AlphaCard PRO 550 Overview
A favorite among mid-sized businesses, the AlphaCard PRO 550 ID card printer offers faster print speeds, rewrite technology, USB and Ethernet connectivity, and much more. Depend on first-class coverage with a 4-year warranty that includes free lifetime AlphaCare support and a full year of AlphaCarePlus.
- Printing Capability: Single or dual-sided
- Print Technology: Dye sublimation with AlphaGuard watermark, monochrome & rewritable
- Print Speed: Full-color, single-sided cards in 23 seconds, monochrome in 6
- Input/Output Hopper: 100/70
- Connection: USB & Ethernet
- Warranty: 4 years with Pro-Xchange
Versatile, Effcient & User-friendly Card Printing
Perfect for low- to medium-sized print jobs, the PRO 550 card printer features a 100-card feeder with a 70-card stacker. Like more expensive ID card printer models, the PRO 550 boasts faster print speeds - minus the expensive price!
With its intuitive interface, easy-to-read LED screen, batch printing capabilities, and USB/Ethernet connectivity, you'll appreciate the simplicity of the PRO 550 for all your printing jobs. Order the optional dual-sided printing kit now or upgrade quickly with the drop-in field upgrade kit. Designed for reliability and convenience, the PRO 550 is an affordable investment for the future.
The Alpha PRO 550 card printer offers a selection of premium dye-film ribbons to accommodate your specific printing needs, including:
- YMCKO - A PVC printer ribbon with an overcoat panel that seals the card for an additional layer of protection.
- YMCKOK - A specially designed ribbon used in printing double-sided ID cards. It features color on the front side and black on the back. The K panel is a black resin panel (monochrome), and the O panel is a clear overlay that provides a thin, protective layer.
- Black monochrome - These ribbons are offered with or without an overcoat panel. In addition to black, choose from a vareity of colors, metallic finishes, or scratch-off panels.
Secure AlphaGuard Watermark Technology
Add a new level of visual security to your credentials with built-in AlphaGuard technology. By incorporating a hologram-like watermark across printed cards, there's no need to purchase additional printer supplies. It's also significantly easier to validate geniune ID cards and realize tampered or counterfeit cards. Choose from four standard AlphaGuard designs that come pre-loaded in the printer driver.
As a special bonus with the AlphaCard PRO 550 ID card printer, you'll also get one Custom AlphaGuard - a $598 savings - absolutely free!
Choose from four secure designs that are repeated 24 times in a 4x6 grid over the face of the card. Easily turn the AlphaGuard watermark on and off or to hide sections of the grid with the intuitive printer driver. Learn More about AlphaGuard.
Free Year of AlphaCarePlus
All AlphaCard systems include lifetime AlphaCare support. For a limited time, AlphaCard PRO printers include a free year of AlphaCarePlus service and support, a savings of $298. AlphaCarePlus goes above and beyond to offer world class, full-service technical support:
- Setup assistance & training
- VIP phone & email support
- 30-day printer upgrade program
- Free software updates
- Annual printer check-up
- Advanced configuration help
- 25% off extended services
AlphaCarePlus must be activated within 30 days of purchase. See full AlphaCarePlus details.
Printer Options & Upgrades
The AlphaCard PRO 550 includes these printer upgrade options:
Built-in Digital Shredding
- Dual-sided printing
- Magnetic stripe encoding
To protect your cardholder and business data, the 550 printer includes our new digital shredding security feature.
With digital shredding, the data sent to your card printer for each print job is fragmented after use so your printer cannot be used to see what has been printed and access your cardholder information. This is incredibly important for organizations that need to meet data security standards.
PRO 550 Printer Warranty
Manufactured to the highest standard, the AlphaCard PRO 550 ID card printer is backed by a four year warranty.
Additionally, all AlphaCard PRO printers include our Pro-Xchange program. The Pro-Xchange program takes the hassle out of the printer repair process. Instead of waiting for your printer to be repaired and shipped back, you will quickly receive a comparable printer as a permanent replacement at no additional cost!
This program helps minimize the downtime during printer repairs – with Pro-Xchange, any warranty-covered problem qualifies you for a free replacement without the wait.
See full warranty and Pro-Xchange details.