a thin retransfer film in a "reverse image" and heat transferred onto the card. The quality of the finished card is comparable to off-set litho printing, but with the advantage that every card can be different.|
One of the key advantages of Reverse Transfer or Re-transfer ID card printing technology is the increased yield when printing technology cards for access control. Cards constructed with embedded technologies such as IC chips or antennas typically have inconsistent surfaces. Direct to card printers require a completely flat print surface to achieve high quality images. Reverse transfer printers print on the reverse side of a clear film which is then laminated onto the card surface resulting in consistently high quality printed cards.
Images printed by the reverse transfer technology method tend to wear longer then cards printed by the direct to card printers. The process works like this: in addition to a color YMCK-type ribbon that all dye sublimation direct-to-card printers use, Re-transfer printers include a second clear polyester-based Re-transfer ribbon, often referred to as the Re-transfer "film". Instead of transferring dye directly from the YMCK-type ribbon onto a card, Re-transfer printers transfer, or sublimate, the dyes onto the clear Re-transfer film, then laminates this film to the card.
The advantages of Reverse Transfer technology are:
The ILU (Inline Lamination Unit) module integrates exclusively with the Magicard Prima. A compact, single-sided laminator, it delivers an outstanding lamination result with all possible options.
When used with an optional Turnover Unit, the ID card laminator can laminate both sides of the card. By using two ID card laminators and a Turnover Unit, both sides can be laminated with different types of laminates. Regardless of whether thin holographic film or patches in various thicknesses are used - the result is always superb.
Connecting the ILU (Inline Lamination Unit) to the Prima printer is very easy using the provided joining plate. Simply position the printer and laminator side by side locating the feet through the appropriate alignment holes in the plate. Plug in the communication cable and you are ready to print and laminate cards.
Loading the over laminate rolls is extremely user friendly, the rolls are front-loaded, similar to the Prima printer. The ID card laminator is user programmable. Temperature and speed settings can be adjusted via the front panel display for optimum results with all card materials, including PVC, PVH, ABS, 100% PET and even Polycarbonate.
Lamination materials include thin holographic overlays and 0.5 mil and 1 mil patch laminates available in clear or custom formats.Double-sided lamination
In addition to the single-sided ID card laminator described above, we also have available various Double-sided lamination options. You can choose between a double-sided laminator, which puts the same laminate on both sides of the card, or two single-sided ID card laminators used in line, which allows for different laminates on the front and back of the card. Please contact us to specify your lamination solution.
Magicard started in 1993 and is one of the pioneer manufacturers of ID card printers. The company takes pride in differentiating themselves by providing quality products with improved card security features and the best warranty and support in business.
Magicard’s best selling ID card printers are the Prima4, Enduro, Rio 2e, Tango 2e and Pronto. Every ID card printers offer special and unique features which are ideal to suit the needs of every business organization. You can choose the right Magicard printer configuration to fulfill your need.
Magicard is a reliable manufacturer that looks into the future with a new era of quality, innovation and growth. Their main goal is to serve the customers in a better way by transforming the company into an innovation machine fueled by consumer insight and differentiated by superior marketing of consumer-preferred solutions.
ID card printers are used for printing and personalizing plastic cards. These plastic cards are used in the form of membership cards, identity cards, employee badges, student ID cards, access badges, driving licenses, banking cards, transportation passes, loyalty programs, visitor badges, voting cards, health cards and others.
There are few manufacturers of ID card printers. These are FARGO, EVOLIS, MAGICARD, Zebra, DatacardGroup and NiSCA. Popular products are the Persona C30e Card Printer Encoder, DTC400e Card Printer Encoder and DTC550 Card Printer Encoder from FARGO; Prima4, Enduro, Rio 2e, Tango 2e and Pronto from Magicard; P330i Single Sided Card Printer, P330m Single Sided Monochrome ID Card Printer from Zebra; SP35, RP90 and SP25 from Datacard; and PR5350 and PR-C101 from NiSCA.
|Print Models||Prima 4 Uno Single-sided - Part No Prima 401.|
Prima 4 Duo Double-sided - Part No Prima 402.
|Print Speed||YMCK with transfer to card: up to 80 cards per hour single-sided.|
|Printer Interfaces||USB (Ver2.0) Full-Speed (12Mbps) and Hi-Speed (480Mbps) 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet, both included as standard.|
|Printhead||Simple field replaceable unit.|
|Dye Film||Set of 1 YMCK dye film + 1 retransfer film - 1000 prints - Part No Prima 431.|
YMCKK 750 prints (Full-color printing on one side and black on reverse side) - Part No Prima 433.
YMCK-UV 750 prints (Full-color and UV panel) - Part No Prima 434.
|Card Types/Thickness||PVC, ABS, PET, PVH, and Polycarbonate ISO Standard CR80 sized cards.|
10mil to 40mil (0.25mm to 1.0mm)
|Cleaning Kit||10 printhead cleaning swabs, 10 cleaning tissues for rollers and 10 special cleaning cards (Part No. Prima 491).|
|Card Capacity||100 cards feed hopper, 100 cards output stacker|
|Card Security||Holographic laminates (Requires lamination module) and UV film options.|
|Software Drivers||Windows 2000 Professional (SP4), XP (SP2, SP3), Vista (SP1), Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2, Server 2008, 7.|
|Cleaning||Removable cleaning roller cassette.|
|Operating Conditions||59 to 86ºF (15 to 30ºC); 35% to 70% non-condensing.|
|Dimensions||13.5" width x 12.6" height x 13" length (343mm width x 320mm height x 330mm length).|
|Warranty||Three years UltraCoverPlus warranty which includes full printhead coverage and free loaner service - North America and EU only. Elsewhere 12 months limited warranty.|
|Inline Laminator||Compact, single-sided or double-sided - Part No Prima 451/Prima 452.|
|Magstripe Encoder||Prima with HiCo/LoCo Magstripe encoder - Part No Prima 421.|
|Contactless Card Encoder||Contactless cards supported: Philips MIFARE, DESFire, HID: iCLASS, Legic.|
|Smart Card Encoder||Optional chip contact programming facility for smart cards - Part No Prima 422.|
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