A card printer is an electronic desktop printer with single card feeders which print and personalize plastic cards. In this respect they differ from, for example, label printers which have a continuous supply feed. Card dimensions are usually 85.60 × 53.98 mm, standardized under ISO/IEC 7810 as ID-1. This format is also used in EC-cards, telephone cards, credit cards, driver’s licenses and health insurance cards. This is commonly known as the bank card format. Card printers are controlled by corresponding printer drivers or by means of a specific programming language. Generally card printers are designed with laminating, striping, and punching functions, and use desktop or web-based software. The hardware features of a card printer differentiate a card printer from the more traditional printers, as ID cards are usually made of PVC plastic and require laminating and punching. Different card printers can accept different card thickness and dimensions.
The Javelin® DNAseries is our NEWgeneration of feature rich desktop ID card printers. This compact and powerful model is user-friendly and delivers outstanding performance at a great price. The Javelin® DNA series offers an all in one solution with high quality colour or monochrome printing. Our new upgrade options include dual sided printing, Wi-Fi, security locks, additional hopper and encoding modules. The Javelin DNA series has 2 main models:
the Javelin DNA which is an entry level manual feed printer and the Javelin DNA Pro which has input and output hoppers (auto feed). Both models have LCD displays for ease of use.
With your Javelin® DNA series, the following accessories are included: