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IDP Smart-30 ID Card Printer


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Entry-level ID card printer with hopper for batch printing and multiple upgrade options

  • Single-sided, dye sublimation printer
  • Quick print speeds – print full color, single-sided cards in 28 seconds
  • Hand feed or 100 card input hopper, 25 card output hopper
  • Upgrade options: Dual-sided printing, magnetic stripe encoding, Ethernet connectivity
See this printer as a Complete ID System
  • Single-sided, dye sublimation printer
  • Quick print speeds – print full color, single-sided cards in 28 seconds
  • Hand feed or 100 card input hopper, 25 card output hopper
  • Upgrade options: Dual-sided printing, magnetic stripe encoding, Ethernet connectivity
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IDP Smart-30 Overview

  • Printing Capability: Single-sided
  • Print Technology: Dye sublimation
  • Print Speed: Full color, single-sided cards in 28 seconds
  • Input/Output Hopper: 100/25
  • Warranty: 3 years printer, 2 years printhead

The IDP Smart-30 is a versatile entry-level ID card printer with multiple upgrade options so you can customize the printer to fit your specific needs.

Easy Small Batch Printing

With a 100 card input hopper and 25 card output hopper, printing small batches of cards will be quick and easy with the Smart-30 ID card printer. And if you only need to print a card or two, there's also an option to hand-feed cards.

The Smart-30's print speeds will also help you print batches of cards quickly, producing monochrome cards in five seconds, single-sided full color cards in 28 seconds, and dual-sided full color cards (with black on back) in 32 seconds.

Compact Size for Any Office

For a printer with so many options, the Smart-30 is compact and economical and weighs in at just 9.2 pounds. This makes it a great printer for a front desk or welcome center because its small size won't take up valuable desk space.

Printer Options & Upgrades

The Smart-30 comes with these printer options:

  • Dual-sided printing
  • Magnetic stripe encoding
  • Ethernet connectivity

Smart-30 Printer Warranty

The IDP Smart-30 ID card printer comes with a three year manufacturer warranty, with a two year printhead warranty.

What’s Included:

  • IDP Smart-30 ID card printer
  • Printer power supply
  • USB cable
  • Install disk
  • Printer guides
  • Lifetime AlphaCare support
  • Free Setup Assistance & Training
  • Free Lifetime Support & Troubleshooting
  • Return Protection & System Upgrade Program
  • and much, much more
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Everything You Need in One Box

ID card printer, software, ribbon, cards, camera and a cleaning kit

All of our complete ID card systems come with the printer, software, and supplies you need to successfully start an ID card program right out of the box.

AlphaCard ID Suite Software

With AlphaCard ID Suite you can design, print, and manage ID cards and badges for any professional application. From basic photo IDs to multifunctional ID badges, you can do it all with AlphaCard ID Suite.

Software Features:
  • Customizable record layouts for easy navigation
  • Advanced card design tools
  • Built-in database & options to import a database
  • Encode barcodes, magnetic stripe cards & more
Technical Specs

IDP Smart-30

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Single-Sided Printer
Dual-Sided Printer
AlphaCard Price
Single-Sided Printer
Dual-Sided Printer
Printer Coverage
3 years
Loaner Coverage
Printhead Coverage
2 Years
Print Technology
Dye Sublimation
Re-Writable Printing
Card Capacity
Input Hopper
Output Hopper
Single Feed Mode
Print Speed
Full Color
23 seconds
5 seconds
Avg. Cost Per Card
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Max. Ribbon Yield
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Accepted Card Sizes
Card Thickness
20-30 mil
Features Call if options aren't available online
Available Encoding Options
Contact Card
Contactless Card
Magnetic Stripe
Available Factory Options
Dual Sided
Available Field Upgrades
Dual Sided
Magnetic Stripe
Visual Security Features
Printer Lock Options
Connection Type
OS Compatibility
Windows XP
Windows XP - 32 bit
Windows XP - 64 bit
Windows Vista
Windows Vista - 32 bit
Windows Vista - 64 bit
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 2000
Windows 2000 - 32 bit
Windows 2000 - 64 bit
Mac Compatible
Physical Specs
6.8" W x 14.8"-18.6" L x 7.5" H
3.4 lbs single sided, 4.2 lbs dual sided
Available MPNs

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