Quantum Card Printer

The power of an industrial card printer. The flexibility of a desktop printer

The Quantum card  printer is the solution for printing and encoding cards in large volumes. 

It personalizes the cards front and back, in color or monochrome, with a printing speed of more than 1000 cards per hour.
Quantum combines the feel of a desktop printer with the power of an industrial printer for centralized production of plastic cards in large quantities.

Quantum is ideal for delivering large volumes of:

  • ID badges
  • Loyalty cards
  • Transit passes
  • Event badges
  • Student cards
  • Payment cards
  • Phone cards

Printing: Single-sided, Double-sided

Encoding: Magnetic stripes, Smart contact, Smart contactless Card

Lifespan: 1-3 years

Number of cards per year: More than 30,000

Card security level: High

Industrial productivity and ease of use

Increased productivity

Thanks to its feed tray and stacker with a capacity of 500 cards each, the Quantum printer can deliver more than 1000 cards per hour in monochrome and more than 150 cards in color. With the reversible encoding module that is independent from the print module, the cards are encoded and printed in a single pass.

Ease of use

Quantum was designed to simplify and speed up every day operation and maintenance:

  • Load and retrieve the cards without removing the storage trays (on unlocked version)
  • Check the card level at a glance 
  • LCD display showing printer status and consumable levels.

Economic solution

Quantum can handle large volumes of cards with very high print quality, providing a very economical alternative to industrial card printers. You can produce your cards yourself instead of having to go to an outside provider.

Flexibility for a long term investment


Multiple encoding

The printer comes standard with a removable encoding module for combined encoding of magnetic stripes, contact smart cards and contactless cards. Quantum can be customized on-site to meet your specific needs as they evolve.

Quantum is also available in a secure version

Quantum has an optional central locking feature to protect access to consumables (cards and ribbon) and to the encoding module, to make your card issuance system safe and secure.

Lasting investment

Quantum’s components, including its metal frame, were selected to ensure durability and reliability over time. The sealed cover as well as the cleaning process effectively protect against
dust and dirt. Thanks to Quantum’s top quality design, you can be sure that your investment will last.

Peace of mind guaranteed

With our standard warranty covering 500,000 insertions the first year and our optional warranty extensions, you don’t have to worry about a thing.

General features

  • 2 configurations:
    • Standard version without locking mechanism
    • Version with centralized locking system
  • Single-sided and dual-sided printing module
  • Edge-to-edge printing
  • Color dye sublimation, monochrome thermal transfer
  • 300 dpi print head (11.8 dots/mm)
  • 16MB memory (RAM) allowing two card storages (front & back)
  • Interchangeable input and output hoppers, capacity of 500 cards each (0.76 mm - 30 mil)
  • Aluminum body, black plastic covers

Printing performances

  • Single side:
    • Color (YMCKO): 150 cards/hour
    • Monochrome: 1000 cards/hour
  • Dual side:
    • Color (YMCKO-K): 115 cards/hour
    • Monochrome: 320 cards/hour

Optional features

  • Locking system to secure access to the whole system (incl. cards and ribbon)
  • Quantum Production Pack: 1 detachable card hopper with short door, 2 cleaning rollers, 1 cleaning kit
  • Quantum Backup Pack: 1 print head, 1 reversible encoding module, 1 detachable card hopper with short door
  • Detachable hopper (long or short doors) with a capacity of 500 cards (0.76 mm - 30 mil)



  • USB 1.1 (compatible 2.0)
  • Ethernet TCP-IP 10BaseT, 100BaseT (Traffic Led)


  • Centralized locking system (optional)

  • 2-line LCD display
  • Status LED for printer and encoding unit monitoring

Additional encoding modules

  • Reversible upper and lower encoding unit for magnetic stripes and contact smart cards (patented)
  • HiCo/LoCo magnetic stripe encoder ISO 7811 or JIS2
  • Smart contact station – ISO 7816-2
  • Connecting panel and mounting area for users own integration of encoding units
  • Available modules:
    • Smart encoding unit – PC/SC, EMV 2000-1
    • Contactless encoding unit - ISO14443A & B, Mifare, DesFire, HID iCLASS
    • Other types upon request

Card management and specifications

  • Detachable and interchangeable card input feeder and output stack with 500 cards capacity (0.76 mm - 30 mil)
  • Reject hopper for defective cards with a capacity of 20 cards (0,76mm - 30mil)
  • Card types:
    • PVC cards
    • Composite PVC cards
    • PET cards
    • ABS cards1
    • Special varnished cards1
  • Card format: ISO CR80 - ISO 7810 (53.98 mm x 85.60 mm)
  • Thickness: 0.76mm to 1mm (30 to 40 mil)

Evolis High Trust® ribbons

To maximize the quality and durability of printed cards, the lifespan of the print head and the overall printer reliability, use Evolis High Trust® ribbons.

  • Ribbon saver for monochrome printing
RibbonsRibbon capacities
YMCKO 500 prints / roll
YMCKO-K 500 prints / roll
½ YMCKO 400 prints / roll
KO 500 prints / roll
Black monochrome ribbon 3000 prints / roll
BlackFLEX (for ABS & special varnished cards) 1000 prints / roll
Red, green, blue, white, gold, silver, scratch-off, signature panel 1000 prints / roll
Hologram varnish 350 prints / roll


  • Delivered with cardPresso XXS for designing and editing badges:
    • Internal database (unlimited records)
    • Signature acquisition (compatible with Evolis Sig100 and Sig200 signature pads)
    • Operating systems:
      • Windows®: XP SP3 32/64, Vista 32/64, W7 32/64, W8 32/64
      • Mac OS X (Intel® processor)

Operating systems

  • Windows™: XP SP3, Vista 32/64, 7 32/64, 8 32/64
  • Macintosh™ OS X v10.4 and higher (upon request)
  • Linux (upon request)

Certifications and statement of compliance

  • RoHS


  • Power supply: 100-240 Volts AC, 50-60 Hz, 2 A
  • Printer : 24 Volts DC, 6.25 A

Operating environment

  • Min/max operating temperature: 15° / 30° C (59° / 86° F)
  • Humidity: 20% to 65% non-condensing
  • Min/max storage temperature: -5° / +70° C (23° / 158° F)
  • Storage humidity: 20% to 70% non-condensing
  • Operating ventilation: open air

Sound (evaluated according to the ISO 7779 standard)

Sound pressure in assistant position LpAm (color mode YMCKO):

  • When operating: 50dB (A)
  • In sleep mode: background noise level

Packaging content

  • Printer
  • CD-ROM with printer drivers, user manuals
  • Cleaning kit
  • USB cable
  • Power supply and cord
 Size and weight
  • Size (H x W x D):
    • Without hoppers: 215 x 300 x 850 mm (8.46” x 11.81” x 33.46”)
    • With hoppers: 567 x 300 x 850 mm (22.32” x 11.81” x 33.46”)
  • Weight: 21.7 kg / 47.8 lbs (18.3 kg / 40.3 lbs without hoppers)


  • 1-year warranty (printer and print head) limited to 500,000 passes)2
  • Warranty extension available as an option

 1 Under specific conditions / 2 Warranty subject to observance of specific conditions and use of Evolis High Trust® ribbons.

Standard Printer & Additional Packs

No locking system & short door for the card hoppers

Product CodeProduct Description
QTM306GRH-BS000-MB1 Quantum 2 Bundle including:
1 x QTM306GRH-BS - Quantum 2 Standard Mag Iso, Smart contact station, Contactless ready
1 x QTM3-KT001 - Production Pack - for Standard version
1 x QTM3-KT002 - Backup Pack - for Standard version
QTM306GRH-BS Quantum 2 Standard Mag Iso, Smart contact station, Contactless ready

Quantum Production Pack - for Standard version
aiming at improving Quantum 2 user operation and reduce downtime including:

1 x Detachable card hopper (short door)- Capacity 500 cards @ 30mil/ 0,76mm
1 x Set of 2 cleaning rollers
1 x Extended cleaning kit (50 cleaning cards + 25 cleaning swabs + 1 box of 60 cleaning wipes)


Quantum Backup Pack - for Standard version
aiming at providing the end-user with critical components replacement kit to avoid production down time or stoppage including:

1 x Quantum printing head kit1 x Quantum Up/Down encoding module (reversible module)
1 x Detachable card hopper (short door) - Capacity 500 cards @ 30mil/ 0,76mm

Secured Printer

Locking system & long door for the card hoppers

Product CodeProduct Description
QTM306GRH-BS00K Quantum 2 Secured (with a centralized locking system) Mag Iso, Smart contact station, Contactless ready


Product CodeProduct Description
Factory mounted, to be ordered together with the printer
QTM2-OPHS Springcard Crazy Writer HSP encoding module
QTM2-OPT Gemalto GEM PC USB-TR contact chip encoding module
QTM2-OPHLB Evolis-Elyctis Dual chip encoding module
QTM2-OPCM Omnikey Cardman 5121 encoding module
Field Upgradable
QTM2-KTHS Springcard Crazy Writer HSP encoding kit
S10175 SAM extension board kit for SpringCard Crazy Writer HSP
Incl. 3 SAM slots board for SpringCard Crazy Writer HSP, screws and spacers
QTM2-KTT Gemalto GEM PC USB-TR contact chip encoding module
QTM2-KTHLB Evolis-Elyctis Dual chip encoding module
S10176 SAM extension board kit for Evolis Elyctis Dual
Incl. 2 SAM slots board for Evolis Elyctis Dual, screws and spacers
QTM2-KTCM Omnikey Cardman 5121 encoding kit
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