Ultima retransfer ID card printer

Powered by a high-grade processing unit with an impressive array of features, Ultima is ideal for the localised or centralised issue of high-volumes of secure smart cards.


Photo-quality over-the-edge retransfer printing

Unlike the standard dye sublimation process, your card design is first printed on a clear film; that film is then adhered to the card surface. This process gives you a higher definition print quality and allows you to print successfully even on smart cards with uneven surfaces. It also gives you additional card durability and tamper-resistance so the cards will last longer.

Secure ID Cards with Magicard HoloKote

The Ultima prints a secure watermark across the face of every card– the first reverse transfer printer to offer this.

Choose from 10 standard patterns of Secure HoloKote®, or create your own custom image as a watermark. UV print option also available.

Backed by the industry’s best 3 year warranty*

Magicard Ultima with MagiCoverPlus – our promise to keep you printing.

The reliability of our well-established 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 overnight a replacement loan printer to you whilst we repair your existing device.

*Available in the EU, North America and other selected territories. Elsewhere 1 year minimum limited depot warranty.

Ultima consumables

Product code Details Capacity
Re-Transfer dye films HE1000YMCK Ultima YMCK dye film 1000 images
HE750YMCKK Ultima YMCKK dye film 750 images
SET-HE4000 Ultima YMCK dye film set 4x YMCK and 4x RT Films, 4000 images
Re-Transfer HoloKote® film HE750YMCKS Ultima YMCKS Secure HoloKote dye film 750
SET-HE3000S Ultima YMCKS Secure HoloKote film set 4x YMCKS and 3x RT Films
Retransfer film

HE1000RT Ultima retransfer film 1000 images
Retransfer cleaning kit

E9887 Ultima Cleaning Kit 10x pads and cards
Printer Details
Print technology 300dpi retransfer, 256 colour depth level (8Bit)
Feed system Gravity with auto card thickness adjustment
Card capacity 200 input / 200 output
Single-sided printing
Double-sided printing
Display TFT LCD panel, Size: 4.3 inch, Resolution: 480×272,
Resistive touchscreen
Visual Security Details
Standard HoloKote with UV A choice of 10 standard designs
Custom HoloKote with UV Ordered separately
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 / OS X / Linux
USB 2.0 connection
10/100 BASE-T Ethernet
Warranty Details
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.
Print speed Details
Colour up to 100 cards per hour
Monochrome up to 180 cards per hour
Accepted cards Details
Card sizes CR80 (ISO/IEC7810) 85.6mm x 54mm / 3.375″ x 2.125″
Card types PVC, PET, PC, PVH, ABS
Card thickness 30 mil (0.76) to 50 mil (1.27)
Printer specifications Details
Printer weight 16.74kg (36.90 lbs).
Printer size 334mm L x 458mm W x 431mm H (13.14” L x 18.03” W x 16.96” H).
Environmental operating range Sheltered office environment 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 85°F).
Power source External power supply 100-240V 50-60Hz autoranging.
Printer variants Details Product code
Ultima Uno Single-sided printer 3680-0001
Ultima Uno Mag Single-sided printer with magnetic stripe encoder 3680-0002
Ultima Uno Smart Single-sided printer with smart card encoder 3680-0003
Ultima Uno Smart Mag Single-sided printer with smart card and magnetic stripe encoders 3680-0004
Ultima Duo Double-sided printer 3680-0021
Ultima Duo Mag Double-sided printer with magnetic stripe encoder 3680-0022
Ultima Smart Double-sided printer with smart card encoder 3680-0023
Ultima Duo Smart Mag Double printer with smart card and magnetic stripe encoders 3680-0024