The AlphaCard PRO 550 ID Card System is an ideal solution for printing durable and secure ID cards for your business. Combined with ID software, a webcam for ID photos, and premium supplies, this complete system includes everything you need to print your first 300 cards.
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AlphaCard PRO 550 ID Card Printer
The deluxe standard for direct-to-card printers, the PRO 550 ID card printer is designed for dependable and secure badge printing. With the custom AlphaGaurd watermark, included with every printer, your ID cards are safeguarded against counterfeits or harmful tampering.
AlphaCard PRO 550 Key Features
Flexible & Secure Card Printing
- Printing Capability: Single or dual-sided
- Print Technology: Dye sublimation with Custom AlphaGuard watermark
- 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
The AlphaCard PRO 550 makes it effortless to quickly print card batches with its 100 card input hopper and a 70 card output hopper. An alternate single-feed slot is available for one-off card prints; simply insert a card and within seconds the printed 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 easy the PRO 550 card printer is to set up and start printing cards. Optional dual-sided printing functionality can be ordered upfront, or easily added in the future using the drop-in field upgrade kit. Designed for flexibility, the Alpha PRO series printers are aimed to grow with your business's needs.
A variety of premium dye-film ribbons are available for the AlphaCard PRO series printers to suit the full spectrum of printing needs. Included with this system is a full-color 300-print YMCKO ribbon which includes an overcoat panel to seal in the card as an extra layer of protection. Optional ID card ribbons the YMCKOK ribbon which is specially designed for printing dual-sided cards with full color on the front and black on the back. PRO series black monochrome ribbons are also available with or without an 'O' overcoat panel.
Built-in Digital Shredding
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.
Custom AlphaGuard Watermark Technology
Built-in Alphagaurd technology adds a secure watermark over your printed card giving the appearance similar to a hologram. 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.
Optional for the PRO 550 card system is the ability to create a Custom AlphaGuard design using your own logo or artwork. This helps ensure that your cards cannot be replicated since each Custom AlphaGuard design requires a physical card key. The custom keys are programmed at our secure facility and are only accessible to the authorized organization.
The AlphaCard PRO 550 printer also includes 4 standard AlphaGuard designs - four designs in a 4x6 grid pattern, and 1 design that covers the entire face of the card. It's easy to switch between designs, to turn off sections of the grid, or to turn off the AlphaGuard feature all together using the 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 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.
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.