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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.
Looking for ribbons for your Dualys 3 printer? Please try our Supplies Finder.

Discontinued Evolis Dualys 3 Support & Downloads

Discontinued Evolis Dualys 3 Downloads

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

Discontinued Evolis Dualys 3 User Manuals

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

Discontinued 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

Discontinued 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



Discontinued 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      

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