Simplified Production Chain

MGI’s JETcard 3D is a true Card Factory and can replace up to 5 different pieces of equipment traditionally used in the plastic card production chain: Litho press, a collator, a lamination press, a die cutter and an encoder/personalization printer.

On Demand Production

All the advantages of On Demand printing coupled with the low production costs of the offset.

Variable Data

Drop-on-demand technology and an integrated RIP enable full variable data printing on all JETcard 3D inks and coatings. For example, the security coating can be used as an anti-counterfeiting feature, revealing inks only when held under a black light.

Cost Reduction

With advantageous reductions in space, equipment and in manpower needed to produce a plastic card, your final production costs will be dramatically lower than on previous technologies.

Ease of Use

The JETcard 3D is designed with simplicity and efficiency in mind, allowing for one operator to supervise the automatic card production process.

Footprint Reduction

The 5 different pieces of equipment traditionally used in the plastic card production chain: Litho press, a collator, a lamination press, a die cutter and an encoder/personalization printer typically needs 500 m2 of factory space.
With the JETcard 3D, we recommend 50 m².
Thats 10 times less area.

Speed

8,000 card per hour (or 4,000 cards per hour duplex), fully personalized and encoded in one fell swoop.

No More Stock

No need to stock large amounts of pre-printed shells waiting for personalization in your warehouse. Go from just in case to just in time with the JETcard 3D.

Continuous Production

The JETcard 3D was designed with continuous production in mind, meaning you can load a magazine of cards into the JETcard 3D while the previous magazine is still being printed.

Stop Outsourcing

Don't farm your card production out anymore, its time to bring the profit back in house with the JETcard 3D.

Environmentally Friendly

No more plates, screens, films, ribbons or any other waste associated with traditional card manufacturing processes. All consumables on the JETcard 3D are solvent free and environmentally friendly.

Assured Front to Back VDP Integrity

Data integrity systems provide the highest level of data accuracy from both sides of the printed card and the information encoded on the card's magnetic strip.

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JET CARD 3D

 

Print Technology JETcard 3D is using MGI's inkjet system. This is a Drop-on-Demand (DoD) technology utilizing piezo heads mounted on a solid plate covering the entire printable width. It is a single pass printing process using UV curing inks & coatings.
Print Resolution The best resolution achieves 720x2160 dpi
Print Speed Thanks to its UV inkjet technology, JETcard 3D prints up to 8,000 simplex color cards per hour
Formats JETcard 3D is ISO CR-80 compliant. The printable format in full bleed mode is 53.98 x 85,6 mm (2.13 x 3.37"). The supported thickness are ranging from 350 to 1000 microns with an automatic print head adjustement. On request, oversized cards are supported.
Substrates JETcard 3D prints on a wide range of substrates

Plastics:
PVC with/without treatment, PET, Teslin, PLA or other closed surface synthetic substrates

Paper:
On coated paper or options including ArjoWiggins Sequoia, Monadnock Envi, etc.
Input Magazines 500 card magazines reloadable on-the-fly, without production interruption. Each magazine is key-coded and can be addressed individually.
Output Magazines 5 magazines with a total capacity of 2,500 cards, are mounted on a rotating carousel. They can be unloaded on-the-fly, without production interruption. Each magazine is key-coded and can be addressed individually.
Print Colors JETcard 3D utilizes UV inks. Depending upon the configuration, the JETcard 3D supports from 4 to 8 colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, black, white opaque, security ink/custom color)
Control Function The JETcard 3D production system includes several built-in quality control processes. These systems are using sensors & cameras to ensure that each card meets the highest quality criterias (data integrity, front & back matching, etc.).

Defective cards are routed into a rejection bin.
Encoding Function The JETcard 3D is ISO CR-80 compliant. Therefore, it writes/reads on HiCo & LoCo magnetic stripes. The JETcard 3D encodes at the speed of 8,000 cards per hour. Each card is individually on-the-fly tested after the encoding (data integrity & ISO standard compliance).
Printing Function JETcard 3D utilizes from 4 to 8 UV colors. Each card can be printed iwith or without 3D raised effects. The thickness of the 3D effects can vary from 8 to 100µ.

Cards are printed in full bleed.

The specialty features that are supported include micro text, guilloché patterns, signature panel, security ink (only seen under black light) or spot customs colors.
Coating Function Several coating features could be applied with the JETcard 3D:
- pre-coating prior to printing to better prepare the substrate
- flood coating after printing to embellish & protect the printed card
- spot coating to embellish and outline selected card areas
UV Curing An on-line and instant UV curing system ensures a perfect card drying. This is an ozone-free process. The finished cards stored in the output magazins are fully dryed and ready for handling.
Application Software The JETcard 3D comes with several MGI's application software loaded. These software allows tvariable data printing management, overall card production management or operator proofing utilities. A powerful calculator enables predictive ink & coating consumptions prior production.
RIP & WorkStation JETcard 3D comes with integrated Fiery RIP & WorkStation PC based systems. These systems are Ethernet connected (100/1000BT - RJ45) and are provided with screen/keyboard/mouse. They are loaded with MGI's software suite.
Option(s) The seventh & the eighth color are optional
Example: white opaque ink et custom spot colors

Oversized cards are also an option
Variable Data Printing Drop-on-demand inkjet technology combined with the power of the integrated RIP enable full variable data printing on all JETcard 3D inks & coatings. Variable data printing applies on text, graphic, barcode (1-D & 2-D) & photos. Each card can be different from the its predecessor at the speed of 8,000 distinct cards per hour!
Electrical Power 400V, 20 kVA (3P+N+E/32A P17)
Dimensions (L x W x H)
5.98 x 1.25 x 1.85 meter / 19.7 x 4.1 x 6.1 ft
1 meter / 3.3 ft clearance required on all 4 sides

Weight : 3,500 kg (7,717 lbs)
Dry Air An on-site dry air system is necessary (6 bar/87 PSI, 300 à 400 liters/min - 80/105 Gal/min.)
Environmentally Friendly Eliminates resource waste (wasted electricity, paper, inks & coating)

No plates (offset) or screens (screen printing)
No messy cleanup or preparation between jobs

Drastic reduction in amount of consumables and use of bulk packaging. Ozone free. Varnish/ink without solvent

For more information please visit www.mgi-fr.com or www.mgi-usa.com