Combining high definition retransfer print quality with an intelligent interface and in-line visual security, Helix is the new foundation of trusted identity.
The Magicard Helix is the first ever desktop card printer to feature an interactive touch-screen interface.
Visual indicators show connectivity, temperature and how many prints are remaining on all consumables. A preview screen during printing shows the exact card being personalised and its progress through the print cycle. The intuitive interface makes it easy to change settings, with additional help provided through animated video sequences.
Helix is the World’s first retransfer printer with built-in visual security. Using an evolution of Magicard’s famous HoloKote® security feature, Helix can apply a secure watermark to each card during the retransfer process. This feature also exploits the wavelengths and lens effect of the retransfer film to fluoresce under UV lighting conditions.
The Magicard Helix uses a retransfer printing process, where images are first printed onto a thin film then heat transferred onto the card surface. This produces our highest resolution photo quality image, printed right over the edge of the card. By printing on to this controlled substrate, print imperfections due to irregular card surfaces or around embedded card chips are eliminated. Equipped with a high grade processing unit, Helix is powered by Magicard’s most advanced and durable print engine and features our highest capacity consumables (1000 prints) and hoppers (200 cards), making it ideal for high volume localised or even centralised issuance.
he Magicard Helix prints litho-quality cards from a compact desktop package. This versatility enables you to issue secure IDs in high volume or in small volumes for replacement or additional credentials. Its Custom HoloKote watermark feature provides an extra layer of visual security without the need for an inline lamination unit and expensive custom overlays with high MOQs. Single-sided Helix printers can be upgraded to double-sided capability with a simple electronic upgrade key.
The Magicard Helix can be equipped with a range of card encoding devices to write secure electronic data to cards at the point of issuance. Smart card encoding options include contact chip, MIFARE®, DESFire® and iClass®. Specialist high-security encoders, such as EMV accredited devices, can also be fitted for the in-line personalisation of payment cards. The Helix can also be supplied with a magnetic stripe encoder built-in.
Magicard Helix with UltraCoverPlus – our promise to keep you printing.
The reliability of most advanced print engine enables us to offer you a comprehensive 3 year warranty with full telephone and online support. This includes a free replacement for any printhead damaged over the lifetime of the warranty. In the unlikely event of a field failure, we will send you a replacement loan printer to you whilst we repair your existing device.
|Print technology||300dpi retransfer, 256 colour depth level (8Bit)|
|Feed system||Hopper fed|
|Card capacity||200 input / 200 output|
|Security||Standard: Kensington lock |
Optional: User log-on, secure film cassettes, secure blank media feeder, secure card reject hopper and ribbon erase facility
|Display||TFT LCD panel, Size: 4.3 inch, Resolution: 480×272, Color depth: 16.7 million colors, Resistive touchscreen|
|Encoding / variants||Details|
|Magnetic stripe||ISO 7811 – tracks 1, 2 and 3, JIS2|
|Contact||ISO 7816 and EMV|
|Contactless||MIFARE®, DESFire®, Pro, iCLass®. Other encoders available, see encoder compatibility matrix|
|Connectivity and drivers||Details|
|Operating systems||Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1, 10 (32 and 64bit)|
Windows server 2003 R2 SP2, 2008, 2012, 2016
GNU/Linux and Mac OS X 10.9.0 onwards
|3 year UltraCoverPlus*||Includes printer loaner and lifetime warranty on the printhead. |
*Available in North America, EU and other selected territories. Elsewhere a minimum of 1 year limited depot warranty.
|Colour||up to 125 cards per hour|
|Card sizes||ISO CR80 85.6mm x 54mm / 3.375″ x 2.125″|
|Card thickness||0.51mm to 1.30mm / 0.020” to 0.050”|
|Printer weight||14.4Kg / 31.7lb|
|Printer size||Height: 420mm / 16.5″ Width: 455mm / 17.9″ Length: 330mm / 13″|
|Environmental operating range||10°C to 30°C / 50°F to 85°F|
|Power source||External power supply 100-240V 50-60Hz|
|Printer variants||Details||Product code|
|Helix Uno||Single-sided printer||3663-0001|
|Helix Uno Mag||Single-sided printer with magnetic stripe encoder||3663-0002|
|Helix Uno Smart||Single-sided printer with smart card encoder||3663-0003|
|Helix Uno Smart Mag||Single-sided printer with smart card and magnetic stripe encoders||3663-0004|
|Helix Duo||Double-sided printer||3663-0021|
|Helix Duo Mag||Double-sided printer with magnetic stripe encoder||3663-0022|
|Helix Duo Smart||Double-sided printer with smart card encoder||3663-0023|
|Helix Duo Smart Mag||Double-sided printer with smart card and magnetic stripe encoders||3663-0024|