Datacard Group announces new single-step color printing for mid-volume identification and financial card programs

MINNETONKA, Minn.—(Oct. 03, 2011)—Datacard Group, the world leader in secure ID and card personalization solutions, today announced a new single-step color printing technology available for the Datacard MX1000 and Datacard MX2000 card issuance systems – providing financial institutions, government organizations and other card issuers an economical way to print high-quality color images.

The new single-step color printing technology is ideal for card issuers with mid-volume card programs that need to print photos, logos and other color images on identification or financial cards. This technology utilizes dye diffusion thermal transfer (D2T2) technology to print high-quality 300dpi card images and photos directly on the card at speeds up to 900 cards per hour.

“By introducing this new single-step color printing technology to our broad portfolio of Datacard Group’s printing solutions, mid-volume card issuers can now easily print continuous-tone color photos and images directly on the card, which is new to the MX1000 and MX2000 card issuance systems,” said Russell St. John, senior vice present of global marketing for Datacard Group. “This technology provides high-quality, near edge-to-edge print coverage in a compact size, and offers enhanced system performance at a cost effective price.”

Datacard Group offers an integrated issuance management platform combining hardware, software, supplies and consulting into a secure, scalable solution, enabling Secure Issuance Anywhere™. Financial institutions, government agencies and other organizations now have the flexibility to issue secure cards and credentials anytime, anywhere.

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