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Magicard Helix ID Card System

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Magicard Helix ID Card System

#3663-0001

  • System includes: Magicard Helix printer, AlphaCard ID Suite Standard software, YMCK/YMCKS printer ribbon and retransfer film, cleaning kit, blank cards, digital ID camera
  • Single-sided, reverse transfer printer
  • Quick print speed—print full color cards in 30 seconds
  • 200 card input hopper, 200 card output hopper
  • Mac users - please select cardPresso software & Logitech C920 camera
MSRP: $5,829
Starting Price: $3,898

You Save: $1,931 (33%)

As Configured: $3,898
  • System includes: Magicard Helix printer, AlphaCard ID Suite Standard software, YMCK/YMCKS printer ribbon and retransfer film, cleaning kit, blank cards, digital ID camera
  • Single-sided, reverse transfer printer
  • Quick print speed—print full color cards in 30 seconds
  • 200 card input hopper, 200 card output hopper
  • Mac users - please select cardPresso software & Logitech C920 camera
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Magicard Helix ID Card System

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Magicard Helix ID Card System

This powerful system from Magicard features the new reverse transfer Helix ID card printer – designed for printing high quality, secure ID cards for large organizations. Choose from a standard YMCK ribbon (1000 prints) or YMCKS ribbon for a Secure HoloKote (750 prints).

Magicard Helix Key Features
  • Printing Capability: Single-sided
  • Print Technology: Reverse transfer
  • Print Speed: Full-color single-sided cards in 30 seconds
  • Input/Output Hopper: 200/200
  • Warranty: 3 years with loaner
High-Quality Reverse Transfer Card Printing

The key to the Magicard Helix is the reverse transfer (also called retransfer) printing process. Unlike the standard dye sublimation process, your card design is first printed on a clear film; that film is then adhered to the card surface.

This process gives you a higher definition print quality, and allows you to print on smart cards with uneven surfaces. It also gives you additional card durability and tamper resistance so the cards will last longer.

Secure ID Cards with Magicard HoloKote

As with all Magicard printers, the Helix comes with the built-in HoloKote system and prints a secure watermark across the face of every card at no additional cost – the first reverse transfer printer to offer this.

The Helix also supports the Custom HoloKote Key, which allows users to use your own custom image or text as a watermark. And new with the Helix, you can also choose a Secure HoloKote – a fluorescent version of the HoloKote watermark that will show up under black light.

When combined with Magicard HoloPatch cards, one section of the secure HoloKote watermark is highlighted to create a high-visibility security seal. Design your free custom HoloKote with our online Custom HoloKote Tool.

Powerful AlphaCard ID Suite Card Design Software

Powerful AlphaCard ID Suite card design and database management software makes it easy to design and print your custom ID cards. It takes just minutes to design cards and badges with security features, cardholder photos, signatures, and encoded data. And with the option to use the built-in database or connect outside databases including Microsoft Excel and Access, you will always have easy access to cardholder information.

AlphaCard ID Suite Standard

With a wide range of capabilities, AlphaCard ID Suite Standard Edition makes it easy to produce professional ID cards with robust security features. AlphaCard ID Suite Standard also supports database connectivity for Microsoft Access, Excel, and Text DB. Design and production are simple with a step-by-step card design wizard. Photos can be captured using any TWIAN or WIA-compliant digital ID camera or device. Design elements such as text, graphics and logos, magnetic stripes and barcodes are easy to incorporate into the design.

Magicard Helix Printer Warranty

The Magicard Helix ID card printer comes with a 3 year manufacturer warranty including loaner.

What Comes in the Box

The Magicard Helix ID Card System comes with everything you need to start designing and printing ID cards right out of the box:

  • Magicard Helix ID card printer
  • AlphaCard ID Suite Standard software
  • Digital ID camera
  • 1000 premium blank ID cards
  • Choose from YMCK or YMCKS ribbon
  • Retransfer film
  • Cleaning kit
  • Printer power cord & USB cable

Card Design Software For PC Or Mac

Card design software makes it quick and easy to design cards, print them, and manage your cardholder database. With software features ranging from the very basic up to advanced design options, you'll find software and database options for ID card programs of every size.

AlphaCard ID Suite Standard - PC

With a wide range of capabilities, AlphaCard ID Suite Standard Edition makes it easy to produce professional ID cards with robust security features. AlphaCard ID Suite Standard also supports database connectivity for Microsoft Access, Excel, and Text DB. Design and production are simple with a step-by-step card design wizard. Photos can be captured using any TWIAN or WIA-compliant digital ID camera or device. Design elements such as text, graphics and logos, magnetic stripes and barcodes are easy to incorporate into the design.

AlphaCard ID Suite v11 is now fully Windows 10 compatible and supported. As Microsoft releases ongoing Windows 10 updates, you can rest assured that users of AlphaCard ID Suite v11 will receive continuous support for this Windows 10 compatible software.

cardPresso XS - Mac

If you will be designing and printing cards from a Mac computer, you'll need to select the cardPresso Mac-compatible software. cardPresso is easy to use and includes a wide range of design and database options, and comes in three versions.

XS is a basic card design software, ideal for small ID card programs that won't need advanced encoding or database options. XM includes 2D barcodes, a database that can hold photos, and the ability to search your records. XL is the most advanced software edition with options for fingerprint capture, reporting, and user management.

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AlphaCard Magicard Helix ID Card System

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3
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Dye Sublimation
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No
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100
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Single Feed Mode
No
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Single-Sided Color
$0.39
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USB
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Mac OSX - 10.0 Cheetah
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Mac Compatible
No
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Magicard Helix ID Card Printer

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AlphaCard ID Software - PC or MAC - Standard

For PC - AlphaCard ID Suite card design software comes in five versions. Choose from AlphaCard ID Suite Basic, Light, Standard, Professional, or Elite for additional card design, database, encoding & security functionality. For more info, view the Software Selection Guide or call (800) 717-8080.

For Mac - AlphaCard Badge Builder is Mac-compatible ID card software available in four editions. Choose from Basic, Standard, Professional, or Elite for Mac-compatible card design and database software with a wide range of professional features. Learn more about AlphaCard Badge Builder.

* = Required Option
System Ribbon ACRibbonSelect-Magicard Helix
This system includes a 750 print YMCKS Full Color Dye Film with Secure Holokote Panel which allows you to add a secure design that fluoresces under black light. Option to change to a 1000 print YMCK Full Color Dye Film Ribbon without the Secure Holokote Panel.
* = Required Option
500 Blank Composite Cards
The composite cards included with this system better stand up to the heat of lamination or reverse transfer printing. If you are upgrading to the magnetic stripe encoding version of this printer, be sure to select magnetic stripe cards.
* = Required Option
ID Camera
System includes the Logitech C270 photo ID camera. Upgrade to the Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam for Mac OS compatibility.
* = Required Option
ID Accessory Pack - Includes Lanyards, Strap Clips & Slot Punch - 100 Count
Add an ID accessory pack to your system for $100 (value of $208). The pack includes 100 breakaway lanyards, 100 clear vinyl strap clips, and a user-friendly stapler-style slot punch.
* = Required Option
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Phone Support 30 days
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Setup Assistance & Training
Lifetime Email Support
Warranty Advocate Service
Printer Repair Facilitation
30 Day Upgrade Program
Phone Support 30 days
VIP Phone & Email Queue  
Free Software Updates  
Annual Printer Check-up  
Advanced Configuration Help  
25% Off Extended Services  
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  low annual fee
Setup Assistance & Training
Lifetime Email Support
Warranty Advocate Service
Printer Repair Facilitation
30 Day Upgrade Program
Phone Support
VIP Phone & Email Queue
Free Software Updates
Annual Printer Check-up
Advanced Configuration Help
25% Off Extended Services
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As Configured: $3,898

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