MN-based Entrust Datacard unveiled the Datacard Artista VHD Retransfer Color Printing module GEN 2. Designed to work inline with the Datacard MX Series card issuance systems, this second generation inline printer module offers on-demand, 600 dpi full-color, edge-to-edge card printing for card and credential programs in the financial, government, retail, loyalty, and healthcare markets.
On-demand color card printing effectively eliminates the need to preprint cards ” a process that can consume weeks of production time. With this module, issuers can utilize blank white card stock and rapidly produce an entire run of individually distinct cards. This enables significant cost and time savings, and gives issuers design flexibility for printing cards.
Building on the legacy of innovation of the first-generation Artista VHD module, the GEN 2 module provides users with enhanced capabilities, including:
• New cleaning capabilities – understanding the unpredictable conditions and 24/7 demands of a high-volume card production environment, the Artista VHD GEN 2 module includes a variety of new cleaning capabilities such as beginning and end card cleaners, an integrated cleaning ribbon and a new baffle that protects the printing station from environmental dust and particulates.
• Precision printing and high quality color, with on-demand flexibility – the Artista VHD GEN 2 module allows card issuers to print cards on demand with detailed designs and fine-line characters, as well as edge-to-edge designs, which saves time and eliminates the need to maintain an inventory of pre-printed cards.
• Enhanced air flow system with HEPA filtration – keeps dust away from the precision printing head, and ultimately enables a high quality output and card personalization.
The new module integrates seamlessly for current operators and existing card designs. In fact, the Artista VHD GEN 2 Module has already been beta tested with FIS Global, who is a current customer of Entrust Datacard.
With more than 2,000 Entrust Datacard colleagues around the world, and a network of strong global partners, the company serves customers in 150 countries worldwide.
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