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BLM Technologies Partners with Panini to Expand Instant EMV Issuance Options

August 23, 2017

Minneapolis, Minn. – August, 23 2017 – BLM Technologies, a leading single-source provider of payment, transaction and other financial institution hardware, digital signage, and information technology services, expanded its instant EMV card issuance capabilities, also known as chip card technology, by entering into a strategic partnership with Panini, an innovator in the global payment processing market.

“This partnership is great news for BLM clients who issue credit and debit cards, including banks, credit unions and check cashing organizations,” explains Kevin Flaherty, CEO of BLM Technologies. “They trust us to provide expert counsel on chip card compliance and on-demand EMV technologies – and implement fully-vetted, professional solutions. Panini Cardmint FX is an outstanding option.”

Cardmint FX is a compact hardware device that issues EMV-compliant credit/debit cards on demand. The device easily connects to the card issuer’s network to instantly – and securely – produce new, double-sided flat chip cards or customer replacement chip cards. Cardmint FX technology provides real value to both credit/debit chip card issuers and their recipients.

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“Cardmint FX allows BLM clients to differentiate themselves in a competitive financial services marketplace”, notes Debbie Schwake, Vice President of Marketing at BLM Technologies. “Instant card issuance equals instant customer gratification and a 100% activation rate for the issuing institution. Our clients are able to fully brand and personalize the cards they issue, creating a lasting association to their unique services and state-of-the-art solutions.”

“Our long partnership with BLM has always been strategically focused on offering the very best technologies available,” states Joe Sciulli, Vice President Global Channel Sales for Panini. “We are thrilled to expand our portfolio with BLM Technologies and value the trust they share with their clients.”

Panini Cardmint FX printer

Through their new partnership with Panini, BLM Technologies is able to offer turnkey Cardmint FX technology through four delivery options, including a simplified integration option that reduces setup time and cost – and promises a faster ROI. Turnkey services include initial setup and configuration with post installation services and support. Packages include a two-year warranty and the convenience of multiple BLM Maintenance Repair Centers, providing customers with easy access to repair services.

More information on instant EMV chip card issuance and Cardmint FX technology and enablement is available online at

About BLM Technologies

BLM Technologies, Inc. solves technology and automation challenges by providing end-to-end solutions in payment and transaction, digital signage, onsite repairs, maintenance repair center service, IT outsourcing, and project management services. By applying 40 years of technical expertise and a consultative, vendor-neutral approach, BLM serves thousands of customers in the U.S. by packaging hardware and services to provide complete, turnkey technology solutions for customers across multiple industries including financial, retail, restaurant, education, healthcare, and government.

A proven single-source provider of technology products and services, BLM Technologies partners with the top manufacturers in the technology industry to offer customers the newest and most innovative technology solutions available. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, BLM Technologies has additional facilities strategically located in Missouri and California to serve IT and repair customers quickly and conveniently.

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About Panini

Founded in Turin, Italy, Panini has enabled clients to capitalize on shifts in the global payments processing market for more than seventy years. Panini has a rich history of technology innovation, and Panini’s market leading solutions are based on state-of-the-art research & development and ISO-9001 quality certified production. Panini offers capture solutions that enable customers to fully realize the advantages and efficiencies available with the digital transformation of the paper check, resulting in the world’s largest deployed base of check capture systems, now approaching one million devices. Panini’s scalable capture solutions digitize checks and payment related documents and transactions to address the complete range of distributed check processing opportunities including teller capture, back-counter capture, remote deposit capture, point-of-sale capture and remittance processing. The company provides solutions on a global basis, and has direct subsidiary operations in the United States covering North America and in Brazil covering Latin American markets.

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Media Contact:
Debbie Schwake
Vice President, Marketing
[email protected]