The Magicard PRIMA401 Prima 4 provides a reliable, robust solution for instant issuance in a compact package. Using a retransfer printing process, images are first printed onto a thin film then heat transferred onto the card surface. This produces a high resolution glossy image, printed right over the edge of the card.
Prima 4 Standard Features
All Magicard Prima4 ID card printers can connect via USB or Ethernet (networked), and include a 3 year warranty on all components.
Reverse Image Transfer (Re-Transfer) Card Printing Technology
This ID card printer utilizes “Re-Transfer” printing technology, which diffuses ink (in the form of a ribbon) to a dye receptive film known as a “transfer film”. Once all necessary colors have been applied to the transfer film, it is then fused to a blank PVC or Composite card material. This two-step printing process allows for a high definition “over the edge” printed card. Since the transfer process is not limited by a fixed printhead, but rather utilizes the flexible transfer film material, the re-transfer method is ideal for highly detailed imagery (up to 600dots/in), which can be applied to uneven surfaces such as ID cards with embedded electronic chips (smart cards). Along with advanced printing definition and overall card coverage, the lifespan of a re-transfer printhead is dramatically increased by the lack of contact with the card substrate.
This ID card printer prints with a resolution of 300 dpi (dots per inch) or 11.8 dpm (dots per millimeter).
Single Sided ID Card Printing
This ID card printer can print on only one side of a PVC or Composite card.
For increased security, locking card hoppers offer an easy and effective solution to protect your ID cards. Locking input hoppers protect your inventory of unprinted (blank) cards from being stolen out of the printer, while locking output hoppers securely protect your newly-printed ID cards - which contain valuable and sensitive identification information. Use locking input and/or output card hoppers to add a valuable layer of protection to your ID card printing process.