Version 2.0 printer drivers

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Written By John Fieldsend
Magicard Article

What new with the V2.0 printer driver

– New GUI
– Faster performance
– Expanded options for fine tuning card colors
– Pause and recover print jobs
– Single install and setup for multiple printers

The V2.0 printer driver

Features a completely redesigned graphical user interface (GUI) engineered to help simplify the complex setup parameters necessary for high-quality plastic card printing.

The printer driver is the single most important tool that people use to control Magicard printers. The new V2 driver ensures that Magicard printers remain intuitive to use, quick to deploy and continue to be the most reliable and scalable option available for instant desktop ID card printing and encoding.

Included with the new user interface are expanded options for fine-tuning the colour gamma, tone, contrast, brightness, and saturation of card images. This gives Magicard users the ability to adjust the card printer so that ID cards can perfectly match their organisation’s branding.

For the V2 driver, Magicard’s engineers rewrote the source code to allow the operating system (OS) full control of the printer spooler – previous driver versions have split this task with the OS. The result is fast printing from faster job load times into the printer memory.

Additionally, the V2 driver now automatically batches print jobs, splitting multiple documents into multiple print jobs. This allows users to pause and recover jobs in the case of power loss or ink ribbon replacement – critical for users who print high volumes of ID cards.

To help its customers upgrade, Magicard overhauled and simplified the install process for the V2 driver. The new install is unified, meaning users only need to load the driver once to enable printing for every Magicard model. The new driver also offers significant improvements in setup for Ethernet networks and automatic updating of a printer’s firmware.

System compatibility

Windows XP, 2001, 7 and 8.1 32 and 64 bit systems

All Magicard direct to card printers, including Rio Pro, Enduro+, and Pronto