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Evolis’ New Badgy200 Complete ID Card Printing Solution

Posted November 6, 2014

Evolis has recently launched its new Badgy200 complete ID Card printing solution. The new Badgy200 is a simple, easy to use, and complete card printer solution for a wide range of applications. Designed to meet the plastic card printing needs of small to medium enterprises, companies, charities, local government bodies, schools it is perfect for:

  • Employee badges, visitor badges
  • Loyalty cards, gift cards
  • Membership cards
  • Student cards, school ID cards

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Evolis’s New Avansia Retransfer Card Printer

Posted September 22, 2014

Flawless quality and efficiency at its best

Avansia, the latest in card printers from Evolis, capitalizes on retransfer card printing, a technology that is proven to deliver top-notch quality. With retransfer, card printing is performed in two steps: first, the card layout is printed on a transparent film; then the print layer is transferred from the film to the card. This technology makes it possible to cover the entire surface of the card. Avansia’s 600dpi print head delivers vivid quality images, as well as sharp texts, microprints and water marks.

Retransfer technology offered by Avansia supports and actually improves a variety of applications: employee badges, secured access cards, student IDs, payment cards, official identification cards, driver’s licenses, and more.

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Evolis to Bundle CardPresso Software with Zenius and Primacy Printers

Posted March 19, 2014

Evolis has announced the integration of the cardPresso software solutions within the Evolis poffering. cardPresso is a world-class vendor of card design software solutions, with a key focus on innovation. This move aims at expanding the functional scope of the Evolis product offering. cardPresso is an expert in advanced software solutions dedicated to card personalization. The cardPresso software is proven to be versatile and easy-to-use, offering advanced graphic features to design, print and encode badges.

From April 2014 onwards, the basic edition of cardPresso will be shipped with the Zenius and Primacy printers, Evolis’ blockbuster printers that stand as the ultimate choice in many international requests for proposals. Available in 6 different editions and 18 languages, cardPresso manages card personalization by the unit or in runs, leveraging an internal database, the import of data files in various formats (txt, xls, xlxs and csv) and ODBC links. QR codes and barcodes can be printed while smart card and RFID encoding is fully supported. cardPresso supports Windows and Mac operating systems.

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Direct to Card vs. Retransfer Print Technology

Posted December 6, 2012

Direct-to-Card (DTC) printing is the most common technology used by desktop card printer/encoders to transfer images directly onto a plastic ID card. DTC technology prints images by heating a print ribbon beneath a thermal printhead, resulting in the transfer of color from the ribbon to a blank card. With DTC printing, images have sharp edges, deep blacks and a full spectrum of colors. This printing method does not provide full card coverage as a small white border will be at the edges of the card. All major manufacturers produce DTC ID card Printers, with some of most popular models being Zebra ZXP Series 3, Datacard SD360, Fargo DTC1000, and Evolis Primacy.

Retransfer printing is a two-step process that transfers your image to a retransfer film before applying    it to the card. First, the image is printed in reverse directly onto a clear layer of film. Next, the printhead heats up and bonds the imaged film    to the card’s surface by applying heat and pressure. The two step retransfer process creates a true edge to edge (100% card coverage) high quality image on PVC cards and other card types. High end models using this technology include Zebra ZXP Series 8 and Fargo HDP5000. Remember, when using a retransfer printer; don’t forget to add the retransfer film with your ribbon.

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Lamination Without the Extra Cost

Posted October 17, 2012

Are you looking to secure your ID card but don’t have the budget for a printer with lamination capabilities? Well, BarcodesInc and Zebra have the solution for you!

Zebra’s “Genuine Secure” hologram overlaminate patch is hand-applied with its peel-n-stick feature, so a lamination ID card printer isn’t needed. Just simply, peel and apply up to 500 patches per roll. The overlaminate patch features a “Secure” text hologram that serves as an anti-counterfeiting measure and makes the ID card difficult to replicate. The hologram overlaminate patch can be used with all manufacturers’ cards, including Fargo, Datacard, and Evolis.

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