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The Smart-ePrint bureau service delivers:

  • High quality ink-jet colour print

  • Fast production turn-around

  • Lower cost solution compared to PVC card personalisation

  • Significantly more ecological than PVC plastic

  • Wide range of smart chips offered including Mifare, Desfire, Infineon

  • Bureau – try before you buy or outsource production in UK

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Workers at Their Computers

Drawing on our experience within the education and transport sectors, we are uniquely aware of the time, cost and challenges involved in issuing travel passes and preparing staff/student ID’s for the start of the academic year. We are confident that this new printing capability will reduce costs significantly and increase flexibility in the production of smart media for many applications.

An Innovative Solution

The new DTM Confidex printer is unique in the market as it can be used to print and personalise passes and tickets more quickly, providing full personalisation of contactless paper media at lower cost and with less impact on the environment than printing conventional plastic PVC smart cards.

Confidex has designed and developed their DTM printer in response to customer demand to print their passes and tickets locally with smaller print runs, as well as to reduce costs and impact on the environment.

A Story of Success

The Confidex smart media is already widely used as a cost-effective alternative to PVC cards, with over 20 million produced to date for one of the largest smart transport schemes in the UK.

Confidex is the largest world-wide supplier of this type of smart media which is typically pre-printed in high volumes. 

The media is made with durable paper card incorporating a very thin layer of PET which avoids the use of more harmful PVC.

Fully Personalised Smart Media

The personalised smart media is suitable for student/staff ID passes for colleges and universities, transport passes/tokens as well as ID and passes required for building access, membership and other smart enabled services. 

We have produced student cards to tight deadlines and implemented smart card encoding for multiple applications including access control, parking, e-purse, libraries, attendance and transport.

Smartran is uniquely able to advise clients on the choice of smart media, printing, encoding and production.


A fast, economic and more ecological solution for your smart print needs

Smartran and Confidex are delighted to offer new flexible low cost smart media e-printing for the UK using the high speed smart personalisation and encoding printer from Confidex. Smartran is offering a bureau production service for organisations' requirements for passes or those wanting to try the printed smart media before acquiring their own printers.

Experience, Expertise and Innovation

Smartran, who has over 15 years of experience implementing smart media in transport, education, personal identification and electronic access control, is responsible for bringing this exciting cutting-edge technology for the first time to the UK smart technology market. With our extensive knowledge of ITSO, LASSeO and proprietary smart encoding and the use of TVMs, validators, desktop printers and e-retailing, we have designed and implemented University campus cards, Local Authority resident cards and smart transport schemes.