05 April, 2006
New second generation color printers from France-based Dualys will encode both sides of mag stripe or contact/contactless cards allowing customization in a single pass. Application usage includes ID, biometric security, loyalty, transportation, campus cards and banking.
Angers, France–European leader in plastic card customization solutions, Evolis, is launching its second generation of dual-sided Dualys color printers.
Increasingly sophisticated cards
Since its conception, the Dualys has incorporated all the latest encoding technologies, from the ISO or JIS2 magnetic stripes to smart cards with or without contact (RFID).
All these encoding options can be combined, resulting in 26 different models in the Dualys line. This range of options allows the customization of multi-technology cards in a single pass.
All of these possibilities pave the way for innovative applications in many sectors: identification, biometric security, leisure, loyalty, transportation, education and banking.
Innovation and performance
The logic-seeking image processing, as well as a new cleaning concept for dual-sided cards, guarantee high-quality prints that are comparable to photographic quality.
Designed as much for occasional printing as well as volume customization, this second-generation model is equipped with a 100-card capacity feeder and receptacle.
Another innovation: the optional manual card feeder instantly turns the Dualys into a front-desk printer. Its rate of 125 dual-sided cards/hour makes it the fastest printer in its class.
An office environment
Its new and more compact design means it fits easily into any environment. The Dualys benefits from the latest in office technology: monitor port, user support via didactic video clips.
In addition, each model comes equipped with the standard eMedia Card Designer software, which makes it possible to create and edit badges. The new Dualys also comes with a two-year warranty (printer and print head) for an unlimited number of passes. The basic model is available at the retail price of $2995.
Evolis develops, manufactures and markets a complete line of plastic card customization solutions. These printers include all the options required to graphically, magnetically or electronically (smart card with or without contact – RFID technology) customize all types of cards (employee badges, student cards, bank cards, etc.). Evolis’ mission is to make plastic card printing available to all by offering attractively-priced products whose fully customizable printing is quick, simple and of impeccable quality.
Based in Angers, with a branch office in Miami (United States), Evolis achieved sales of $23.9 million in 2005. The company employs almost 100 associates and is represented in over 90 countries around the world. 91% of its sales are realized internationally.