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MGI Plastic Card Solutions Ideal for Short Runs

MGI Plastic Card Solutions

MGI offers full plastic card solutions with the PressCard Pro & PunchCard pro. This compact pair will allow your customers to laminate and die cut short runs of plastic substrates such as PVC, Polycarbonate, Vinyl, and Synthetic Papers. Our plastic card solutions create new opportunities in Plastic Cards, RFID Cards, ID Cards, Business Cards, Outdoor Signage, POP and more!

The Card Factory

Plastic card production solutions can add to your bottom line. For the first time in the plastic card segment, a digital device can go head-to-head with offset in terms of run length, color capabilities, and speed (up to 8,000 cards per hour), while maintaining a cost below industry standards, even on the shortest runs.

MGI PunchCard Pro

The PunchCard Pro is a standalone, hydraulic finishing unit for paper or plastic cards. The PunchCard Pro is a semi-automatic card punching unit capable of punching 6,000 ISO CR-80 plastic cards per hour in layouts ranging from either 21 or 24 cards up.

JetCard 3D

MGI’s JETcard 3D is a true card factory and can replace up to 5 different pieces of equipment traditionally used in the plastic card production chain: litho press, lamination press, die cutter and encoder/personalization printer. Click here for more information on the JETcard 3D.

PressCard Pro

The PressCard Pro is an industrial lamination unit for paper and plastic substrates, including PVC, polycarbonate, vinyl and synthetic papers. The unique technologies integrated into the unit include individual heating, cooling and pressure control circuits.

For additional information on MGI’s plastic card solutions, visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net or give us a call at 810-238-7370.

Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507

Simplified Card Production Process

MGI JETcard 3D - Plastic Card ProductionUtilizing MGI’s award winning and revolutionary inkjet technology, the JETcard 3D provides card manufacturers with an all-inclusive printing/encoding/finishing solution.

MGI’s JETcard 3D is a true Card Factory and can replace up to 5 different pieces of equipment traditionally used in the plastic card production chain: Litho press, collator, lamination press, die cutter and encoder/personalization printer.

The JETcard 3D utilizes pre-cut blank cards (with/without magnetic stripe or RFID) and is ideal for turnkey production from 1 card to millions, all ready to be sold (fully printed, personalized, coated, encoded & verified).

The JETcard 3D is targeted for card manufacturers as well as commercial printers, maximizing productivity for high volume applications while still remaining cost-effective for short runs. The JETcard 3D has already been awarded the prestigious “2010 Siemens Innovation Grand Prix” and the “2011 Engineering Prize”, in recognition of MGI’s R&D achievement.

From an individual blank ISO CR-80 card, the JETcard 3D is able to achieve in one pass, the following processes:

  • Pre-coating to ensure a full compatibility with the substrates available on the market (plastic, paper, PLA, etc.)
    • Printing 4, 6 ou 8 colors to expand the spectrum of the printable colors \
    • Optional white opaque ink
    • Optional security ink revealed only under a black light
    • Micro text and guilloché patterns
    • Full variable data printing including text, barcodes & images
    • Spot UV coating or flood UV coating for card protection
    • Read & write capabilities on HiCo/LoCo magnetic stripes
    • Automated quality controls and rejection of the defective card
  • New Enhanced Printing Functions (2013)
    • Printing with spectacular 3D raised effects
    • Variable Data Printing even with 3D raised effects
    • Hexacolor printing to expand the gamut and/or spot colors (orange, blue,…)

jetcard-3d-featuresTypically, a traditional plastic card production chain is using up to 5 pieces of equipment: offset press, collator, laminating press, die cutter, and personalization printer/encoder. Each piece of equipment has varying productivity levels, requires a specialized operator, and can sometimes be spread across a large site.

Combined, these factors result in high production costs. With the JETcard 3D features, MGI streamlines the production chain by bringing all these key processes into one piece of equipment. The JETcard 3D features MGI’s award-winning inkjet technology and is a true reinvention of the traditional plastic card production process. For additional information visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net.

Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507