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IDP Smart-81 Retransfer ID Card Printer

The IDP Smart-81 is a high-volume retransfer ID card printer designed for large organizations.

  • Single-sided, retransfer printer
  • Quick print speeds - print full color, single-sided cards in 25 seconds and 43 seconds for dual-sided cards
  • 200 card input hopper, 100 card output hopper
  • Includes both USB and Ethernet connectivity
  • Upgrade options: dual-sided printing, magnetic stripe encoding, contactless smart card encoder, lamination, security locks and SMARTWi-Fi Kit
MSRP $4,490.00

IDP Smart-81 Overview

  • Printing Capability: Single-sided or Dual-Sided
  • Print Technology: Retransfer
  • Print Speed: Full color, single-sided cards in 25 seconds
  • Input/Output Hopper: 200/100
  • Warranty: 3 years printer, 2 years printhead

The powerful IDP Smart-81 retransfer ID card printer is designed for high-volume card programs including membership cards, education, employee ID, and more.

Customizable Printer Design

Customize your IDP Smart-81 high-volume ID card printer to meet the specific needs of your organization - with options for single or dual-sided printing, magnetic stripe encoding, smart card encoding, single or dual-sided lamination, security locks and SmartWiFi.

In addition, the Smart-81 features both USB and Ethernet connectivity, Windows and Mac operating system compatibility, and a three-year manufacturer warranty.

High Volume Retransfer Batch Printing

The Smart-81 ID card printer comes with a large 200-card input hopper and 100-card output hopper, making it easy to quickly and efficiently print large runs of ID cards for your employees, members, students, and more.

In addition to the large hoppers, the Smart-81 fast print speeds will help improve your printing. The YMCK full-color ribbon prints cards in 25 seconds (144 cards per hour) while the YMCKK full-color ribbon prints cards in 43 seconds (84 cards per hour).

Printer Options & Upgrades

The Smart-81 comes with these printer options:

  • Dual-sided printing
  • Magnetic Stripe Encoding
  • Smart Card Encoding
  • Lamination
  • Security Locks
  • SmartWi-Fi Kit

Smart-81 Printer Warranty

The IDP Smart-81 ID card printer comes with a three-year manufacturer warranty, with a two-year printhead warranty.

What's Included:

  • IDP Smart-81 ID card printer
  • Printer power supply
  • USB cable
  • Install disk
  • Printer guides
  • Lifetime Email Support
Encoding Options
Card Sizes AcceptedCR80 - standard PVC, PET or Composite PVC (CR80 is the size of a standard credit card)
Card Thickness Accepted0.76mm (30mil) - 1.2mm (47mil)
Printer Color CapabilityColor & monochrome printing
Print Resolution DPI300 DPI
Printer Loudness
Printer Includes
Input Hopper Capacity200
InterfaceUSB & Ethernet
OS Compatibility

Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Windows 11, Mac OS, Linux

Printer Options
Output Hopper Capacity100 cards
Printing Speeds (sec/card)

Full Color 25 seconds

Printing Capability

Single-sided or Dual-sided printing

Warranty2 Years
Weight & Dimensions

25.13 lbs., 18.1" 8.8" x 12.2"

Card Management
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