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Evolis Quantum – Enhanced Printer Now Available

Evolis Quantum Printer Is Now Available

Evolis Quantum

The all new Quantum has the power of a centralized printer system with the flexibility of a desktop printer.

The newest version of the Quantum, the printer to personalize cards in large quantities, is now available. Cards encoded and printed in high volume may include:

  • ID cards
  • Loyalty cards
  • Event passes
  • Student IDs
  • Transport cards
  • Calling cards
  • Banking cards

Known for it’s speed, the Evolis Quantum prints 1000+ cards per hour in monochrome and 135 cards per hour in full color. The printer can include mixing and matching texts, pictures, bar codes, and logos in this speed quarantee. To assist in this output, the printer includes 2 brand-new detachable and interchangeable high-capacity hoppers that store up to 500 cards. Cards can be preloaded in the hoppers and if additional hoppers are needed, they are available.

The printer has a reversible encoding unit that allows versatility to print and encode the same side of a plastic card without flipping the card over. The same printer can print magnetic, smart contact and smart contactless encoded cards.

Here are the main printer specifications:

* Dual-sided printing
* Color and monochrome printing
* Printing throughput: 1000+ cards per hour in monochrome, 125+ cards per hour in color – full card surface
* Encoding of magnetic stripes, contact and contactless smart cards
* Supports Windows Vista and XP. MAC driver is available upon request

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

Evolis Printer – Install a USB Printer on a Mac 10.4 or 10.5

Following are the steps to install the Evolis printer driver on a Mac 10.4 or 10.5:

1. Prior to starting the installation, plug in the printer to the Mac and make sure that you have Administrator rights.
2. Go to the Evolis website at www.evolis.com. Download the necessary driver and follow the instructions during your installation.
3. Open the System Preferences.
Mac Installation
Then open the printers and faxes.
Mac Installation
4. Click on the + to add and select the printer which should be already detected.
Mac Installation
5. In the Print using section, choose Select a driver to use
Mac Installation
6. Choose in the menu list the Evolis driver and the language you need. Click on Add to validate your choice.
Mac Installation
7. The driver is now ready to be used.
8. You are ready to print your first card.
Mac Installation

Mac Installation
9. Make sure the correct driver has been selected for the printer and check the paper size in on Card. Go to Printer features to access the Evolis driver properties
Mac Installation
10. To communicate with the printer via the driver you need to follow the steps below
Mac Installation

For more information about Evolis printers, search our blog about Evolis printer support or call or ID experts at 888-485.4696.

Evolis Printer – Install an Ethernet Printer on Mac 10.4 and 10.5

Following are the steps to install the driver on a Mac 10.4 or 10.5:

1. Prior to starting the installation, plug in the printer to the Mac and make sure that you have Administrator rights.

2. Go to the Evolis website at www.evolis.com. Download the necessary driver and follow the instructions during your installation.

3. Open the System Preferences.
Mac Installation

Then open the printers and faxes.
Mac Installation

4. Click on the + to add and then click on the IP PRINTER button printer which should be already detected.
Mac Installation

5. Choose the HP Jet Direct Socket option in the Printer Broswer section, choose Select a driver.
Mac Installation

6. Enter the printer’s IP address and select EVOLIS in the Print Using section.
Mac Installation

7. Choose in the menu list the Evolis driver and the language you need. Click on Add to validate your choice.
Mac Installation

8. The driver in now ready to be used.
Mac Installation

9. To print your design, open your card printing software. Click on file and print to access the printing properties.
Mac Installation

10. Make sure the correct driver has been selected for the printer and check the paper size in Card. Go to the printer features to access the Evolis driver properties if you need to communicate with the printer.
Mac Installation

11. Open the driver spooler from the Print and Fax section and click on Utility
Mac Installation

For more information about Evolis printers, search our blog about Evolis printer support or call our ID experts at 888-485.4696.

Evolis Pebble – Setting the Correct Ribbon Settings

Evolis Pebble 4

The majority of people who print ID badges set the system up for the single badge design and are good to go. Other groups have various cards designs for various applications. Some of these cards may be full color and other cards may be single color. To save on costs, the single color cards can be printed using a single color ribbon and a ribbon change is made when switching from the single color to a multi color card.

If your cards are not printing correctly after switching out the ribbon, follow the following steps on your PC to adjust the printer and software to the new ribbon selection.

    • 1. Go to your computer start button.
      2. Select printers and faxes
      3. Select the Evolis Pebble and right click.
      4. Select printing preferences.
      5. On the graphic tab, the first selecton is “ribbon”. Select the correct ribbon for your new printing job. Click “Set Ribbon.” Click “Ok.”

When you open your ID card software, check the printer settings. Make sure that your ribbon selection is the same as the one you set in the printer driver.

For information about ID card printers or specific Evolis printers, contact us for a free consultation at 888-485-4696.

Evolis Dualys Printer – The Card Prints Black

Evolis Dualys

If you are using a Dualys ID card printer and the printed card is all black, adjustments need to be made in the printer for correct printing. Follow the directions below to change the printer driver settings.

Prior to beginning the instructions below, please verify that you have administrator rights or have capabilities to change the driver functions on your computer. Some users have not been given rights to update the following from their IT department.

  1. Go to your Start button.
  2. Select Printers and Faxes
  3. In the list of printers, select the Dualys printer and right click.
  4. In the Printing Preferences, left click.
  5. Change the YMCKO R3011 ribbon type to the YCMKOK R3314 ribbon type.
  6. Select apply and then click ok.

For a free consultation regarding Evolis printers, give our ID card experts a call at 888-485-4696.

Evolis Tattoo 2 New Features and Improved Warranty

THE EVOLIS TATTOO2 PRINTER is no longer in production and is no longer available for purchase. The information below is for reference purposes only. Thank you!

 

Tattoo

Today Evolis has released the following p

ress release about the Evolis Tattoo2 color printer:

The Evolis Tattoo2 color printer
New features and extended warranty

PRESS RELEASE

Angers, France, April 23, 2009. Evolis, the European leader in solutions for plastic card personalization, announces new features for Tattoo2, its entry-level color printer, ideal for instantly personalizing cards, singly or in small runs.

Evolis leverages technology and commits to quality

Tattoo2, Evolis’ entry-level printer for personalizing badges and plastic cards with text, pictures, logos and barcodes, is now available with new printing and encoding features: direct transfer onto thermosensitive cards, printing on paper tickets, ISO-compliant magnetic encoding*. These new features position Tattoo2 as a sound entry-level printer for use in applications such as loyalty cards, ticketing, or access control. Tattoo2 also carries an optional Ethernet port for networking it when required, for example, in distributed deployment.

Furthermore, Evolis increases its standard warranty to two years for the Tattoo2 color printer. This warranty covers all components of the printer and includes an unlimited number of printouts. The multiple quality control implemented throughout the manufacturing process, and the expertise earned during the past years, have helped Evolis confidently commit to quality for both channel partners and end-users.

With Tattoo2, Evolis taps the entry-level segment of the market and addresses the needs of small organizations (SMEs, sports clubs, associations, branch offices, libraries, canteens and local authorities) that are looking for simple way to issue cards.

Tattoo2: the most compact printer in its category

Tattoo2 makes a difference thanks to its size. A lightweight printer (just 2.4 kgs – 5.5 lbs), Tattoo2 is a follow-me printer that will personalize cards and badges for mobile applications, and for trade shows and events as well. Its elegant and contemporary design makes it the ultimate printer at reception counters and welcome desks of any organization. Tattoo2 features a standard 100-card detachable feeder as well as a manual feeding mode for printing cards singly or in small batches.
As a user-friendly printer, Tattoo2 benefits from a clamshell-designed access that eases ribbon installation or replacement, and offers an exclusive « Push & Twist » system that makes print-head replacement mere child’s play.

*only available after study

About Evolis (www.evolis.com):

Evolis designs, manufactures and markets a comprehensive range of personalization solutions for plastic cards. The Evolis printers include all features for graphical, magnetic and electrical personalization (smart card, with
contact or contactless – RFID) of multi-purpose cards (employee badges, student IDs, bank cards, etc.).
Headquartered in Angers, France, Evolis has branch offices in Miami (USA) and Singapore as well as a representative office in Tokyo (Japan) and in Shenzhen (China). The company achieved a turnover of EUR
36.7 million (54,3M$) in 2008. Evolis has 140 employees and is represented in 90 countries worldwide.

For more information about Evolis id card printers, contact us toll free or visit the links below:
Evolis Tattoo Printer
Evolis Pebble Printer
Evolis Dualys Printer
Evolis Quantum Printer
Evolis Securion Printer

Evolis Dualys 3 – Installing a Manual Card Feeder

Safe-Card ID presents a video illustrating how to install a manual card feeder on the Evolis Dualys 3 ID card printer.

How to install a manual card feeder in your Evolis Dualys.

1. Remove the card hopper.
2. Adjusts the card thickness gauge to 40 ml.
3. Insert the manual card feeder.
4. Go to the print driver.
5. Adjust the source tray and output tray to manual hopper.
6. Apply.
7. Insert the card.
8. Print the card.

For further assistance, contact one of our technicians at 704-535-5200; we look forward to hearing from you!

Evolis Badgy ID Card Printer

The new  Badgy ID card printer is the newest plastic card printer in the Evolis family of card printers.  The printer is a end to end solution to print badges yourself when you need less than 200 badges per year.  The printer will print full-color plastic id cards that includes photos and text. The printer package comes with 100 card count print ribbon and cards, card template options, software and a 300 dpi printer.

Following are the items included in the Badgy printer system:

  • Badgy printer
  • Software
  • USB Cable
  • 100 card print ribbon
  • 100 PVC cards
  • Cleaning kit

This printer comes with a one year printer warranty.

Our recommendation is to consider the benefits of the Evolis Tattoo 2 ID card printer prior to purchasing the Badgy printer.  For similar pricing, the Tattoo 2 printer offers a two year manufacturer warranty.  The Tattoo printer has a better print quality and also provides options to use a higher level software for increased security and functional use of the id card.

For details about either the Evolis Badgy printer or the Evolis Tattoo 2 ID card printer, contact our ID card specialists at 888-485-4696.

Evolis Dualys 3 – Cleaning the Printhead

SafeCard ID presents a new video demonstrating how to clean the printhead in the Evolis Dualys 3 ID card printer.

How to clean the printhead in your Evolis Dualys 3 id card printer.

1. Unplug the power supply.
2. Open the top cover.
3. Take a cleaning swab and break the vial allowing the fluid to run down to the swab.
4. Wipe the swab back and forth across the printhead.
5. Close the top cover.
6. Plug back in the power supply. This will reset the printer and ribbon for your next print job.

Evolis Dualys 3 – Clean the Card Cleaning Roller

SafeCard ID presents a new video demonstrating how to clean the card cleaning roller in the Evolis Dualys 3 ID card printer.

How to clean the card cleaning roller

1. Open the top cover.
2. Remove the print ribbon.
3. Remove the cleaning roller located under where the print ribbon was.
4. Wipe the roller with the wipes from your card cleaning kit. If no kit is available, use warm water and soap.
5. Remove dust and lint from the cleaning roller.
6. Replace the cleaning roller in the printer.
7. Replace the print ribbon.
8. Close the top cover.