Pebble4 plastic card printer - MAG ISO USB (Fire Red) - Obsolete


Pebble4 plastic card printer - MAG ISO USB  

(Fire Red)


The Pebble4 is the ideal solution for any type of application that requires single- sided printing of badges:

  • Employee Badges.
  • Student IDs.
  • Access Control Badges.
  • Transport Passes.
  • Loyalty Cards
  • Payment Cards, and many more.

Pebble4 is designed to cater to all your requirements, be they small runs or bulk personalisation of plastic cards. Thanks to the most advanced printing engine in the market, Pebble4 delivers high-definition badges within seconds.

This unit benefits from the latest encoding technologies: ISO or JIS2 magnetic tracks, and smart card with contact or contactless (RFID). These encoding options can be seamlessly combined to personalise multi-featured cards in a single pass.


Pebble4 comes with a very convenient 100-card feeder. Yet, it can also turn into an elegant over-the-counter display, thanks to the manual feeding option that lets you print your badges, card by card, for instant delivery to the holder.

Pebble4 comes in a splash of three different translucent colours that can be interchanged: switch from Fire Red to Jungle Green to Ocean Blue, and make sure Pebble4 is always in line with your environment or taste.

The Pebble4 range of printers proudly carries the stamp of Evolis’ strong commitment to reliability, and therefore, bene¬fits from unmatched quality along with a pioneering 3-year warranty

Pebble4 comes in a splash of three different translucent colours that can be interchanged: switch from Fire Red to Jungle Green to Ocean Blue, and make sure Pebble4 is always in line with your environment or taste


Pebble4 plastic card printer benefits

 User-oriented design. Easy to install, monitor and operate.

Printer Manager

  • The driver comes with a 'Print manager' for enhanced interactivity through on-screen instant notifications that complement the 4-LED information panel.

Clamshell Opening 

  • Pebble 4 has a clamshell opening to speed and ease any printing task such as ribbon installation, cleaning, and card thickness adjustment. Users operate the service by themselves on a daily basis, which minimise downtime.

Detachable Card Feeder 

  • The detachable airtight card feeder makes it possible to stock several feeders with different card background themes and/or thicknesses, or to enforce printing continuity by simply replacing an empty feeder by a full one.

Aesthetic Design

  • Pebble4 offers a new and alluring range of modern colours (Ocean Blue, Fire Red and Jungle Green) that makes it the best choice to personalise any work environment.

Versatile and Scalable

  • As card printing needs get versatile over time, several options are available to enhance connectivity or get multiple encoding options. Pebble4 is ready to be customised! Advanced and unique accessories are also available for additional value to Pebble4.

USB and Ethernet Connection

  • Pebble4 features a standard USB port and is conveniently shipped with an interface cable. An IP-based Ethernet port is also available as an option to bridge Pebble to a LAN, just like any conventional paper printer. 

‘Over-the-Counter’ Mode

  • A manual feeder is on hand as an option to turn the printer into an elegant over-the-counter display that prints badges, card by card. Ideal for applications such as Ticketing, Membership cards & Access Control.

Advanced Encoding Options

  • Advanced encoding technologies are available upon request: Magnetic Stripe encoder, Smart contact station with or without encoding unit and Contactless encoding unit. All these features can be seamlessly combined, while the Mag encoding option is so flexible it can even be deployed on-site.


  • Pebble4 is one of the fastest printer in the market, and this next generation printer matches top-of-the-range performances with higher image resolution.

Printing Quality

  • The Pebble4 generation comes with a new CPU and printhead for outstanding graphics and image definition, with an incremental factor of 100 when compared with the earlier version.

Printing Speed

  • With a print speed of 24 s / card in colour and 3.6 s. / card in monochrome, Pebble 4 shows premium performances in its category.

16 Mb Memory

  • The printer is loaded with a 16MB memory for optimised operations.

Colour Profile

  • A "Colour Profile" feature provides the user with a colour matching filter which prints colours similar to those displayed on the screen.

Plug and Print Solution

  • Equipped with a USB port and an optional Ethernet port, Pebble 4 is delivered with a USB cable and can be installed in a few minutes.

Card Design Software

  • eMedia Card Designer software is delivered standard. From the very first time you use Pebble 4; you can personalise and print badges using an Excel database and the Data Import/Export feature. A truly professional solution is delivered with the printer!

Windows, Mac and Linux Compactible

  • Pebble4 supports Windows Vista, XP and 2003, while drivers for Mac OS X and Linux are available for download from the Evolis website.

Quick and Easy Installation

  • Driver installation is easy and requires no training. The set up wizards leads the user through simple step-by-step instructions, while basic configuration is easily performed.

Quality and Reliability

  • Pebble4 is engineered to last thanks to strict selection of components and advanced quality testing. Pebble 4 reproduces vivid natural colours and images with an outstanding rendition. A no-hassle solution that is also very reliable!

High Quality Finish and Fine-Tuned Performances

  • Pebble4 offers a high quality finish, as shown by the well-cut and robust injected plastic body and the quality-driven assembly of the different printer modules. In addition, each Evolis printer is fully tested prior to shipping and fine-tuned to maximise printing performances.

Three-Year Warranty

  • Both the printer and the print head come with a full three-year warranty, a proof of Evolis' commitment to making quality a top priority.


  • With stunning performances and features, comprehensive accessories and consumables, and a pioneering warranty, Pebble4 sets a new performance to price ratio in the industry, for card personalization in small series or in bulk.

A Turnkey Solution

  • One ready-to-use package at your doorstep: printer, cleaning kit, cable and card design software. All included standard!

A Comprehensive Ribbon Offering

  • A comprehensive ribbon offering, including a half-panel colour ribbon that slashes cost by 40% compared to the standard ribbon Monochrome printing benefits from a ribbon saver system that increases ribbon capacity by 2 to 3.

With this unit you get the best 'cost per card' ratio in the market! Evolis products will keep its users satisfied for years, without hidden cost.


Model Descriptions


Part #


Product description

BASIC USB PBL401OCU Ocean Blue Pebble Basic
Basic printer without option, USB
PBL401FRU Fire Red
PBL401JGU Jungle Green
USB & Ethernet PBL401OCH Ocean Blue Pebble Basic
Basic printer without option, USB & Ethernet
PBL401FRH Fire Red
PBL401JGH Jungle Green
MAG USB PBL401OCU-M Ocean Blue Pebble Mag ISO
Printer with Mag ISO Dual HiCo/LoCo 3-track magnetic stripe encoder, USB
PBL401FRU-M Fire Red
PBL401JGU-M Jungle Green
PBL401OCU-J Ocean Blue Pebble Mag JIS2
Printer with Mag JIS2 Dual HiCo/LoCo magnetic stripe encoder, USB
PBL401FRU-J Fire Red
PBL401JGU-J Jungle Green
USB & Ethernet PBL401OCH-M Ocean Blue Pebble Mag ISO
Printer with Mag ISO Dual HiCo/LoCo 3-track magnetic stripe encoder, USB & Ethernet
PBL401FRH-M FireRed
PBL401JGH-M Jungle Green
PBL401OCH-J Ocean Blue Pebble Mag JIS2
Printer with Mag JIS2 Dual HiCo/LoCo magnetic stripe encoder, USB & Ethernet
PBL401FRH-J Fire Red
PBL401JGH-J Jungle Green
SMART USB PBL401OCH-0S Ocean Blue Pebble Smart
Printer with Smart Contact Station, USB
PBL401FRH-0S Fire Red
PBL401JGH-0S Jungle Green
MIFARE USB PBL401OCH-00AC Ocean Blue Pebble Mifare®
Printer Contactless with ACG Mifare Easy encoding module, USB
PBL401FRH-00AC Fire Red
PBL401JGH-00AC Jungle Green


General specifications 

  • Colour printing module.
  • 300 dpi print head (11.8 dots/mm).
  • USB connection.
  • Option for Ethernet TCP-IP connection.
  • 16 MB RAM.
  • Detachable feeder with a capacity of 100 cards (0.76 mm - 30 mil)
  • Output hopper with a capacity of 50 cards (0.76 mm - 30 mil)
  • 1-Button and 4-LED control panel.
  • Printer colors: Ocean blue, Fire red or Jungle green.

Print modes

  • Colour dye sublimation and monochrome thermal transfer.
  • Enhanced color management system for top quality pictures.
  • Edge-to-edge printing.
  • Integrated ribbon saver for monochrome printing.

Printing speed

  • Personalisation throughput will depend on card design and printer settings.
  • Colour (YMCKO): 150 cards/hour.
  • Monochrome: up to 1000 cards/hour 1.

Supported platforms

  • Windows™ XP, 2003 and Vista, 32 & 64 bits.
  • Mac™ OS X v10.2, 10.3 and 10.4.
  • Linux.

Software supplied

  • eMedia Card Designer Software for designing and editing badges.
  • Compatible with Windows™ XP, 2003 and Vista.
  • Connection to Microsoft™ Excel databases.

Ribbon types

  • 2-panel KO black monochrome ribbon - 500 cards/roll.
  • 5-panel YMCKO color ribbon - 200 cards/roll.
  • Half-panel YMCKO color ribbon - 400 cards/roll.
  • Monochrome ribbons - up to 1000 cards/roll (black, red, green, blue, white, gold and silver).
  • Special ribbons:
    • Varnish hologram - 350 cards/roll.
    • Scratch-O - up to 1000 cards/roll.

Card types

  • All PVC, Composite PVC cards, PET, ABS1 and special varnished1 cards .

Card format

  • ISO CR-80 - ISO 7810 (53.98 mm x 85.60 mm - 3.375” x 2.125”) ISO CR-79 (52,10 mm x 83,90 mm - 3.303” x 2.051”) option.

Car thickness

  • From 0.25 mm (10 mil) to 1 mm (40 mil).

Output hopper capacity

  • 50 cards (0.76 mm - 30 mil).
  • 150 cards (0.25 mm - 10 mil).

Card feeder capacity

  • 100 cards (0.76 mm - 30 mil).
  • 300 cards (0.25 mm - 10 mil).

Printer size

  •  Height: 192mm Length: 447mm Width: 237mm.


  •  Power supply: 100-240 Volts AC, 1.8 A, 50-60 Hertz, Printer: 24 Volts DC, 3 A.


  • Min/max operating temperature: 15° / 30° C .
  • Humidity: 20% to 65% non-condensing.
  • Min/max storage temperature: -5° / +70° C.
  • Power supply: 100-240 Volts AC, 1.8 A, 50-60 Hertz, Printer: 24 Volts DC, 3 A.


  •  Encoding options (can be combined):
    • Magnetic stripe encoder ISO 7811 HiCo/LoCo or JIS2
    • Smart contact station - ISO 7816-2.
    • Smart contact station and encoding unit - PC/SC,EMV 2000-1.
    • Contactless encoding unit - ISO 14443A, B, ISO 15693, Mifare, DesFire, HID iCLASS.
    • Other types upon request.
  • 100-card additional feeder: Ocean, Fire and Jungle.
  • Manual card feeder: Ocean, Fire and Jungle.
  • Travel case.
  • Cleaning kits.


  • Use Evolis Genuine products for best performance and extended lifespan of your printer.
  • Printer, print head: 3-year warranty, unlimited number of passes 2.

1 - Under specific conditions 2 - Subject to observance of specific conditions and use of Evolis genuine consumables.

Please Note: product specifications vary according to printer model and are subject to change without prior notice.

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