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Steps to Fix an Evolis Dualys When the Printed Card Comes Out Black

Dualys

When printing from an Evolis Dualys, you may discover that a perfectly designed card comes out of the printer printed with all black.

To change the printer settings so that future cards are full color, follow these steps:

1. Make sure you have the right print ribbon for the Evolis Dualys. It should be a YMCKOK. The panels are yellow, magenta, cyan, black, overlay and then black.
2. Go to the print driver.
3. Adjust the ribbon setting from a 5 panel ribbon setting to the 6 panel ribbon setting.
4. Set the ribbon. (This acts as an apply button).
5. Verify that there is a checkmark in the box that indicates both sides of the card should be printed.
6. Accept by clicking on the ok button.
7. Try printing your job.

This should update your printer and allow full color print on the front and black print on the back of your card.

For more information about Evolis ID card printers, visit our Evolis Tattoo, Evolis Pebble, Evolis Dualys, Evolis Quantum or Evolis Securion product pages.

Evolis Dualys 3 – Installing a Manual Card Feeder

SafeCard 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 guage 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.

Safe-Card ID carries the Evolis Tattoo, Evolis Pebble, Evolis, Dualys, Evolis Quantum and Evolis Securion printers.

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.

Safe-Card ID carries the Evolis Tattoo, Evolis Pebble, Evolis, Dualys, Evolis Quantum and Evolis Securion printers.

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.

Safe-Card ID carries the Evolis Tattoo, Evolis Pebble, Evolis, Dualys, Evolis Quantum and Evolis Securion printers.

Evolis Dualys 3 Printer – Install a Print Ribbon

A free video demonstrating the method to install a print ribbon in the Evolis Dualys 3 id card printer is available for you. 

 

How to Install a Print Ribbon in the Evolis Dualys 3 ID Card Printer

1. Open the top cover.
2. Place the ribbon in the printer with the supply side to the right.
3. Close the top cover.

Safe-Card ID carries the Evolis Tattoo, Evolis Pebble, Evolis, Dualys, Evolis Quantum and Evolis Securion printers.

Evolis Dualys 2 – Printing a Test Card

SafeCard ID presents a video illustrating how to print a test card using the Evolis Dualys 3 id card printer.

 

How to print a test card.

Safe-Card ID carries the Evolis Tattoo, Evolis Pebble, Evolis, Dualys, Evolis Quantum and Evolis Securion printers.

Evolis Pebble 4 Printer – Install PVC Cards in the Hopper

To learn how to install PVC cards in the hopper of an Evolis Pebble printer, view the following video.

The directions to intstall PVC cards into an Evolis Pebble hopper are as follows:

      1. Take the hopper off of the printer and turn it upside down.

 

      2. Push down the spring tension.

 

      3. Slide the cards into the hopper.

 

      4. Adjust the gauge according to the thickness of the cards used.

 

    5. Reinstall the card hopper.

Safe-Card ID carries the Evolis Tattoo, Evolis Pebble, Evolis, Dualys, Evolis Quantum and Evolis Securion printers.

Evolis Pebble 4 Printer – Cleaning the Printhead

Following is a video demonstrating how to clean the printhead on an Evolis Pebble printer.

 

To clean the printhead, follow the directions displayed in the above video.

      1. Remove the power plug

 

      2. Open the top cover

 

      3. Break the vial in the printhead cleaner and allow the fluid to run to the swab

 

      4. Run the swab across the printhead.

 

      5. Close the top cover

 

      6. Reinstall the power plug

 

    7. Check for power.

Safe-Card ID carries the Evolis Tattoo, Evolis Pebble, Evolis, Dualys, Evolis Quantum and Evolis Securion printers.

Evolis Pebble 4 – Printing a Test Card

Following is a video from www.safecardid.com that illustrates how to print a test card using an Evolis Pebble 4 ID card printer.

 

Directions to Print a Test Card

1. Check to make sure that there is a print ribbon and pvc cards in the printer.

2. Power the printer off.

3. Push the printer power button and turn the power back on. Without releasing pressure, continue holding the power button until the light flashes.

4. As you hold the power button in, the printer will pull a PVC card through the printer and print a test card.

5. Keep the test card in a safe place as it will contain specifications about your printer that may be needed for future parts or repair.

Safe-Card ID carries the Evolis Tattoo, Evolis Pebble, Evolis, Dualys, Evolis Quantum and Evolis Securion printers.