Datacard Group introduced the ImageCard HiFX laminator, a high-speed system that applies polyester overlays to photo IDs and other plastic cards that require protection from everyday wear and tear.
The ImageCard HiFX laminator gives users the option of applying a clear or holographic polyester overlay to photo IDs and other cards in a fast, single-pass operation. The protective, scratch- and chemical-resistant overlays help extend the life of cards by shielding them from everyday exposure to a variety of threats, such as abrasions caused by swipe readers. Overlays may be applied to one or both sides of a card.
The modular design of the laminator allows Datacard customers to easily integrate it with an existing Datacard ImageCard(R) HiFX(TM) printer — or configure it as a stand-alone unit. The system offers adjustable temperature settings for use with various card stocks. Clear and highly intuitive LED message indicators ensure easy operation.
“Scratches, abrasions and chemical attacks can deteriorate the printed elements of a card,” said Bob Bergquist, HiFX product manager for Datacard. “As a result, card issuers often re-issue cards prematurely, which isn’t cost-effective. Or cardholders end up using inferior cards, which compromises security.
“The new HiFX laminator provides Datacard customers with a strong line of defense against these potential problems,” Bergquist said. “It’s a convenient, cost-effective solution for organizations looking to control costs and preserve the effectiveness of their card programs.”
Datacard Group is a world leader in innovative plastic card personalization and identity management solutions. The company provides its customers with integrated systems for a variety of financial, identification and healthcare applications. A diverse solutions portfolio features a broad range of card-related products and services, including the world’s best-selling card personalization and printing systems. Datacard Group also offers card lifecycle management software, smart card personalization systems and applications, custom solution development and products designed to enhance card issuing operations. Datacard Corporation, doing business as Datacard Group, is privately held and based in Minnetonka, Minn. Datacard Group serves customers in more than 200 countries and provides sales and service in more than 120 countries.Details