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Magicard Prima 8 ID Card Printer

Wondering what replaced the Magicard Prima 4? It's the Magicard Prima 8 ID card printer.

Creating personalized, secure ID cards is what the Prima 8 retransfer badge printer from Magicard does best. This versatile ID card printer provides instant issuance and lamination, all in a convenient, compact package. In the retransfer printing process, images are printed onto a thin film after which heat fuses to the card's surface. This creates a glossy, high-resolution image that is printed over the edge of the card (also referred to as "full bleed").

This robust ID printer is offered in your choice of single-sided or dual-sided printing and delivers the latest innovations in retransfer technology for high-volume, photo-quality images.

FIPS 201 approved card printers
The Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 201 – or FIPS 201 – is a designated standard outlined by the federal government. It summarizes the usage of Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card requirements for all federal government agencies and contractors.

Mandated by Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD 12), agencies must adhere to security requirements for all secure photo ID card issuance, including ID card printers. The Magicard Prima 8 badge printers are approved for government use and are featured on the GSA Approved Product List. This retransfer printer is ideal for military and government credentials, driver’s licenses, or applications where authentic, dependable access control is a requirement.

ID card created with the Magicard Prima 8 ID printer

Photo-quality, over-the-edge retransfer printing
With the Prima 8 card printer, you can print up to 100 high-definition, full-color ID cards an hour. This printer's rich, 300dpi print quality ensures vivid color accuracy and realistic representation of the cardholder. This is why the Prima 8 is an optimal solution for drivers' licences, national ID cards and other cards where security is paramount.

Single-side or dual-side lamination
To strengthen card durability as well as security, the Prima 8's lamination unit can further protect cards using holographic film or overlaminate patches. The front-loading Prima 8 ID printer features an LCD display panel to control printer temperature and speed settings which results in optimized results for a variety of card types.

Standard connectivity
With the Magicard Prima 8, you're not limited to a single badging workstation. Manage your badge program over a network with an Ethernet connection or take advantage of the USB port if you have a specific area dedicated area for card production.

Inside the Magicard Prima 8 Retransfer ID Card Printer

Straightforward operation
Designed with simplicity in mind, the Magicard Prima 8 ID card printer is easy to use. It's equipped with a user-friendly driver that indicates auto-cleaning prompts, ribbon detection, ribbon status updates, and more. With 100-card input and output hoppers, the Prima 8 increases program efficiency and decreases expensive down time with a 100-card input and 100-card output hoppers.

Encoding options
The Prima 8 allows users to seamlessly integrate photo ID applications with other applications such as access control for entry doors, time and attendance tracking, or debit transactions. Choose from a variety of encoding options including magnetic stripe, contact chip, MIFARE, DESFire, iClass and others.

Invisible UV ink compatible
For higher security, many businesses choose UV printing which is an affordable alternative to the enhanced security of custom holographic lamination.

The UV panel on Prima 8 color ribbons is a fluorescing panel which prints images or text in grayscale and are visible only using ultraviolet (UV) light. This kind of dye-sublimation UV ink ribbon provides an invisible visual security element on cards that change invisible graphics to red when viewed under an ultraviolet light.

Full 3-year warranty
All Prima 8 card printers include the exclusive UltraCoverPlus warranty from Magicard. It offers three years of full printer coverage and lifetime printhead coverage for your total peace of mind. Plus, you'll also enjoy three-year loaner coverage at no extra cost!

To learn more about the Magicard Prima 8 ID printer, call one of our knowledgeable ID Professionals today at (800) 321-4405. They have the printer expertise and industry knowledge to help you find best ID card printer for your requirements!

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