AlphaCard PRO 500 Overview
- Printing Capability: Single or dual-sided
- Print Technology: Dye sublimation with AlphaGuard watermark
- Print Speed: Full color, single-sided cards in 35 seconds, monochrome in 7
- Input/Output Hopper: 100 /30
- Connection: USB & Ethernet
- Warranty: 4 years with Pro-Xchange
The most popular mid-volume ID card printer, the AlphaCard PRO 500 printer makes it easy to batch print professional quality cards. Backed by an industry-leading 4 year warranty, all PRO series printers include free lifetime AlphaCare support and a full year of AlphaCarePlus.Flexible & Intuitive Card Printing
Ideal for mid-sized print jobs, The PRO 500 printer is equipped with a 100 card input hopper and a 30 card output hopper. An alternate single-feed slot is available for one-off card prints; simply insert a card and within seconds the finished card will be returned through the same slot.
Featuring an LED status screen, USB and Ethernet ports, and a Microsoft-certified plug-and-play driver, you'll be surprised at how intuitive the PRO 500 is to set up and start using. Optional dual-sided printing functionality can be ordered up front, or easily added in the future using the drop-in field upgrade kit. Designed for flexibility, the PRO 500 is a workhorse your office can rely on for years to come.
A variety of premium dye-film ribbons are available for the PRO 500 printer to suit the full spectrum of printing needs. For full colored cards, choose the YMCKO ribbon which includes an overcoat panel to seal in the card as an extra layer of protection. The YMCKOK ribbon is specially designed for printing dual sided cards with color on the front and black on the back. Black monochrome ribbons are available with or without an overcoat panel. There are also monochrome ribbons available in a variety of colors and metallic finishes including a specialty ribbon for creating scratch-off panels.AlphaGuard Watermark Technology
The built-in AlphaGuard technology allows you to add a hologram-like watermark over your printed card without any additional supplies. The watermark can be seen when light is reflected off the card and won't interfere with your printed card design. This added layer of visual security makes cards harder to tamper with or duplicate.
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 500 comes with these printer upgrade options:
- Dual-sided printing
- Magnetic stripe encoding
PRO 500 Printer Warranty
Manufactured to the highest standard, the AlphaCard PRO 500 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.