Matica LCP8000 Card Laser Color Personalization System

Matica LCP8000 Card Laser Color Personalization System


  • 6W DPSS laser
  • Clustering with EDI Secure Connect IPM
  • Magnetic stripe & smart card encoding
  • Up to 120 cards per hour
  • 600 to 1,600 dpi printing resolution


  • CLI / MLI engraving
  • Lamination single / dual side (ILM-LS / ILM-DS)
  • 1D/2D barcode reader / MRZ reading
  • Digital camera for OCR recognition


This item has been discontinued and replaced by the Matica LCP9660 Laser Color Personalization System

The Matica EDIsecure® LCP 8000 Laser Color Personalization System is ideal for high security corporate needs, as well as government applications such as national IDs and driver licenses.

The system’s modular design not only provides you with the combined power of the XID 600 dpi high definition retransfer printing, laser engraving and inline lamination within a single process. It also creates a scalable solution that can be tailored to both current and future needs of your production.

With its innovative assembly, the LCP 8000 allows the combination of an unrivaled variety of security features, such as the on-demand personalization of data as micro text, CLI and MLI, LPI® (Laser Protected Image), tactile effects, high resolution gradient UV printing, electronic guilloche, making credential forgery and manipulation all but impossible.

What makes up the LCP laser color personalization system

Three individual components allow the LCP8000 to surpass some of the most advanced laser card printers on the market. First, the high-end XID8600 retransfer module takes care of full-color over-the-edge printing in a superior 600 dpi resolution. Next, the card lands in the LEU8000 compact laser engraver, before finally heading to the Inline Lamination Module (ILM) for a fresh layer of clear, holographic or customized laminate.

Each step happens subsequently within a single pass. For full color printing in combination with engraving, this laser ID card printer can achieve the throughput of up to 120 cards per hour (single-sided). This not only makes it one of the fastest systems on the market, but also helps achieve an efficient and low-maintenance production environment.

How each module contributes to LCP 8000’s unrivaled security

Safety measures for complex ID cards start with the production process itself. Therefore, all modules within this LCP laser card printer come equipped with security locks that limit access of consumables to authorized personnel only.

Due to this model’s innovative assembly, a whole range of security features can be employed in a variety of combinations. The ultra high definition printing module can be used to create microtext, UV text or security graphical elements. The duplex laser marker, featuring an engraving density from 600 to 1,600 dpi, allows the integration of tactile effects, as well as CLI, MLI and LPI® (Laser Protected Image). Lastly, the lamination module is capable of applying holographic laminate for extra durability and protection. Taken together these measures make credential forgery and manipulation virtually impossible.

The flexibility of the modular design

Apart from having the freedom to define, upgrade and adjust the security features on your ID cards, the modularity of this premium system additionally enables customization to meet the precise requirements of your institution. High-output demands can also benefit from the capacity to connect up to 4 feeder modules for a parallel workflow within a single cluster. Up to ten machines can be operated through Matica’s Advanced Intelligent Printer Management feature, creating a highly-available environment due to its capability of redundant production load balancing.

The flexibility of the LCP laser color personalization system is furthered through the option to personalize all card materials such as PVC, ABS, PET-G, PET/PC, PETix and Polycarbonate. Easy setup, straightforward handling and reliable service round off what this model has to offer. Taken together, the LCP8000 is a robust and reliable solution to satisfy the most sophisticated security needs in the corporate or governmental applications alike.

Additional Options

Magnetic stripe, as well as contact and contactless smart card encoding can be added, along with options further include offset registration, MRZ reading and a vacuum system.

Rapid Smart Card Personalization: Seamless Data Exporting to Card Encoding Engine™

The M.O.S.T. Toolz Card Configuration Utility is supported by the latest innovation in smart card personalization-The Card Encoding Engine™. The Card Encoding Engine is the first of its kind to offer smart card encoding without requiring programming. This unique smart card personalization engine is the cornerstone of idblox™; idblox allows for the inline creation of a smart eID card from design with M.O.S.T. Toolz to card usage without relying on programmers. With this software solution, a card issuer can easily export his or her M.O.S.T. Toolz-created CFS to the Card Encoding Engine for the fastest, easiest and most affordable personalization of smart cards.

Learn more about the idblox Smart Card Ecosystem: The no-programming approach to smart card development.

Learn more about The Card Encoding Engine™: The no-programming approach to smart card encoding.


  • Advanced Intelligent Printer Management allows the production of more cards due to its parallel workflow
  • Clustering with EDI Secure Connect IPM
  • 6W DPSS laser
  • Visual Security Elements (VSE) such as Multiple Laser Images (MLI) and Changeable Laser Images (CLI)
  • 600 dpi to 1,600 dpi. High quality gray scale for ID pictures
  •  350-card feeder encoding module (FEM), the capacity of the card stock may be increased to 1,400 cards with three additional FEMs for an uninterrupted production
  • High definition duplex laser marking
  • Parallel processing for maximized throughput
  • High reliability
  • Up to 120 cards per hour
  • Physical and electronic locks enhance the model’s own safety features to prevent unauthorized access
  • Micro-text hidden in the design of the card and are only visible through a magnifying glass
  • Can be combined with an XID8300 or XID8600 card printer for inline printing
  • Optional Single Magnetic and chip card encoding
  • Optional Single/ Dual-side lamination module for additional security and protection
  • Optional vision system for barcode and MRZ reading

Security Features

Changeable Laser Image (CLI) /Multiple Laser Image (MLI) are floating images, which show different graphics depending on the viewing angle. In order to introduce this security feature, the card body needs to be prepared with the called “CLI/MLI window”. During the card personalization process, the laser prints the text (or image) through the window at two different angles. As a result, the information contained in that specially prepared area of the card body is visible when titling the card horizontally (X-axle) – otherwise, ‘MLI’ – or vertically (Y-axle) – otherwise ‘CLI’ – showing different information.

Variable Microtext (very high resolution printing). Thanks to the narrowness of laser beams they can be focused into a very tiny spot, which allows us to print with a resolution of up to 2400 dpi and print real microtext (around 0.3 mm. characters). It’s not legible to the naked eye; a magnifying lens or glass is needed to identify and read it. As the microtext is introduced during the personalization process, it can also incorporate various information elements.

High resolution-gray scale picture. The laser provides exceptionally high resolution print, which can produce detailed, gray scale, pictures in combination with the color Photo ID, typically printed using dye-sublimation retransfer technology.

Laser Protected Image (LPI®) 1. Adds a grayscale photo ID engraved into the card body (typically behind the color photo ID). This extends the lifespan of the card in case the color ID photo is damaged over time and prevents anyone from altering or manipulating the photo ID.

Invisible Personal Information (IPI™)2 This technology encodes personal data (name, numbers etc.) in the portrait. IPI™ directly links the photograph both to the document holder and to the document. Personal data is invisible to the human eye; the authorized persons can easily verify the authenticity with a dedicated decoding lens.

Ghost Image with Letter ScreenTM 2 The portrait of the applicant is generated from lines of microtext. The microtext is personalized, citing applicant’s name, document number and/or other personal data. The personalized text lines fill the entire image. There are slight differences in character size and thickness in order to present the portrait coherently and clearly. The LetterScreen™ has been the ultimate ghost image, enhancing the security by directly linking the portrait to the owner and the document itself.

Tactile effect. The intensity and angle of the laser beam can be adapted to produce different effects on the surface of the card. Positive embossing (or relief) is one of them, allowing visual and tactile verification of the information and can be applied to text and pictograms. Printing Braille on the surface of the card is a good example.

Tru/WindowTM LOCK3. This visual security feature is based on a sophisticated laser ablation process on a metallic foil that has been integrated into the polycarbonate card over a transparent window. In the case of Tru/WindowTM LOCKTM, a ghost image of the cardholder’s portrait is engraved with the laser into the metal foil by removing some of the metal, and creating transparent, or white, space. Where there is no engraving, the area is dark so that together, they form the portrait, (the opposite of the laser engraving process, which creates black area). The cardholder’s ghost image, which matches the larger laser engraved portrait, prevents manipulation after its issuance; it would be immediately apparent that the two portraits were not the same, making forgery or fraudulent manipulation easily detectable.

FUSE-ID® 1 As in the previous technology, most of the times security means redundancy, and this is also what FUSE-ID® provides. Personal information such as the document holder’s portrait, (or ‘primary image’) is protected by adding a copy known as the ‘secondary image’ to the card at another location. Both images are laser-engraved but in this case, the secondary image is engraved in an area printed with optically variable ink (OVI). The OVI printed area with the secondary image works in reverse: the laser energy is used to lighten the dark color of the ink. In other words, the image on the OVI area is made by lasering out the light areas and leaving the dark outline untouched. As earlier, this prevents manipulation after issuance by making forgery or fraudulent alteration easily detected.


LES8000 Hardware
Part Nos Description MSRP / USD
PR000394 LES8000 Base Unit 65,950.00 USD
l Feeder and Encoder Module for 350 cards, no Encoder
l DPSS 6W Laser Engraving Unit LEU8000 with embedded PC
PR000395 LES8000 MAG 66,500.00 USD
l Feeder and Encoder Module for 350 cards, Magnetic Stripe Encoder factory built-in
l DPSS 6W Laser Engraving Unit LEU8000 with embedded PC
Optional Modules for LEU8000 (Laser Engraver Unit)
Part Nos Description MSRP / USD
PR031700 LEU8000 CLI Functionality (Changable Laser Image or Multiple Laser Image) NEW PR CODE 4,990.00 USD
PR031701 LEU8000 MLI Functionality (Changable Laser Image or Multiple Laser Image) NEW PR CODE 4,990.00 USD
PR000265 LEU8000 Service Front Door (Clear Transparent Window) 1,030.00 USD
l Front door with clear transparent safety window (laser protected) for service/demo purposes
External Vacuum System / Filter ask for avaiability
For the use of the LEU8000 with PVC cards to absorb the fumes during the laser engraving process
Optional Modules / Feeder and Encoder Modules (FEM)
Part Nos Description MSRP / USD
PR000314 Additional Feeder Module for 350 cards, no encoders (2nd to 4th FEM) NEW PRICE 4,400.00 USD
PR000390 Additional Feeder/Encoder Module for 350 cards, with Magnetic Stripe Encoder (2nd to 4th FEM) NEW PRICE 4,650.00 USD
Incl. Magnetic Stripe Encoder factory built-in
PR000015 Dual Chip Encoder Module for FEM, includes: NEW PRICE ($) 995.00 USD
l Contactless Encoder incl. Antenna
l Contact Chip Encoder incl Contact Station
PR000391 Secure Reject Tray for FEM NEW PRICE 150.00 USD
To be hooked at the back side of the FEM, 80 cards capacity (CR80)
Optional Lamination Modules
Part Nos Description MSRP / USD
DIH10461 ILM-LS Single Side Lamination Module / equipped with lower cassette 2,995.00 USD
DIH10462 ILM-DS Dual Side Lamination Module / equipped with upper and lower cassette 3,995.00 USD
Laser Systems
LCP8000 Laser Color Personalization System
LCP8000 Hardware
Part Nos Description MSRP / USD
PR000258 LCP8000 Base Unit 68,195.00 USD
l 600dpi dual-sided Retransfer Printer XID8600, 200 card feeder
l DPSS 6W Laser Engraving Unit LEU8000

Support & Downloads

Matica LCP8000 Card Laser Color Engraving System Datasheet

Matica LES8000 Card Laser Engraving System Datasheet

Matica LES8000 Card Laser Engraving System Datasheet (French)

Matica LES8000 Card Laser Engraving System Datasheet (Chinese)

Matica LES8000 Card Laser Engraving System Datasheet (Vietnamese)

Matica Government Personalization Solutions



Laser engraving

  • Source: DPSS (Diode Pumped Solid State) laser
  • Power: 6W pulse +/- 5%

Print mode

  • Dual-sided


  • 120 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)


  • External filtration system

Laser resolution

  • 600 dpi to 1,600 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 350 cards
  • Exception feeder: 1 card
  • Reject tray: 10 cards

Laser engraving module (LEU)

  • Reject tray: 10 cards

Concealed output hopper: 50 cards
Up to 4 FEMs (350 cards each) for a total autonomy of 1,400 cards (Optional)

Laser security options

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

Other security options

Optical reader options

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

Laser Station

  • Protected marking chamber with inspection window


  • Matica Desktop Suite middleware
  • Supported OS: Windows 7,Windows 8 and Windows 10.

Communication Interface

  • IP connectivity, single wire through on-board PC

Dimensions &Weight

  • L x W x H: 432 x 430 x 515 mm (17.00” x 16.93” x 20.28”)
  • Approx. 32kg (70 lbs) depending on configuration


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

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