For over 100 years, Paragon Group, the leader in the European printing market, has been involved in many global identification applications. Paragon Identification is a key player in the ‘access control’ market, with customers including major transport operators such as RATP (Autonomous Operator of Parisian Transports), that use magnetic stripe tickets or RFID contact-less tickets.
Paragon Identification, which has its head office and main production site in Argent Sur Sauldre in the Cher region of France, serves over 5,000 customers in more than 50 countries and achieves an annual turnover of €80 million from providing technical and digital traceability,‘access control’ and promotional marketing solutions.
Paragon Identification is always seeking innovative solutions to stay one step ahead of its customers’ needs and therefore started to look for a solution capable of printing high definition variable data at high speeds.
“It was Domino that brought us the solution of the K600i and Editor™GT, a combination that means we can perform inline numbering linked to encoding the magnetic stripe on the tickets and which also enables us to reduce wastage and setup time, whilst increasing printing speeds.” François Gauthier, Director of Paragon Identification
François Gauthier, Director of Paragon Identification, says: “We wanted to give ourcustomers the option of customising every ticket and adding logos or advertisements, which wasn’t possible with conventional printing equipment.”
To meet Paragon Identification’s requirements, the solution had to be easy to use and enable very simple job changes. The system also needed to be capable of printing high resolutionimages and QR codes at highspeeds; finally, it had to be easy to integrate into the existing production line.
“It was Domino that brought us the solution of the K600i and Editor™GT, a combination that means we can perform inline numbering linked to encoding the magnetic stripe on the tickets and also enables us to reduce wastage and setup time while increasing printing speeds” he adds.