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Magicard Ultima ID Card Printer - DISCONTINUED


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The new Magicard Ultima ID card printer is the first reverse transfer printer to feature Magicard's unique HoloKote technology, now with UV printing!

  • Single-sided or dual-sided reverse transfer printer
  • Fast print times – print full-color cards in just 36 seconds
  • 200 card input hopper, 200 card output hopper
  • Security features include new Secure HoloKote with UV printing
  • Upgrade options: dual-sided printing, magnetic stripe encoding, smart card encoding
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  • Single-sided or dual-sided reverse transfer printer
  • Fast print times – print full-color cards in just 36 seconds
  • 200 card input hopper, 200 card output hopper
  • Security features include new Secure HoloKote with UV printing
  • Upgrade options: dual-sided printing, magnetic stripe encoding, smart card encoding
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Magicard Ultima Overview

  • Printing Capability: Single or dual-sided
  • Print Technology: Reverse transfer
  • Print Speed: Full color, single-sided cards in 36 seconds
  • Input/Output: 200/200 cards
  • Warranty: 3 year manufacturer warranty

The new Magicard Ultima ID card printer is the first reverse transfer printer to feature Magicard's unique HoloKote technology, now with UV printing!

Powerful Printing with User-Friendly Touch Screen

ID card printers help you create eye-catching professional cards and badges on demand, but they aren't always intuitive to use – until now, because the Magicard Ultima features a large, full-color touch screen that makes it incredibly easy to use.

With the touch screen you can see what design is printing, where in the printing process you are, how many prints are left on your ribbon, run diagnostics and see errors, access the printer menu, and more.

Long-Lasting Reverse Transfer Printing

The Magicard Ultima uses reverse transfer printing technology, which prints your image first on a clear film and then applies that film to your cards. This has several key advantages over dye sublimation printing:

  • Higher definition card printing
  • True over-the-edge printing
  • Improved card durability
  • Longer lasting printhead

Reverse transfer printing is also the ideal print method for printing on technology cards with uneven surfaces such as smart cards.

With the Magicard Ultima, Ethernet and WiFi connectivity also come standard to fit into any office or printing environment. The printer is designed to be set up quickly and easily right out of the box.

New & Improved Secure HoloKote

The Ultima is the first reverse transfer printer to feature Magicard HoloKote technology! In dye sublimation printers, the HoloKote design is printed using the overlay panel in YMCKO/YMCKOK ribbons. Because reverse transfer printers us specialized YMCK/YMCKK ribbons and retransfer film, to print HoloKote with the Ultima you will need to purchase special YMCKS Secure HoloKote ribbons with an added secure panel.

With HoloKote you can print watermark-like images across your cards, making it easier to identify authentic cards and spot fakes or tampered cards. Choose from ten standard HoloKote designs that come pre-loaded into the printer driver.

The Ultima also supports Custom HoloKote, where you can create your own custom watermark image or text for even more card security. With the Ultima you can add up to 10 Custom HoloKote designs (one Custom HoloKote is included free with purchase). Using the printer driver, you can easily switch between HoloKote designs.

New to the HoloKote technology in the Ultima printer, you can print fluorescent Secure HoloKote watermarks that show up under black light to add even more security to your cards.

Printer Options & Upgrades

The Magicard Ultima is available with the following upgrades:

  • Dual-sided printing
  • Magnetic stripe encoding
  • Smart card encoding (contact chip, MIFARE, DESFire, HID iCLASS)

Magicard Ultima Printer Warranty

The Magicard Ultima ID card printer comes with a three year manufacturer warranty with loaner for electrical failure and bad workmanship (North America, UK, and EU only).

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 Card Software

With AlphaCard ID card software you can easily design, print, and manage ID cards and badges for any professional application and from any computer. With the PC-based AlphaCard ID Suite or the Mac-based AlphaCard ID Builder software you can design everything from basic photo IDs to multifunctional badges.

ID SUITE (PC) – With a customizable record layout and advanced card design and database tools, AlphaCard ID Suite software makes it easy to manage your ID card program. Choose from Light, Standard, Professional, and Elite editions.

ID BUILDER (MAC) – Designed specifically for Mac users, AlphaCard ID Builder combines user-friendly card design options with a wide range of database options. Choose from Basic, Standard, Professional, and Elite editions.

Technical Specs

Magicard Ultima DISCONTINUED

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Printer Coverage
3 Year Manufacturer Warranty
Loaner Coverage
Printhead Coverage
Print Technology
Dye Sublimation
Re-Writable Printing
Card Capacity
Input Hopper
Output Hopper
Single Feed Mode
Print Speed
Full Color
96 Seconds
Avg. Cost Per Card
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Max. Ribbon Yield
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Accepted Card Sizes
3.375" x 2.125"
Card Thickness
0.51-1.3 mil
Features Call if options aren't available online
Available Encoding Options
Contact Card
Contactless Card
HID Prox
Magnetic Stripe
Available Factory Options
Available Field Upgrades
Dual Sided
Magnetic Stripe
Visual Security Features
Printer Lock Options
Connection Type
USB, Ethernet
OS Compatibility
Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks
Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite
Mac OSX 10.11 El Capitan
Windows 7
Windows 7 - 32 bit
Windows 7 - 64 bit
Windows 8
Windows 8 - 32 bit
Windows 8 - 64 bit
Windows 10
Windows 10 - 32 bit
Windows 10 - 64 bit
Windows Server 2008
Windows 2008 Server - 32 bit
Windows 2008 Server - 64 bit
Windows Server 2012
Windows 2012 Server - 32 bit
Windows 2012 Server - 64 bit
Mac Compatible
Physical Specs
13.14” L x 18.03” W x 16.96” H
36.90 lbs
Available MPNs
3680-0001 3680-0021 3680-0002 3680-0022 3680-0003 3680-0023 3680-0004 3680-0024
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Select printers include one full year of TrueSupport for free!

Upgrade to TrueSupport for world class, full service technical support. You'll get direct access to our professionally trained technical support experts who have years of experience working with customers just like you. Whether you are setting up an ID card system for the first time, or you need help with troubleshooting, our friendly experts will get you on track quickly.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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

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