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Magicard Ultima ID Card System

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Designed for medium to large organizations that need long-lasting, high-quality ID cards, the Magicard Ultima ID card system comes with everything you need to print secure cards right out of the box.

  • System includes: Magicard Ultima printer, AlphaCard ID Suite Light software, blank ID cards, YMCK ribbon, retransfer film, digital ID camera, cleaning kit
  • 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
  • Mac users – please select AlphaCard ID Builder software & Logitech C920 camera
MSRP: $4,615
Starting Price: $4,098

You Save: $517 (11%)

As Configured: $4,098
  • System includes: Magicard Ultima printer, AlphaCard ID Suite Light software, blank ID cards, YMCK ribbon, retransfer film, digital ID camera, cleaning kit
  • 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
  • Mac users – please select AlphaCard ID Builder software & Logitech C920 camera
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Designed for medium to large organizations that need long-lasting, high-quality ID cards, the Magicard Ultima ID card system comes with everything you need to print secure cards right out of the box.

Magicard Ultima ID Card Printer

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

  • 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
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).

What’s Included:

  • Magicard Ultima ID card printer
  • AlphaCard ID Suite Light software
  • Digital ID camera
  • 500 premium blank composite ID cards
  • YMCK ribbon – 1000 prints
  • Retransfer film – 1000 prints
  • Cleaning kit
  • Printer power cord & USB cable
  • Lifetime AlphaCare support
  • Free Setup Assistance & Training
  • Free Lifetime Support & Troubleshooting
  • Return Protection & System Upgrade Program
  • and much, much more
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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 Light – PC

AlphaCard ID Suite Light makes it trouble-free to design custom ID cards with text, photos, logos, barcodes, and more to fit your organization's unique needs. With the pre-defined card template you can start designing your IDs instantly, or create your own designs with just a few easy steps. AlphaCard ID Suite Light edition comes with a built-in database to hold up to 200 records, so you can quickly access your cardholder information.

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.

AlphaCard ID Builder – Mac

If you will be designing and printing cards from a Mac computer, you'll need to select the AlphaCard ID Builder Mac-compatible software. AlphaCard ID Builder is easy to use and comes in several different editions with a wide range of powerful design and database features. This software is compatible with Mac OXS 10.5 and above.

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Technical Specs

Magicard Ultima

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Warranty
Printer Coverage
3 Year Manufacturer Warranty
Loaner Coverage
Printhead Coverage
Printing
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Print Technology
Dye Sublimation
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Re-Writable Printing
No
Card Capacity
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Input Hopper
200
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Output Hopper
200
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Single Feed Mode
No
Print Speed
Full Color
96 Seconds
Monochrome
Supplies
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Avg. Cost Per Card
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Dual-Sided
?
Max. Ribbon Yield
Single-Sided Color
1000
Single-Sided Black
750
Dual-Sided
750
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
DesFire
HID Prox
iCLASS
Magnetic Stripe
MiFare
?
Available Factory Options
Ethernet
?
Available Field Upgrades
Dual Sided
Encoding
Magnetic Stripe
?
Visual Security Features
Printer Lock Options
Compatibility
?
Connection Type
USB, Ethernet
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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
Linux
?
Mac Compatible
Yes
Physical Specs
Size
13.14” L x 18.03” W x 16.96” H
Weight
36.90 lbs
MPNS
?
Available MPNs
3680-0001 3680-0021 3680-0002 3680-0022 3680-0003 3680-0023 3680-0004 3680-0024
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AlphaCare
When you place an order with AlphaCard, you qualify for full, personal assistance to ensure that your ID card program reaches its full potential. This commitment to strong customer service and support is called AlphaCare. It's completely free and you'll only find it at AlphaCard.
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Magicard Ultima ID Card Printer
* = Required Option
ID Software (Mac or PC)

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 ID 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 ID Builder.

* = Required Option
Magicard Ultima Ribbon Select
This system includes one YMCK Color Ribbon for 1000 single sided prints. If you choose the dual sided printer, you may want to choose the YMCKK ribbon for 750 dual sided prints with a color front & black back.
* = 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
500 Premium Blank PVC Cards
If you are upgrading to the magnetic stripe encoding version of this printer, be sure to select magnetic stripe cards.
* = Required Option
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Setup Assistance & Training
Lifetime Email Support
Warranty Advocate Service
Printer Repair Facilitation
30 Day Upgrade Program
Phone Support 30 days
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Advanced Configuration Help  
25% Off Extended Services  
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  included
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  
Benefit Comparison
  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: $4,098

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