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Evolis Dualys 3 ID Card Printer Dual-Sided - DISCONTINUED

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Item#: DUA301OCU

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The DUA301OCU Dualys 3 has been discontinued. Please see the new Primacy.
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Evolis Dualys 3 Support & Downloads

Evolis Dualys 3 Downloads

Visit the Evolis support page to find the latest Dualys 3 drivers and firmware
- Evolis Dualys 3 Firmware & Drivers

Evolis Dualys 3 User Manuals

Find the latest version of the user manual at the link below:
- Dualys 3 User Manual

Evolis Dualys 3 Warranty Options

Extended Warranties & Registration
- Evolis Product Registration
- Extended Warranty Plans

Technical Support

Our team is able to assist you 7:30am-4:00pm CT, Monday-Friday.
- See our technical support page for contact options

Evolis Dualys 3 Description

The Evolis Dualys 3 ID card printer has been discontinued, and has been replaced with the next generation Primacy ID card printer.

Please see the Supplies tab for EVolis Dualys 3-specific supplies and replacement parts. Additionally, if you are looking for user manuals, support, or downloads, please see the Support & Downloads tab for more information.


The Evolis Dualys 3 dual-sided printer offers quality card printing results and all the technology options you need - combined into one reliable solution.

Product Features

  • Sleek and powerful design
    The Evolis Dualys 3 dual-sided printer's modern design and aesthetic curves hide an ultra-robust product. The Evolis Dualys printer has the ability to produce 125 full-color, two-sided cards/hour with precise image definition and quality. This is due to its state-of-the-art printhead and color profile driver tool that help you fine tune your colors so that they look as crisp on your card as they do on-screen.

  • Intuitive user-interface
    The intuitive driver interface makes the Evolis Dualys printer as easy to install and user-friendly as your desktop printer. The Print Manager driver tool along with the four-light LED display guide you swiftly through your print jobs via on-screen prompts and notifications. In addition, the Dualys plastic card printer features a clamshell opening that allows easy and fast access to all printer functions, including ribbon installation and routine cleaning.

  • Cost effective supplies
    The Evolis Dualys DUA301OCU is equipped with ribbon saver technology for monochrome (single-color resin) printing. With this system, you only use the ribbon length that corresponds to the length of the image to be printed. This feature allows you to double and even triple the capacity of your monochrome ribbons - reducing the cost of each card. A half panel color ribbon is also available for economical full-color printing, and when used properly, may be up to 42% less expensive than the standard color ribbon. It is the perfect solution to printing a color photograph or logo, and black text on a pre-printed card.

  • Three year warranty
    Evolis is highly committed to the reliability of their card printers. So much so that they have equipped the Evolis Dualys with a leading three year warranty. And, that includes the printhead!

  • Free eMedia beginner software
    eMedia Card Designer software is a free addition to the Dualys 3 that allows you to design and edit your badges. eMedia is fully compatible with Microsoft Windows 95, 98, 98 SE, ME, NT 4.0, 2000, XP and Vista, and allows connection to Microsoft Excel for database management. It also provides a basic data import/export feature and supports magnetic encoding.

  • Optional additional feeder cartridges and manual card feeder
    Additional Dualys3 card feeder cartridges allow you to stock different card backgrounds or card thicknesses - according to your needs - or to simply avoid stopping production by changing an empty feeder for a full one. A manual card feeder option is also available - providing the ability to feed your cards manually, one by one.

  • Optional encoding
    The Dualys 3 is flexible in the way that it provides options for creating feature-rich cards with the use of magnetic stripe and smart card technologies - any of which can be seamlessly combined. (Add encoding options to your printer within the Options tab.)

  • Optional Ethernet connectivity
    Add Ethernet to your Dualys 3 to operate your card printing program on multiple PC's through a shared network. (Add Ethernet to your printer within the Options tab.)

  • Optional extended warranty and printer loaner plans
    ID Wholesaler's extended warranty plans include toll-free technical support, live chat support, total parts and labor replacement, and fast turn-around on printer repairs. This satisfaction-guaranteed service is handled in-house by our knowledgeable, factory-trained technical support team. Our printer loaner coverage plans provide you with a loaner printer in the event your printer needs to be sent to ID Wholesaler for repair. Printer loaner plans help ensure you won't be without a printer and your card printing can continue uninterrupted. (Add a coverage plan to your printer within the Options tab.)

Ideal Applications

  • ID badges
  • Leisure badges
  • Transit / ticketing cards
  • Membership / loyalty cards

Discover all the Evolis Dualys features in this video. The Evolis Dualys is the ideal solution for personalizing high quality dual-sided ID badges.

Take a Tour of the Evolis Dualys 3 Card Printer



Evolis Dualys 3 Specifications

Printing Capability Single-sided & dual-sided printing
Printing Speeds (sec/card) 3.6 seconds (monochrome (K) single-sided card)
10.3 seconds per dual-sided monochrome card
24 seconds (full-color (YMCKO) single-sided card)
28.8 seconds (full-color (YMCKOK) dual-sided card)
Input Hopper Capacity 100
Output Hopper Capacity 100
Card Sizes Accepted CR80 - standard credit card size
Card Thickness Accepted 10-40 mil
Interface USB (optional Ethernet w/ internal print server)
Software Drivers Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Server 2003, Vista (32- & 64-bit), & Windows 7 (32- & 64-bit), Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Linux*
(Note: Mac and Linux drivers are downloadable from the Evolis website)

*For specifications on Linux version compatibility, please refer to the printer brochure or call us at (800) 321-4405 x2.
Warranty 3 years on printer and printhead (unlimited passes with proper maintenance & Evolis-approved supplies)
Weight & Dimensions 16.31 lbs (7.4 kg), 9.33'' x 9.25'' x 17.59'' (237mm x 235mm x 447mm)
Printer Includes USB cable
eMedia Card Designer software
Power supply and power supply cable
Quick operating guide
User's guide
CD with drivers and documentation - Mac drivers are available via download
Cleaning starter kit5 cleaning cards
1 cleaning towel
1 cleaning swab
Warranty terms and safety regulations document
Printer Options Encoding -
  • ISO magnetic stripe - dual HICO/LOCO, tracks 1-3
Manual card feeder
Additional card feeder - 100-card capacity (30 mil)
Ethernet TCP-IP and USB
Extended warranties through ID Wholesaler, including options to add printer loaner coverage to standard warranty

Your Approximate Cost per Printed Card

  MSRP Our Price You Save
Single (k) $0.12 $0.09 $0.03
Single (YMCKO) $0.43 $0.34 $0.09
Dual (YMCKOK) $0.51 $0.41 $0.10

Evolis Dualys 3 Duplex ID Card Printer Models

Part Number USB Interface Ethernet Magnetic Encoding Contactless Encoding Smart Card Encoding
DUA301OCU        
DUA301OCH      
DUA301OCU-B & DUA301OCU-M      
DUA301OCH-B & DUA301OCH-M    
DUA301OCH-0S      
DUA301OCH-00CW      

Note: Need help? Just ask. Call (800) 321-4405 or Chat now.


Evolis Dualys 3 ID Card Printer Dual-Sided - DISCONTINUED Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews Express
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (17)
  • Easy to load ribbon or cards (15)
  • Great print quality (14)
  • Reliable (13)
  • Quiet (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mid-level printing volume (9)
    • Low volume printing (4)
    • Occassional printing (4)
    • High volume printing (3)
      • Primary Card Uses:
      • Photo ID (15), Membership cards (8), Access control (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Card printing advanced user (7), Some experience with card printing (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (3)

    Reviewed by 20 customers

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    5.0

    Great Product and Superb Service

    By Gilbert

    from Tyler, Texas

    About Me Card printing advanced user

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to load ribbon or cards
    • Easy to set up
    • Great print quality
    • High production -
    • Professional product
    • Reliable
    • Software is easy to work
    • Supplies ae easy to order

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • High volume printing

    Comments about Evolis Dualys 3 ID Card Printer Dual-Sided - DISCONTINUED:

    We use this for a community service organization. We use this product to produce ID cards for members. The product is so professional that it is respected as an official document by local law enforcement, hospitals, and County Offices. We only charge $10.00 as we are a non-profit organization but in one year we made enough official ID's that it produced $50,000 in revenue. The supplies are high quality. The Evolis has paid for itself. Thanks for helping us - help the community.

    • Primary Card Uses:
    • Membership cards, Photo ID
     
    5.0

    Slick machine!

    By mjb

    from San Francisco

    About Me Card printing advanced user

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to load ribbon or cards
    • Easy to set up
    • Great print quality
    • Quiet
    • Reliable
    • Small footprint

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High volume printing
      • Low volume printing
      • Mid-level printing volume
      • Occassional printing

      Comments about Evolis Dualys 3 ID Card Printer Dual-Sided - DISCONTINUED:

      We use this machine to print up hundreds of photo IDs as well as access cards. It's very easy to use and, especially with the ID Maker 3.0 Pro software, makes it very easy to create individual and batches of cards, driven by a useful database.

      • Primary Card Uses:
      • Access control, Gift cards, Membership cards, Photo ID
       
      5.0

      great machine

      By Motorcycle Mama

      from Lanham, MD

      About Me Some experience with card printing

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to load ribbon or cards
      • Easy to set up
      • Great print quality
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Use it on a daily basis

        Comments about Evolis Dualys 3 ID Card Printer Dual-Sided - DISCONTINUED:

        this product is easy to use, easy to set up.
        takes a little getting used to, for printing photo ID's you must remember all the steps

        • Primary Card Uses:
        • Access control, Photo ID
         
        5.0

        Easy going machine

        By Slm

        from Grand Prairie, TX

        About Me Card printing advanced user

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to clean
        • Easy to load ribbon or cards
        • Easy to set up
        • Great print quality
        • Small footprint

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mid-level printing volume

          Comments about Evolis Dualys 3 ID Card Printer Dual-Sided - DISCONTINUED:

          This is a very easy going machine, small and comfortable.

          • Primary Card Uses:
          • Access control, Membership cards, Photo ID
           
          4.0

          I would purchase this item again!

          By Rios

          from washindton dc

          About Me New to card printing

          Pros

          • Easy to clean
          • Easy to load ribbon or cards
          • Easy to set up
          • Great print quality
          • Quiet
          • Reliable
          • Small footprint

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mid-level printing volume

            Comments about Evolis Dualys 3 ID Card Printer Dual-Sided - DISCONTINUED:

            this unit is compact and pretty easy to use. Great for fast badge printing.

            • Primary Card Uses:
            • Membership cards, Photo ID
             
            5.0

            Great User-Friendly Printer

            By Allison B.

            from Largo, FL

            About Me Some experience with card printing

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to clean
            • Easy to load ribbon or cards
            • Easy to set up
            • Great print quality
            • Quiet
            • Reliable
            • Small footprint

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Evolis Dualys 3 ID Card Printer Dual-Sided - DISCONTINUED:

                We print about 100 badges a month and are very happy with this product!

                • Primary Card Uses:
                • Photo ID
                 
                5.0

                Excellent

                By CRMC

                from Cape May Court House, NJ

                About Me Some experience with card printing

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy to load ribbon or cards
                • Easy to set up
                • Great print quality
                • Quiet
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Evolis Dualys 3 ID Card Printer Dual-Sided - DISCONTINUED:

                    Replaced 5 year old Dualys with this and have been very happy. Easy setup and no problems.

                    • Primary Card Uses:
                    • Access control, Photo ID
                     
                    5.0

                    Fantastic Images and Super Fast

                    By Techno Professor

                    from Floyd, VA

                    About Me Card printing advanced user

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to load ribbon or cards
                    • Easy to set up
                    • Great print quality
                    • Quiet
                    • Reliable
                    • Small footprint

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Mid-level printing volume

                      Comments about Evolis Dualys 3 ID Card Printer Dual-Sided - DISCONTINUED:

                      Just bought a Dualys 3 for Photo ID Access Card printing and also calling cards. The setup was easy and it works great even with our older software. The print quality is the best feature! The graphics this thing prints are fantastic! Several employees have commented on how quiet it is compared to our old card printer. This printer is also super fast. We printed 100 front and back calling cards in a matter of minutes. You can't go wrong with this printer.

                      • Primary Card Uses:
                      • Access control, Gift cards, Photo ID
                       
                      4.0

                      Excellent Product for Dual Sided ID's

                      By Systems Guy

                      from Carlsbad, CA

                      About Me Card printing advanced user

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to clean
                      • Easy to load ribbon or cards
                      • Easy to set up
                      • Great print quality
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Mid-level printing volume

                      Comments about Evolis Dualys 3 ID Card Printer Dual-Sided - DISCONTINUED:

                      We use the evolis to print ID badges for our Seminars. Highly reliable unit and plan to buy more when these reach their end of life. We currently have two of these units and they are must easier to setup/use then Fargo printers.

                      • Primary Card Uses:
                      • Membership cards
                       
                      5.0

                      Great product!!

                      By Myoung

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      About Me Card printing advanced user

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to load ribbon or cards
                      • Easy to set up
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Evolis Dualys 3 ID Card Printer Dual-Sided - DISCONTINUED:

                          I'm working at non-profit organization for pastors. We making a pastor's membership card for several years. This product is so easy, quiet and quick.Very good recommendation. [...]

                          • Primary Card Uses:
                          • Membership cards, Photo ID

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