Magicard Prima 8 ID Card Printers

High-volume photo quality printing

FIPS 201 certified for the personalisation of US Government credentials, the Magicard Prima 8 provides a reliable, robust solution for instant issuance in a compact package. Using a retransfer printing process, images are first printed onto a thin film then heat transferred onto the card surface. This produces a high resolution glossy image, printed right over the edge of the card.


Magicard Prima 8 Single Sided Retransfer ID Card Printer

Item#: Prima801
Retail Price: $4995.00
Sale Price: $4162.50
  • Single sided printing
  • 3-year warranty

Magicard Prima 8 Dual Sided Retransfer ID Card Printer

Item#: Prima802
Retail Price: $5995.00
Sale Price: $4995.83
  • Single sided printing
  • 3-year warranty
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The Magicard Prima 8 Retransfer ID Card Printers fulfill enterprise needs to issue ultra-high-resolution and secure credentials/badges in a cost-effective way in high volumes. They offer increased capacity, the best print quality, and are trusted worldwide for high-level secure card issuance projects.

The Magicard Prima 8 Retransfer ID Card Printers are available in different models to meet all requirements:

  1. Single or dual-sided printing.
  2. Optional encoding capabilities: magnetic stripe, smart cards.
  3. Optional single or dual-sided lamination.

The Magicard Prima 8 Retransfer ID Card Printers are feature-packed for unsurpassed performance and the highest printing resolution available:

  1. Affordable, high resolution glossy image printed right over the edge of the card in 600 or 300 dpi reverse transfer printing option for superior text and image quality.
  2. Dual-sided printing—add more information to your cards by turning your printer into a dual-sided system.
  3. An anti-fraud customized security watermark can be printed across the card surface.
  4. Easy-to-load high-capacity ribbons, films and laminates; replaceable card-cleaning roller (included with each print ribbon). The Magicard Prima 8 inline lamination unit features front loading—convenient and easy to use.
  5. Among the fastest card printers on the market with 100 full color single-sided cards per hour (YMCK with transfer).
  6. Card capacity: 100 card feeder, 100-card stacker. Optional dual-input card hopper to easily manage multiple card types.
  7. FIPS 201 certified — Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 201 (AKA FIPS 201) is a certification used for personalization of US government credentials. With this certification, the Magicard Prima 8 is listed on the GSA Approved Product List and meets mandate standards for federal government use. FIPS 201 certified printers are an ideal ID card printer for federal government use.
  8. The Magicard Prima 8 retransfer ID printers are backed by UltraCoverPlus, a market-leading 3-year warranty—the best warranty in the industry. The fully comprehensive three-year package includes no-quibble printhead lifetime warranty and a loaner service. That’s the reliability of a well-established print engine.
  9. Recognizes USB and Ethernet and can easily be integrated with most third-party applications locally or in the cloud.

Yes, you can convert your Magicard Prima 8 Retransfer ID Card Printers into powerful encoding machines using one of several options.

Easily and inexpensively add data using barcodes. Simply add a barcode into your card design using your software—without need of a specific encoder.

To print and encode cards with a magnetic stripe, choose a Magicard Prima 8 Retransfer ID Card Printer with a magnetic encoder (HiCo and LoCo encoder ISO 7811). This affordable encoding method is commonly used in access control and time and attendance—it’s a reliable choice for most any badge.

For more secure badges, a Magicard Prima 8 Retransfer ID Card Printer with smart card encoder is the right option (smart-card encoding options: Contact chip, MIFARE®, DESFire®, iClass®). Contact and contactless smart cards securely encode data into an embedded chip. A contact smart card must be inserted into a reader to store and read data, while contactless smart cards need only be waved within range of a reader. Perfect for student IDs, healthcare cards, loyalty cards or government IDs, smart cards are easily be created with a Magicard Prima 8 Retransfer ID Card Printer with smart-card encoder.

The Prima 8 secures cards by combining inline and post-printing options. Ultraviolet (UV) film prints hidden images or text, logos, or symbols inline that are only visible under UV light, and can be augmented with overlaminates for added durability and security—including standard and customized holographic options.

The Magicard Prima 8 Retransfer ID Card Printers are available with a single- or dual-sided lamination module to add extra protection layers to your cards. Magicard Retransfer ID card printers can apply different types of laminates:

  1. Clear laminates: a clear protective layer of 0.6 or 1.0 mil is applied to your cards.
  2. Standard holographic laminates: choose laminates with holograms for added security as holograms are hard to duplicate.
  3. Custom holographic laminates: instead of opting for a standard hologram that another company may also use, customize a unique design. This option guarantees maximum protection to your cards.

Laminates can be patches or overlay. Patch laminates leave an unprotected border around the edge of your cards while overlay laminates cover the entire card surface.

The Magicard Prima 8 Retransfer ID Card Printers perfectly adapt to your needs thanks to a number of optional modules/features:

  1. Encoding modules: add data to magnetic stripe, proximity, or contactless cards, for access control or secure multi-feature badges.
  2. Single or dual-sided card lamination modules: apply overlaminates to your cards to increase card durability and reduce the risk of counterfeiting and tampering. The Magicard Prima 8 Retransfer ID Card Printers can laminate both sides of your cards simultaneously for maximum efficiency.
  3. Inline laminator with connectivity enabled via infrared (IR).
  4. 600 dpi ultra-high-resolution printing that enables printing of secure microtext and CJK characters to just 1.3-point. Print fine-lines and detailed, secure graphical elements in photo quality over the card’s edge.

The Magicard Prima 8 Retransfer ID Card Printers are for enterprises that need to issue high-resolution and secure badges in a cost-effective way in high volumes. It’s ideal for military and government credentials, driver’s licenses, or applications where authentic, dependable access control is a requirement. Reverse-transfer technology offers increased capacity and unmatched, vibrant, over-the-edge print quality. A versatile modular design and unique field-upgradeable features make these printers highly adaptable to your needs.

  1. High-resolution printing
  2. Retransfer printing flexibility
  3. Dual-sided printing option, laminator options, several card encoding options
  4. Magnetic stripe, contact, contactless cards
  5. The Prima 8 is conveniently available in either 300 dpi or 600 dpi to meet your unique card-printing needs.
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