Card issuance is changing faster than ever, driven by evolving consumer expectations, heightened security threats and sweeping changes in payment technology. Be uniquely prepared to move at the speed of change with the Datacard® MX8100 card issuance system. Built on the MX Series platform, the MX8100 system offers true field modularity to help future-proof your investment. And with the fastest system built on this platform, you also get unrivaled real-world throughput – up to 3,000 cards per hour – to maximize your operation today.
Protect your competitive position by responding quickly to emerging trends
Accelerate real-world throughput up to 3,000 cards per hour
Reduce risk and cost associated with overreliance on legacy systems and processes
Streamline smart card handling
Automate quality assurance
Our Fastest MX Series System. Get real-world throughput of up to 3,000 cards per hour with unmatched productivity, inline quality assurance, seamless card handling and optimized operator interaction.
Maximized Uptime. Get optimal uptime and profitability with our most productive high-volume system. Operators have the ability to group multiple small jobs to increase overall efficiency. Datacard® Certified Supplies featuring patented Intelligent Supplies Technology™ verifies that the correct supplies are loaded and warns operators when current supplies are running low to reduce interruptions.
True Field Modularity. Protect your investment with true field modularity. Unlike competitive systems, the truly modular MX Series platform allows for field-installation of entirely new or enhanced modules in a matter of minutes.
Smart Card Flexibility. Issue contact, contactless, dual interface or combi smart cards with a variety of coupler choices. Our innovative barrel dual interface smart card module is powered by Datacard® Syntera® Customization Suite software.
Quality Assurance Breakthroughs. Greatly reduce errors and waste by automatically verifying physical and electronic card elements. These capabilities reduce the need for manual inspection and directly contribute to higher throughput and lower costs. Savings are magnified when issuing smart cards.
Comprehensive Solution. Increase customer engagement and drive new revenue with brilliant direct mail pieces. The MX8100 systems seamlessly integrates with Datacard® card delivery systems, letting you create powerful, ready-to-mail packages and card carriers with incredible efficiency.
The system controller features an easy-to-use graphical interface plus the hardware and software required to control the activities of each card personalization module, the data it handles and the system as a whole.
High capacity card input module Feeds cards into the system with high reliability. Multiple card input modules allow issuers to use different plastic card stocks to increase efficiency or add capacity for large, complex jobs. Includes two removable input trays each with 500 card capacity’ removable trays allow operator to load cards while system is still running.
Card cleaning module Removes damaging dirt, dust and contaminants from both sides of each plastic card in a single pass prior to graphics or color card printing.
Vision verification module
Provides inline plastic card stock verification and visual check of personalized cards, which improves data integrity and helps reduce the risk of errors.
Magnetic stripe encoding module Writes one to three tracks of data in parallel with read/write heads that support all ISO, AAMVA and JIS encoding formats and common coercivity requirements.
Reads information embedded in the card and creates a magnetic stripe security feature for EC debit cards in the German financial market.
OCR-B/Bar code scanner module
Reads pre-printed serial numbers, document control numbers and bar codes on cards to secure card blanks and sends data to the controller.
Barrel Dual Interface Smart Card Personalization Module
The latest technology for high volume production. Personalize contact, contactless, dual interface and hybrid cards in a single module. Supports up to:
24 contact heads only or
12 contactless /dual heads or
12 contact heads and 12 contactless / dual heads
Graphics printing module Prints monochrome custom graphics — including text, logos, bar codes, signatures and fingerprints — on PVC cards using thermal transfer technology.
Color printing module Prints directly on the card with dye diffusion thermal transfer technology that allows near-edge 300 dpi color printing of photos and images on custom cards, secure ID cards and other payment cards.
Laser engraving module Engraves variable-sized photos, alphanumeric text, bar codes, black-and-white logos and other graphical elements for increased card security using state-of-the-art, grayscale laser card technology.
Basic topcoat module Applies clear or holographic topcoats with full edge-to-edge coverage to protect graphics and color printed images.
Datacard® CardGard™ UV-curing topcoat module
Applies full-card, state-of-the art card protective topcoat to embossed, indented or flat cards using a patented method and material to extend card life.
Datacard® DuraGard® laminate module Improves card durability and security by applying DuraGard module that incorporate some of the most advanced card security and durability features available.
Embossing module Ensures high-quality, ISO-compliant card embossing and indent printing with tightly aligned character-to-character spacing, consistent text height and location.
Topping module Applies colored topping foil material to embossed characters, making them attractive and easier to read.
Secure indent module
Delivers high quality indent printing adding tactile elements to national IDs, driver’s licenses and other ID cards. This technology accommodates multiple fonts and special characters including outline, pattern and custom characters. Supports indent printing on the front, rear or both sides of the card in either vertical or horizontal orientation.
Quality assurance module
Verifies and reads both optical and electronic elements of each card that passes through the system which includes embossing and indenting characters, topping quality, graphics and color printing, laser engraving, magnetic stripe and smart card data as well as facial recognition through pattern matching, all which helps reduce costly manual quality inspections and increase production efficiencies.
Label affixing module Applies a wide variety of removable adhesive labels to plastic cards with accurate placement and consistent alignment.
Card flipper module Rotates cards for back-side personalization using a front-side personalization module.
Single card buffer module
Reach maximum card production speeds for applications that require multiple modules.
Multi-card buffer module
Increases efficiency by holding or passing cards to maintain card order when rejects occur, or system configuration includes modules with different throughputs.
High capacity card output module Designed with three trays; two trays to stacks good cards and one tray for rejected cards. Multiple card output modules allow issuers to expand output capacity, or to allow plastic cards to be grouped for downstream processing/handling or for varying delivery methods.
Inline card delivery
Use the Datacard® MXD™ card delivery system or Datacard® MXD™ Lite card delivery system to print forms and affix cards you can also add the MXi™ envelope insertion system to create powerful, highly personalized mail packages. All three of these systems are inline to achieve a single step operation providing superior efficiency.