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HID Global introduces HID ELEMENT for ID and financial card printing

30 October 2020

HID GLOBAL’S ELEMENT product line is badged as “the industry’s first heavy-duty, fully modular desktop-based card personalisation portfolio” that establishes a new category for mid-range and high-volume market segments.

The portfolio’s enhanced card production capabilities, flexible system architecture and cost-effective deployment model empower end user organisations to create custom secure ID and financial card production solutions for a variety of use cases and applications.

“From Government entities through to financial card issuers and service bureaus, customers around the world have unique card personalisation and issuance requirements where traditional direct-to-card printers and large production machines may be too cost-prohibitive or, indeed, space-prohibitive,” explained Craig Sandness, vice-president and managing director of Secure Issuance at HID Global.

Sandness added: “By bridging the gap between desktop printers and central issuance machines, the HID ELEMENT product line pioneers a new approach for delivering a host of highly configurable options that address current and evolving customer challenges.”

Optimal card personalisation

The HID ELEMENT portfolio delivers optimal card personalisation and accommodates projects that require high-resolution UV ink printing, laser engraving or both.

Designed to serve Government and financial institutions, medium-to-large enterprise corporations and service bureaus, its best-in-class features address the demand for greater print speed, higher resolution, larger card output and better cost-per-card economy.

Key product line features

Key product line features that enable a variety of configuration options include the following:

*Precision UV-cured, Drop-on-Demand inkjet card printing: Options span full-colour over-the-edge or monochrome text and graphics printing, with as many as six configurable ink channels. Users have options for custom colours, fluorescents and colour tactile effects

*Laser engraving system for tamper-proof, high-durability card personalisation: Deliver secure sub-surface or tactile-effect black markings and precise greyscale imaging in a laser engraving-only system or combined with a colour UV ink module

*Multiple card encoding options: HID OMNIKEY or third party (Smartware) contact and contactless reader and programmer functionality as well as magstripe support

*Lenticular personalisation: Multiple Laser Image/Changeable Laser Image engraved images or data shift with the viewing angle for convenient authentication

*Optional modules: Additional input/output card hopper for a total capacity of as many as 1,600 cards and a camera system for registration and verification

*Further information is available online at www.hidglobal.com