End of Life Notice for Evolis Pebble & Dualys Printers

Pebble4, Dualys3, QB10 and Tattoo Card Printers – Evolis announce the withdrawal of spare parts

Production of the Pebble and Dualys printers from Evolis stopped some years ago, and they have recently announced the end of life for their related spare parts.

What does this mean if you have a Pebble or Dualys card printer?

From 31st December, 2018, if your printer fails due to an issue with one of its parts, there will be no way to get it repaired or have a replacement part issued.

Evolis also won’t be issuing any more firmware updates, which could cause a problem for you when your operating system updates. In other words, your printer may stop issuing cards, and it will be very difficult to find out why.

It’s also only a matter of time until Evolis stop producing ribbons for these models, though there’s no news on this at the moment.

To encourage you to upgrade your card printer now, Evolis are offering a Trade-In, Trade-Up offer

Pebble and dualys printers upgrade program

Up to £100 off a new Zenius Expert or £250+ off a new Primacy

Send in your old card printer to receive a discount on the list price on a new Evolis Zenius, Primacy or Quantum. The amount of discount depends on the new model selected, not the model of the card printer you’re trading in, and ranges from £90-£400.

Your existing printer doesn’t have to be working, but it does need to have all its parts.

What a Primacy can do that your Pebble or Dualys can’t

Primacy id card printer upgrade

Plenty, to be honest.

The Primacy is the fastest printer in its category, offering an improvement of printing speed of 25% compared to Pebble & Dualys printers.

It’s targeted at users who print between 2,500 and 30,000 plastic cards a year, and can churn out 210 full colour cards per hour.

Other benefits include:

  • Ease of use – ribbons come in a user-friendly cassette and are automatically recognised. Up to 100 cards can be placed in the input hopper (no more manual feeding) and collected in the output hopper
  • Lower run-on costs – ribbons have a higher capacity, giving you lower cost of card print
  • Eco friendly – compact, with reduced energy consumption mode
  • Easily upgradable on site – choose to upgrade to dual sided printing or add encoding options easily, without having to send your printer back to base
  • Easy monitoring – Comes with Evolis Premium Suite software, which gives you more information and performs operations automatically, such as identifying the ribbon type. It also displays pop-ups on your computer screen to let you know when ribbons or cards are running low, or when cleaning is needed.

Promotion runs until 31st December, 2018.

For more information on these printers, or any other card printers in our range, please call us on 01244 526009 or sales@thecardnetwork.co.uk

The professional way to meet your food labelling responsibilities

Price Tags labelling Solution

If you sell or provide food, you’ll know about your responsibilities when it comes to food labelling.

From December 2014, EU FIC regulations stipulate that you must provide allergen ingredients information in a clear and consistent way, so that consumers can make safer food choices.

These regulations now also apply to ‘loose foods’ such as those found in delis, farm shops, buffet tables and restaurant food bars.

So how do you label yours? Edikio Access food label printer

Black marker pen on a white card that’s then wiped off? Pieces of paper? Hidden on list in a book behind the counter?

One of the most professional and easiest way to create price tags for your food is by using a Price Tag Printer like the Evolis Edikio Access (entry-level) or Duplex (for double-sided printing).

A Price Tag Printer prints professional, attractive price tags for display with your food and drink products. The cards are easy to clean, resistant to cold and moisture and meet the requirements of the food processing industry.

Clearly label the allergens Allergen labels

As well as giving a great brand image, they also allow you to clearly label the product, ingredients and any allergen ingredients easily on the front of the card. Simply select the required icons from the software, and print them on the card.

The problems with doing it ‘the old way’

Paper tickets on spikes can look unhygienic next to loose food, even when they’re in a plastic container – not to mention unprofessional.

Using pen on plastic card is not great with respect to food contact regulations, and you’re relying on the person’s handwriting being legible (and there being no spelling mistakes).

If you just have a list for the staff to refer to behind the counter, you’re not giving consumers the ability to safely make the right choice. You’re also relying on them asking for the information, which can result in a lost sale.

None of these convey a good brand image either, or inspire consumer confidence.

Food Price Tags BakeryBut the main issue is that they are all open to human error. If one of your staff gets it wrong for whatever reason, the results could be catastrophic.

By printing your tags through a price tag printer, you remove that risk. You import product information onto your cards straight from your MS Excel file (products, prices etc) giving you control over the process.

A reminder of the 14 allergens

The following should be clearly labelled:

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Fish
  • Crustaceans (for example crab, lobster, crayfish, shrimp, prawn)
  • Molluscs (for example mussels, oysters, squid)
  • Peanuts
  • Tree Nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, pecans, brazils, pistachios, macadamia or Queensland nuts)
  • Sesame seeds
  • Cereals containing gluten (wheat, rye, barley, oats)
  • Soya
  • Celery and celeriac
  • Mustard
  • Lupins
  • Sulphur dioxide and sulphites (at concentrations of more than ten parts per million).

Printing information-rich price tags doesn’t just make it easier for your customers and convey a more professional image, they also ensure your business is meeting its regulatory requirements.

Search Price Tag Printers.

 

Buy a double-sided Primacy card printer for the price of a single-sided

Evolis Primacy Card Printer

Until the end of December 2017, you can snap up a double sided Evolis Primacy Plastic Card printer for the price of a single sided.

That’s just £989 + VAT.

So it’s a ‘Buy one side, get the other side free’ kind of deal.

If you’re searching for a new plastic card printer, and are currently making do with a single-sided, this is worth factoring into your research.

Why choose Primacy?

Speed and efficiency.

There are lots of double sided card printers on the market, all of which are capable of quality print, but few are as fast and powerful as the Primacy.

The other advantage of the Primacy is that you can build on the solution over time, and add on capabilities as you need them.

For example, you may want to add the lamination feature on in the future, or encoders to allow you to encode your own magstripe or contact/contactless cards.

In other words, the Primacy can grow with you.

With other brands, that can be difficult to do.

Who is the Primacy best suited to? Primacy sample transport card

Organisations that print medium-large numbers of cards quite regularly (say up to 30,000 cards a year).

Those cards can be anything from ID cards to transport cards, payment cards, licenses, membership cards and delegate badges.

Printing speeds

The Primacy is capable of printing up to 225 colour cards per hour single-sided, 140 cards per hour double-sided and an impressive 1,000 mono cards an hour.

Its high capacity feeder and output hopper means it will keep churning out the cards happily with very little need for human intervention – ideal if you’re badging high numbers of people at a conference for example, or have a large run of cards to produce in a set time scale.

Being an Evolis printer, it’s also extremely reliable, so as long as you clean it regularly and look after it, it will reward you with years of performance. It also comes with a 3-year warranty, for added peace of mind.

This offer applies to both the Primacy and the Primacy LCD Touchscreen, and runs until December 31st, 2017*.

The Card Network is a registered Evolis Reseller. Read more about the Primacy 

*Offers are subject to change.

Save money on your next plastic ID card printer

Trade-in deals available when you buy an Evolis Card Printer – get up to £150 off

Upgrade to the latest card printing technologies and get money off
Upgrade to the latest card printing technologies and get money off

If you’re in the market for a new ID card printer, you can trade-in your old card printer for money off the best-selling Evolis range.

We accept all brands of plastic card printer, and doesn’t have to be working

Your current card printer doesn’t have to be an Evolis to qualify, and it doesn’t matter if it’s not currently working. All we ask is that it’s a complete printer – i.e. not in parts.

So if you’re experiencing poor print quality that isn’t improved by a cleaning kit, or you’re looking to upgrade to more sophisticated capabilities, don’t just recycle your current printer – trade-it in for money off a new one.

For more information, get in touch with us at sales@thecardnetwork.co.uk, 0344 225 2303 or via LiveChat.