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Quick Facts About Direct-to-Card Printer

Quick Facts About Direct-to-Card Printer

Direct-to-Card Printers 

Also, a “dye sublimation printers”, these are most common and use ink ribbons & cards to print. The print head inside direct-to-card printers prints directly onto the cards themselves. 

  • Faster Print Speeds 
  • Lower cost per card (Consumables are less expensive) 
  • Card designs will typically have a small white border around the edge of the card because the print head cannot go over the edge of the cards 
  • Designed for printing on regular PVC cards, or adhesive back cards 

The common questions asked when a company is looking to implement a new ID system is, “What ID card printer is best for our company? 

Since there are many different selections for ID card printers, the response to this inquiry depends on each company needs for their cards. That’s why it is always a best idea to speak with ID experts to help guarantee that you choose the machine that ultimately fits your card printing requirements. 

Magicard card (direct-to-card) printers: 

 

Magicard Pronto 

FEATURES 

SPECIFICATIONS 

  • Compact and portable ID card printer 
  • Anybody can print ID card with a Magicard Pronto 
  • Versatile – print color or rewrite cards 
  • With HoloKote visual security 
  • Single-sided printing 
  • Print technology: 

300dpi colour dye sublimation, monochrome, thermal rewritable 

  • Feed System: 

Manual 

  • Visual Security: 

4 Standard HoloKote designs/HoloPatch for a highly-visible gold seal on the card 

  • Print Speed: 

35s Color / 7s Monochrome 

 

Magicard Enduro3E 

FEATURES 

SPECIFICATIONS 

  • Robust and reliable mid-volume card printing 
  • Versatile and flexible card printing 
  • ID card issuance you can trust 
  • With HoloKote visual security
  • Single-sided printing Double-sided printing 
  • Print technology: 

300dpi colour dye sublimation, monochrome, thermal rewritable 

  • Feed System: 

Manual and hopper fed 

  • Visual Security: 

4 Standard HoloKote designs / HoloPatch for a highly-visible gold seal on the card 

  • Print Speed: 

100 cards per hour Color / 500 cards per hour Monochrome 

 

Magicard Rio Pro 360 

FEATURES 

SPECIFICATIONS 

  • Optimized - Advanced electronics and software platform provides enhanced performance 
  • Secure - can print an anti-fraud customized watermark on every card 
  • With HoloKote visual security 
  • Single-sided printing Double-sided printing 
    • Print technology: 

    300dpi colour dye sublimation, monochrome, thermal rewritable 

    • Feed System: 

    Manual and hopper fed 

    • Visual Security: 

    10 Customized Holokote designs / 10 Standard HoloKote designs / HoloPatch for a highly-visible gold seal on the card 

    • Print Speed: 

    200 cards per hour Color / 750 cards per hour Monochrome 

    Guide to start an ID printing business.

    Guide to start an ID printing business.

    There are different factors you need to consider before investing into a business. In ID printing business, you have to invest on time, knowledge and creativity.  

    Starting an ID printing business is a good business venture that can make big profits for anyone desiring to start a business. ID badges and passes are important for school, corporate office, government and event use. Look for clients who regularly need corporate IDs, school IDs, VIP or discount cards, loyalty cards, contact cards and labels. 

    Machines and consumables are everywhere, you just need to differentiate those of better quality that can help you run your business for long term.  

    Choose a supplier that provide whole solution packages, one that is able to provide consistent quality at various quantities.  

    If you are looking for trusted ID printing supplier that can give excellent services and high quality of machines and consumable, you're in the right spot.  

    Competitive Card Solutions is the leading provider of identification products and solutions in the Philippines. Lets’ keep in touch. 

    Getting involved in this industry, you need to recognized exactly what type of machine you will need to buy. Once you have the appropriate type of machine on hand, you can start printing and bringing in revenue for your business. 

    You can check our products and solutions at CCS.COM.PH 

    2021 – Is your ID card printer ready to print?

    2021 – Is your ID card printer ready to print?

    Year 2021, as more companies think about returning to offices and workspaces, it’ll be more important than ever to make sure that your ID card printer is on best form and ready for printing 

    Here are some tips and some questions you should be asking to ensure your ID card printer is ready for action.

    1. Clean your ID card printer 

    As employees return to work, most people will be concerned about keeping everything clean. But something that should not be overlooked is the inside of your ID card printer. The inner parts are extremely sensitive to dust and tiny bit s of debris. 

    Before you print ID cards, you should run a thorough printer cleaningIt is important to ensure the printhead is completely clean of any dust and dirt before starting to print. 

    It might not have been getting much use, but it’s possible whilst sat inactive that more dust than usual will have gotten into the external parts. To attain a high-quality print and minimize the possibility of a ribbon breaking, it is important to do this as soon as you turn on your ID card printer for the first time after not using it for a while.

    2. Stock for cards and accessories  

    You can’t remember how many cards you’ve printed with your current ribbon?  You can look the printer status that allows you to check the ribbon's status,  machine’s status, and make settings related to the machine.  

    Aside from checking printer status and ensuring the ID card printer is clean,  make sure that your ID cards are also clear of any dust or dirt before attempting  to print. A problem that can cause cards to jam.  

    It’s also important to ensure you’re well stocked of ribbon, cards and accessories  for your printing needs. 

    If you need any help getting your ID card printer up and running, our dedicated support staff are on hand to help. 

    • Jahaziel Romero
    Things to consider when buying an ID card printer

    Things to consider when buying an ID card printer

    Things to consider when buying an ID card printer

    Maybe you’re buying a card printer for the first time or your looking to replace your outdated machine. Regardless of which one is. You probably ask yourself what you need to consider to make sure you made the right choice.

    With CCS, we have all the tools, consumables, accessories, and ID card printers you need to bring your card printing operation in-house. But before you purchase an ID card printer, here are the things you should consider:

    • VOLUME REQUIREMENT – Card printers offer specific settings and an output capacity on how many cards can be printed on a monthly basis. You will need to choose a model of printer that can handle your monthly capacity. The right printer depends on how many Ids or cards you will need to print in a given year.
    • RELIABILITY – Owning an equipment, reliability and durability are critically important. Not only do you want a reliable machine that will last for the long term, but you also want one that is reliable and can produce high printing quality at all times.
    • COST – The cost of a card printer is important and can vary based on the printer’s capabilities. Your total cost is highly dependent on other related consumables such as printer ribbons, cards, and cleaning kits.
    • SECURITY FEATURES – Is it important that your cards be highly secure and tamper-proof. You need to consider a security add on which customizes each card with a unique impression, like your logo. Custom holographic laminates are also available, adding both durability and security to your card design.

    CCS can help you find the right ID card printer, as well as other supplies and consumables you will need to produce high quality ID cards in-house. We have all of the ID cards, ID holders, card printers and accessories you need and the expertise to help you make the right decision for your business. Give us a call today!

    • Jahaziel Romero
    Is it best to print your ID cards in house or outsourced?

    Is it best to print your ID cards in house or outsourced?

    Is it best to print your ID cards in house or outsourced?

    Two basic options — printing them in-house or outsourcing. Both of these choices will ultimately provide you the with cards you were looking for. However, if you are looking for a cost-effective solution to get professional ID cards, in-house printing definitely makes sense.

    Owning an ID Printer

    • Low cost per card.
    • No more minimum order.
    • Print your cards quickly and on demand, no more lead times.
    • Easy to operate - operator does not require special skills, works like a paper printer.
    • Monitor the progress of ID Production, you’re in full control.
    • Lesser risk of sensitive information leaving from the company.

    Outsourcing ID card printing

    • No initial investment on Machine.
    • No maintenance.
    • No additional load for your staff to operate the machine.
    • Design, Delivery and production are done by your ID Cards Provider.

    When you buy an ID card printer, you are looking at a very low cost-per-card – between 20 and 50 pesos. If you print hundreds of cards, you will definitely break even very quickly and cover the cost of your printer in no time.

    However, the final decision is down to you and if you’d like to chat with one of the Identification team about our ID card printer range, don’t hesitate to get in touch today!

    • Jahaziel Romero
    What is Holokote®?

    What is Holokote®?

    What is Holokote®?

    In Magicard ID card printer, you may have noticed the word HoloKote®.

    HoloKote® is a patented product of Magicard. It is a secure watermark that is printed on to the card surface during the normal print cycle using standard consumables (ribbons and cards). This helps add a layer of visible security to your cards at no extra cost and is only visible when tilted towards a light. The designs can be repeated on the card in a grid fashion, or a single design can cover the entire card’s surface.

    How it works?

    HoloKote® works by printing a transparent holographic watermark onto the surface of the card during the normal print cycle. Its frosted appearance allows other elements of its design such as data, logos and photos are still 100% visible.

    Color cards are printed using a thermal transfer YMCKO dye film. After the color image has been printed onto the card, the clear Overlay panel is applied to protect the image from fading or scratching.

    TYPES OF HOLOKOTE

    1. Standard HoloKote® - With all Magicard direct-to-card printers, you can select from four standard secure HoloKote® designs using the printer driver.
    2. Custom HoloKote® / Custom HoloKote® Flex – With selected Magicard direct-to-card printers, you can personalize HoloKote watermark into the standard print process. This watermark could be an organization’s logo, or some other unique security design.

    Learn more about the features that Magicard printers offer or call to talk to our ID Expertise! Give us a call today!

    • Jahaziel Romero