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Polaroid P4000E ID Card Printer Single-Sided - DISCONTINUED

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  • Includes a free 30-day subscription to CloudBadging: a secure, cloud-based workspace for individuals or teams to create, manage, and print ID badges.
  • Single- or dual-sided direct-to-card ID card printer ideal for low volume card printing applications
  • Special features: compact and lightweight design and easy-to-use printer driver
  • Optional upgrades: dual-sided printing, encoding, Ethernet, and extended warranty and loaner plans

What's Included

  • Polaroid P4000E single- or dual-sided printer
  • 2 year printer warranty

Polaroid P4000E Description

The Polaroid P4000E dual-sided ID card printer offers advanced features such as optional magnetic encoding and duplex printing, full networking capabilities and options to secure your application - all in a compact, portable design.

Product Features

  • Lightweight, portable design
    The Polaroid P4000E ID card printer dual-sided features a small footprint and is lightweight, making it suitable for any workspace surface and easily portable to other facilities. Front-side input and output hoppers also cut down on desk-space usage while providing easy accessibility to your cards.

  • Easy-to-use printer driver
    The Polaroid P4000E ID card printer's driver provides user-adjustable controls, printer diagnostics, audio and visual prompts, and online user help. These features and more help provide you with a smooth, pain-free card production process.

  • Optional dual-sided printing
    The P4000E card printer is available as a single- or dual-sided ID printer. Dual-sided printing allows for more space on your ID card for your company logo, additional cardholder information, or security features. (Add this feature to your printer within the Options tab.)

  • Optional encoding
    The Polaroid P4000E provides solutions for your magnetic stripe encoding and smart card personalization needs. These options are also field-upgradeable, allowing your card printer to evolve as your organization's needs do. (Add this feature to your printer within the Options tab.)

  • Optional Ethernet connectivity
    Th Polaroid P4000E features optional Ethernet connectivity which allows for remote printer sharing by many users on a network. (Add this feature to your printer within the Options tab.)

  • Optional extended warranty and printer loaner plan
    ID Wholesaler's extended warranty plans include toll-free technical support, live chat support, total parts and labor replacement, and fast turn-around on printer repairs. This satisfaction-guaranteed service is handled in-house by our knowledgeable, factory-trained technical support team. Our loaner coverage plan provides you with a loaner printer in the event your printer needs to be sent to ID Wholesaler for repair. Printer loaner plans help ensure you won't be without a printer and your card printing can continue uninterrupted. (Add a coverage plan to your printer within the Options tab.)

  • Optional card printer training
    Get your new Polaroid P4000E card printer up and running in no time with a training session from our in-house Technical Support team. We will tailor your training around your specific printer and your specific needs. A card printer training session may include topics such as:
    • ID card printer installation assistance
    • How to load the ribbon and cards
    • A review of the printer's user interface
    • Special printer features and how to use them
    (You may add training to your order within the Options tab.)

Ideal Markets/Applications

  • Student and faculty IDs that also automate library and cafeteria options and more
  • Retail loyalty programs
  • Corporate ID cards
  • Membership ID cards
  • Transportation passes
Encoding OptionsMagnetic Stripe Encoding
Card Sizes AcceptedCR80 - standard credit card size
Card Thickness Accepted

20-50 mil

Printer Color CapabilityColor & monochrome printing, plus monochrome rewritable printing
Printer Includes
Duplex printing
Encoding -
  • Magnetic stripe (field-upgradeable)
  • Smart card (field-upgradeable)
200-card input hopper
Lockable input tray
Printer-to-desk security lock (Kensington lock)
Bi-directional direct connect 10 Base-T Ethernet with LCD display
Input hopper empty alert - for custom development if writing your own card printer software
Extended warranties through ID Wholesaler, including options to add printer loaner coverage to standard warranty
Input Hopper Capacity


OS CompatibilityMicrosoft® Windows® 2000, XP, Vista & Windows 7 (32-bit)
Output Hopper Capacity40
Printing Speeds (sec/card)4 seconds (monochrome (K) single-sided card)
19 seconds (full-color (YMCKT) single-sided card)
30 seconds (full-color (YMCKT-KT) dual-sided card)
Printing CapabilitySingle-sided and optional dual-sided printing
Warranty2 years on printer and printhead
Weight & Dimensions11.5 lbs (5.3 kg), 7.8'' x 9.5'' x 21.5'' (198mm x 241mm x 546mm)

Polaroid P4000E