All-in-one full-color card production solution

CARDLINE VERSA Color is the right choice for manufacturers and personalization bureaus focusing on magstripe cards. Based on the field-proven CARDLINE VERSA, CARDLINE VERSA Color adds four-color drop-on-demand (DoD) printing and UV coating capabilities, enabling full-color printing of single cards with far less change-over time compared to traditional card manufacturing processes.

CARDLINE VERSA Color lets personalization bureaus add more attention-getting creative elements to their gift, loyalty, membership and promotional cards, such as brand colors, spot coatings, and other effects. Instead of depending on a complex litho-based card manufacturing process or external suppliers, CARDLINE VERSA Color’s full-color, high speed DoD inkjet printing and UV coating modules allow cost-effective processing of short runs while keeping inventory low and shortening delivery times. Starting from blank cards, the system combines full-face artwork printing with real-time individualization and personalization. Using an inline flipping module, both card faces can be processed in a single pass, enabling speeds of up to 5,000 duplex cards per hour.

In cases where long runs are needed, a personalization bureau can switch off the four-color and UV coating modules, and process conventionally pre-printed cards quickly and cost-effectively at speeds of up to 30,000 cards per hour. The system handles standard products and functions for almost all card formats, including odd-shaped cards, hang tags, and double CR80 cards.

CARDLINE VERSA Color – Modules
Infeed The high-performance friction feeder unit for variable formats is equipped with a vertical card holder. For larger volumes, an optional horizontal product loader can be added. The feeder system is synchronized to the speed of the main transport system. Optional pre-read camera/scanning devices are also available.
Magnetic Encoding Atlantic Zeiser’s state-of-the-art high-precision magnetic encoder allows full flexibility in magstripe encoding anywhere across the card, as well as from top down or bottom up. This unit can be configured with an additional set of write/read heads for parallel encoding of up to two magstripes. Both TOP DOWN and BOTTOM UP encoding are standard.
Four-Color DoD Printing Starting from blank cards, a 950-dpi digital four-color single-pass DoD printing module prints full-bleed artwork and inline personalizes it with-UV curable inks to ensure brilliant print quality at speeds of up to 8,000 cards/hour. An ICC-compliant color management workflow ensures accurate reproduction of images and brand colors.
CMS Professional A complete color management solution that automatically calibrates the CARDLINE VERSA Color 4C DoD printing module for optimal quality and superior color consistency. CMS Professional ensures faithful reproduction of corporate colors and graphical elements.
UV Coating Provides full edge-to-edge or spot coating, or special 3D-type effects to embellish card elements at speeds of up to 5,000 cards/hour. Atlantic Zeiser consumables offer superior abrasion resistance and long-term durability.
Flipping Allows single-pass inline processing of both card faces. The unit can easily be switched from flipping to straight-through operation.
Inkjet Imaging Deep black and up to 720-dpi binary personalization of terms and conditions, personalized card numbers and 1D or 2D barcodes. Font sizes as small as 2 pts. are possible.
Print Verification Enables inline OCR camera verification of personalization data elements. For improved reading performance, difficult backgrounds can be faded out.
Labeling High-speed accurate wipe-on labeling with x-core function reduces roll changes and machine downtime. A user-friendly waste aspiration feature eliminates waste roll rewinding.
Label Verification A high-speed camera checks and verifies the position and integrity of each scratch-off security label.
Delivery System design allows a choice of two delivery options:

  • Shingle Delivery Unit includes waste gate and shingle delivery
  • Dual-Shingle Delivery Unit includes waste gate, shingle delivery for remade cards, and shingle delivery for good cards