Desktop ePassport printing and encoding

Designed to fit in any office environment, the Matica P402i (P4000) is a four color, secure desktop inkjet printer and encoder for machine readable ePassport booklets. Its state-of-the-art print engine can be combined with a RFID ICAO 9303 compliant chip reader/encoder and a high definition digital camera to provide governments and administrations with a leading desktop ePassport issuance solution.

Compact and easy to use, it has an advanced print engine architecture, specifically developed to ensure high performance, reliability and production efficiency.

It is available in two different configurations (pigmented ink and dyes). It uses a four color (CMYK) cartridge high speed thermal inkjet print engine, able to operate in two modes: text and photo. This speeds up the printing process whilst ensuring a high quality printed photograph.

Its large cartridge capacity enables the issuance of up to 8,000 booklets and prevents downtime during operation. Each page can be individually printed or can be personalized in pairs. Its quiet operation makes it the ideal solution for passport booklet issuance in any office environment. The graphical monochrome LCD user interface enables easy, user-friendly operation.

Key strengths

  • Compact desktop design
  • 4800 x 1200dpi resolution per color
  • ICAO 9303 compliant
  • Reliable and easy-to-use

Ideal for

  • ePassport issuance
  • Travel visas
  • Emergency passport issuance

Optional upgrades

  • RFID reader/encoder
  • High definition digital camera system

Data encoding and data verification

Encoding and data verification options enable RFID ICAO 9303 compliant chip encoding and chip reading for data verification of ePassports. Visual control is performed via data capture through its high definition digital camera to facilitate data consistency check and data verification. Each booklet is automatically verified by the application before final human visual validation.

Product features

4 color

Inkjet printing

Passport resolution

Color 4800x1200dpi

Passport resolution

Black 1200×1200 dpi

Print speed

Standard: 9s per booklet

Print speed

High quality: 26s per booklet

Print/encode speed

120 booklets per hour

Easy to use

Plug & print

ICAO 9303




Digital camera



1 year

Technical specifications


4 Color thermal inkjet printing
Dye or pigment ink option

Text and photo mode aimed at
speeding up the printing process

Black: 1200 x 1200 dpi
Color: 4800 x 1200 dpi

Print speed
Standard mode: <9s per booklet
High quality mode: <26s per booklet

Print and encoding speed
Up to 120 booklets per hour (sequential data page and chip personalization)

ICAO9303 compliant booklets
Booklet page to remain between
124.8mm to 125.2mm
Up to 96 pages


Pigmented or dye ink: C, M, Y
(1 cartridge per color)
Pigmented ink: K 

Cartridge capacity inks:
C, M, Y: 26ml
K: 78.4ml
One set of C, M, Y, K ink supplied with the printer


Single connection, USB 2.0 B-type
Internal USB Hub (all slots allocated)
USB cable, 1.8 meter length supplied


Printer dimensions (H x W x D)
26.5cm x 51.5cm x 52cm
(10.43” x 20.26” x 20.47”)

16 kg
35.27 Lbs


ICAO 9303 compliant RFID reader/writer

High definition digital camera


Related products


Contact us