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IDP Smart 51 ID Card Printer 651400

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Double-Sided ID Card Printer, Double-Sided Lamination, USB
  • Dual-sided dye sublimation printer with lamination
  • Quick print times – print and laminate full-color cards in just 22 seconds
  • 100 card input hopper, 40 card output hopper
  • Upgrade options: Ethernet connectivity
MSRP: $4,490
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  • Dual-sided dye sublimation printer with lamination
  • Quick print times – print and laminate full-color cards in just 22 seconds
  • 100 card input hopper, 40 card output hopper
  • Upgrade options: Ethernet connectivity
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IDP Smart-51 with Lamination Overview

  • Printing Capability: Dual-sided
  • Print Technology: Dye sublimation
  • Print Speed: Full-color, laminated, single-sided cards in 22 seconds
  • Input/Output Hopper: 100/40 cards
  • Warranty: 3 year manufacturer warranty

The IDP Smart-51 ID card printer withlamination, an upgrade from the Smart-50, is faster and more efficient so you can print professional ID cards with confidence.

User-Friendly Modular Design

With so many options, it's easy to customize the Smart-51 to meet your organization's specific needs. This allows you to get only the features you need without paying for expensive upgrades you may not use.

The base model comes as a single-sided, USB, non-encoding printer but you can choose to add dual-sided printing, Ethernet, and lamination.

Convenient Batch Printing

The Smart-51 ID card printer comes with a 100 card input hopper and a 40 card output hopper, so you can quickly and easily print small to mid-sized batches of cards without having to stop frequently to load new cards. If you need to print a card or two, there's also an option to hand feed single cards.

And with fast print speeds, batch printing will take only minutes – you can print full color, laminated cards in only 22 seconds per card (a one second improvement over the Smart-50)!

Lamination for Added Durability

The Smart-51 printer comes with single or dual-sided lamination to add durability to your ID cards by applying a protective coat of laminate which shields you cards from the daily wear and tear of card use.

Along with protecting your cards from the elements, lamination also helps prevent fraudulent card tampering or reproduction. Lamination makes it harder to tamper with the cards because as the lamination film is peeled back the text and images are damaged. You can also use lamination film with holographic images to make your cards easily identifiable.

Printer Options & Upgrades

The Smart-51 is available with the following upgrades:

  • Dual-sided printing
  • Ethernet connectivity
  • Lamination

Smart-51 Printer Warranty

The IDP Smart-51 ID card printer with lamination comes with a three year manufacturer warranty.

What’s Included:

  • IDP Smart-51L ID card printer
  • Printer power supply
  • USB cable
  • Install disk
  • Printer guides
  • Lifetime AlphaCare support
  • Free Setup Assistance & Training
  • Free Lifetime Support & Troubleshooting
  • Return Protection & System Upgrade Program
  • and much, much more
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IDP Smart-51 Laminating

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Single-Sided Printer
Dual-Sided Printer
AlphaCard Price
Single-Sided Printer
Dual-Sided Printer
Printer Coverage
3 years
Loaner Coverage
Printhead Coverage
2 years
Print Technology
Dye Sublimation
Re-Writable Printing
Card Capacity
Input Hopper
Output Hopper
Single Feed Mode
Print Speed
Full Color
17 seconds
5 seconds
Avg. Cost Per Card
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Max. Ribbon Yield
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Accepted Card Sizes
Card Thickness
15-40 mil
Features Call if options aren't available online
Available Encoding Options
Contact Card
Contactless Card
Magnetic Stripe
Available Factory Options
Hopper Upgrades
Printer Lock
Available Field Upgrades
Visual Security Features
Printer Lock Options
All-in-One Lock System | Kensington Lock
Connection Type
OS Compatibility
Mac OSX - 10.0 Cheetah
Mac OSX - 10.1 Puma
Mac OSX 10.2 Jaguar
Mac OSX 10.3 Panther
Mac OSX 10.4 Tiger
Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard
Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard
Mac OSX 10.7 Lion
Mac OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion
Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks
Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite
Mac OSX 10.11 El Capitan
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
Windows 2000
Windows Server 2003
Mac Compatible
Physical Specs
6.5" W x 26.6" L x 8.3" H
Available MPNs

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