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Magicard ID card retransfer printers offer advanced smart card technology with single-sided or dual-sided laminating and printing options, and anti-counterfeiting features. Our expert technicians can help you identify the right Magicard retransfer printer for you. Shop with us and save with our guaranteed low prices and FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $100!
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Why Choose a Retransfer Printer?
Many experienced card printer users are familiar with the white border that direct-to-card printers leave around the edge of cards. Retransfer printers, on the other hand, produce "over-the-edge" prints that cover the entire surface of your cards.
Direct-to-card printers print directly to the surface of cards. Any uneven surface of a card--including coming in contact with the edge of a card--can cause expensive printhead damage.
Retransfer printers, on the other hand, print your card image to a clear retransfer film that is then fused onto the surface of the card. With this process, the printhead does not come in direct contact with your card, allowing you to print over the edge of your cards and to a wider variety of card surfaces including proximity cards, smart cards, pre-punched cards and key tag cards. Another benefit: retransfer printers produce imagery with rich, vibrant, saturated colors.
Choose a retransfer card printer if your card design needs to print "over-the-edge" or if you will be printing on technology cards (smart cards, prox cards, etc.).
Should I Consider a Laminating Magicard Retransfer Printer?
If you recall the old days of cutting and pasting an ID card together, lamination may confuse you a bit. You might wonder why you would need lamination when printing directly to plastic.
In plastic card printing, lamination is a clear protective layer that is applied over the top of your printed cards by a printer with lamination capability. It offers three primary benefits to a plastic ID card:
Lamination extends the life of your card by protecting it from wear, such as being swiped in a magnetic stripe reader.
Lamination protects your cards from fading and dye migration when exposed to the sun.
Holographic lamination increases the security of your cards by making them difficult to copy.
Choose a laminating Magicard printer if your cards will be swiped in a mag stripe reader or will be worn in harsher environments, such as in the sun. Lamination will protect your cards from fading and extend their life so you'll need to reprint cards less frequently, saving you time and supplies costs!