The best-selling AlphaCard School ID PRO 500 System makes it easy to design and print high quality school ID cards. Combined with ID software, a web cam for ID photos, and premium supplies, this complete system includes everything you need to print your first 300 cards.
Need a help getting started? All AlphaCard PRO series printers include training and set up assistance, lifetime AlphaCare support and a full year of AlphaCare Plus.
AlphaCard PRO 500 ID Card Printer
The most popular mid-volume card printer, the AlphaCard PRO 500 is an excellent choice for printing professional employee badges, student IDs, loyalty cards and more. Backed by an industry-leading 4 year warranty, all PRO series printers include free lifetime AlphaCare support and a full year of AlphaCarePlus. AlphaCard PRO 500 Key Features
Flexible & Intuitive Card Printing
- 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
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 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 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 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. The YMCKOK ribbon 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 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 AlphaGuard 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 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 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.