Evolis manufactures plastic id card printers for id badge printing and personalization : student ID cards, loyalty programs, banking cards, transportation passes, membership cards, driving licences, identity cards, id card, employee badges, voting cards, health cards, access badges, and visitor badges. A badge can host data pertaining to its holder, with four-color photo-quality printing, and perform data encoding (magnetic stripe, smart card and/or contactless card). Evolis is specialized in creating these innovative id card printers. Evolis also markets the Badgy card printer , a turnkey solution to print badges on plastic cards , in small runs and without encoding options. Get more information on Badgy card printer on www.badgy.com .
Evolis also offers accessories and identification supplies through its subsidiary SOGEDEX ACCESSORIES.
PVC Card printing
PVC cards, broadly known as plastic cards, require printers other than the traditional consumer-grade inkjet or laser printers, because of their smooth surface. Thermal transfer is the process that is specific to plastic cards.
This process applies a colored layer from a ribbon onto the flat, plastic surface. This transfer is performed by a thermal print head that increases the temperature of the ribbon’s color layer.
For color printing, this layer turns into gas and reverts to its solid state on the superficial layer of the plastic card. This process is called sublimation.
Monochrome printing uses a single color. This is a very cost-effective process for personalizing pre-printed cards. It stands as the ideal solution for cards that do not require color personal elements such as a picture.
Evolis printers offer professional printing with the superimposition of the 3 primary colors (yellow, magenta and cyan) to add more depth and crispness to an image. This process makes it possible to optimize the quality of printed images and logos with a 300 DPI resolution that guarantees expert presentation.