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IDP Smart-51L N ID Card Printer - Dual-Sided - Lamination

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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

Experience the powerful technology and trusted print quality of the IDP Smart-51 ID Card Printer. Constructed with a rugged metal frame and steel ball bearings for dependability and longevity, this direct-to-card printing solution offers increased printing speeds, producing up to 212 full-color ID cards in just an hour. Unlike other card printers, the Smart-51 was specially designed for a quieter card production process. It can be upgraded to provide stronger security for your card issuance program with magnetic stripe, contact, or contactless smart card encoding as well as enhanced card durability with lamination. With its patented FINE imaging capabilities, the IDP Smart-51 creates professional-grade ID card credentials for organizations with small- to mid-size card issuance programs.

  • Next-generation speed and dependability
    Following in the footsteps of its Smart-50 predecessor, the high-speed IDP Smart-51 upgraded printer boasts higher printing production coupled with a substantially larger card loading capacity of up to 200 cards (when its cover is opened) for reliable, worry-free card printing. The Smart-51 also has a removable output hopper for hand-fed or batch printing.
  • Simple operation and performance
    With standard USB connectivity and a compact desktop design, you can set your printing process in motion quickly and conveniently with the IDP Smart-51 card printer. The portability-friendly card maker features a two-line front LCD display has LED buttons and allows for the easy-to-understand prompts, ensuring that so you'll always know the status of your print jobs.
  • Direct-to-card print quality
    When it comes to accuracy and precision, you can rely on the Smart-51's 300 dpi resolution to design and create customized, professional-looking ID cards in just minutes. With the lowest cost-per-card of the Smart Series of ID card printers, you can trust the Smart-51 will deliver exceptional quality at a price that's budget-friendly. Its dye-sublimation printing with color and monochrome ribbons consistently produces vivid colors, radiant images, and crisp text/barcodes.
  • Integrated security options
    The IDP Smart-51 ID Card Printer includes built-in password protection - complete with administrator and user authentications to heighten the level of scalable security for your printing program. With its computer authentication capabilities, the Smart-51 allows you to lock your printer to a single PC and make it useless if it's ever stolen.
  • Optional encoding
    With the IDP Smart-51 printer, you can choose from a variety of options to combine with your photo ID card application with magnetic stripe, contact (ISO 7816-compliant), and contactless (MIFARE, DESFIRE, and iClass) encoding for the optimal scalable solution for your organization.
  • 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.

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 Compatibility

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

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