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Evolis Tattoo2 – How to Install a Print Ribbon

To print custom printed cards with an Evolis Tattoo 2 printer from Evolis, a print ribbon needs to be installed in the printer. Following you will find a list of steps to install a print ribbon in the Evolis Tattoo 2 printer. You will also find the steps in an Evolis produced video illustrating ribbon installation.

1. Open the printer cover.
2. Take a new ribbon and insert it inside the printer making sure it is properly positioned.
3. Close the printer cover.

The printer ribbon will automatically synchronize itself for card printing.

If you are interested in information about the Evolis Tattoo 2 printer or other Evolis printers available, contact our ID card experts at 888-485-4696.

Evolis Tattoo 2 – How to Use the Output Hopper

The Evolis Tattoo 2 printer is shipped with a detachable card hopper that will receive printed cards. Evolis has provided a video displaying how the output hopper is attached to the printer for use.

The hopper will accept 15 standard 30 ml PVC cards. It is attached by carefully lifting the front of the printer and placing the output hopper in place as shown in the video.

If you are interested in information about the Evolis Tattoo 2 printer or other Evolis printers available, contact our ID card experts at 888-485-4696.

Fargo DTC4500 ID Card Printer – New Release

A new line of Fargo printers is out this month. These PVC card printers offer printing capabilities with encoding options that print in a simple, flexible way. Field-upgradeable options are available to allow upgrades to the printer as your neds change. The printer is backed by a two year warranty from HID Global, the world leader in secure identity solutions.

Fargo DTC1000

The Fargo DTC5000 Card Printer/Encoder

” Modular design and field upgradeable
” Password protection
” SmartScreen graphical display
” Supply replacement – Easy spool loading
” USB or optional Ethernet connectivity
” 200 card dual-input hopper
” Optional Dual-side printing
” Optional Dual-side holographic image lamination
” Optional 125 kHz, 13.56 MHz, contact chip, and magnetic stripe encoding
” Optional same-side input/output hopper that holds 200 plastic cards
” Optional fluorescent printing for additional UV security

For complete information about this new printer and other Fargo printer models, contact our ID card specialists toll free at 888-485-4696.

Fargo DTC4000 Printer – A New Fargo Printer Model

Fargo is releasing a new line of printers this month. These card printers provide a simple and flexible way to print color plastic cards that can be encoded with the latest technology. When your needs change, field-upgradeable options allow you to add to your printers capabilities. The printer is backed by a two year warranty from HID Global, the world leader in secure identity solutions.

Fargo DTC1000

The Fargo DTC4000 Card Printer/Encoder

” Modular design and field upgradeable
” Password protection
” Rewrite capable
” SmartScreen graphical display
” Supply replacement – Easy cartridge loading
” USB or optional Ethernet connectivity
” Optional Dual-side printing
” Optional 125 kHz, 13.56 MHz, contact chip, and magnetic stripe encoding
” Optional same-side input/output hopper that holds 200 plastic cards
” Optional fluorescent printing for additional UV security

For complete information about this new printer and other Fargo printer models, contact our ID card specialists toll free at 888-485-4696.

Fargo DTC1000 – The latest Fargo Printer

This month, Fargo is releasing a new line of printers. The printers provide a flexible, simple way to provide custom color identification cards that can be encoded with the latest technology. Field-upgradeable options allow you to expand whenever your needs change. The printer is backed by a two year warranty from HID Global, the world leader in secure identity solutions.

Fargo DTC1000

The Fargo DTC1000 Card Printer/Encoder

” Compact design for maximum flexibility
” Supply replacement – Easy cartridge loading
” Color-changing status buttons
” Emedded Badging application
” Rewrite capable
” USB or optional Ethernet connectivity
” Input hopper holds 100 plastic cards
” Optional Dual-side printing
” Optional magnetic stripe, 125 kHz, 13.56 MHz, and contact chip encoding

For complete information about this new printer and other Fargo printer models, contact our ID card specialists toll free at 888-485-4696.

Consider The Evolis Quantum Printer

The Evolis Quantum is a special ID card printer designed for running thousands of cards per week through a printer. This printer will hold up to the pressure of running for hours and hours at a time.

This card printer can provide personalization of PVC cards with a black monochrome ribbon. The printer can print a card holder name on a card in seconds. The printer is also capable of printing full color cards in one pass with custom personalization and encoding, if required, on the card.

This printer can accomplish the high volume print jobs easier than standard ID card printers. The amount of prints available in a single ribbon is much larger than in most badge printers. The print ribbons for the Evolis Quantum provide 3,000 prints per roll. This ribbon quantity keeps production moving as print ribbons do not need to be changed as frequently as printers that have a standard 200 to 500 count print ribbon.

Another feature allowing high volume printing is the card input and output hopper size. The Quantum card printer holds 500 cards in the input hopper and 500 cards in the output hopper. The hoppers are also exchangeable allowing you to preload additional input hoppers for easy transfer when it is time to replace cards in an empty hopper.

For more information about the Evolis Quantum or other Evolis printer models, contact our ID card experts at 888-485-4696.

Evolis Tattoo2 – Firmware Update Available

The Evolis Tattoo 2 printer provides a colorful plastic card print. The firmware for this printer has been recently improved to provide significant improvements in the print quality results.

To download the recent firmware, visit the drivers and firmware page on the Evolis website at: http://www.evolis.com/eng/Drivers-Support/Product-support/Tattoo-2/Drivers-and-firmware

If you are interested in information about the Evolis Tattoo 2 printer or other Evolis printers available, contact our ID card experts at 888-485-4696.

Evolis Dualys – Warning Light is Blinking

Evolis Dualys
If your Evolis Dualys printer will not print, you may notice that there is a warning light on. The light appears to be an orange or yellow triangle that is lit up.

When this light is on, the first thing to do is to check and make sure that the exit hopper is pushed all the way down and is in place.

When the hopper is placed correctly in the printer, the warning light should turn off. The printer should also resume printing.

For additional information about the Evolis Dualys ID card printer, contact our ID card experts toll free at 888-485-4696,

Installing eMedia Card Designer on Windows Vista/Windows 7 operating systems

Steps for Installing eMedia Card Designer

Step 1 Once you put the software CD in the DVD disk drive and the auto play box pops up. Click on the “Open folder to view files” option. Then double click on the “Emedia” file folder (see red arrow image).

Step 2. Right click on the step up file and click on “Run as administrator” (see below). You will then be prompted to enter the Admin’s user name and password. (Note: If you do not have administrator rights, you will need to contact your administrator to have them enter in the Admin’s user name and password for that computer. ) Run through the InstallSheild wizard then click finish.

Step 3 After installation, go to the start menu and double click “eMedia Card designer” program. If an “Unexpected error; quitting” error message appears, just click on the “OK” button to close the message box.

Step 4 You will then need to restart the eMedia Card Designer program from the administrator account. To do so…

• Open Windows Explorer and browse to the folder where eMedia Card Designer has been installed (commonly the “c:\Program Files\eMedia” folder).
• Right-click on the eMedia.exe file and select in the popup menu: “Run as administrator”. You will then be prompted to enter the Admin’s user name and password again. Then the eMedia Card Designer will be launched and appear on your screen.
• When the software is ready, stop it. Once this has been done, the software can be launched from any user account having the authorization to do so.

Step 5 Have some fun designing your ID Cards! Here is a Evolis printers, contact our ID card experts at 888-485-4696.

Evolis Dualys – Dual Card Printing on Two Separate Cards

Evolis Dualys
If you have a Evolis Dualys printer, you most likely want to print a custom printed card with a design on the front side and another look on the back side. Sometimes as the printer prints, it prints the front side of the card design on one PVC card and then pulls in a second card to print the back side of your dual sided card design. You can follow the tips below to correct the printing error.

1. Go to the print driver.
2. Click on printing preferences.
3. Insure your have the proper ribbon selected (YMCKOK ribbon, part number R3314)
4. At the right side of the ribbon selection drop down, you will see a check box to print both sides of a single card. Put a check in that box.

For more information about Evolis printers -the Evolis Pebble or the Evolis Dualys, contact our ID card experts at 888-485-4696.