ID Printers

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When it comes to ID card printers, there are a lot of choices. If you’re looking to make a decision about the next ID card printer your organization purchases, we’re comparing two direct-to-card printers from IDP – the Smart-31 and the Smart-51. Both are value-priced and engineered for users that print less than 1,000 cards annually.

Printing Applications

Employee ID cards

Student ID cards

Payment Cards

Health Cards

Leisure Resort Pass Cards

Identification Cards

Transport Pass Cards

Loyalty Cards

Event Cards

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ENTRY LEVEL ID Card Printers.

Smart -31S (single sided) – 31D (dual-sided)

SMART-31S (single-sided), SMART-31D (dual-sided) printers are designed for color or monochrome card applications: photo ID, access control, visitor management, membership, etc.

The Smart -31 Series ID card printer is the perfect solution for printing ID cards with a low volume and a low budget. Its time-test design provides robust printing speeds, excellent image reproduction, and cost savings. Now small businesses can afford to produce their own ID Cards.

ID Card Printer Features:

  • Single or Dual-Sided Printing
  • 300, 600 & 1200 dpi with Edge- to- Edge Printing
  • Print Speed: Monochrome: 5 sec/card (720 cards/hour) YMCKO: Max. 23 sec/card (156 cards/hour) YMCKOK: Max. 29 sec/card (124 cards/hour)
  • LED Button for Front Operation
  • Low-Cost Security with UV Printing
  • Installable Encoders: MS, Contact & Contactless

MID LEVEL ID Card Printers.

Smart -51S (single-sided51S) – 51D (dual-sided)

Single-sided SMART-51 (51S) can be transformed into a dual-sided printer (51D) or into a dual-sided printer with a laminator (51L) by mounting the Flipper module or Laminator module at the back of the printer, which is easy to install. SMART-51 Laminator is a good option for printing and laminating at the same time, providing long-life ID cards and extra security with stock or customizable holograms. With DLW (Direct Laminating in a Wink) technology,

SMART-51 Laminator provides fast laminating speeds for premium quality protection for your ID cards. Now small businesses can afford to produce their own ID Cards.

ID Card Printer Features:

  • Improvement of print speed
  • Reduced printing noise
  • Single or Dual Sided Printing
  • 300, 600 & 1200 dpi with Edge- to- Edge Printing
  • Print Speed: Monochrome: 5 sec/card (720 cards/hour) YMCKO: Max. 17 sec/card (212 cards/hour) YMCKOK: Max. 22 sec/card (164 cards/hour)
  • 2 Lines LCD with 2 LED Buttons for Front Operation
  • Low Cost Security with UV Printing
  • Installable Encoders: MS, Contact & Contactless
  • Smart 51L - Holographic lamination for visual security & card durability.

DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE

Smart IDesigner is designed for the SMART brand of printers and will not operate with other printers. For optimal performance, we recommend the following minimum PC configuration: Windows 7/8/10, a Pentium 1GHz processor with 1GB of RAM. SMART-51 Laminator provides fast laminating speeds for premium quality protection for your ID cards. Now small businesses can afford to produce their own ID Cards.

A quick review of the features and benefits of the Smart-31 vs. Smart-51 printers:     

  Smart-31 Single-sided Smart-31 Dual-sided Smart-51 Single-sided Smart-51 Dual-sided Smart-51 Lamination
Direct-to-Card Printing x x x x x
Dual-sided Printing   x   x  
Single-sided Printing x x x x x
Monochrome Printing          
3-Year Advanced Exchange Coverage & 2- year Unlimited Printhead Warranty x x x x x
Card Print Speed sec./card 23 29 17 22 22
Edge-to edge Printing x x x x x
Ethernet Upgrade Option x x x x x
WiFi Upgrade Option     x x x
Standard Lamination         x
Lamination Upgrade Option     x x  
Installable Encoders x x x x x
UV Printing     x x x
CR79 Card Support     x x x
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