Magicard Helix ID Card Printer Bundle
Ideal for government, finance, healthcare, universities and medium - large sized businesses.
- Magicard Helix full colour rewrite ID card printer
- CardExchange Premium
- Microsoft HD USB Web Camera
- 1000 print film set SET-HX1000 including 1 x full colour dye film and 1 x retransfer film
- Pack of 100 Plain White FOTODEK PVC Cards
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
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.
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.
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 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|
|Display||TFT LCD panel. Size: 4.3", Resolution: 480x272, Colour depth: 16.7 million colours, Resistive touchscreen|
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|
USB 2.0, 10 BASE-T/100 BASE-T Ethernet.
802.11 b/g/n WiFi (option)
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
|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|
|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.
|ID Card Printers|
|Print Technology||Dye Sublimation,Laminator,Re-Transfer|
|Single or Double Sided?||Single Sided,Double Sided|
|Printer Features||HoloKote,Ethernet,Windows Compatible,Mac OS X Compatible,UV Printing|
|Encoding Options||Magnetic Stripe Encoder,Contact Smart Card Encoder,Contactless Smart Card Encoder,MIFARE Encoder|
|Print Volume||3 High (over 10k cards per year)|