MGI to Launch JETcard Inkjet Card Factory at Cards Asia
Drop-on-demand inkjet technology and an integrated RIP enable full variable data printing with all JETcard inks and coatings. For example, the security coating can be used as an anti-counterfeiting feature, revealing inks only when held under a black light.
MGI’s JETcard is a true Card Factory and can replace up to 5 different pieces of equipment traditionally used in the plastic card production chain: litho press, a collator, a lamination press, a die cutter and an encoder/personalization printer.
Other key features of the JETcard include:
• A production speed up to 8,000 cards per hour (simplex)
• One of the highest print resolutions available (up to 720 x 2160 dpi)
• Accommodates paper & plastic cards from 350-1000 microns (ISO CR-80 format)
• HiCo/LoCo magnetic stripe support (read/write)
• Capability to store up to 2,500 cards within 5 different trays
• Automated controls for ensuring data accuracy between card front and back
The JETcard is a marked evolution from traditional plastic card manufacturing due to the utilization of eco-friendly technology, saving resources, eliminating waste (inks, electricity, no plates or screens) and harmful emissions (ozone free, no solvents, no chemical waste) while reducing the overall electrical consumption compared to traditional methods. In addition, the JETcard can print on environmentally friendly paper cards, a sustainable alternative to PVC with the same standard thickness (760 μ) and made of 100% recyclable and natural materials.
About MGI Digital Graphic Technology
Founded in 1982, MGI Digital Graphic Technology designs, manufactures and markets a full and innovative range of award-winning multi-substrate (paper and plastic) 4-color digital presses, as well as a complete line of versatile finishing solutions.
A key player in the global market, MGI has a portfolio comprised of several thousand customers in a wide range of sectors, including graphic industry professionals, Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, plastic card manufacturers, silk screeners and photo labs.