It’s been an exciting year for the plastic card industry as our favourite card printer brand released a new, competitive, plastic card printer.
That’s right, EDIsecure recently released a new plastic card printer!
At first we were a little nervous. The DCP240+ is fantastic, and as we saw with the Datacard revamping the SP series to the SD series, we were afraid that the new version was going to be so much less than the original. There was no need to worry.
The DCP350 is all that the DCP240+ is and more.
Appearance of the Plastic Card Printer
It looks great. The design is functional like the DCP240+, but improves greatly in it’s dual tones construction with sexy blue LED buttons and LCD screen.
Performance of the Printer
It performs just as well, with it’s metal interior, and dual gear construction. Stretched belts won’t be an issue with this machine, as the internals are all high quality and constructed thoughtfully. The print head is still operator replaceable- and our test group found the machine simple to use.
Drivers of the Printer
The DCP350 is compatible with a wide range of Windows platforms (Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 [32 & 64 Bit]) as well as Linux and Mac. This greatly improves the range of the DCP350 as it can now operate on your operating system of choice! The GUI is impressive, and improves colour matching from screen to print. When used with Jolly Technologies’ ID Flow, the results are outstanding.
Ribbons for the Card Printer
There are two interesting elements to the DCP350 ribbons that we really liked.
Firstly, the ribbons are in a reusable cartridge format. This will prevent operator error in the installation of new ribbons. The sticky roller is a part of the cartridge, as a perfect reminder to change it with every ribbon change.
Secondly, the colour ribbons come in two types: the HQ or High Quality ribbon, and the normal ribbon and you can select the ribbon that matches your needs, and your budget, without having to compromise on one or the other.
Print Quality on the Plastic card
We were impressed with the print quality of the DCP350. It far surpasses the quality of the Datacard SD series, the Zebra and Pebble ranges and even the DCP240+ . The colours are crisp and vibrant, with picture perfect screen to print matching.
Overall impression of the DCP350
We give the EDIsecure DCP350 two thumbs up. We’re very happy with the quality of print and the robust construction of the card printer. Our client test group were excited about the low ribbon cost and printer appearance.
Overall, it’s a great printer that we anticipate great things from!
CardsPlus is the exclusive EDIsecure dealer for Subsaharan Africa. Pre orders of the DCP350 are available on www.cardsplus.co.za