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The printer can encode to contact and contactless cards:
A card with a physical metal chip on the surface of the card, which is inserted into a reader.
A card with an internal chip that cannot be seen, similar to an Oyster card. This can be placed onto a reader.
The printer can read and write to a magnetic stripe.
A card with a physical stripe on the reverse for encoding data on to. This is read by swiping the card through a reader.
The printer will only encode to contact cards.
The printer will only encode to contactless cards.
The printer will encode contact and contactless cards.
*Please check specifications sheet for exact printer smart card encoding options.
The image is printed direct to the card from the ribbon, passing under the print head multiple times to build up colours.
The image is printed onto the card by liquid ink. The card is passed under a print head once.
The image is printed onto a clear film then transferred onto the card by a heated roller.
The printer can be connected to a network via an Ethernet connection, for printer sharing.
The card can be printed and erased multiple times.
A layer of film is placed onto the card to provide extra protection or security.