Frequently Asked Questions


Single/Dual-sided Fast, monochrome printing single-sided and double-sided printing Print method Thermal transfer (mono) Card encoding options Magnetic encoding: 3 track, Dual Coercivity, ISO 7811, Bit to Bit (binary); JISA, JISC and JISA/ISO in single pass Smard Card Elevator Options Configurable up to 10 Contact smart card stations, up to 5 of which can also support contactless personalization (Contact Station: ISO 7816 Part 1-3 T=0, T=1, Class A&B (5V and 3V) compliant, (Contactless: ISO14443 Part 1-4 A/B Mifare Classic/Desire/ICAO T=CL up to 848kbps and Felica Warranty 12 month Printer interfaces Two-line, 40-character LCD Keyboard for manual data entry, RS-232C Serial 9 Pin; Ethernet 10/100bT, TCP/IP printing using LPR/LPD or Raw socket Software drivers Supports online printing from a variety of host computers including PC running Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10, and AS-400 Supports both internally generated layouts using ASCII text fields from host computer, or full Microsoft Windows® compatibility with Windows 7, 8, and 10. Supported by NBS SmartSys™ Tabletop batch issuance software, a user-friendly, Windows card design and production application, ideal for batch issuance. Fonts/Images 300 dots per inch (11.8 dots per mm) resolution. Full range of monochrome color ribbons (full and half widths) available. Shipped with Swiss Regular: 6, 8, 10, 14, 18, 24 pt, Swiss Italics: 6, 8, 10, 14 pt, OCRA: 10, 12 pt, Dutch Bold: 6, 8, 10, 18, 24 pt, Any True-Type font can be downloaded from Microsoft Windows to support customized fonts PC Dash Board software for use in downloading additional fonts and images also used for flash loading of firmware for easy updates. It also can be used to back the machine settings. Barcodes EAN 13 & 8, UPC-A, Code 39, Codabar, Code 128, Code I 2 of 5. When utilizing Smartsys you can also produce QR codes & PDF417 Card capacity 500 input hopper and output stacker, 25 - reject tray, Two production counters, one re-settable In-line mailer interface option is available Weight 118lbs (53.5kgs) Power source 110-230 Volts, 50-60 Hz FCC Class B, CE, ETL and ROHS compliant Dimensions 14.5” (368mm) D x 24” (610mm) W x 35.75” (908mm) H Environment Operating temperature: 15°C to 30°C, Relative humidity: 20% to 65% non-condensing, Storage temperature: -5°C to 70°C, Storage humidity: 20% to 70% non-condensing, Ventilation: Free air Monochrome Print speed Single-sided: Up to 4000 cards per hour, Dual-sided: Up to 1500 cards per hour Maintenance Automatic card cleaning mechanism with user configurable cleaning Card Specifications Types PVC & composite PVC - including breakaway and key cards Maximum print area 0.100” +/- 0.010” from side edges of card Card width/length ISO CR-80-ISO 7810: 53.98mm (W) x 85.60mm (L) / 3.375” x 2.125” Card thickness 0.024” (0.61 mm) to 0.030” (0.76mm) , (Optional)Thin card kit for 0.015” (0.38mm) and 0.020” (0.51 mm) cards


• Bottom side ISO (Dualco Mag Stripe Encoding)

• Top side ISO (Dualco Mag Stripe Encoding)

• JIS A Magnetic Stripe Encoding

• JIS C Magnetic Stripe Encoding

• JIS A/ISO Magstripe Encoding

• 1 to 10 Contact Station Smart Card

• 1 to 5 Contactless Station Smart Card

• 1 to 5 Combi Station Smart Card

• 1 to 5 FELICA Contactless Station Smart Card

• NBS 1500 Mailer