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The only way to print secure smart cards

  • Instantly print on access control cards and more
  • Add a security watermark at no extra cost
  • Three-year manufacturer warranty

Print stunning cards that stand out with the Magicard Ultima retransfer ID card printer. Delivering high-definition prints like no other, the Ultima can print on both blank white plastic cards and access control cards. As a touch screen retransfer ID card printer, the Ultima ensures a sleek corporate image is maintained on every printed card. With an impressive array of features including ultra-high-definition print quality and optimised visual security, the Ultima is ideal for companies regularly issuing high volumes of secure smart cards and more.

Manufacturer part number: Single-sided 3680-0001 / Dual-sided 3680-0021

Included with this printer is a free version of EasyBadge Lite card design software. The software is limited to 100 records and is not MacOS compatible.

  • Magicard Ultima Retransfer ID card printer
  • Printer power supply
  • USB cable
  • Input and output card hoppers
  • Driver installation disk

Please note that no ribbon or blank plastic cards are supplied with the printer.

Magicard Ultima – The only way to print secure smart cards. 

The Magicard Ultima retransfer ID card printer encases quality, security and durability combined.

The increased durability protects cards against everyday abrasions and helps them become tamper-resistant. This ensures cards last longer, reducing reissuance costs in the long term.

Combine this with the machine's high-quality prints and advanced security features, and the Ultima becomes the perfect fit for large organisations regularly printing high volumes of employee ID cards.

“Magicard’s most advanced card printer to date.”
“An ID card printer that produces high-definition cards like no other.”
“Perfect for organisations that print a large volume of secure employee ID cards.”

Key Printer Features

Is the Magicard Ultima right for you?

The Magicard Ultima is a retransfer printer, ideal for advanced ID card printing. As a retransfer printer, the Ultima is great for printing complex designs containing block colours, printing large volumes of cards (say, over 500) and for printing onto smart cards. So if that sounds familiar, then the Ultima may be just what you’re looking for.

For a sleek corporate image.

Keep your sleek corporate image with the Magicard Ultima retransfer ID card printer. As a reverse transfer printer, the Ultima uses an efficient two-step printing process to deliver higher definition print quality than standard direct-to-card printers. The machine first prints your design onto a clear film before fusing it to the card surface. This process delivers high-definition, photo-like prints, even on cards with uneven surfaces, making it perfect for printing exceptional photo ID cards.

Simple, straightforward setup.

Designed for high volume issuance where deadlines need to be met, the Ultima is easy to set up and incredibly straightforward to use. Everything you need to get started comes in the box and following the quick start set-up guide will have you printing plastic cards in no time.

Instant issuance.

Print up to 100 full-colour cards per hour with the Ultima or 180 monochrome cards. The machine's quick print speeds will have you printing hundreds of cards before you know it.

Say goodbye to cloned cards.

Use Magicard’s HoloKote® to print a secure watermark across the face of every card. Keeping security high on the agenda, the Ultima is the first reverse transfer printer to offer this feature. What’s more, adding a HoloKote watermark to cards significantly reduces the risk of card cloning and duplication. Users can choose from 10 standard patterns or can use their own custom image as a watermark. A UV printing option is also available to further enhance security.

Design? We’ve got you covered.

When you buy a Magicard Ultima retransfer ID card printer through Digital ID, you’ll receive EasyBadge Lite design software for free. Please note that EasyBadge is only compatible with Windows and is limited to 100 records. For Mac-compatible design software, we recommend using cardPresso.


The Magicard Ultima retransfer printer comes with USB and Ethernet connectivity as standard. Standard USB/Ethernet ports and the browser-based printer manager help you to integrate printers into third-party applications as well as existing systems. The printer is compatible for use with Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (32 and 64bit) Windows server, 2008, 2012, 2016, GNU/Linux and Mac OS X 10.9.0 upwards.

Print to access control cards and more.

Print on more cards than ever before with the Magicard Ultima. The machine allows you to print to ISO CR80 credit-card sized cards with a card thickness of 0.51mm to 1.3mm. Easily print to proximity, access control, magnetic stripe cards, PVC, PET, PC, PVH and ABS cards with the Ultima.

UK-based support on hand.

Manufactured in the UK, the Magicard Ultima comes with a 3-year UltraCoverPlus warranty which includes a printer loaner service and a lifetime warranty on the printhead (EU, North America and other selected territories only.) What’s more, if you ever run into any issues with your printer, the Magicard team are on hand to provide support when you need it.

Magicard Ultima – Common FAQs

Q: Can the Magicard Ultima print onto access control cards?

A: Yes. As a retransfer printer, the Ultima can print onto proximity or technology cards with an uneven surface, making it an excellent choice for strengthening company security.

Q: Can the Magicard Ultima print on both sides of the card?

A: Yes. The Magicard Ultima ID card printer is available in both single and dual-sided models. If you require dual-sided printing, you will need a dual-sided printer.

Q: Are cards and printer ribbons included?

A: Unfortunately not. All consumables are sold separately.

Q: How do I connect the Magicard Ultima retransfer printer to my computer?

A: You can easily connect the Magicard Ultima to your computer with the USB provided.

Q: Can the Ultima handle complex designs and block colours?

A: Yes. As a retransfer printer, the Magicard Ultima's reverse transfer printing technology can print complex designs containing block colours.

Q: Does the Magicard Ultima support over-the-edge card printing?

A: Yes. Retransfer printers print right up to the edge of the card, ensuring there is no plain border left around the edges. It’s no wonder these printers are known for producing truly professional cards.

Expert Verdict

Without a doubt, we’re awarding the Magicard Ultima retransfer ID card printer five stars out of five.

As one of Magicard’s most advanced card printer to date, the Ultima beats other retransfer printers by a long run.

The machine’s outstanding print resolution, increased durability and optimal security features make it ideal for companies regularly printing large volumes of secure smart cards and more.

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