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Zebra Introduces High Security P640i Card Printer

Press release from the issuing company

CAMARILLO, Calif., January 13, 2005— Zebra Technologies, a worldwide leader in barcode labeling and card printing solutions, today introduced the newest addition to its Security Line, the P640i, a dual-sided full color card printer with a built-in, dual-sided laminator that creates truly tamper-resistant photo ID cards. The P604i's revolutionary design, reliability, ease of use, superior print quality and redundant security features make it the most desirable and affordable printer in its class. “The 640i is simply the best choice for the security-focused market,” explained Bob Anderson, Zebra Card Printer Solutions Director of Marketing. “It is the most reliable, the fastest, the smallest and the lightest printer available in its class. Plus, it boasts the least expensive cost per card versus any printing and laminating system available today.” The P640i offers several "best in class" features, including the fastest card output with a speed of 120 cards per hour, superior print quality and a unique card transport mechanism. Resulting cards cannot be counterfeited, altered, duplicated, or forged. The P640i is the solution for large and small organizations needing to create secure drivers licenses, high-security access control ID cards, law enforcement and correctional facility ID cards, hospital IDs, airport personnel cards, or other cards used in high-security environments. The P640i applies a 1.0 mil laminate to both sides of a card simultaneously, creating tamper-resistant cards that last five years or more. Its unique card transport mechanism has the capability to micro-step the card during the printing process for excellent color registration, superior print quality, and the ability to print very small text which makes printed cards even more difficult to duplicate. Security-focused printing features include the ability to apply protective holographic laminates to both sides of the card, gray-on-gray printing, micro text printing that prevents copying, and secure UV printing. Built-in printer security features include password protection for limiting a user's ability to change default settings; ID/Code, a driver and host computer communication security control; ID/Log, which is a printer driver utility tool that tracks card transactions; and ID/Key, a physical key that disables the printer when removed. Customizable levels of security ensure that ID card information is protected, no matter how it is being used. Zebra Card Printer Solutions is also one of the first manufacturers to offer a complete secure printing solution for all printing components, including cards, ribbons, laminates and printer. Maximum Security, Minimum Hassle “Our engineers focused on simplicity in design for greater ease of use when creating the P640i,” adds Anderson. “Though its foundation is a very complex printing system, you would never know it while operating the P640i. This highly reliable printer does not require the fine-tuning of most other printing and laminating printers.” Advanced RFID technology makes printer configuration easy and nearly automatic, providing the correct setup for quality card printing, ensuring greater card detail, image sharpness and color control. For simple setup, the i Series Windows? drivers work with Microsoft? Windows?, 2000 and XP to provide plug-and-play operation. These printer drivers use intuitive interfaces to communicate and control printer operations. As with all i Series printers, the P330i utilizes i Series TrueColours? ribbons. This new high-color formulation produces superior print quality and a more accurate range of color reproduction. The ribbon system also features wider ribbons for edge-to-edge printing and maximum card coverage. The P640i is also an ultra lightweight system carried easily by one person. Its 35-pound weight means lower shipping costs and is far below the USA Health and Safety weight guidelines of a maximum 50-pound carrying weight.

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