Quantum 2 Mag ISO, Smart Contact Station, Contactless Ready - QTM306GRH-BS 

High Volume Dual-Sided ID Card Printer

Quantum 2 Mag ISO, Smart Contact Station, Contactless Ready – QTM306GRH-BS 


High Volume Dual-Sided ID Card Printer

Performance of an Industrial Card Printer, Convenience of a Desktop Card Printer

  • 1,000 Card Input/ Output Hopper
  • Up to 1,000 Cards/ Hour for Monochrome Printing
  • Dual-Sided Color and Monochrome Printing
  • Advanced Detachable and Reversible Encoder Units
  • Smart Card and Magnetic Strip Encoding
  • All PVC, Composite PVC cards, PET, ABS1 and special varnished cards
  • Two-line LCD display and a status LED
  • Kensington® Locking System and Password Protection


Evolis Quantum 2 is a perfect choice for dual-sided card issuance systems for any organization that requires card personalization in large quantities. Designed for high-volume card output, this powerful ID card printer is also highly modular, reliable, affordable and easy to use. While Quantum II is capable of handling industrial and centralized card issuance with fast throughput, this powerful ID card printing machine also has the flexibility and convenience of a desktop printer.

Evolis Quantum 2 magstripe, contact and contactless smart card encoding module

Industrial and Centralized Card Printer Performance

The Quantum 2 card printer is the only printer in its category that can handle printing 1,000 cards in color for 7 hours straight without requiring any manual service or maintenance. The Quantum II is built with two separate modules, allowing card printing and card encoding tasks to perform simultaneously. The magnetic stripe and smart card encoding unit is reversible; the card is printed and encoded without ever having to be flipped over. The card printer’s throughput is just as impressive. The color printing module can output over 1,000 cards/hour in monochrome over the entire card. In color, mixing and matching high-resolution texts, logos, images and barcodes Quantum II can produce 125/hour. Two high-capacity card hoppers can handle up to 500 cards each, and preloading the cards speeds up the personalization process.

Scalable and Versatile Solution—An ID Card Issuance Machine That Grows With Your Needs

The Evolis Quantum II system is built with on-demand flexibility in mind. Card applications can be dynamic and their requirements can change over time. On-site solutions meet a variety of spontaneous needs thanks to scalable features that support specific requirements and growing demands. The Quantum II can print and encode virtually any plastic card. Quantum II prints text, pictures and barcodes, in monochrome and color, on cards with a range of thickness of 0.76 to 1 mm (30 or 40 mil), single or dual sided. The Quantum II can handle any smart card or magnetic stripee encoding, and the printers are pre-equipped with a magnetic stripe encoder, smart card station and a bracket to host a contactless antenna. Contact and Contactless encoding options may also be combined to create the ultimate smart card printer. This can be performed onsite or at your own convenience. If you would like to assemble your own encoder, Quantum II includes an easy-to-access connecting board with easy-to-follow instructions.

Flawless Printing and Encoding—The Most Reliable High-Volume ID Card Printer

Many card printers in the market that deliver large quantities of output fail to meet standards in reliability and quality performance. With Quantum II, every component and feature selected was carefully constructed to support high-volume batches, and Quantum II stands out as the leader in performance and reliability. Quantum II prints with superior quality due to its market-proven printing module. Quantum II also comes with an exclusive self-cleaning process with top-down rollers for spotless card cleaning on both sides of the card and an airtight, dust-free cleaner to ensure a clean printer and personalization process at all times.

Advanced Smart Card and Magnetic Stripe Encoding— With Detachable and Reversible Encoder Units

Evolis Quantum II can include any encoding technology to increase security and protection, including magnetic stripe (magstripe), smart card encoding, and contactless (RFID) chip encoding. Quantum II is supplied with a reversible and detachable encoding unit that has the ability to combine the versatility of these various encoders all in one comprehensive eID card personalization solution. This unique feature permits printing and encoding on the same side of your smart card, without needing to flip it over. With the card printer’s advanced printing and encoding features, Quantum II provides robust solutions for various card applications, such as driver’s licenses, national or civil ID programs, electronic healthcare management, physical access control systems with contactless smart card technology, and loyalty and rewards applications that require large transactions of data and value on a contact smart card.

See CardLogix’ M.O.S.T. Card® C Series for an Affordable, High-Security and Multi-Functional Smart Card Solution

Rapid Smart Card and eID Card Personalization—The Card Encoding Engine™

The Quantum II benefits from the most innovative solution in easy and rapid smart card personalization and electronic chip encoding&mash;The Card Encoding Engine™. The Card Encoding Engine is the only printer software solution available that enables instant chip encoding for contact and contactless smart cards without requiring any programming. The Securion is also supported by the idblox™ Smart Card Ecosystem, which enables the fastest, easiest and most affordable development of microprocessor-based smart cards today.

For rapid and flexible chip encoding, pair your Securion card printer with the Printplex® Smart Card Encoder and The Card Encoding Engine—No Programming Required.

Secure Locking System for Printer Access Control

In order to prevent unauthorized users from accessing the printer, an optional locking system for the cards, ribbons and the reject box creates a protected solution for your machinery, so you may always feel confident about your printer’s output in high-security card issuance situations.

Convenient and User-Friendly Features—Quick and Easy Operation and Maintenance

Evolis Quantum II was designed to be fully user-oriented. All core mechanical and electronic concepts are included to facilitate ease-of-use and to speed up daily use and maintenance. Thanks to the user-friendly wide access systems, loading ribbons and cards is a breeze. Hoppers can be installed and removed in an instant and cards are sorted out in the order of your batch printing process. Quantum II also offers quick and easy access to all areas that require regular cleaning. With LCD alerts, the Quantum II allows a user to be in full control. The LCD screen provides notifications when the card hoppers are nearly empty or when they are almost full. You may also send a card into the reject box instead of the stacker.

For additional convenience card security, jump start your ID card program with a ReadyStart™ Secure Card or Holofoil Card, which are pre-printed PVC cards ready to be personalized with your Quantum II ID card printer.


Evolis Quantum 2 Configurable Options

QTM306GRH-BS Quantum II
Mag Iso; Smart card contact station, Contactless ready
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QTM306GRH-BS000-MB1 Quantum II Bundle, includes:
  • 1× QTM306GRH-BS Quantum II Mag Iso; Smart contact station, Contactless ready
  • 1× QTM2-KT001 Production Pack
  • 1× QTM2-KT002 Backup Pack
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QTM306GRH-BS00K Quantum II
Secured Mag Iso; Smart card contact station, Contactless ready, with a centralized locking system
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Quantum II can be upgraded to include any of the following encoding or advanced card hopper options:

QTM3-KT001 Quantum II Production Pack:
  • 1×Detachable card hopper – 500 card capacity (30 mil cardstock)
  • 1×Set of 2 cleaning rollers
  • 1×Extended cleaning kit (50 cleaning cards, 25 cleaning swabs, 40 cleaning wipes)
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QTM3-KT002 Quantum II Backup Pack:
  • 1×Detachable card hopper – 500 card capacity (30 mil cardstock)
  • 1×Quantum Up/Down encoding module (reversible module)
  • 1×Quantum printing head kit
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Model 22 Printplex® API & Coupler $450
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QTM3-KTELY Evolis-SCM Dual chip encoding module – field upgradable $975
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QTM3-KTCW Springcard Crazy Writer encoding kit – field upgradable $750
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QTM3-KTCM HID Omnikey 5121 encoding kit – field upgradable $1,100
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QTM3-KTSY Skyetek SkyeModule M9 encoding kit – field upgradable Call for Discounted Pricing!

Did you know that smart card and other eID card encoding can be executed faster and easier than ever before? CardLogix and partners have revolutionized the smart card development and personalization process.

Learn more at www.idblox.com and The Card Encoding Engine™


Evolis Quantum 2 Specifications


  • 2 different Quantum II configurations: standard without locking system or secured (with locking system)
  • Dual-sided color printing module
  • 300 dpi print head (11.8 dots/mm)
  • USB & Ethernet ports
  • 16 MB RAM allowing two card storages (front & back)
  • Detachable & interchangeable input & output hoppers with a capacity of 500 cards (0.76 mm or 30 mil)
  • Flip-over station for dual-sided printing
  • Detachable encoding module
  • 2-line LCD display and status LED for printer and encoding unit monitoring
  • Optional Locking system to secure access to blank cards, ribbons, films and rejected cards
  • Reject tray for 20 cards (0.76 mm or 30 mil)
  • Printer color: Aluminium body & Black plastic covers
  • ROHS compliant

Printing speed

  • Color 1 side (YMCKO): more than 150 cards/hour
  • Color 2 sides (YMCK0-K): 115 cards/hour
  • Monochrome 1 side full card: more than 1000 cards/hour

Print modes

  • Color dye sublimation and monochrome thermal transfer
  • Enhanced color management system for top quality pictures
  • Edge-to-edge printing
  • Dual-sided printing
  • Integrated ribbon saver for monochrome printing
  • Integrated ½ Panel YMCKO picture management

Encoding module

  • Reversible unit for top & bottom magnetic & smart encoding
  • HiCo/LoCo Magnetic stripe (magstripe) encoder ISO 7811 or JIS2
  • Smart card contact station – ISO 7816-2
  • Connecting panel & mounting area for users own integration of encoding units
  • Encoding options:
    • Smart card encoding unit – PC/SC, EMV 2000-1
    • Contactless encoding unit – ISO14443A & B, ISO 15693, MIFARE, DesFire, HID iCLASS
    • Other types upon request

Options and accessories

  • Quantum Production Pack: 1 detachable card hopper, 2 cleaning rollers, 3 boxes of cleaning material
  • Quantum Backup Pack: 1 printing head kit, 1 Up/Down encoding module, 1 detachable card hopper
  • Detachable hopper with a capacity of 500 cards (0.76 mm – 30 mil)

Evolis High Trust ribbons

  • 2-panel KO black monochrome ribbon – 500 cards/roll
  • 5-panel YMCKO color ribbon – 500 cards/roll
  • 6-panel YMCKO-K color ribbon – 500 cards/roll
  • Half-panel YMCKO color ribbon – 400 cards/roll
  • Black monochrome ribbon – up to 3000 cards/roll
  • Other ribbons – up to 1000 cards/roll (red, green, blue, white, gold and silver)
  • Varnish hologram – 350 cards/roll
  • Scratch-Off – up to 1000 cards/roll
  • BlackWAX monochrome ribbon (for ABS & special varnished plastic cards) – up to 1000 cards/roll
  • Signature panel ribbon – up to 1000 cards/roll

Supported platforms

    • Windows 7 (32 & 64 bits), XP and Vista (32 & 64 bits)
    • Mac OS X v10.4 and higher (upon request)
    • Linux (upon request)

See The Card Encoding Engine™ for Programming-Free Smart Card Encoding and Personalization

  • Compatible with Windows™ 7, XP and Vista 32 & 64 bits
  • Connection to Microsoft™ Excel databases


  • Printer, print head: 1-year warranty, limited to 500, 000 passes, subject to observance of specific conditions and use of Evolis genuine consumables. Use Evolis Genuine products for best performance and extended lifespan of your printer.
Technical Specifications
  • All PVC, Composite PVC cards, PET, ABS1 and special varnished ¹ cards
  • ISO CR-80 – ISO 7810 (53.98 mm x 85.60 mm – 3.375″ x 2.125″)
  • From 0.76 mm (30 mil) to 1 mm (40 mil)
  • Arial 100, Arial Bold 100
  • Barcode – Code 39, 2/5 interleaved, Code 128, EAN13
  • 500 cards (0.76 mm – 30 mil)
  • 500 cards (0.76 mm – 30 mil)
  • Without hoppers : 215 mm (H) x 850 mm (L) x 300 mm (W)
  • With hoppers : 567 mm (H) x 850 mm (L) x 300 mm (W)
  • 21,7 kg / 47,8 lbs (18,3 kg / 40,3 lbs without hoppers)
  • USB (cable supplied) – Ethernet TCP-IP
  • Power supply: 100-240 V AC, 50-60 Hz, 2 A
  • Printer: 24 V DC, 6.25 A
  • Min/max operating temperature: 15° / 30° C (59° / 86° F)
  • Humidity: 20% to 65% non-condensing
  • Min/max storage temperature: -5° / +70° C (23° / 158° F)
  • Storage humidity: 20% to 70% non-condensing
  • Operating ventilation: free air


Evolis Quantum 2 Applications

CardLogix card solutions combine with the Quantum II ID card printer to provide endless card application opportunities. With the Quantum II card printer, card applications include high security national and civil ID programs, electronic healthcare management, security access control, and more. CardLogix provides high quality plastic cards with combination magnetic stripe (magstripe), contact and contactless smart card options to meet any of your card application’s security and functionality needs. With The Card Encoding Engine™, smart card encoding and card personalization can now be done faster and easier than ever before—without requiring the user to undergo any programming. The CardLogix M.O.S.T. Card® family provides affordable smart cards that range from 4k bytes of user memory to 144k bytes with advanced security features and multiple on-card application capabilities.

High-Security Identification and Card Authentication

ID Cards for Government and Enterprises—Identification and Physical and Logical Access Control Systems

Healthcare Management and EHR

Multi-functional ID Cards for Staff and Patients

Gaming, Casinos and Hotel Casinos

Player’s Card: Player Tracking, TITO Replacement, Physical Access, and Secure Online Gaming -All On One Card!

School Campuses

Multi-application ID Cards for Room Access, Meal Plans, Time & Attendance, Test Taking and More

  • Student Identification
  • Teacher Identification
  • Staff Identification
  • Visitor Identification
  • Time and Attendance
  • Test Taking
  • Library Cards
  • Meal Plans and School Merchandise Purchase


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