Datacard SP and SP+ Printers & Supplies are Going Green!

Datacard had released NEW and IMPROVED ribbons and laminates for your Datacard printer—and they're going green!

3 Things You Need to Know About the NEW Datacard Go Green Ribbons:

  1. They offer enhanced performance, biodegradable cores & a new lower price!
  2. The ribbon part number you're used to looking for is being discontinued & replaced with a new part number. A complete list of old part numbers & their corresponding new numbers is on this page below—what could be easier?
  3. You may need to upgrade your SP or SP+ printer firmware in order for it to be compatible with the new supplies. For details on how to upgrade, read the Go Green FAQs.

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What is the Go Green Upgrade and why do I need to update my printer?
The new Datacard Go Green supplies feature a new RFID tage that isn't compatible with the previous firmware. This tag communicates important information about the supply item to your printer. The new state-of-the-art supplies deliver the same superior print quality you expect form Datacard, plus:

  • Biodegradable cores
  • Improved operation
  • Lower cost

Will my existing (''old'') supplies stop working?
No, they will not stop working. Printers with updated firmware will be able to use both the new and older supplies.

Can I still order the ''old'' supplies after I upgrade my printer?
The old supplies are being discontinued and will no longer be produced after 12/31/11. Plus, there is no need to order old supplies after you updated and take advantage of the improvements!

Which card printer models require this update?

  • Datacard SP25 and SP25+
  • Datacard SP35 and SP35+
  • Datacard SP55 and SP55+
  • Datacard SP75 and SP75+

Can I install the new ribbon without first updating the firmware on my printer?
No, the printer will not recognize the new ribbon until you update your firmware.

I'm ready to update my firmware. What do I need to do?
Updating your firmware is easy and can be done online. Our instructions and the video tutories will walk you through the update step-by-step.

  1. Watch the Datacard Go Green Firmware Upgrade Tutorial Video.


  2. Select your Operating System below to start the firmware upgrade and download the Go Green Upgrade Instructions:

What if I still have questions?
If you have additional questions, please contact ID Wholesaler technical support.


Shop Datacard Go Green Color Ribbons

Description Compatible Printer Models Old Part Number New Part Number
YMCKT Color Ribbon Kit SP25, SP25+ 552854-004 534000-112
ymcKT Half Panel Color Ribbon Kit SP25, SP25+ 552854-104 534000-113
YMCKT Color Ribbon Kit SP25, SP25+, SP35, SP35+, SP55, SP55+, SP75, SP75+ 552854-204 534000-002
YMCK Color Ribbon Kit SP75, SP75+ 552854-502 534000-008
YMCKT Color Ribbon Kit SP35, SP35+, SP55, SP55+, SP75, SP75+ 552854-504 534000-003
YMCKT-KT Color Ribbon Kit SP55, SP55+, SP75, SP75+ 552854-506 534000-006
KT Color Ribbon Kit SP35, SP35+, SP55, SP55+, SP75, SP75+ 552854-509 534000-005
YMCK-K Color Ribbon Kit SP75, SP75+ 552854-510 534000-009
YMCKF-KT Color Ribbon Kit SP75, SP75+ 552854-514 534000-011
YMCKT-K Color Ribbon SP55+, SP75+ 552854-520 534000-007
ymcKT Half Panel Color Ribbon Kit SP35+, SP55+, SP75+ 552854-530 534000-004
KTT Color Ribbon SP75, SP75+ 552854-540 534000-010
Shop Datacard Go Green Monochrome Ribbons

Description Compatible Printer Models Old Part Number New Part Number
Black HQ Monochrome Ribbon Kit SP25, SP25+ 552954-604 532000-052
Black Monochrome Ribbon Kit SP35, SP35+, SP55, SP55+, SP75, SP75+ 552954-501 532000-002
Black Monochrome HQ Ribbon Kit SP35, SP35+, SP55, SP55+, SP75, SP75+ 552954-601 532000-053
Dark Blue Monochrome Ribbon Kit SP35, SP35+, SP55, SP55+, SP75, SP75+ 552954-502 532000-003
White Monochrome Ribbon Kit SP35, SP35+, SP55, SP55+, SP75, SP75+ 552954-503 532000-004
Red Monochrome Ribbon Kit SP35, SP35+, SP55, SP55+, SP75, SP75+ 552954-504 532000-005
Green Monochrome Ribbon Kit SP35+, SP55, SP55+, SP75, SP75+ 552954-506 532000-008
Silver Monochrome Ribbon Kit SP35, SP35+, SP55, SP55+, SP75, SP75+ 552954-507 532000-006
Gold Monochrome Ribbon Kit SP35+, SP55, SP55+, SP75, SP75+ 552954-508 532000-007
Metallic Silver Monochrome Ribbon Kit SP35, SP35+, SP55, SP55+, SP75, SP75+ 552954-607 532000-054
Metallic Gold Monochrome Ribbon Kit SP35, SP35+, SP55, SP55+, SP75, SP75+ 552954-608 532000-055
Scratch-off Monochrome Ribbon Kit SP35, SP35+, SP55, SP55+, SP75, SP75+ 552954-613 532000-009
Shop Datacard Go Green Laminates

Description Compatible Printer Models Old Part Number New Part Number
DuraGard Laminate, 0.6 mil, ''Genuine Authentic'', Full Card SP75, SP75+ 562757-001 503856-101
DuraGard Laminate, 0.6 mil, ''Genuine Authentic'', Full Card w/ Smart Card Window SP75, SP75+ 562759-001 503858-101
DuraGard Laminate, 0.6 mil, ''Secure Globe'', Full Card SP75, SP75+ 562757-003 503856-103
DuraGard Laminate, 1.0 mil, ''Genuine Authentic'', Full Card SP75, SP75+ 562763-001 503862-101
DuraGard Laminate, 1.0 mil, ''Secure Globe'', Full Card SP75, SP75+ 562763-003 503862-103
DuraGard Laminate, 1.0 mil, ''Secure Globe'', Full Card w/ Smart Card Window SP75, SP75+ 562765-003 503864-103
DuraGard Laminate, 0.5 mil, Full Card SP75, SP75+ 562750-001 (562750-401) 503849-401
DuraGard Laminate, 0.5 mil, Full Card with Smart Card Window SP75, SP75+ 562751-001 (562751-401) 503850-401
DuraGard Laminate, 0.5 mil, Mag Stripe SP75, SP75+ 562752-001 503851-401
DuraGard Laminate, 1.0 mil, Full Card SP75, SP75+ 562753-001 (562753-401) 503852-501
DuraGard Laminate, 1.0 mil, Full Card with Smart Card Window SP75, SP75+ 562754-001 (562754-401) 503853-501
DuraGard Laminate, 1.0 mil, Clear , Mag Stripe SP75, SP75+ 562755-001 503854-101
Shop Datacard Go Green Topcoats

Description Compatible Printer Models Old Part Number New Part Number
Topcoat, Clear, Full Card SP75, SP75+ 562810-001 503874-101
Topcoat, ''Genuine Authenic'', Full Card SP75, SP75+ 562812-001 503876-101
Topcoat, ''Secure Globe'', Full Card SP75, SP75+ 562812-003 503876-103