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Welcome to the team

We are very pleased to introduce our newest employee and would like to warmly welcome Andy Reeves to the card-x team.


Andy Reeves will take over printer distribution in Europe and head our UK office.



cards-x GmbH expands to Great Britain

cards-x opens subsidiary in England.

The expansion of the cards-x Group also comes at a crucial time for the industry, as the Covid-19 pandemic is increasing the demand for cards that offer more than just identification and can also be used for financial transactions, such as cashless payments. In addition, there is now a great demand for digital identification cards that can be shown on smartphones, and both are markets in which cards-x is already leading the way. We are also confident that as workplaces and venues reopen, the demand for tickets in special formats and materials, such as: B. VIP tickets for events, the traditional ID cards will rise again.

HID Fargo INK1000

HID Fargo launches a new affordable INKJET card printer.

The INK1000 is user-friendly and personalized cards and ID cards in inkjet printing.

The next revolution in desktop card printing.

The HID FARGO INK1000 offers inkjet technology with the highest reliability. Easy-to-install, snap-in cartridges contain ink with a special formula that easily adheres to standard PVC and composite cards.

The HID FARGO INK1000 enables high-quality, high-resolution, borderless printing of ID cards. You don't need any ribbons or special cards. With a resolution of 600 dpi x 1200 dpi you get brilliant pictures, texts and barcodes.

Welcome to the team

We are very pleased to introduce our newest employee and would like to warmly welcome Andy Reeves to the card-x team.

Andy Reeves will take over printer distribution in Europe and manage our UK office.

Hamburg European Open 2020

The biggest tennis tournament since the Corona break !!!


Thanks to the hygiene concept, which was developed by the organizer for the Hamburg European Open 2020, up to 2,300 spectators per day were able to watch the games on the Center Court in Hamburg.


The Hamburg European Open is the oldest tennis tournament in Germany - and one of the most traditional tennis events in the world.


As a long-term partner of the Hamburg European Open, we have again delivered the equipment and the cards for the accreditation this year. A total of around 1200 cards in the format 124 x 85.60 mm were personalized on-site using our event card printer.

Matica MC310 DTC Printer

The new MC310 product line will add four new direct-to-card printers to Matica's comprehensive product portfolio. The first printer model, the MC310, which will be presented at Intersec 2020, is a 300 dpi card printer with high print quality. All encoder options are available for security ID applications

The MC310 will be available from us from mid-March 2020.


The new 'MC-L2' lamination module was specially developed for this new generation of direct-to-card printers. This makes the MC310 the perfect choice for applications that require a long-life card and additional visual security features such as holographic images.

AccreditationSki-Worldcup 2020

In 2020, four races of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup will take place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria. The accreditation specialist cards-x GmbH is taking part in these races again this year.


As a regional partner for the World Cup, cards-x supplies the accreditation badges , VIP cards, additional accreditations and the access control for the VIP hospitality area.


The 2,200 athletes, employees and media representatives are recorded and managed at three accreditation bodies and the cards are issued directly on site. The ECP-D event card printer, specially developed for events, is used for personalization in order to apply photos, names and access areas to the pre-printed, oversized plastic cards (124 x 85.60 mm).

Special format printer

Are you looking for badges or accreditations in a special format for your event or conference?

The ZC10L ™ is specially tailored to the needs of events and is the only large format direct-to-card printer that can print cards in full color in a single pass. In combination with our pre-printed cards in the 140 x 88 mm format, you can create professional, large-format ID cards, cards and tickets in color on site for sports and other events, concerts or festivals.

In addition, these cards can be refined with spot varnish, hot stamping or hot stamping and security features such as holograms, security printing.

Matica Technologies MC660

High resolution 600dpi retransfer printer with super fast speed.

For demand-oriented, high-quality map creation with remarkable print results; ideal for offices and authorities, companies and education.

The printer meets your high expectations for demanding printing applications such as complex graphics and layouts that require a high level of detail. In addition, thanks to its remarkable speed, with an output of 170 cards per hour (one-sided color printing), you will certainly not stand your legs in the stomach.


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