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.
In-line laminator option
Built-in USB and Ethernet connection
Superb print quality
Magnetic stripe, Barcode, Contact & Contactless encoding options
3 Year Warranty: Full three year UltraCoverPlus™ warranty including printhead replacement and free printer loaner service
We are so confident of the quality and robustness of our Professional Series printers, that we offer a full three year UltraCoverPlus warranty in North America, the EU, and selected other countries.
UltraCoverPlus reduces printer downtime by providing a free loan unit until the repaired item has been returned.
We promise to :
Replace without charge a failed print head.
Repair without charge a failed printer.
Provide where necessary a loan unit to replace a printer returned for repair.
Pay for all shipments to you.
UltraCoverPlus goes beyond helping you out when there is a problem. It also means access to our skilled team of Support Engineers, who have more than 5 years experience on average in supporting Magicard printers. They are ready to answer your questions and advise you on getting the best out of your Magicard printer.
With the built-in Ethernet capability on Magicard printers, users obtain greatly enhanced operational efficiency, especially for large facilities with multiple ID card printers such as universities, events organisations, retail and other public venues.
Having multiple printers on the network allows printing to continue while a ribbon is being replaced on one printer. This duplication increases overall system reliability; since any PC can print to any card printer on the network, there can be immediate rollover to working machines in case of technical issues with a PC workstation or a printer.
Card printing flexibility is also substantially increased by network connectivity. For example, a PC workstation creating identification cards can now be located in a different room or in a different building from the card printer. Or, a card printer can be located near high-volume workstations yet be shared by users who only occasionally print cards and who are located in other areas.
With built-in Ethernet, card printer users save time and preserve valuable counter space.
Double sided cards at the touch of a button
Duplex printing for convenient one-stop issuance of double-sided cards, and for batch printing applications. Duplex ID badge printers print both sides of your card in one pass, eliminating the time consuming process of manually flipping your cards. Duplex ID badge printers also help to ensure that you don't smudge your cards or damage your printhead from unnecessary handling.
Uniquely, the Magicard Enduro printer can be upgraded from single to double-sided card printing operation thanks to a simple drop in ribbon upgrade, as your future needs change.
Lamination is used to protect the card from wear and fading of the image, mainly for cards which are used frequently or in outdoor environments.
There are two types of lamination materials : thin holographic Overlays and Patch laminates. Patch provides a thick protection layer on the card and is not quite edge-to-edge. Patch laminates area available in either clear or holographic variants. Overlay provides a thin protection layer (not suitable for heavy long-term use such as cards which are swiped a lot), but is fully edge-to-edge; it is always provided with a holographic design.
Both types can of course be provided in either standard or custom designs. Custom designs provide the ultimate in visual security.
There are extensive options when it comes to laminates, so please talk to your Magicard account manager and they will help you to specify the correct product.
Edge to Edge Printing
High quality 300dpi images, with true colors, right to the edge of the card.
All Magicard printers are designed to print cards edge to edge.
Retransfer printing technology offers the best edge to edge printing quality because of the method of applying the image onto the card thanks to a ‘soft roller’ that wraps the image around the edges of the card.
With direct printing onto the card, the quality of edge to edge printing depends on the quality of the card. The cards used need to be flat and have clean edges.
Magicard ID card printers support a wide range of card encoding in the printer.
Mag stripe: A dual coercivity HiCo/LoCo magnetic stripe encoder option which offers encoding on all three tracks with complete user format flexibility.
Chip contact: Optional ISO 7816 internal smart card chip encoding contact station can be combined with the magnetic stripe encoder option (Specify/MS).
Contactless – Various contactless smart card encoding options are available: MiFAre, HID i-Class, Inside Technologies, Desfire options available.
Mag Stripe Encoding
A dual coercivity HiCo/LoCo magnetic stripe encoder option which offers encoding on all three tracks with complete user format flexibility.
Ultra Violet (UV)
Magicard offers a dye sublimation Ultra Violet (UV) ribbon to use with the Prima 4 retransfer printer for the printing of invisible photographs, logos, text or symbols when issuing high security cards. The UV ink is not detectable to the naked eye, but is only visible by the use of a simple UV light source. This new UV security feature allows organizations the ability to offer an additional security feature for multiple validation. For smaller organizations, for whom custom holographic laminates aren’t affordable, the use YMCK-UV ribbon printing offers a more affordable and still highly secure feature to decrease the susceptibility to counterfeit.