- ID card printers
- Prima 4 with laminator
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In-line lamination for extra durability and security
The Magicard Prima 4 is available with in-line lamination. This adds an additional overlay to protect the card from wear and fading of the image, mainly for cards which are used frequently or in outdoor environments. Laminates can be overlays or patch. Patch provides a thick protection layer on the card but is not quite edge-to-edge. Overlay provides a thinner protection layer, but is fully edge-to-edge.
Both types of laminates can also be supplied with a customisable holographic design. This is particularly suited to very high volume secure card printing. For lower volume secure printing use Custom HoloKote® on the Helix or the Rio Pro.
High-volume photo quality printing
FIPS 201 certified for the personalization of US Government credentials, the Magicard Prima 4 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.
Customisable stealth security
A special dye sublimation Ultra Violet (UV) ribbon can be used with the Prima 4 for the printing of invisible photographs, logos, text or symbols when issuing high security cards. The UV ink is not detectable to the naked eye, but is only visible with the use of a UV light source. This special YMCK-UV ribbon offers an affordable yet still highly secure feature to decrease susceptibility to counterfeiting.
Trusted electronic security
The Magicard Prima 4 can be equipped with a range of card encoding devices to write secure electronic data to cards at the point of issuance. Smart card encoding options include contact chip, MIFARE®, DESFire® and iClass®. Specialist high-security encoders, such as EMV accredited devices, can also be fitted for the inline personalisation of payment cards. The Prima 4 can also be supplied with a magnetic stripe encoder built-in.
Backed by the industry’s best 3 year warranty*
Magicard Prima 4 with UltraCoverPlus – our promise to keep you printing.
The reliability of our well-established print engine enables us to offer you a comprehensive 3 year warranty with full telephone and online support.
This includes a free replacement for any printhead damaged over the lifetime of the warranty. In the unlikely event of a field failure, we will send you a replacement loan printer to you whilst we repair your existing device.
*Available in the EU, North America and other selected territories.
Elsewhere 1 year minimum limited depot warranty.
Prima 4 specifications
|Print technology||300dpi retransfer (600dpi option on request)|
|Feed system||Hopper fed|
|Card capacity||100 card input hopper, 100 card output hopper|
|Single-sided printing||●||Prima 401|
|Double-sided printing||●||Prima 402|
|Security||Electronic lock for hopper and door, security ribbon erase|
|Magnetic stripe||ISO 7811 – tracks 1, 2 and 3|
|Smart card||Contact chip, MIFARE®, DESFire® and iClass®. Other encoders available, see encoder compatibility matrix|
|Connectivity and drivers||Details|
|Operating systems||Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1, 10 (32 and 64bit), Windows server 2003 R2 SP2, 2008 and 2012|
|USB connection||USB rev1.1 and USB 2.0|
|Ethernet connection||Secure IPSEC Ethernet fitted as standard|
|3 year UltraCoverPlus||Telephone support, full printhead coverage and loaner service.
*Available in North America, EU and other selected territories. Elsewhere a minimum of 1 year limited depot warranty.
|Visual security||Details||Product code|
|Standard holographic laminates||Thin, 0.5 mil and 1 mil laminates available|
|Custom holographic laminates||Thin, 0.5 mil and 1 mil laminates available|
|UV printing||YMCK-UV 750 images (full colour and UV panel)||Prima 434|
|Colour||Over 100 cards per hour|
|Card sizes||ISO CR80 85.6mm x 54mm / 3.375″ x 2.125″|
|ISO CR79 83.9mm x 51mm / 3.303″ x 2.051″|
|Card types||PVC, ABS, PET, PVH, and polycarbonate ISO blank cards, HiCo magnetic stripe and smart cards|
|Card thickness||0.25mm to 1.0mm / 0.010” to 0.040”|
|Printer weight||15.5 Kg / 34 lbs|
|Laminator weight||8.5Kg / 18.7 lbs|
|Printer size||Height: 320 mm / 12.6″ Width: 343 mm / 13.5″ Length: 330 mm / 13″|
|Laminator size||Height: 360 mm / 14.1″ Width: 210 mm / 8.3″ Length: 330 mm / 13.0″|
|Environmental operating range||15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F) ; 35% to 70% non-condensing|
|Printer variants||Details||Product code|
|Laminator Uno||Single-sided lamination||Prima 451|
|Laminator Duo||Double-sided lamination||Prima 452|
Prima 4 solutions
Prima 4 consumables
|Prima 4 retransfer film||Prima 431||YMCK colour dye film and retransfer film sets (x5 sets)||1000 images per set|
|Prima 433||YMCKK colour dye film black panel on reverse||750 images|
|Prima 434||YMCK-UV colour dye film with UV panel||750 images|
|Prima 436||Retransfer film||1000 images|
|Prima 4 patch laminate film||Prima 462||Clear patch laminate 0.6mil||600 patches|
|Prima 463||Clear patch laminate 0.6mil with chip cutout||600 patches|
|Prima 464||Clear patch laminate 1.0mil||600 patches|
|Prima 465||Clear patch laminate 1.0mil with chip cutout||600 patches|
|Prima 467-patch||Custom design holographic patch 0.6mil||600 patches|
|Prima 466||Clear OVD film||1000 overlays|
|Prima 468||Set up charge for custom overlay film/patch laminate||–|
|Prima 461||OVD ‘snowflake’ design film||1000 overlays|
|Cleaning kits||E9887||Prima 4 cleaning kit||10x swabs, rollers, cards|
|UltraSecure cards||–||125 KHz Proximity|
|–||MIFARE® DESFire® EV1|
|Blank cards||M9006-793||Premium blank white cards – CR80|
|M9006-794||Blank white cards with magnetic stripe – CR80|
|Printer||Cards per hour||Input / output||Warranty||Visual security||System requirements|
|Direct to card printers|
|Rio Pro||150+||100 / 70||3 year UltraCoverPlus||Custom and standard||Windows / Mac OS X|
|Enduro3E||100+||100 / 30||3 year limited||Standard||Windows / Mac OS X|
|Pronto||1 card per 35s||Hand-fed||2 year limited||Standard||Windows / Mac OS X|
|Reverse transfer printers|
|Helix||125+||200 / 200||3 year UltraCoverPlus||Custom and standard||Windows / Mac OS X|
|Prima 4||100+||100 / 100||3 year UltraCoverPlus||UV||Windows|
|Prima 4 with laminator||100+||100 / 100||3 year UltraCoverPlus||UV||Windows|