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The next generation of durability in direct-to-card printing

As the world leader and innovator in identity issuance, we’re re-imagining the ID solutions industry by providing an issuance system that’s specifically designed for today’s cloud environments, which gives you the ability to easily issue the most secure identities in the world.

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Virtual Credential Builder

Explore the world of ID card security features with our free interactive tool that lets you create virtual IDs by adding and removing security features and other elements.

Out of Box Experience

Reduces the complexity and frustrations of unboxing specifically engineered to start the ultimate printing experience.

Printer Dashboard

See printer status, order supplies, check cleaning status, update firmware, or contact help, all on your mobile device.

Issuance Flexibility

Printing cards has never been easier with flexibility to issue IDs with software in the cloud or on-premise.

Unmatched Security

Ensure your data is safe from intruders with encryption technology, TPM Module, and Secure Boot.

Purposeful Design

Designed to integrate into you physical environment with features such as variable light LED ring.

Physical & Digital

Ability to issue a physical ID (card) and a digital ID (mobile flashpass) at the same time.

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Flexible Printing Solution

Customers can modify as they see fit by offering enhancements like smart card capabilities, lamination, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

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Device Protection

Innovative patented printhead protector feature shields the printhead during ribbon replacement or printer servicing which helps to extend the printhead life. Enables you to easily fix the issue at hand without having to worry about damaging the printhead.

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Standard Features and Supplies

Print Technology

  • Dye-sublimation / resin thermal transfer
  • Rewritable technology

Print Capabilities

  • Single or dual-sided
  • Single or dual-sided, rewritable technology

Print Resolution

  • 300 dots per inch (dpi) (300 X 600, 300 X 1200)

Print and Lamination Speed

  • Front side YMCK and front side lamination: up to 200 cards per hour
  • Front side YMCK-K ribbon, back side K with front side lamination: up to 175 cards per hour
  • Monochrome printing: up to 880 cards per hour, single-sided

Card Capacity

  • Input hopper - up to 125 cards
  • Output hopper - up to 25 cards (up to 100 optional)
  • Reject hopper - up to 10 cards

Operating Environment

  • Temperature: 60°F to 95°F (15°C to 35°C)
  • Humidity: 20-80 % RH - non condensing

Physical Dimensions

  • L 23.8 in x W 10.6 in x H 20.4 in / 60.4 cm x 27 cm x 51.9 cm


  • 30 lbs (13.62 kg); with options will vary


  • USB & Ethernet


  • 36 Months Printer

Web browser support for Instant ID as a Service

  • Chrome - Preferred
  • Edge/Internet Explorer
  • Safari

Operating system support for printer driver

  • Windows 10 versions, 32- and 64-bit
  • Windows 8.1, 32- or 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012, R2, 64-bit

Optional Features and Supplies

Magnetic Stripe Encoding

  • ISO 7811 three-track support (high- and low- coercivity)
  • JIS Type II Single-track option


  • Wi-Fi types: 802.11g/n
  • Authentication modes: None, WPA2 Personal
  • Dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz

Smart Card Encoding

  • Single Wire or Loosely coupled:
  • Contact smart card encoding: ISO 7816 T=0 (T=1), Class A 5V (3V and 1.8V)
  • Contactless smart card encoding: ISO 14443 – A (B), ISO 15693, MiFare Series, DESFire Series, HID IClass Series, HID Prox (125 KHZ)

Prefilled print ribbon cassettes

  • YMCKT (500)
  • YMCKT-KT (350)
  • KTT (750)
  • ST-KT (500)
  • GT-KT (500)

Refill print ribbon kits

  • YMCKT (250/500)
  • ymcKT (650)
  • YMCKT-KT (350)
  • ymcKT-KT (435)
  • KT (1,000)
  • KTT (750)
  • YMCKF-KT (300)
  • YMCKL-KT (300)
  • YMCK (500)
  • YMCK-K

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