OEA Blog
19 Feb 2016

Soon to launch in Southeast Asia – The first retransfer ID card printer with built-in visual security


Certain organisations opt to design and print their own ID cards, due to advantages such as shortened lead times and ability to have control over the entire printing process.

If you are looking at making the switch, don't let aspects such as colour, layout take precedence over the most important element, the security!

Since we use them for safety reasons, such as to gain access to our places of work, learning institutions, etc., it is important to put measures in place such that ID card counterfeiting is not possible. Without a card security feature, anyone with access to any ID card printer could make a convincing copy of the card.

Common security features include holographics, magnetic stripes, encoding technology, photo ID, barcodes.

It is important to assess our organisation first, to determine what security features we will require.

Ultra ID's latest visual security breakthrough – The Magicard Helix, the World's first retransfer printer with built-in visual security, will soon be launched in Southeast Asia.

Master Distributor of the Magicard Helix in Southeast Asia, Paclin, recommends it to be used for:

The Magicard Helix uses an evolution of Magicard's famous HoloKote® security feature; and can apply a secure watermark to each card during the retransfer process. This feature also exploits the wavelengths and lens effect of the retransfer film to fluoresce under UV lighting conditions.

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