Magicard Helix Single Sided ID Card Printer

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  • Printing Capability: Single-sided
  • Print Technology: Reverse transfer
  • Print Speed: Full-color single-sided cards in 29 seconds
  • Warranty: 3 years with loaner

The first reverse transfer printer with built-in visual security, the Magicard Helix ID card printer is a powerful addition to the Magicard line of printers. With its quick print speeds, large 200-card hopper, high yield 1,000 print ribbons and an easy-to-use touch screen interface, this printer is designed for large organizations looking for efficient card printing.

What’s Included:

  • Magicard Helix ID Card Printer  
  • Printer power supply
  • USB cable
  • Install disk
  • Printer guides

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Intuitive touch screen interface

The Magicard Helix is the first ever desktop card printer to feature an interactive touch-screen interface. Visual indicators show connectivity, temperature and how many prints are remaining on all consumables. A preview screen during printing shows the exact card being personalised and its progress through the print cycle. The intuitive interface makes it easy to change settings, with additional help provided through animated video sequences.

The World’s first retransfer printer with built-in visual security

Helix is the World’s first retransfer printer with built-in visual security. Using an evolution of Magicard’s famous HoloKote® security feature, Helix can apply a secure watermark to each card during the retransfer process. This feature also exploits the wavelengths and lens effect of the retransfer film to fluoresce under UV lighting conditions.

High-volume best quality printing

The Magicard Helix uses a retransfer printing process, where images are first printed onto a thin film then heat transferred onto the card surface. This produces our highest resolution photo quality image, printed right over the edge of the card. By printing on to this controlled substrate, print imperfections due to irregular card surfaces or around embedded card chips are eliminated. Equipped with a high grade processing unit, Helix is powered by Magicard’s most advanced and durable print engine and features our highest capacity consumables (1000 prints) and hoppers (200 cards), making it ideal for high volume localised or even centralised issuance.

Our most versatile card issuance printer

The Magicard Helix prints litho-quality cards from a compact desktop package. This versatility enables you to issue secure IDs in high volume or in small volumes for replacement or additional credentials. Its Custom HoloKote watermark feature provides an extra layer of visual security without the need for an inline lamination unit and expensive custom overlays with high MOQs. Single-sided Helix printers can be upgraded to double-sided capability with a simple electronic upgrade key.

Trusted electronic security

The Magicard Helix 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 in-line personalisation of payment cards. The Helix can also be supplied with a magnetic stripe encoder built-in.

Backed by the industry’s best 3 year warranty

The reliability of most advanced 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 printer. In the unlikely event of a field failure, we will send you a replacement loan printer to you whilst we repair your existing device.

Print technology 300dpi retransfer, 256 colour depth level (8Bit)
Feed system Hopper fed
Card capacity 200 input / 200 output
Single-sided printing ?
Double-sided printing ?
Security Standard: Kensington lock 
Optional: User log-on, secure film cassettes, secure blank media feeder, secure card reject hopper and ribbon erase facility
Display TFT LCD panel, Size: 4.3 inch, Resolution: 480×272, 
Color depth: 16.7 million colors, Resistive touchscreen
Memory size 128MB
Encoding / variantsDetails 
Magnetic stripe ISO 7811 – tracks 1, 2 and 3, JIS2
Contact ISO 7816 and EMV
Contactless MIFARE®, DESFire®, Pro, iClass®. 
Other encoders available, see encoder compatibility matrix
Connectivity and driversDetails 
Operating systems Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1, 10 (32 and 64bit) 
Windows server 2003 R2 SP2, 2008, 2012, 2016
GNU/Linux and Mac OS X 10.9.0 onwards
USB connection ?
Micro SD ?
3 year UltraCoverPlus* Includes printer loaner and lifetime warranty on the printhead. 
*Available in North America, EU and other selected territories. 
Elsewhere a minimum of 1 year limited depot warranty.
Print speedDetails 
Colour up to 125 cards per hour
Accepted cardsDetails 
Card sizes ISO CR80 85.6mm x 54mm / 3.375″ x 2.125″
Card types PVC, PET, PC, PVH, ABS
Card thickness 0.51mm to 1.30mm / 0.020” to 0.050”
Printer specificationsDetails 
Printer weight 14.4Kg / 31.7lb
Printer size Height: 420mm / 16.5″ Width: 455mm / 17.9″
Length: 330mm / 13″
Environmental operating range 10°C to 30°C / 50°F to 85°F
Power source External power supply 100-240V 50-60Hz

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