IXLA ID5 Desktop High Powered Card Laser Engraver

IXLA ID5 Desktop High Powered Card Laser Engraver


  • 20W Fiber laser
  • Magnetic stripe & smart card encoding
  • Up to 150 cards per hour
  • 600 dpi printing resolution


  • CLI / MLI engraving
  • 1D/2D barcode reader / MRZ reading
  • Digital camera for OCR recognition
  • Encoding (Magstripe, contact or contactless)


The ID5 is a highly secure desktop laser printer for medium to high volume laser engraving card personalization, that can be deployed either as a centralized unit or as part of a centralized solution. This solution is perfect for government agencies that issue secure ID cards or for banking documents. IXLA advanced technology brings the unprecedented quality and power of industrial laser engraving to the desktop in a stand-alone system. ID5 is provided with a web based software tools for full user control and systems logs. The ID5 comes with a wide range of options:

  1. XY Offset Registration
  2. Contact & Contactless Smart Card Encoder
  3. Magnetic Stripe (Read & Write)
  4. OCR Barcode Reader
  5. MLI (Multiple Laser Image) and CLI (Changeable Laser Image)

In a world that needs protecting more than ever, IXLA laser engraving desktop device targets professionals responsible for safeguarding national identity management. Designed to support government departments that manage in-branch or in-bureau card issuance, the ID5 is the perfect fit for applications such as drivers’ licenses, national IDs, visas and vehicle registration cards.

The ID5 allows parallel processing for maximized throughput: feeder encoder and/or barcode reading, with laser engraving capability, this device truly provides the best solution for secure credentials.  Multiple feeders allow several types of cards to be managed in one production line.

The ID5 relies on a robust 20W Fiber laser to achieve a printing resolution of 600 dpi. This allows capturing maximum details in the reproduction of ID pictures in gray scale. Integration of microtext as an extra anti-counterfeit measure is similarly feasible at this print resolution. This model’s printing method enables the addition of MLI (Multiple Laser Image) and CLI (Changeable Laser Image), tactile and non-tactile engraving. Laser security options further include offset registration, MRZ reading and a vacuum system. Magnetic stripe, as well as contact and contactless smart card encoding are similarly available.

Amazingly, it’s a one-stop-shop thanks to its single wire IP connectivity and the  Secure Controller so it’s easy to install and operate – no integration challenges. The solution’s own security features include various physical and electronic locks to prevent unauthorized access.

IXLA ID5 Card Laser Engraving Features

IXLA ID5 Card Laser Engraving Features

Features and options

Card Input feeder – Feeding automatic single or dual, all secured by mechanical locks.

Vision System – The integrated vision tools allow pre-personalization product inspection, offset registration of laser engraving data, personalization verification by performing OCR/OCV checks

Security Features – Able to engrave Micro Text, Guiloche, CLI/MLI, Ghost Images and signatures.

C-CL Encoder – The system enables loading of personal data into the integrated electronic contact or contactless smart cards such as Java Card and MIFARE. The unit verifies whether data is applied correctly. Rejects and cards with malfunctioning chips are sent to the reject bin.

Magnetic Stripe – In line Magnetic stripe reader can read/write 3 Track Magstripe per ISO 7810, 7811.

Laser Modules – All laser systems allow front and rear engraving of photos, data, barcodes and graphics elements in non-tactile, embossed or indented modes.

Vision Quality control unit – Camera cross check all applied visual data and features with OCR and OCV functions.

Card output stacker – All card stackers ensure that the output is kept in the proper sequence.

External Vacuum System – Provides the ability to laser engrave non-Polycarbonate plastics such as PVC, ABS, PET, etc..


  • 20W Fiber Laser
  • Visual Security Elements (VSE) such as Multiple Laser Images (MLI) and Changeable Laser Images (CLI)
  • 600 dpi. High quality gray scale for ID pictures
  •  250-card feeder encoding module (FEM)
  • High definition duplex laser marking
  • Parallel processing for maximized throughput
  • High reliability
  • Up to 150 cards per hour
  • Micro-text hidden in the design of the card and are only visible through a magnifying glass
  • Optional Single Magnetic and chip (Contact & Contactless) card encoding
  • Optional vision system for barcode and MRZ reading
  • Optional XY Offset registration
  • Vacuum System included (External)
  • OCR Barcode Reader (Optional)
  • Software:  SDK and I3 Web App
  • Solid construction box for transportation included


Laser engraving

  • Source: Fiber Laser
  • Power: 20W

Print mode

  • Dual-sided


  • 150 cph considering average ID card variable information (assuming mag encoding -5sec.- and smart card encoding -15 sec.- executed in parallel)

Encoding options

Magnetic Stripe ISO 3-tracks encoder (up to one unit per FEM) contact and contacless smart card dual encoder & contact station, (up to one unit per FEM)

  • ISO 14443 – Mifare/DesFire and ISO 7816
  • Open for 3rd party encoder integration upon request (USB port)

Vacuum system (included)

  • External filtration system

Laser resolution

  • 600 dpi. High quality gray scale for ID pictures


  • Vector laser and true type

Card Types

  • PC, PET, PETix, PVC, PVC-L, PVH, Composite, and ABS
  • ISO CR80, ISO 7810, ISO 14443 (53.98 x 85.60 mm) (3.370’’ x 2.125’’)

Card Hoppers

Feeder Encoding Module (FEM)

  • Input hopper: 1 x 250 cards
  • Exception feeder: 1 card
  • Reject tray: 10 cards

Laser engraving module (LEU)

  • Reject tray: 10 cards

Laser security options

  • Visual Security Elements (VSE)
  • CLI/MLI visual security options
  • Tactile effect
  • Vision: offset registration
  • Vision: MRZ reading

Optical reader options

  • 1D/2D barcode
  • Digital camera for OCR recognition

Laser Station

  • Protected marking chamber with inspection window

Communication Interface

  • IP connectivity, single wire through on-board PC

Dimensions &Weight

  • L x W x H: 178 x 39 x 39 cm (70 in x 35 in x 35 in)
  • Approx. 28kg (60 lbs) depending on configuration


  • Laser unit: 24 months
  • Laser diode: 24 months


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