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Magicard Helix Duo ID Card Printer

#3633-302X-PLA

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#3633-302X-PLA

The retransfer Magicard Helix printer features the secure HoloKote tool for increased card security

  • Dual-sided, reverse transfer printer
  • Quick print times – print full color cards in 29 seconds
  • 200 card input hopper, 200 card output hopper
  • Custom HoloKote watermark system
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MSRP: $5,494.99
Price: $4,120.99

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  • Dual-sided, reverse transfer printer
  • Quick print times – print full color cards in 29 seconds
  • 200 card input hopper, 200 card output hopper
  • Custom HoloKote watermark system
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Magicard Helix Overview

  • Printing Capability: Dual-sided
  • Print Technology: Reverse transfer
  • Print Speed: Full-color dual-sided cards in 29 seconds
  • Warranty: 3 years with loaner

The first reverse transfer printer with built-in visual security, the Magicard Helix ID card printer is a powerful addition to the Magicard line of printers. With its quick print speeds, large 200-card hopper, high yield 1,000 print ribbons and an easy-to-use touch screen interface, this printer is designed for large organizations looking for efficient card printing.

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.

New with the Helix, you can now print a Secure HoloKote – a fluorescent version of the HoloKote watermark that will show up under black light, adding another layer of security to your cards. Choose from 10 standard patterns of Secure HoloKote, printed using the specialized YMCKS secure color ribbon.

The Helix also supports the Custom HoloKote Key, which allows users to use your own custom image or text as a watermark - now with options for UV printing.

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.

Printer Options & Upgrades
  • Magnetic stripe encoding

Helix Printer Warranty

The Magicard Helix comes with a three year manufacturer warranty, which includes a loaner printer.

Everything You Need in One Box

ID card printer, software, ribbon, cards, camera and a cleaning kit

All of our complete ID card systems come with the printer, software, and supplies you need to successfully start an ID card program right out of the box.

AlphaCard ID Suite Software

With AlphaCard ID Suite you can design, print, and manage ID cards and badges for any professional application. From basic photo IDs to multifunctional ID badges, you can do it all with AlphaCard ID Suite

Software Features:
  • Customizable record layouts for easy navigation
  • Advanced card design tools
  • Built-in database & options to import a database
  • Encode barcodes, magnetic stripe cards & more
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Technical Specs

Magicard Helix Duo

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Cost
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MSRP
Single-Sided Printer
Dual-Sided Printer
$5494.99
AlphaCard Price
Single-Sided Printer
Dual-Sided Printer
$4120.99
Warranty
Printer Coverage
3 Years
Loaner Coverage
Optional
Printhead Coverage
2 Years
Printing
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Print Technology
Reverse Transfer
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Re-Writable Printing
No
Card Capacity
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Input Hopper
100
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Output Hopper
30
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Single Feed Mode
No
Print Speed
Full Color
29 seconds
Monochrome
18 seconds
Supplies
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Avg. Cost Per Card
Single-Sided Color
$0.39
Single-Sided Black
$0.10
Dual-Sided
$0.47
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Max. Ribbon Yield
Single-Sided Color
300
Single-Sided Black
1000
Dual-Sided
Accepted Card Sizes
CR79
CR80
Card Thickness
20-40 mil
Features Call if options aren't available online
Available Encoding Options
Magnetic Stripe
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Available Factory Options
Dual Sided
Ethernet
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Available Field Upgrades
Dual Sided
Ethernet
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Visual Security Features
Printer Lock Options
Compatibility
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Connection Type
USB
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OS Compatibility
Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard
Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard
Mac OSX 10.7 Lion
Mac OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion
Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks
Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite
Mac OSX 10.11 El Capitan
Windows XP - 32 bit
Windows XP - 64 bit
Windows Vista - 32 bit
Windows Vista - 64 bit
Windows 7 - 32 bit
Windows 7 - 64 bit
Windows 8 - 32 bit
Windows 8 - 64 bit
Windows 10 - 32 bit
Windows 10 - 64 bit
Windows 2003 Server - 32 bit
Windows 2003 Server - 64 bit
Windows 2008 Server - 32 bit
Windows 2008 Server - 64 bit
Windows 2012 Server - 32 bit
Windows 2012 Server - 64 bit
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Mac Compatible
Yes
Physical Specs
Size
Weight
12 lbs
MPNS
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Available MPNs
3663-0001,
3663-0021,
3663-0002,
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TRUESUPPORT HELP

You can talk directly to our dedicated support team on the phone. On top of our complimentary lifetime email support (1-3 day turnaround) and 30-day setup over the phone, TrueSupport coverage plans will include troubleshooting and technical support via phone and hands-on help via remote desktop assistance during your subscription period from the best technical experts in the industry.

PREMIUM SERVICE

As a TrueSupport subscriber, you'll receive a complimentary cleaning kit and remote printer check-up annually through the duration of your subscription. Through these preventative services, potential future obstacles that could interrupt daily business operations can be avoided.

PRINTER MAINTENANCE + LOANER COVERAGE

Within your TrueSupport coverage period, our technical support experts are standing by to offer remote phone support. If your ID card printer requires service, we'll provide a loaner machine to keep your business running while we repair your printer.

TRAINING

Get one hour of training every year to maximize every feature of your investment, or just brush-up on the basics. We want to help you do your job easier!

EXTENSION OPTIONS

Options to extend your TrueSupport coverage are available. Call us now for pricing and enrollment (877) 907-9834.

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