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Magicard Helix Duo ID Card Printer


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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: $4,995
Price: $3,746

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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.

What’s Included:

  • Magicard Helix Due ID Card Printer
  • Printer power supply
  • USB cable
  • Install disk
  • Printer guides
  • Lifetime AlphaCare support
  • Free Setup Assistance & Training
  • Free Lifetime Support & Troubleshooting
  • Return Protection & System Upgrade Program
  • and much, much more
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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
Technical Specs

Magicard Helix Duo

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Single-Sided Printer
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Single-Sided Printer
Dual-Sided Printer
Printer Coverage
3 Years
Loaner Coverage
Printhead Coverage
2 Years
Print Technology
Reverse Transfer
Re-Writable Printing
Card Capacity
Input Hopper
Output Hopper
Single Feed Mode
Print Speed
Full Color
29 seconds
18 seconds
Avg. Cost Per Card
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Max. Ribbon Yield
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Accepted Card Sizes
Card Thickness
20-40 mil
Features Call if options aren't available online
Available Encoding Options
Magnetic Stripe
Available Factory Options
Dual Sided
Available Field Upgrades
Dual Sided
Visual Security Features
Printer Lock Options
Connection Type
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
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Windows 2012 Server - 64 bit
Mac Compatible
Physical Specs
12 lbs
Available MPNs

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