Monday, 10 Dec 2018 16:37 GMT

HID Global announces launch of HD printer

HID Global, a developer of identity solutions, has announced the launch of the HDP6600, its latest high definition printer (HDP) for personalising ID Cards.

The desktop-based retransfer printer is intended for organisations that need to print large volume, high quality credentials at high speed such as government organisations, universities and large enterprises.

Using patent-pending iON “instant on” technology with other advancements, the printer enables simultaneous film printing and card retransfer processes. This approach reduces the time it takes to print the first card to 60 seconds, cutting the average annual waiting time by up to 20 hours for printed and laminated cards while enabling overall throughput of up to 230 cards per hour.

The HID FARGO HDP6600 is not only breathtakingly fast and efficient, but it represents a whole new way to think about retransfer printing

Craig Sandness, vice president and managing director for secure issuance at HID Global, says: “With the HID FARGO HDP6600 printer, HID Global has redefined retransfer technology innovation. 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 enables sharper text, crisper barcode edges and more vibrant colours.

The new design also eliminates the need for continuous transfer roller heating, improving reliability while cutting energy usage. This means that for larger projects, utilising the new printers can save users thousands in annual energy costs.

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