Hologram printing is a premium security measure to upgrade the level of forgery protection and generally increase the lifetime of your cards. Once slow, costly and complex, this procedure has become significantly faster and more cost-effective with modern industrial hologram printers. The Matica EDIsecure® Inline Lamination Modules work with regular as well as holographic laminate to offer you maximum flexibility.
The ILM-LS model is capable of high-speed single-sided lamination, while the robust ILM-DS takes care of double-sided lamination. With as little as 16 seconds per card for one-sided and 30 seconds for double-sided lamination, these are also the fastest laminating modules available on the market. Both models rely on heat and pressure to bind a transparent film to the card’s surface. This film can be clear, matte or holographic, based on your needs.
The hologram printing technique creates an illusion of depth: a two-dimensional image appears to be three-dimensional depending on how the light falls onto it. Since it is not yet possible to create an actual 3D image on a flat surface, the industrial hologram printing relies on holographic laminate that is similarly thermally bound to a card’s surface. A hologram printer can use pre-printed standardized holograms (such as Matica’s EDIsecure ribbons), as well as custom holograms that are exclusively made to match your specifications.
It is no coincidence that custom holograms are widely applied to sensitive documents, such as employee or security badges, along with debit or credit cards. Similarly, governmental documents – for instance, driving licenses, national IDs and passports – rely on holographic printing to protect these documents from illicit copying.
As a security measure, hologram printing is extremely difficult to reproduce without reference to the original master hologram. Furthermore, conventional printing methods, such as simple photocopying or printing, cannot stand the pace to a holographic printer. Therefore, reproduced holograms often stand out visually and a professional can usually spot a counterfeit card with the naked eye. In sum, holographic printing is a reliable forgery prevention measure.
As an added benefit, holographic laminate is visually striking and can contribute to the perceived value, as well as provide a higher level of security to your customers.
An additional “side effect” of holographic printing using a lamination module is the increased durability of your cards. Whether clear, matte or holographic – a laminate boosts the resistance of your cards towards water damage and tampering, so you can avoid reissuing replacement cards as often.
The EDIsecure® Inline Lamination Modules can be seamlessly combined with Matica’s regular ID card printers. For instance, the appropriate joining plate is all you need to attach it to XID8300 Retransfer Printer. The modules’ compact sizes and the availability of single or double sided-models offer you additional flexibility to match your budget and requirements. Thus, you can create tamper-resistant cards with an extra level of counterfeit protection.
The new Matica’s EDIsecure™ MC-L lamination module has been designed in response to the pressing demand for extra secure, durable and tamper-resistant cards.
Easy to install and operate, the MC-L lamination module is also super fast, laminating both sides of the card in less than 20 seconds thanks to the simultaneous dual-side lamination printing process. The in-line version is easily connected to the Matica MC660 high resolution retransfer card printer owing to the connection plate included with the lamination unit.
Available in two versions, you can choose from an in-line lamination printer model connected to the Matica MC660 retransfer card printer, or a stand-alone model with an external input hopper for autonomous operation, and both can work on a broad range of vertical markets and applications.
The pre-personalized cards are laminated using the MC-L by a heat-sealing film. This film can be either clear or contain hologram and other visual security elements (VSE) for enhanced security. Matica has a wide range of patches and laminates films under chromXpert, and with or without holograms.
Custom design or generic holographic foils help to protect the cards against tampering. In security terms, this lamination provides an extra layer of protection – crucial for government credentialing, for organizations with high-level sensitive security requirements and everyday secure documents such as driving licenses.
A bonus spin-off lies in the increased durability and extended life of the card, which arises from the enhanced mechanical and UV resistance of the lamination material. Resident cards, corporate physical access cards and campus cards for students / academic staff are constantly in use and exposed to sunlight as well as changes in temperature. By laminating them with Matica´s MC-L you will increase the card’s life cycle and add a professional finish to the card.
Both models, in-line and stand-alone, are available in three different configurations: single-side lower cassette, single-side upper cassette and dual sided for enhanced flexibility.