HID Global have announced a new ID card retransfer printer. The HID FARGO HDP6600 High Definition Printer/Encoder halves the time it takes to print the first ID card, while doubling overall throughput as compared to many alternatives.
HID has achieved card throughput speeds by combining patent-pending iON “instant on” technology with other advancements to enable simultaneous film printing and card retransfer processes. According to the manufacturer, this approach reduces the time it takes to print the first card to an industry-low 60 seconds, cutting average annual wait times by up to 20 hours for printed and laminated cards while enabling overall throughput of up to 230 cards per hour.
“With the HID FARGO HDP6600 printer, HID Global has redefined retransfer technology innovation,” said Craig Sandness, Vice President and Managing Director for Secure Issuance with HID Global. “We looked at this well-established product category with new eyes to deliver the features and capabilities that are in highest demand from government, enterprise and higher education customers. The HID FARGO HDP6600 is not only breathtakingly fast and efficient, but it represents a whole new way to think about retransfer printing.”
The HDP6600 printer’s true 600 DPI resolution and precision colour panel registration reportedly enables sharper text, crisper barcode edges and more vibrant colours than possible with other products that use dithering techniques that can only approximate this image quality.
The printer uses a multi-tasking architecture, supported by a gigabyte of memory to help enable its faster card throughput speeds. It has been designed at so the card path, film and ribbon drawer assemblies are easier to access and service. The HDP6600 is field-upgradable with optional modules including a card flattener, dual-side flipper, and choice of magnetic, contact and contactless encoders plus a programmer option for encoding physical access control system (PACS) data.