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IDP Smart-51S ID Card Printer

  • Direct to card printing
  • Single-sided printing
  • USB Connectivity
  • Encoding Options

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MSRP $1,990.00
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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.
  • Direct-to-card printer ideal for mid- to high-volume card printing applications.
  • Special features: built-in USB connectivity (optional ethernet) and 2-year unlimited printhead warranty
  • Optional upgrades: Ethernet connectivity, encoding

What's Included

  • IDP Smart-51 printer
  • USB cable
  • Power cord
  • CD with drivers, manuals & utility programs
  • Quick install guide
  • 2-year unlimited printhead warranty
  • Optional dual-sided printing
    If you want to maximize the real estate on both sides of your ID cards, choose the field-upgradeable Smart-51 Flipper unit for dual-sided printing. View the IDP Smart-51 Dual-Sided Printer.

  • Optional card lamination
    Increase card security and durability with lamination. Not only does laminate protect cards from physical wear and tear; it also deters tampering and forgery. Whether your card application requires laminate patches or holographic film, the Smart-51 Lamination Module exceptional results.

    • 2-Year Unlimited Prints/Passes Printhead Warranty – IDP will replace blown printheads, no questions asked, for 2 years (the replacement printhead is covered for the duration of the initial printhead's warranty).

    Ideal Applications
    • Employee IDs
    • Access control
    • Government
    • Transportation
    • Membership / loyalty / gift
    Card Sizes AcceptedCR80 - standard PVC, PET or Composite PVC (CR80 is the size of a standard credit card)
    Card Thickness Accepted15-40 mil
    Printer Color CapabilityColor & monochrome printing
    Print Resolution DPI300 DPI
    Printer IncludesUSB cable
    Power cords
    CD with printer drivers, manuals & utility programs
    Input Hopper Capacity100 (200 with hopper door open)
    OS CompatibilityMicrosoft® Windows® 2000, 2003, XP, Vista (32- & 64-bit), Windows 7 (32- & 64-bit), Windows 8 (32- & 64-bit), Windows 10 (32- & 64-bit); Mac OS, Linux
    Printer Options


    • Magnetic stripe
    • Contact smart card encoding
    • Contactless smart card encoding

    Ethernet connectivity
    TrueSupport coverage through ID Wholesaler

    Output Hopper Capacity40
    Printing Speeds (sec/card)5 seconds (monochrome (K) single-sided card)
    17 seconds (full-color (YMCKO) single-sided card)
    Printing CapabilitySingle side

    2-year unlimited printhead warranty

    Weight & Dimensions10 lbs (4.5 kg), 6.5'' x 15.4'' x 8.3'' (165mm x 390mm x 210mm)

    IDP Smart-51S Printer

    IDP Smart-51S Printer Downloads

    Visit the IDP support page to find the latest Smart-51 drivers and firmware
    - Smart-51 Drivers and Firmware

    IDP Smart-51S Printer User Manuals

    Find the latest version of the IDP Smart-51 user manual below:
    - IDP Smart-51 User Manual

    IDP Smart-51S Printer Support

    ID Wholesaler has the most knowledgeable and well-trained in-house technical support department in the industry. Unlike other retailers, we don't send your printer back to the manufacturer -- we fix it, fast! We offer coverage plans for your Smart-51:
    - See our TrueSupport Plans

    Technical Support

    Our team is able to assist you 7:30am-4:00pm CT, Monday-Friday.
    - See our technical support page for contact options