Matica System Releases New SmartSupply Consumables

Improved Printer Media Delivers Additional Benefits to End Users

Milan, Italy, 27th February 2013 – Matica System, a leading worldwide company that designs, manufactures and distributes card personalization and mailing systems and ID card printers, announced today the release of its new SmartSupply ribbons and overlay. The new supplies, which are now available for order and delivery, come in a variety of multi-panel dye-sublimation color, dye-sublimation monochrome and thermal transfer monochrome ribbons.

The SmartSupply ribbon family, featuring smart tags,is compatible to any legacy Speedimo print module, and their special benefits will be directly accessible on new systems shipped with built-in smart tag readers, such as the S5000, the S6000 and the S7000 series. All previously installed systems can access the same SmartSupply features via a simple and readily available upgrade tool.These exclusive benefits include automatic ribbon recognition, low ribbon warning alerts, alerts to avoid mismatching between job requirements and installed ribbon types, a more consistent print quality and longer print head warranties.

For production houses, Matica’s SmartSupply guaranteed quality, coupled with MaticardPro software, will mean faster ribbon substitutions, better estimation of actual supply usage, a reduction of incorrect prints and wasted material, and loweroverall downtime and project costs.

“We see this new offering from Matica as just another step toward providing our customers with best quality to meet their very demanding personalization needs, and another tool to help make their lives easier,” says Franca Minozzi, Product Manager at Matica System.“We are working very hard to provide our global customer base with the best possible solutions and supplies.”

All new Matica print systems, shipped after March 1st, will feature SmartSupply-enabled S1 Speedimo modules fitted as standard, while all previouslyinstalled print modules are encouraged to upgrade with SmartSupply S1 Speedimo kits to access the new features.

About the Group

Matica designs, manufactures and distributes cost-efficient, flexible solutions for industrial card personalization and cardmailing systems for banking, government, access control, ID and transportation applications, featuring a full range ofalternative personalization and encoding technologies. Together with Digital Identification Solutions which providesadvanced identification systems specialized for secure government and corporate applications, they offer a global presenceand a strong support network. The Group provides to its joint customer base, local sales forces for its worldwide regions withmarketing integration and skilled technical support for its combined market segments.The Group is represented worldwide with offices in Italy, Germany, France, Mexico, Singapore, China, the USA andthe UAE.