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AlphaCard PRO 550 ID Card System

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A premium mid-volume system, the AlphaCard PRO 550 ID Card System comes with everything you need to batch print professional and secure cards.

  • System includes: AlphaCard PRO 550 printer, AlphaCard ID Suite Light software, 300-print color ribbon, 300 premium blank cards, printer cleaning card, digital ID camera
  • Single or dual-sided, dye sub printer
  • High speed printing – full color cards in 23 seconds, monochrome in 6
  • 100-card input, 70-card output hoppers
  • Custom AlphaGuard watermark with your logo ($598 value)
  • 3 year warranty with 1-year free TrueSupport
  • Lifetime AlphaCare support & a free year of TrueSupport Premium service and support
  • For Mac OSX, please select AlphaCard ID Builder software & Logitech C920 camera
MSRP: $2,970
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  • System includes: AlphaCard PRO 550 printer, AlphaCard ID Suite Light software, 300-print color ribbon, 300 premium blank cards, printer cleaning card, digital ID camera
  • Single or dual-sided, dye sub printer
  • High speed printing – full color cards in 23 seconds, monochrome in 6
  • 100-card input, 70-card output hoppers
  • Custom AlphaGuard watermark with your logo ($598 value)
  • 3 year warranty with 1-year free TrueSupport
  • Lifetime AlphaCare support & a free year of TrueSupport Premium service and support
  • For Mac OSX, please select AlphaCard ID Builder software & Logitech C920 camera
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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.

Need help getting started? All AlphaCard PRO series systems include training and set up assistance, lifetime AlphaCare support and a full year of TrueSupport.

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

  • 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: 3 years with 1-year free TrueSupport
Flexible & Secure Card Printing

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 TrueSupport

All AlphaCard systems include lifetime AlphaCare support. For a limited time, AlphaCard PRO printers include a free year of TrueSupport - . TrueSupport goes above and beyond to offer world-class, full-service technical support:

  • Loaner coverage during manufacturer warranty period​
  • VIP phone & email support
  • Phone-based technical support including remote assistance​
  • Complimentary one hour of training annually​
  • Complimentary cleaning kit and remote printer check-up provided annually
  • TrueSupport must be activated within 30 days of purchase. See full TrueSupport 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 one year of our TrueSupport Premium Plan. The TrueSupport Premium plan offers loaner coverage during manufacturer warranty period​, phone-based technical support including remote assistance​, complimentary one hour of training annually​, and complimentary cleaning kit and remote printer check-up.

What’s Included:

  • AlphaCard PRO 550 single or dual-sided ID card printer
  • AlphaCard ID Suite Light software
  • Two printer cleaning cards
  • Digital ID camera
  • 300 premium AlphaCard blank PVC cards
  • Full Color YMCKO ribbon – 300 prints
  • Lifetime AlphaCare support
  • 1 year free TrueSupport
  • Upgrade to TrueSupport service plan & receive*:
  • Loaner printer during TrueSupport coverage period
  • Phone-based technical support including remote assistance
  • Complimentary one hour of training annually
  • Complimentary cleaning kit and remote printer check-up provided annually
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Technical Specs

AlphaCard PRO 550

Compare the AlphaCard PRO 550 to other printers using the Printer Comparison Tool.

Warranty
Printer Coverage
3 Years
Loaner Coverage
TrueSupport
Printhead Coverage
Printing
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Print Technology
Direct to Card - Dye diffusion
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Re-Writable Printing
Yes
Card Capacity
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Input Hopper
100
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Output Hopper
70
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Single Feed Mode
Yes
Print Speed
Full Color
23 seconds
Monochrome
6 seconds
Supplies
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Avg. Cost Per Card
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Dual-Sided
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Max. Ribbon Yield
Single-Sided Color
300
Single-Sided Black
600
Dual-Sided
300
Accepted Card Sizes
CR79
CR80
Card Thickness
20-40 mil
Features Call if options aren't available online
Available Encoding Options
Magnetic Stripe
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Available Factory Options
Dual Sided
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Available Field Upgrades
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Visual Security Features
AlphaGuard Watermark Technology
Printer Lock Options
Compatibility
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Connection Type
Ethernet
USB
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OS Compatibility
Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks
Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite
Mac OSX 10.11 El Capitan
Windows 7
Windows 7 - 32 bit
Windows 7 - 64 bit
Windows 8
Windows 8 - 32 bit
Windows 8 - 64 bit
Windows 10
Windows 10 - 32 bit
Windows 10 - 64 bit
Windows Server 2008
Windows 2008 Server - 32 bit
Windows 2008 Server - 64 bit
Windows Server 2012
Windows 2012 Server - 32 bit
Windows 2012 Server - 64 bit
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016 - 32 bit
Windows Server 2016 - 64 bit
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Mac Compatible
Yes
Physical Specs
Size
16” L x 8.5” W x 9.5” H
Weight
10.4 lbs
MPNS
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Available MPNs
ACP-PRO550,
ACP-PRO550-MAG,
ACP-PRO550-DUO,
ACP-PRO550-DUO-MAG
Customize System
Customize System
AlphaCare
When you place an order with AlphaCard, you qualify for full, personal assistance to ensure that your ID card program reaches its full potential. This commitment to strong customer service and support is called AlphaCare. It's completely free and you'll only find it at AlphaCard.
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Customize your System Components

AlphaCard PRO 550 ID Card Printer
This printer can be upgraded with magnetic stripe encoding to hold cardholder data. If upgrading to magnetic stripe encoding, be sure to also select magnetic stripe cards.
* = Required Option
ID Software (Mac or PC)

For PC - AlphaCard ID Suite card design software comes in five versions. Choose from AlphaCard ID Suite Basic, Light, Standard, Professional, or Elite for additional card design, database, encoding & security functionality. For more info, view the Software Selection Guide or call (800) 717-8080.

For Mac - AlphaCard ID Builder is Mac-compatible ID card software available in four editions. Choose from Basic, Standard, Professional, or Elite for Mac-compatible card design and database software with a wide range of professional features. Learn more about AlphaCard ID Builder.

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* = Required Option
AlphaCard PRO 550 Ribbon Selection
Ribbon item selection - YMCKO is Default.
* = Required Option
500 Premium Blank PVC Cards
If you are upgrading to the magnetic stripe encoding version of this printer, be sure to select magnetic stripe cards.
* = Required Option
ID Camera
System includes the Logitech C270 photo ID camera. Upgrade to the Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam for Mac OS compatibility.
* = Required Option
ID Accessory Pack - Includes Lanyards, Strap Clips & Slot Punch - 100 Count
Add an ID accessory pack to your system for $100 (value of $208). The pack includes 100 breakaway lanyards, 100 clear vinyl strap clips, and a user-friendly stapler-style slot punch.
* = Required Option
As Configured:

Select printers include one full year of TrueSupport for free!

Upgrade to TrueSupport for world class, full service technical support. You'll get direct access to our professionally trained technical support experts who have years of experience working with customers just like you. Whether you are setting up an ID card system for the first time, or you need help with troubleshooting, our friendly experts will get you on track quickly.

TRUESUPPORT HELP

You can talk directly to our dedicated support team on the phone. On top of our complimentary lifetime email support (1-3 day turnaround) and 30-day setup over the phone, TrueSupport coverage plans will include troubleshooting and technical support via phone and hands-on help via remote desktop assistance during your subscription period from the best technical experts in the industry.

PREMIUM SERVICE

As a TrueSupport subscriber, you'll receive a complimentary cleaning kit and remote printer check-up annually through the duration of your subscription. Through these preventative services, potential future obstacles that could interrupt daily business operations can be avoided.

PRINTER MAINTENANCE + LOANER COVERAGE

Within your TrueSupport coverage period, our technical support experts are standing by to offer remote phone support. If your ID card printer requires service, we'll provide a loaner machine to keep your business running while we repair your printer.

TRAINING

Get one hour of training every year to maximize every feature of your investment, or just brush-up on the basics. We want to help you do your job easier!

EXTENSION OPTIONS

Options to extend your TrueSupport coverage are available. Call us now for pricing and enrollment (877) 907-9834.

AlphaGuard® is an exclusive technology that adds a hologram-like watermark over a printed card without requiring lamination, specialty cards, or any additional supplies. This extra layer of visual security helps prevent unauthorized ID card duplication. AlphaGuard technology comes built into all AlphaCard PRO series ID card printers at no additional cost.

PRO 550 Design Options
You can easily switch between five watermark designs or turn off sections of the grid.

Secure Shield Grid
4x6 Pattern Full-face Pattern

*Disclaimer: Watermark designs on cards are shown for illustration purposes only. Actual watermark designs may vary depending on printer model.

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Customize AlphaGuard
with your Logo

For the ultimate level of security and professionalism, enhance your cards with 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.

Custom AlphaGuard Grid Design: $598 FREE
One free Custom AlphaGuard grid design key is included with each PRO 550 printer. Free key must be redeemed within 30 days of purchase at www.AlphaCard.com/Custom-AlphaGuard

Custom AlphaGuard Full-Sized Design: $648
Full-sized Custom AlphaGuard designs can cover the entire face of the card or any portion thereof. They are ideal for seals or other detailed security images.

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