Versatile automatic credit card embossing machine S3500

A new generation of Instant Issuance with automatic credit card embossing machine


Matica S3500 automatic credit card embossing machine

The Matica S3500 is designed to issue various financial debit and credit cards in a bank branch or in any office environment in the most flexible way. The smart and modular concept behind this versatile instant issuance solution offers a high level of customization to meet growing customer needs. The combination of in-house technologies, such as direct-to-card printing, embossing and encoding modules, and Matica’s expertise in developing financial card personalization technology places the S3500 embossing machine in a class of its own.

Matica S3500 is a feature rich equipped standard embossing machine which can be upgraded at any time to follow any growing demand of the card application. Remarkable is the individual configuration of the card input hoppers. Up to five additional hoppers can be added – so the final configuration can choose from 7 individually loaded cartridges. The Matica S3500 is fully scalable with the option of two or seven card feeders for a total of 700 cards. It offers graphic to embossing personalization, and a range of secure connectivity from local USB to remote IP. An ‘on-board PC’ can be added to provide an all-in-one solution for instant issuance in a branch.

In order to support EMV transition, every Matica S3500 embossing machine supports magnetic encoding as well as chip encoding, contact and/or contactless.

Secure card embossing with Matica S3500

It’s critical that financial card embossing is consistently protected from potential risks. The S3500 includes a ‘Matica Security Pack’ for financial issuance, which is a comprehensive set of security features aimed at fulfilling specific requirements for financial card personalization. The S3500 credit card maker machine has been designed to suit in-branch Visa® and Mastercard® security guidelines with:

  • Data encryption
  • Electronic and key control locks, as well as password protection to ensure secure access to the device as consumables are exchanged or cards are restocked
  • Kensington® slot and table-anchoring bolts are also available as standard features

Easy to operate automatic credit card embossing machine

Ease of operation is key when it comes to decentralized issuance and the Matica S3500 embossing machine has been designed to help day-to-day operational needs:

  • Card level monitoring thanks to backlit card feeder doors
  • Adjustable and flexible touchscreen
  • Easily accessible to replace consumables or carry out technical checks
  • Reduced height to comply with front-desk settlement

Key Strengths

  • Dual-side printing color printing, 300 x 300 dpi
  • Electronics key locks
  • Embossing and tipping
  • Seven (7) x automatic feeders, exception feeder, concealed hopper, reject tray
  • Visa and Mastercard security compliance


  • Contact and/ or contactless chip encoding
  • Front and / or rear indenting
  • Magnetic ISO / JIS2 encoding
  • On-board PC

Technical Specifications

Layout Personalization

Dye sublimation, Embossing, Indenting, Thermal Transfer, Tipping
300 dpi
50-100 cph


Magnetic stripe, Contactless chip


Format & materials
30-card concealed hopper, 50-card reject hopper
7 x 100-card feeder, Exception feeder


Ethernet, USB


Printer dimensions (L x W x H)
920 x 530 x 300 mm; Up to 56kg (depending on the configuration)
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