Press release date: February 28, 2012
West Sacramento, CA — Organizations looking for a powerful – yet affordable – retransfer card printer for high-volume, over-the-edge badge printing now have two compact choices.
The Datacard SR 200 retransfer card printer and the SR 300 retransfer printer, now available at IDCardGroup.com, offer vivid full-bleed printing with over-the-edge coverage to produce durable, secure ID cards and badges.
During the retransfer printing process, the Datacard SR200 and SR300 use a standard full-color dye film (YMCK) to print an image onto a clear retransfer film in a “reverse image.” The image is then laminated onto the plastic card surface. The printed card is highly durable – protected from scratching and fading by the clear film layer.
Retransfer technology also delivers superior image quality with vivid full-color printing and over-the-edge coverage. Both the SR200 and SR300 can reproduce a wider color gamut than competitive offerings – resulting in improved image gradation, tonal reproduction, and image contrast.
These new Datacard retransfer printers offer optimum flexibility in regard to card material choices and card output types. Both reproduce high-quality images on PVC, ABS, PET, PET-G, and polycarbonate card materials. The SP300 is capable of producing a wide range of card types – from standard ID cards to access control badges with uneven surfaces, such smart cards and proximity cards.
For organizations with higher-security needs, the double-sided SR300 Datacard retransfer ID printer is available with optional smart card and ISO magnetic encoding modules. The SR300 prints up to the edge of the smart chip or directly over embedded chips and it quickly encodes magnetic stripes onto any type of plastic card. Both encoders are factory-installed and must be included in the ordering process.
Either Datacard retransfer printer – the single-sided SR200 retransfer card printer or the double-sided SR300 – can be ordered with an optional laminator, which can apply Datacard topcoats or Datacard DuraGard laminates to help extend card life and strengthen card security. An optional bend remedy chip helps produce flat cards.
Both Datacard models offer fast print speeds – printing a four-color, one-sided card in 30 seconds – along with a compact design that saves desktop space.
The SR200 and SR300 each come with a high-capacity, easy-to-load ribbon cassette that reduces printer downtime; a color-coded retransfer film cassette that simplifies loading, and an electronic locking system that protects cards and ribbons.
The ID Card Group Advantage As an authorized Datacard dealer, ID Card Group has deep technical knowledge from years of experience working with customers who use Datacard ID printers and supplies, including color and monochrome ribbons; top coats, retransfer films, and laminates; cleaning kits; and printer covers and carrying cases.
About ID Card Group
ID Card Group offers a full line of ID card equipment, supplies, and accessories – from identification and access control products, to promotional products for loyalty or membership programs, to gift, payment, or phone cards and systems. Industries such as business, schools, government, military, law enforcement, healthcare, gaming, hospitality, trade shows/conventions, sports entertainment and more choose ID Card Group for its selection, expert service, and low price guarantee. To learn more, call (877) 868-0012 or visit http://www.IDCardGroup.com.