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NOTICE: Keep your cards and card printers clean

With the COVID-19 virus spreading globally, governments and health organisations are urging the public to keep up the strictest hygiene routines. Regularly washing your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer has become a more vital part of your day. We’d like to take this opportunity to remind our customers, who have access, to take the time to thoroughly clean their card printers too. The...

Magicard launches best-in-class Elatec encoder upgrade

Magicard ID card printers bring enhanced smart card encoding to market Magicard, the UK’s sole manufacturer of globally-available ID card printers has announced a brand new partnership with leading RFID specialist, Elatec. With immediate effect, customers will be able to order Magicard 300, Magicard 600 and NEO360 models fitted with a card encoder designed by Elatec and Magicard engineers to...

Inspiring Women – International Women’s Day 2020

Ahead of the #EachforEqual International Women’s Day this Sunday 8th March,  we asked a number of the Magicard team to tell us about women who have inspired them. Princess Diana by Karen Ireson – Senior Despatch/Export Administrator Princess Diana was the People’s Princess. I was, and still am, inspired by her working endlessly to try and help AIDs sufferers as well as her campaigns against land...

You buy a Magicard printer, we plant a tree

Over the course of 2018 and 2019 Magicard, the UK’s only ID card printer manufacturer has demonstrated its global environmental credentials through its support of OneTreePlanted.org, the charity which is solely focused on global reforestation. Over the course of the last few months, Magicard has made multiple donations to the charity in a deal that sees one tree planted for every printer sold...

Dye Film Warning

Over the last 12 months, we have had a number of reports of old, out of warranty, and even examples of counterfeit, Magicard dye-film. There is a concern that users of Magicard printers are unknowingly purchasing dye-film that will produce poor qual ity prints when compared to genuine Magicard film and can even damage the printer. The film most commonly replicated or falsely sold as new is...

The availability of fake ID cards

It’s sad but true. High-quality fake IDs are now easily available to purchase online. It’s becoming easier to get hold of equipment that aids the creation of ID cards. Criminals can buy card printing accessories that fit an ordinary Inkjet printer and which deliver a cheap, insecure version of an ID card. For organisations or businesses which use cards to signal membership or employment, the risk...

Printing ID cards via an ID card printer VS an Inkjet printer

As the need for ID cards around the world grows, so does the number of ways you can create them. Recently, kits have been launched which make it possible for home inkjet printers to print onto PVC cards. Of course, this is a cheap option, but we should look at how this compares to printing an ID card on a specially designed card printer which comes with security built-in. Inkjet printer Cheap to...

Which type of card?

If your ID badge is going to act as more than just visual identification, selecting the right card to support the appropriate encoding technology for the application is fundamental. From physical access to logical access, access to data to tracking time and attendance to facilitating payments, ID card printers offer myriad printing and encoding options to help you customise your ID card solution:...

ID card software -how to choose

The software you use alongside your ID card printer is the tool which helps you to not only design and print your cards professionally, but also to include cardholder-specific information, visual security and encoding for specific applications. Look out for those which have an inbuilt design wizard to help you create an ID that’s unique to your purpose, and one with a user profile feature...

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