HID® ELEMENT Industrial ID and Financial Card Personalization

UV inkjet and laser engraving
  • HID® ELEMENT Industrial ID and Financial Card Personalization
Overview | Specifications

With the HID® ELEMENT industrial card printer/encoder/laser engraver, HID Global delivers the most reliable, cost-effective, high-volume ID and financial card issuance available in the industry.

Desktop-based yet heavy-duty, HID ELEMENT is especially suited for the high-cycle requirements of large government ID card programs, financial institutions, laborious service bureau conditions and demanding large enterprise environments. Modular and scalable, HID ELEMENT offers high-resolution, UV inkjet printing, optional laser engraving and an array of encoding options to meet a broad range of credential program requirements.

With its reliable operation, minimal maintenance, highly-configurable functionality, scalable throughput and lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in the industry — HID ELEMENT is the next evolution in superior-quality, high-volume card personalization and issuance.

Benefits:

  • Lowest total cost of ownership — HID ELEMENT delivers the lowest cost-per-image over standard, ribbon-based desktop Direct-to-Card (DTC™) or retransfer card printers and a lower TCO than feature-comparable central issuance systems
  • Unprecedented modularity in a desktop — HID ELEMENT offers the flexibility to purchase UV inkjet printing and laser engraving systems either together or as separate, stand-alone units to meet unique card program requirements
  • Ease of use — HID ELEMENT is as easy to use as standard DTC and retransfer desktop printers but with the modularity, power and throughput speed to rival central issuance
  • HID® ELEMENT Industrial ID and Financial Card Personalization
Overview | Specifications

HID ELEMENT UV Ink Printing System

  • Side printing: Dual-side printing standard
  • Printing technology: UV cured inkjet
  • UV ink types: Yellow (Y), Magenta (M), Cyan (C), Black (K), Clear Overlay (O), Fluorescent (F), White (W)
  • Printer ink channels: Up to six
  • Resolution: Up to 600 dpi x 1200 dpi (23.6 dots/mm x 47.2 dots/mm)
  • Print speed: Up to 300 single-sided cards per hour (@ 600 dpi)
  • Accepted card size: CR-80 (3.370"L x 2.125"W / 85.6mmL x 54mmW)
  • Accepted card types: PVC, composite (PET/PVC with PVC as an outer layer), laminated PVC (credit card construction), polycarbonate (PC), laserable PVC
  • Print area: Over-the-edge on CR-80 cards
  • Input card capacity: 400 cards (.030" / .762mm thick) per input hopper — up to four hoppers may be added for a total of 1600 cards
  • Output card capacity: 400 cards (.030" / .762mm thick) per output stacker — up to four stackers may be optionally added for a total of 1600 cards
  • Optional encoding: Smart card (contact/contactless), ISO magnetic encoding, support for third-party Smartware® simultaneous contact/contactless encoding
  • Warranty: Printer module and printheads — 12 months
  • Options: HID ELEMENT laser engraving system, up to four input hoppers/output stackers per unit, encoding, camera registration system

HID ELEMENT Laser Engraving System

  • Marking: Dual-side standard
  • Laser type: 3W standard or 8W optional air cooled DPSS laser
  • Laser resolution: 600 dpi
  • Laser speed: Up to 300 cards per hour depending on amount of laser marking
  • Laser accepted card size: CR-80 (3.370"L x 2.125"W / 85.6mmL x 54mmW)
  • Accepted card types: Polycarbonate (PC) recommended, laserable PVC
  • Laser personalization types: Sub-surface and tactile laser engraving, microtext, MLI/CLI (optional)
  • Laser graphics capability: True grayscale
  • Input card capacity: 400 cards (.030" / .762mm thick) per input hopper — up to four hoppers may be added for a total of 1600 cards
  • Output card capacity: 400 cards (.030" / .762mm thick) per output stacker — up to four stackers may be optionally added for a total of 1600 cards
  • Optional encoding: Smart card (contact/contactless), ISO magnetic encoding, support for third-party Smartware® simultaneous contact/contactless encoding
  • Warranty: Laser diode — 24 months, all other system components —12 months
  • Options: HID ELEMENT UV ink printing system (combine color with UV printing system), up to four input hoppers/output stackers per unit, encoding, camera registration system, 8W laser (for faster laser marking capability), MLI/CLI
  • HID® ELEMENT Industrial ID and Financial Card Personalization
Overview | Specifications