Direct-to-card printing process transfers images directly onto the card being personalized by heating a built-in ink ribbon and pressing it straight onto the smooth card’s surface. A YMCKO color ribbon is used to make photographic quality ID cards. The printer uses the YMC panels to print the color images or characters, while the K panel is used to print deep black characters or images such as barcodes that have to remain machine-readable despite regular use. The O panel is an overlay that serves as a coating for your card. Single-color/ monochrome ribbons help create crisp monochrome images and are used mainly to personalize pre-printed cards.
This simple single-step dye sublimation process stands in contrast to reverse transfer printing technology, where ink is applied to a clear film first and then to the card itself. While both methods have their advantages, direct-to-card printers can generally warrant a higher output per hour and lower production costs. With the MC210, this translates to up to 180 cards per hour when printing color single side and up to 1000 cards per hour when printing in monochrome. The MC210 is accompanied with a comprehensive ribbon program to cover all issuance needs in all vertical markets, including the new Matica YMCScKO ribbon to increase the number of visual security elements (VSE) on the card for security applications.
Depending on the needs of your organization, the MC210 can easily evolve to a dual-sided printing, anytime, anywhere without the need to install additional hardware components.
Matica’s MC210 is a robust and reliable option for ID card issuance, its ruggedized, stylish design makes it suitable for use in any environment.
Upgradable from single to dual-sided, the MC210 is also available with multiple secure card encoding options.
With their robust and durable construction, speedy and reliable output and clean design, Matica’s direct-to-card printers are the perfect solutions for a variety of businesses and organizations ranging from retail to entertainment, from corporate to education. So whether you are looking for a way to create student or patient IDs, gift cards or event passes – simply place your device behind the counter, on the desk or inside a cabinet for a fast and simple production.
The MC210 is perfect for schools, colleges and medium sized businesses that print up to 10,000 cards per year. Based on Matica’s established print engine, when it comes to secure and reliable ID card printing, you can trust the MC210 to deliver.
Method: Dye sublimation
Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi
Speed: 180 cph (YMCKO single side, batch); 1000 cph (monochrome printing)
Encoding: Smart card /contactless, Magnetic stripe
Format & materials: CR-80 PVC, PVC-C
Feeder: Automatic feeder
Connectivity: Ethernet, USB
Printer dimensions: 256 x 202 x 405 mm
Support for Kensington® security lock
All our extended warranty plans include:
Call 800-897-7024 Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am to 5pm or chat with us.
All parts and labor are included. Printheads are not covered after the first year.
We will send you a loaner while we service your printer so you can keep printing your badges.