Matica MC310 Direct-to-Card Printer

Compact and Scalable Card Printer and Encoder

Matica MC310 Direct-to-Card Printer

Available on backorder

Compact and Powerful Desktop ID Card Printer

  • Optional smart card encoding
  • 300 x 300 dpi duplex printing
  • High-volume output of up to 850 cards per hour
  • Reliable and easy-to-use
  • Optional lamination module
  • 3 Years Warranty

Description

The Matica MC310 direct-to-card printer offers a superior print quality and a complete line of encoding, lamination and communication options. Its versatility provides a solution to all vertical markets which need to run card issuance programs that require reliable and consistent high quality printing, converting the MC310 into the most flexible and reliable card printer platform in the market.

Reliable and easy-to-use, the Matica MC310 offers high-performance color card printing. Available as a single side, the MC310 can easily evolve to dual-side printing, anytime, anywhere without the need to install additional hardware components.

The technology and advantages of direct-to-card printers

Direct-to-card printing process transfers images directly onto the card being personalized by heating a built-in ink ribbon and pressing it straight onto the smooth card’s surface (i.e. cards made from regular PVC or composite with PVC Top Layer and ABS cards to be used with monochrome ribbons). A YMCKO color ribbon is used to make photographic quality ID cards. The printer uses the YMC panels to print the color images or characters, while the K panel is used to print deep black characters or images such as barcodes that have to remain machine-readable despite regular use. The O panel is an overlay that serves as a coating for your card. Single-color/ monochrome ribbons help create crisp monochrome images and are used mainly to personalize pre-printed cards.

This simple single-step dye sublimation process stands in contrast to reverse transfer printing technology, where ink is applied to a clear film first and then to the card itself. While both methods have their advantages, direct-to-card printers can generally warrant a higher output per hour and lower production costs. With the MC310, this translates to up to 180 cph (cards per hour) when printing color single side and up to 850 cards per hour when printing in monochrome.

Depending on the needs of your organization, the MC310 can easily evolve to a dual-sided printing, anytime, anywhere without the need to install additional hardware components.

Stay flexible with seamless integration and effortless updates

This space-saving, sleek design model offers 4 LED status indicators on the front of the printer, in combination with the 2-line LCD display, facilitates the use of the printer providing all necessary information to the operator, making the MC310 extremely easy to use. In addition, the LED light to indicate the process status at a glance help reduce the need for manual monitoring and free up your staff to interact with customers or pursue other duties.

As your office and business demands expand, so does the functionality of your device: optional in-line upgrades such as magnetic stripe encoder and dual interface encoders for contact/contactless smart cards can be added to your existing configuration to maximize its functionality for a broader set of application uses, such as access control, time & attendance, payment services and many more, without necessarily investing in a new machine.

Matica’s proprietary Windows-based print management software, as well as optional Ethernet connectivity are offered to make printing and encoding simple, convenient and trouble-free.

More durable and secure cards

The MC310 is accompanied with a comprehensive chromXpert ribbon program to cover all issuance needs in all vertical markets, including the new Matica YMCScKO ribbon to increase the number of visual security elements (VSE) on the card for security applications. The YMCScKO ribbon adds tamper resistants by using an additional variable-reflecting “Sc” ink panel. This allows the ability to add information in the form of a watermark.

The use of the optional, easy-to-install, in-line MC-L2 lamination module in combination with the MC310 allows you to issue cards which last and have an additional level of security against counterfeit such as holographic images.

Easy to integrate

MC310 follows Matica’s standard architecture MDM (Matica Desktop Module) and can be combined with different modules (laminators, laser engravers) to offer a scalable solution, which grows with customers’ needs while securing their investment.

Matica’s direct-to-card printers: Consistency, durability and optimal return on investment

With their robust and durable construction, speedy and reliable output and clean design, Matica’s direct-to-card printers are the perfect solutions for a variety of businesses and organizations ranging from retail to entertainment, from corporate to education. So whether you are looking for a way to create student or patient IDs, gift cards or event passes – simply place your device behind the counter, on the desk or inside a cabinet for a fast and simple production.

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

Matica MC310 benefits from the most innovative solution for smart card personalization and electronic chip encoding today—The Card Encoding Engine™. The Card Encoding Engine is the only printer software solution available that permits instant chip encoding for contact and contactless smart cards without requiring any custom programming, or any programming at all. The MC310 is also supported by the idblox™ Smart Card Ecosystem, which enables the fastest, easiest and most affordable development of microprocessor-based smart cards today.

Options

MC310 follows Matica’s standard architecture MDM (Matica Desktop Module) and can be combined with different modules (laminators, laser engravers) to offer a scalable solution, which grows with customers’ needs while securing their investment.

A new lamination module, the ‘MC-L2’ is specially designed for this new generation of direct-to-card printers converts the MC310 as the perfect choice for those applications where a long-lasting card and additional visual security elements such as holographic images are required.

  • Duplex printing
  • Contact and/ or contactless smart card chip encoding
  • Lamination unit (MC-L2)
  • Magnetic stripe encoding (magstripe)
  • Single-wire connectivity
  • Single/ Dual-side lamination

Applications

  • Corporate cards
  • Access control cards
  • Employee ID and badges
  • Vistor pass
  • Campus / student cards
  • Customer / loyalty cards
  • Government cards

Specifications

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Print method Dye-sublimation direct-to-card
Print Resolution Near edge-to-edge (CR-80 cards)
Print area Dual side (optional)
Print speed 180 cph (YMCKO single side, batch) (1)
Card Thickness 0.25 mm – 1.25 mm (10 mil – 50 mil)
Card Types ID-1 / CR-80 PVC, PVC-C, Re-writable cards
Input Hopper Capacity
Output Hopper Capacity
Exception feeding
 100 cards (0.76 mm – 30 mil thickness)
30 cards (front) / 80 cards (rear)
Included
User Interface Two-lines x 16 chars LCD display
4 x LED status indicator
Encoding Options Magnetic stripe encoder ISO7811
Dual interface smart card encoder
Other Options Matica MC-L2 laminator
Communications Interface USB 2.0
Ethernet 10BaseT, 100BaseT
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g (optional)
chromXpert Ribbon Program YMCKO (250 prints)
YMCKO-K (200 prints)
YMCKO-KO (200 prints)
1/2 YMC-KO (400 prints)
1/2 YMCKO-KO (250 prints)
YMCScKO (200 prints)
KO (800 prints)
Monochrome (2000 prints)
(K, Silver, Gold, White, Red, Green, Blue)
Scratch-off (2000 prints)
Smart Ribbon Protection Ribbon automatic recogniction
RFID (13.56 MHz) TAG
Two-level encoding potection
Memory 128 Mbytes
Operating Systems Windows© driver (32/64 bits)
XP, SP3, Vista, W7, W8, W10
Integration Tools SDK available for system integrators
EDIsecure© middleware
Warranty 3 years for printer
3 years warranty on printhead (2)
Printer Dimensions
Weight
255,6 x 202 x 405,4 mm.
10 kg. (22 lbs)
Power Supply 220-240V, 50-60 Hz
Operating Environment Temperature: 15ºC-40ºC (59º F-104º F)
Humidity: 20% – 65% (non-condensing)
Storage Conditions Temperature: -5º C-70º C (23º F-158º F)
Humidity: 20% – 70% (non-condensing)
Quality Standards RoHs
– CE, FCC, CQC, UL, WEEE
– Proposition 65 (California, USA)
– Standby mode and reduced power
consumption
– Sound pressure less than 48 dB (A) in
operation mode (ISO 7779)
– Energy Star (pending)

(1)Using native Matica Windows(R) Driver
(2) Warranty subjected to the use of chromXpert(R) Ribbons

Ribbons and Consumables

The Matica Genuine Consumables have been exclusively designed to work together in perfect harmony with Matica desktop printers.

All Matica Genuine Consumables have been grouped under a new premium ribbon program, chromXpert,  which has been designed to produce the very best image quality with Matica card printing systems.

Proven performance, top quality and color consistency combined with additional benefits and unique features.

Ease of use

chromXpert ribbons provide high-quality printing and ease of use. Each printer automatically recognizes the ribbon type and knows exactly how to use it in the most optimized way. Genuine Matica Ribbons provide status checks of the remaining ribbon and automatically alert when the ribbon is running low.

Only chromXpert consumables ensure maximum performance and maximum print head life.

Matica EDIsecure® Consumables provide high quality printing and ease of use. Each printer automatically recognizes the ribbon type and knows exactly how to use it in the most optimized way.

Available Ribbons:

YMCKO (250 prints)
YMCKO-K (200 prints)
YMCKO-KO (200 prints)
1/2 YMC-KO (400 prints)
1/2 YMCKO-KO (250 prints)
YMCScKO (200 prints)
KO (800 prints)
Monochrome (2000 prints)
(K, Silver, Gold, White, Red, Green, Blue)
Scratch-off (2000 prints)

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