Matica's ChromXpert Consumable Program

Matica's ChromXpert Consumable Program

Matica Technologies genuine consumables have been exclusively designed to work together in perfect harmony with Matica desktop ID card printers.

All Matica consumables have been grouped under a premium ID card ribbon program, called chromXpert, which has been designed to produce the very best image quality with Matica ID card desktop printers.

Chromxpert by Matica

The chromXpert ID card printer supplies program offers a complete portfolio, including:

  • Colour ribbons
  • Monochrome ribbons
  • Security printing ribbons (including UV and pearlescent (Sc) panels
  • Clear laminate patches and overlays (for enhanced card durability)
  • Holographic laminate patches and overlays (for extra card security)
  • Blank plastic ID cards
  • Cleaning kits

Why use a chromXpert ID card ribbon?

chromXpert ID card printer ribbons not only ensure maximum performance and maximum print head life, they are also RFID tagged which enables the printer to automatically recognise the ID card ribbon type and how to use it in the most optimised way. Furthermore, it notifies the user when ribbon is running low.  

Diamond Line vs Platinum. What is the difference?

The below table illustrates the most popular selling Matica chromXpert ID card consumables, and shows both Diamond & Platinum consumables available.

Matica ChromXpert ID card Printer ribbons


Every ID card consumable that starts with the part number "PR" is part of the latest Diamond line chromXpert consumable program, and everything that starts with the part number "DIC" is part of the Platinum line of chromXpert consumable program.

Why did Matica launch a second line of consumables?

Matica decided to launch a new line of consumables to compliment the then release of their brand-new range of desktop card printers (MC Series), and to reconcile products and new part codes alike. This included launching a second line of consumables for the world renown XID retransfer ID card printer series, which were more competitively priced, without substituting quality or reliability of print.

The chromXpert Diamond Line is perfect for those customers looking for a quality ID card print, whilst remaining competitively priced to keep up with the cheaper, lesser quality competitors in the marketplace.

chromXpert by Matica

Do the Diamond line chromXpert consumables work with the older line of Matica XID series printers?

100% You can use the Platinum or Diamond Line chromXpert consumables on ALL the Matica XID series, old and new, without the need for any hardware, software or firmware changes. You simply load and go printing!

Matica XID Range

Are Matica planning to discontinue the origional line of consumables?

No. As mentioned above the reason for the launch of the second line was to compliment the existing line of ID card printer ribbons and the MC Series of desktop ID card printers. Some might ask why do Matica continue with the origional line of consumables if they are cheaper and the same quality. The simple answer is that some customers prefer Diamond Line and some customers prefer Platinum Line, and the opinion varies from continent to continent.

Expert opinion.

We have run several tests on the new Matica Technologies chromXpert consumables, and to us it’s a bit like Pepsi and Coca Cola. They both taste different, but in the end, they are both coke, and everyone has their favourite, yet one is cheaper than the other.

All chromXpert ribbons provide high-quality printing and ease of use, with a larger selection of consumables to choose from.

Each printer automatically recognises the ribbon type and knows exactly how to use it in the most optimised way.

Genuine Matica ID card ribbons provide status checks of the remaining ribbon and automatically alert when the ribbon is running low.

Only chromXpert consumables ensure maximum performance and maximum print head life.

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Why choose Cards-X?

Cards-X (UK) are proud to be the exclusive Value-Added Distributor for Matica products. This means that we can provide permanent stock, logistic services and technical support to our valued network of resellers across the UK and Ireland.

Here’s a few more reasons why our customers and partners choose us:

  •    Our low price promise means we can’t be beaten on price.
    •    We offer free delivery for all orders over £250.
    •    The experienced cards-x team are on hand to provide expert printer advice.
    •    Our UK warehouse guarantees a swift fulfilment of thousands of products.
    •    The printer and consumable bundles we offer give you all you need to get printing.

For more information about our Matica ID card printers and consumables please contact our friendly team or find out more about our Xcellence Partner Programme.