An increasingly complex world requires growing sophistication of safety measures. Governmental identity management professionals are subject to particularly high pressure in order to safeguard the key national identity documents. Therefore, security printing becomes a key instrument in preventing forgery or alterations.
This is where Matica’s LES8000 laser engraving system comes into play. This advanced stand-alone system integrates the unprecedented power of an industrial quality laser engraver. Despite that, it remains a compact (approximately 32 kg) desktop solution made for in-branch or in-bureau card issuance and constitutes a perfect fit for applications such as drivers’ licenses, national IDs, visas and vehicle registration cards.
Precision, speed and efficiency for high security printing
The LES8000 relies on a robust 6W DPSS laser to achieve a printing resolution of 600 to 1,600 dpi. This allows capturing maximum details in the reproduction of ID pictures in gray scale. Integration of microtext as an extra anti-counterfeit measure is similarly feasible at this print resolution. This model’s printing method enables the addition of MLI and CLI, tactile and non-tactile engraving. Laser security options further include offset registration, MRZ reading and a vacuum system. Magnetic stripe, as well as contact and contactless chip encoding are similarly available.
This industrial printer takes advantage of parallel processing for maximized throughput: feeder encoder and/or barcode reading, laser engraving and single or dual lamination. By this means, an output of about 120 cards per hour assuming average ID card variable information and simultaneous execution of magnetic and smart card encoding can be attained. Since card feeding and card encoding are executed before the engraving process, a reduction of downtime resulting in high efficiency is possible.
Modular security printing system for an optimal return on investment
Each LES8000 can increase production when heavy chip encoding is combined with card printing. Service bureaus especially benefit from the fully automated, personalized process. While this model is normally equipped with one 350-card feeder encoding module (FEM), the capacity of the card stock may be increased to 1,400 cards with three additional FEMs for an uninterrupted production. At max, this laser engraver achieves an output of up to 120 dual-sided cards per hour.
For an even higher volume, yon can also create and operate a parallel workflow of multiple units through the Advanced Intelligent Printer Management. Furthermore, its modular design allows you to continue to configure, upgrade or swap components to suit the jobs it has to complete. For instance, a single or dual-sided lamination module (e.g. Matica’s ILM-LS or ILM-DS) or third party chip encoders can be integrated upon request. Lastly, various physical and electronic locks enhance the model’s own safety features to prevent unauthorized access.
In sum, the LES8000 laser engraver is an efficient, yet compact desktop solution for state-of-the-art security printing, particularly well-suited for governmental applications. It offers a persuasive return on investment due to its high quality engraving, speed and modularity.
- Advanced Intelligent Printer Management allows the production of more cards due to its parallel workflow
- Unique desktop laser personalization system with up to 180 cards per hour (single-side)
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