Databac history

Defining moments from 1970 to present day


Databac installs new HP Indigo 5000 series digital printing line to enable personalization of cards on demand. Databac introduces its express manufacturing service. Databac launches new brand, website and ecommerce site. Databac in Spain commences ISO certification.


Databac signs agreement with Matica technology to become the main distributor for the UK and Spain. Databac introduces new management structure to allow for planned growth. Databac launches the Block IT™ card to protect against digital copying and theft.


Databac become official partner for the supply and support of Gemalto.
Apprenticeship scheme started in UK. Databac.


Databac installs clean room in UK factory for prevention of contamination of cards during the production process.


Launching long range of cards and UHF tags.
Launching of biometric templates for card readers.


Opening of new digital production area.
Databac invests in HP Indigo printer.
Increased production by 400%.


Databac partners with contactless manufacturer Alien Technology and biometrics company Suprema.
Launch of Databac’s RFID card series (LF, HF and UHF).


Databac obtains licence to manufacture cards, tags and other credentials incorporating LEGIC contactless technology.


Fargo appoints Databac as International Dealer.
Dataimage Small Business Edition launched.


Databac becomes exclusive UK distributor of Staff On Time biometric products for time and attendance.
Databac creates Data ReWrite, a new range of cards for use with rewritable card printers.


Databac buys accessories manufacturer Titeloc.
Databac signs reseller agreement with Indala Corp and offers personalisation of Indala proximity cards.


Databac is appointed official distributor of Datacard’s professional card printers.


Databac launches 32-bit version of its Dataimage photo ID system, incorporating biometric functionality.
TSSI appoints Databac as official distributor of Verid+ biometric readers.


Southern European sales office is opened in Barcelona, Spain.
DuraCard 100 is launched, a new family of platen-pressed polyester cards for direct card printing.
HID appoints Databac as European business partner.


Databac, Datacode Systems UK and HR Hart Printers together become the Databac Group.
The Group invests heavily in equipment for improved automated card production and RF tag manufacture.


Dataimage is optimised for Windows 95 / NT.


New production equipment is purchased for automated tape laying and registration.


Databac achieves ISO 9002 certification.
‘Investors in People’ management training system is implemented.
TOUGH card, the industry’s first 100% polyester card for direct card printing, is launched.


Databac is licensed by Thorn Secure Science to manufacture cards incorporating Watermark Magnetics.


Launch of Databac’s Dataimage photo ID system.


Databac is licensed by Sensor Engineering Inc (now HID) to manufacture and supply Wiegand cards and readers.


Databac partners with US card manufacturer Graphic Laminating. Datacode Systems UK is formed to make barcode and magnetic stripe cards.


HR Hart Security Printers is acquired for printing paper and plastics.


Databac Ltd is established, its name deriving from ‘Data Badges And Cards’, providing laminated ID cards, instant photo ID systems and punched-hole hollerith cards.