Counterfeit Magicard® Ribbons

Have you heard about the Magicard® Dye Film Warning?

Over the last 12 months, we have had several reports of old, out of warranty, and even examples of counterfeit, Magicard dye-film.   There is a concern that users of Magicard printers are unknowingly purchasing dye-film that will produce poor quality prints when compared to genuine Magicard film and can even damage the printer.The film most commonly replicated or falsely sold as new is Magicard’s MA300YMCKO film. 

ID ENHANCEMENTS, INC. would like to take this opportunity to emphasize that we are a Certified Magicard Dealer, and any dye-film purchased from us, will always be appropriate for your printer, brand new and in date.

There are ways where you can keep your printers secure from counterfeit or out of warranty Magicard dye-films.

  • First, on legitimate Magicard dye-film in the USA, you will see the serial number is 11 digits long and always starts with a C. We are noticing that many illicit films are coming onto the market with stickers that include a 7-digit serial number.
  • Many of the boxes, and sometimes even the dye-film inside are arriving damaged. ID Enhancements, Inc. will never sell you anything less than a perfect product.
  • Further, there have been various reports that counterfeit dye-films can produce a ‘gutter’ on each card print, so if you’re finding a severe decrease in the quality of prints coming from your Magicard printer, make sure you contact us immediately.
  • It is important to note that secondhand film, or film which is not sold by Magicard or an official dealer, is not covered by our market-leading warranty, so buyers must be aware of the source of their film.