Evolis Avansia Retransfer Printer - Double-Sided
Evolis Avansia Retransfer Printer - Double-Sided
Part Number#: AV1H0000BD / AV1HB000BD
Evolis Avansia Retransfer Card Printer offers high-volume plastic card printing - ideal for producing over 20,000 cards per year. Evolis Avansia produces double-sided high-security ID badges and cards printed at a superior 600 dpi resolution. With standard USB and Ethernet connectivity and optional Magnetic Encoder, this Evolis retransfer printer offers the power and flexibility needed to produce the highest-quality, longest-lasting and tamper-resistant ID cards in-house.
Evolis Avansia is a retransfer card printer that offers very high quality plastic card production. Designed for rigorous use, Avansia is extremely robust and provides high security card issuance. It is ideal for organizations that need to produce the highest quality personalized plastic ID cards in medium and large quantities. Avansia is ideal for creating:
- Corporate ID cards
- Secure access badges
- Student cards
- Payment cards
- Loyalty cards / gift cards
- National ID cards
- Driver’s licenses
Key features of the Evolis Avansia printer include:
- Exceptionally fast output prints up to 140 single-sided color cards per hour
- High resolution 600 dpi – double the print quality of most card printers on the market – creates crisp, high-definition images, micro text and watermarks
- Avansia produces true over-the-edge card prints, guaranteeing that your edges print perfectly since the film fully covers the card
- 3-Year standard warranty and life time warranty on the print head
- Prints on all types of cards including uneven card surfaces, such as smart contact and contactless cards – standard dye sublimation for PVC cards and retransfer for ABS, Polycarbonate (PC) and most of the PET cards
- Configure and combine all types of data encoding options: magnetic stripe, and contact & contactless smart cards – Please contact an ID Expert at 877-868-0012 for Smart Card encoding options
- High capacity card hoppers (250 cards), print ribbons and transfer film produce cards with no interruption, even in critical environments (dust, heat...)
- High capacity printer ribbons and transfer films
- Secure print environment with an easy-to-use RFID electronic key that prevents any attempt to use the printer.
- Standard built-in card flattener delivers perfect results.
Retransfer Printing Technology
Retransfer printers print onto a flexible, transparent film that is thermally bonded to the card - offering a high level of fraud protection. In contrast, traditional dye sublimation card printers use a printhead that prints through a ribbon directly onto the card.
Using the retransfer printing process, the Evolis Avansia uses a standard full color dye film (YMCK) to print an image onto a clear retransfer film in a "reverse image." The image is then laminated onto the plastic card surface. Your printed card is highly protected from scratching and fading by the clear film layer. Retransfer technology also delivers vivid printing with over-the-edge coverage for a wide range of plastic card applications.
The retransfer printing process produces higher image quality and allows true edge-to-edge printing, even on uneven surfaces such as smart cards. It also eliminates the white border left by even the best dye sublimation printers. These traditional card printers must leave a white border because printing out to the edge would damage the printhead.
Finally, cards printed using the retransfer printing technology are more durable and abrasion-resistant cards and offers higher fraud protection, since the film is inherently tamper-evident.
Evolis Avansia Card Printer Specifications
Dual-sided printing (standard)
Reverse transfer printing
Over the edge printing
Color dye sublimation and resin monochrome retransfer
600 dpi print head (23.6 dots/mm)
Bitmap: 24 bits, R/G/B 256 level
Printout: Y/M/C 256 level
64 MB of memory (RAM)
Single side (YMCK): 25 s/card - 144 cards/hour
Dual side (YMCKK): 37.5 s/card - 96 cards/hour
Magnetic stripe encoder ISO 7811
Dual contact and contactless encoder – Contact an ID Expert at 877-868-0012 for details
Encoder connectivity: internal USB hub, 1 port available
Encoding options can be combined
Ethernet TCP-IP 10BaseT, 100BaseT (Traffi c Led)
Standard RFID locking key
Optional for security lock (Kensington® type)– Contact an ID Expert at 877-868-0012 for details
Optional centralized locking system to secure access to blank cards, print ribbon and film – Contact an ID Expert at 877-868-0012 for details
Card Management and Specifications
Card feeder: 250 cards (0.76 mm – 30 mil)
Card output hopper: 250 cards (0.76 mm – 30 mil)
Reject tray capacity: 30 cards (0.76 mm – 30 mil)
Card thickness: 0.76 mm (30 mil), manual adjustment
Card types: PVC cards, Composite PVC cards, PET-F cards, PET-G cards, Polycarbonate cards, ABS cards
Card format: ISO CR80 - ISO 7810 (53.98 x 85.60 mm – 3.370” x 2.125”)
Compatible with Windows® XP SP2 32, Vista 32, W7 32/64 and W8 32/64
Two-line LCD display and LED status indicator
Printer graphical notifications: empty input hopper, empty/low level ribbon alert
RoHS, CE, FCC, UL, IEC
AC90-125V, 220-240V, 50/60Hz
Min/max operating temperature: 10° / 30° C (50° / 86° F)
Humidity: 20% to 80% non-condensing
Min/max storage temperature: -20° / 60° C (-4° / 140° F)
Storage humidity: 20% to 90% non-condensing
Operating ventilation: open air
Sound pressure in assistant positions LpAm (color mode YMCK)
When operating: 53 dB (A)
While waiting: 45 dB (A)
Evolis Avansia Printer
CD-ROM with printer drivers, user manuals and Quick Start
Dimensions (H x W x D):
Weight: 20 kg (44.09 lbs)
3 years for printer, lifetime warranty on print head
Evolis Avansia Printer Review – Big Printer = Big Features
Evolis has finally thrown its hat into the retransfer printing arena - in a big way – with the new Avansia card printer. A large footprint is rarely a win for me - unless you are packing in some big features to justify it. With the new Avansia reverse transfer printer, Evolis has some good reasons for its large size.
Retransfer Tech Offers Exceptional Print Quality
One reason for the Avansia’s size is that using reverse transfer is kind of like having two printing processes in one machine. First you print to the transfer film and then you transfer that image to the card. This gives you the full bleed, professional print many people are looking for – and requires a larger footprint.
High Input/Ouput & Ribbon Capacity
More importantly, Avansia delivers a 250 card input hopper and a matching 250 output hopper. Hooray! High input and output.
The Avansia YMCK ribbon (RT4F010AAA) is good for 500 prints, which matches well with the card capacity. This will give you the option of 500 cards single sided or 250 cards full color on both sides. The YMCKK option will yield 400 cards full color + black front and black on the back, dual sided cards.
Prints on All Types of Plastic Cards
Avansia can also print on all types of plastic cards from PVC to composite and PET cards. And since it is a retransfer printer, you can also print on your technology embedded cards that you will be encoding with fantastic results. If you tried that on a DTC printer, you’d have printing challenges.
Printing Speed Tests
In my printing tests, I clocked a single-sided full color print at 20 seconds, which is a respectable speed for a direct-to-card (DTC) printer - let alone a retransfer printer. But Evolis’ specs state 25 seconds a card YMCK (144/hour) and 37.5 seconds a card for YMCKK (96/hour).
Twice the Industry Standard Resolution
All of the printers that I have reviewed over the years print at 300 dpi. The Avansia prints at a record-setting 600 dpi. That is twice the industry standard.
I tested the Avansia head-to-head with the Magicard Prima4 retransfer printer to see if 600 dpi printing really makes a difference. Truthfully, the Avansia does render a depth and clarity that you can see.
I also did several tests with full color Avansia prints both rendered at 300 and 600 dpi. One drawback is when printing 300 dpi images, you will notice some artifacts. It would serve you best to recreate your images at the higher resolution. Doing so will ensure you get the best quality output from the Avansia. I also noticed that the composite black seemed a little lackluster, and sometimes text wasn’t as sharp as I expected. The black issue may be adjustable through the driver, but this is what you can expect right out of the box. And, in all fairness, it’s possible the text discretion may have been a design issue rather than a printer issue.
Standard Dual-Sided Configuration & Options
An interesting standard configuration is that the Avansia comes as a dual-sided printer. This makes good sense. At this level, you are not going to be purchasing a single-sided model, right?
The Avansia also comes with a couple of nice security options:
- RFID key to lock the printer from use
- Kensington slot for attaching a lock from your workstation to it
- Optional key lock to secure the cards and ribbons
Overall A Fantastic High Volume, High Resolution Retransfer Printer
The Avansia is a good solution for a high volume printing environment that is looking at printing in the ball park of 30,000 cards a year. The Avansia comes with a 3 year warranty and a lifetime warranty on the printhead to back up those projected volumes!
The full Avansia review was written by ID Expert, Jeramie Ivie. As ID Card Group’s resident Tech Specialist and Custom Card Print Manager, Jeramie literally prints thousands of cards each month for a wide-variety of customers. He has seen it all and offers a practical view of card printers.
Evolis RT5F011AAA - YMCKK Ribbon
Evolis RT5F011AAA – 400 Double-Sided Images - YMCKK five-panel Evolis printer ribbon cartridge for double-sided full color card printing - compatible with Evolis Avansia printers. Must be used with Evolis RTCL009NAA retransfer film.
Retail Price: $170.00
Suggested Price: $161.50
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Evolis RT4F010AAA - YMCK Ribbon
Evolis RT4F010AAA - 500 Images - YMCK four-panel Evolis printer ribbon cartridge for single-sided full color card printing - compatible with Evolis Avansia printers. Must be used with Evolis RTCL009NAA retransfer film.
Retail Price: $180.00
Suggested Price: $171.00
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White CR80 30mil Composite Cards-100 cards
Blank White Composite Cards feature a standard credit card-size in 30 mil thickness and are made from sturdy composite materals to easily withstand the high temperatures used by laminating machines and retransfer printers while other cards wilt.
Units Per Pack: 100