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Magicard Helix ID Card Printer

Ideal for government, finance, healthcare, universities and medium - large sized businesses.

Introducing the brand new to market Magicard Helix offering high level security and exceptional ‘litho quality’ print for large volume printing. 

The advanced HoloKote feature provides a cost effective layer of visual security without the need for special lamination units.

The single sided Helix can easily be upgraded to double-sided printing at any point by purchasing an electronic upgrade key. 

  • Suitable for high volume card printing
  • Touch screen interface with print preview and troubleshooting
  • High definition print quality
  • Print speed of up to 125 cards per hour in full colour (YMCK) single side and 200 in monochrome single sided
  • 200 card input hopper and 200 card output hopper
  • 1000 print, easy load cassette ribbons
  • Windows and Mac OS X compatible
  • Magnetic stripe and smart card encoding upgrade options available
  • Field upgradable to double-sided printing
  • USB and Ethernet interface
  • 10 patented Holokote® watermark options as standard
  • Secure custom HoloKote® upgrade option
  • 3 Year UltraCoverPlus warranty with loan printer and lifetime printhead cover.
  •  FREE lifetime telephone support from ID Card Centre

Please note printers are not supplied with a ribbon so don’t forget to add one to your cart.

Magicard Helix ID Card Printer

Superior quality printing – ideal for high volumes

The Magicard Helix utilises retransfer printing technology which allows for full over the edge printing, in addition to printing on uneven surfaces and around embedded card chips.

Extra large, 200 card capacity hoppers and 1000 print cartridges, partnered with a high grade processing unit and Magicard’s most durable and advanced print engine make the Helix ideal for very high volumes.

Touch screen printing

Never before has a desktop ID card printer featured a touch screen interface.  Immediately you can see how many prints are remaining, your consumables levels, the printer temperature and any connectivity issues to ensure you can keep printing quickly and effectively.

The on screen animations assist you with changing settings and any troubleshooting so you can see at a glance what you need to do or change.

The print preview feature allows you to view the card design on screen and follow the progress of the print cycle.

Retransfer printer with built in security features

Following on from Magicard’s existing and extremely popular Holokote security feature, the Helix printer cleverly uses the wavelengths and lens effect of the retransfer process to manipulate the retransfer film so that it becomes fluorescent under UV lighting conditions.

The Helix comes with 10 HoloKote designs as standard and custom designs and logos can easily be designed for you.

UV Printing

In addition to the Holokote feature, an overt layer of security can be added to cards through the use of a UV ribbon.  Invisible to the naked eye and requiring a UV light to be seen, any text or images added to the card will further protect against counterfeiting.

Multiple encoding options for high level security

Magnetic stripe, contact chip and contactless encoding upgrade options are all available for the Magicard Helix, ensuring secure electronic data can be written to the card at the point of issuance.

Contactless encoding options include MIFARE, DESFire, iClass, ProX, HiD, TagIT, Legic and UHF. 

If you’re looking to encode payment cards then high security encoders can also be added.

For additional electronic security, both magnetic stripe and smart card in-line encoding options are available.

  Magnetic Stripe

  The Helix can be upgraded to encode ISO standard 7811 HiCo and LoCo mag stripe cards.

 Smart Card encoding

  Smart card encoding is possible through an upgrade to the Helix printer to allow the encoding of contact chip, and contactless - MIFARE®, DESFire, ProX, HiD iClass, TagIT, Legic and UHF.

UltraCoverPlus – Magicard’s promise to keep you printing!

Magicard appreciate that investment in a printer such as the Helix requires a strong guarantee that an organisations card issuance operation is not going to be interrupted.  They are therefore offering a full 3 year warranty, which includes telephone and online support, with the Helix ID Card Printer.  This cover includes a loan printer in the unlikely event that your printer needs to be taken away for repair and also provides lifetime warranty on the printhead.

  Magicard Helix ID Card Printer Features and Specifications

  Print technology

  Retransfer

  Print resolution   300dpi (dots per inch), 256 colour depth level (8Bit)
  Print speed   125 cards per hour single-sided colour (YMCK) and 200 cards per hour for single-sided monochrome
  Card capacity   Automatic feed: 200 card input hopper and 200 card output hopper
  Compatible card dimensions   ISO CR80 85.6mm x 54mm

  Card thickness 0.76mm – 1.25mm / 30mil to 49mil

  Compatible card materials   PVC, PET,  PC,  PVH,  ABS
  Memory size   128MB
  Display   TFT LCD panel.  Size: 4.3", Resolution: 480x272, Colour depth: 16.7 million colours, Resistive touchscreen
  Printer security

  Standard:  Kensington Lock

  Option:  User log-on, secure film cassettes, secure blank media feeder, secure card reject hopper, ribbon erase  facility 

  Security watermark   Standard HoloKote with UV effect (10 standard designs) - for use with secure dye film only
  Customised watermark   Custom Holokote with UV effect - ordered separately and for use with secure dye film only
  Card encoding options

  Magnetic stripe (ISO 7811 – tracks 1, 2 and 3, JIS2, custom formats)

  Contact (ISO 7816 & EMV)

  Contactless (MIFARE, DESFire, ProX, HiD iClass, TagIT, Legic, UHF)

  Laminator   Laminator in-line (double-sided) option
  Extendibility   Internal 4 port USB HUB (1.1).  (1 x WiFi option, 1 x encoder option, 1 x Micro SD option, 1 x unassigned)
  Printer dimensions   420mm H x 455mm W x 330mm D (16.5" H x 17.9" W x 13" D)
  Weight   14.4kg / 31.7lb
  Printer interfaces

  USB 2.0, 10 BASE-T/100 BASE-T Ethernet.  

  802.11 b/g/n WiFi (option)

  Software drivers

  Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1, 10 (32 and 64 bit) Windows server

  2003 R2 SP2, 2008, 2012, 2016, GNU/Linux and Mac OS X

  Power source    External power supply 100-240V 50-60Hz
  Warranty   3 year UltraCoverPlus    3 years limited depot warranty, with loan printer.  Lifetime warranty on the printhead

  All Magicard Helix Models

  Single-Sided
  Helix Uno   Magicard Helix single-sided ID card printer   3663-0001
  Helix Uno Mag   Magicard Helix single-sided ID card printer with magnetic stripe encoder   3663-0002
  Helix Uno Smart   Magicard Helix single-sided ID card printer with smart card encoder   3663-0003
  Helix Uno Smart Mag   Magicard Helix single-sided ID card printer with smart card encoder plus magnetic stripe encoder   3663-0004
  Double-Sided
  Helix Duo   Magicard Helix double-sided ID card printer   3663-0021
  Helix Duo Mag   Magicard Helix double-sided ID card printer with magnetic stripe encoder   3663-0022
  Helix Duo Smart   Magicard Helix double-sided ID card printer with smart card encoder   3663-0023
  Helix Duo Smart Mag   Magicard Helix double-sided ID card printer with smart card encoder plus magnetic stripe encoder   3663-0024

**Warranty subject to the observance of specific conditions of use and maintenance, as well as the use of certified ‘Original Magicard’ dye films.Telephone Support

Why Choose ID Card Centre?

At ID Card Centre, we genuinely care about our customers. Whether you're purchasing for the first time or one of our many long-standing clients. When purchasing with us, our guarantees to you are:

•    All in stock orders when placed before 3pm will be shipped the same day.

•    We guarantee 100% satisfaction or your money back.

•    Price match guarantee on all our products.

Still unsure? Contact us today through our live chat or call us on 01604 422 422.

   Delivery Promise   

Fast, Reliable, UK Next Working Day Delivery - free on web orders over £150!

All orders for stock items, received prior to 3.00pm, will be dispatched the same day. It may still be possible to dispatch orders after this time so if your order is urgent please call us to check.

Best Price Guarantee!

We endeavour to always offer the best possible prices to our customers.  Therefore if you’ve received a cheaper quote elsewhere, for exactly the same product or service, please let us know and if we can't beat it we'll price match it!

Buy with Confidence - 100% satisfaction guaranteed!

Our extensive product experience, honest advice and technical support along with our price match promise, low cost and fast delivery options and hassle free returns means we're sure you'll be more than satisfied with the service from ID Card Centre!

Flexible, secure payment options

We offer four secure payment options for all web orders.  

  • All Major Credit and Debit Cards including American Express
  • Bank Transfer
  • Invoice
  • PayPal

Service

Delivery Times for UK

 Delivery Times for Europe

Delivery Times for Asia 

Delivery Times for USA and the Rest of the World 

UPS Standard

Next business day Flat rate of £6.50 + VAT per web order, free on orders over £150 

2 - 3 business days from despatch

Not available

Not available

UPS (Express) Saver

Next business day by 12pm

Next business day delivery

2 - 5 business days from despatch

1 - 2 business days from despatch

UPS Express

Next business day by 10.30am

Next business day by 12pm

2 - 4 business days by 12pm

1 - 2 business days by 12pm

UPS (Worldwide)   Express Plus 

Next business day by 9am

Next business day by 9am

2 - 4 business days by 9am

1 - 2 business days by 9am

Shipping amounts for all UPS services other than our Standard Flat Rate shipping are calculated on weight and volume at the checkout.

If you need same day or weekend delivery we may be able to arrange this so please contact us before placing your order.

Returns

If you want to find out information about our returns policy then click here.

Printers
Printer Manufacturer Magicard
Print Technology Re-Transfer
Printer Features Single Sided, Double Sided, Magnetic Stripe Encoder, Smart Card Encoder,

Magicard Helix ID Card Printer

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  • Product Code: 34-1050
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