Kyocera launches printhead for card printers

Kyocera has announced a new 600dpi thermal printhead designed for desktop card printers used for rigid materials such as ID cards and credit cards.

In recent years, the demand for ID and credit cards with high-resolution photos or stealth characters has grown along with the need to ensure security. More companies are using cards with photos for employee and customer management. In recent years, the demand for such cards is growing not only in Japan, the U.S. and Europe, but also in China and India. This new KPE 600dpi series head allows users to print with delicate colour expression and high resolution.

The new head is a drop in replacement for the existing 300dpi head, even down to using compatible input signal arrays. It can print direct to rigid materials such as plastic and since the heater element within the head is placed on the thin edge of a substrate there’s no need for the media to bend.




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