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IDP Smart-31S ID Card Printer

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MSRP $1,490.00
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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.
  • Single-sided direct-to-card printer ideal for low-volume, entry-level printing applications
  • Special features: same-side input/output hopper, built-in USB connectivity and 3-year advanced warrantywith 2-year unlimited printhead warranty
  • Optional upgrades: magnetic stripe encoding, contact and contactless smart card encoding, Ethernet connectivity

What's Included

  • IDP Smart-31 printer
  • USB cable
  • Power cord
  • CD with drivers, manuals & utility programs
  • Quick install guide
  • 3-year advanced exchange with 2-year unlimited printhead warranty

The size of your small business doesn't matter when it comes to the IDP Smart-31 ID card printer. Rely on the easy-to-use 651527 ID printer to deliver first-class quality, increased efficiency, and a low-cost solution for your ID printing needs. This convenient value printer gives you enhanced data security, printing choices, and a compact design that leaves a very small footprint. The IDP Smart-31 is the perfect solution for access control, government ID, healthcare, membership or loyalty programs, and more.

  • Simple to use with a compact design
    The IDP Smart-31 Card Printer was designed with an intuitive, user-friendly interface that will get your printing program up-to-speed in no time. The LED button on the front makes operating the printer straightforward, and with IDP's drop-in ribbon cartridges, changing your printer ribbon takes seconds. With a thoughtfully engineered chassis, this printer has a small footprint to easily fit any desktop configuration, large or small.

  • Low-cost security with UV printing
    The Smart-31 651527 printer has a password verification function to provide root and user authentications. Data transmitted on USB can be encrypted and SSL Protocol on Ethernet communications is supported. For ease and flexibility, you can set a specific authorized PC for encoding and printing cards.
    With the "F" panel on the printers for the IDP Smart-31 printer contain a fluorescing panel that allows you to print images only visible with ultraviolet (UV) light, providing an additional level of security. Printing UV images or text on ID cards provides an extra security layer, because the text is not visible to the naked eye. This makes it considerably more difficult to make a counterfeit ID.

  • High-quality printing & reliable data management
    Trust the IDP Smart-31 direct-to-card printer to provide your organization with professional-grade credentials. With the Smart-31 651527 printer, you'll enjoy the benefits of advanced FINE Imaging technology with exceptional-looking ID cards every time.

  • Top-of-the-line warranty protection
    The Smart-31 includes a warranty plan that will ensure your card printing program is always operational, and you get the most for your money.

  • 3-year Advanced Exchange Coverage
    If your printer goes down during the warranty, you won't need to deal with shipping loaner printers back-and-forth. Instead, you will simply exchange your printer for a replacement printer. The replacement printer will then be covered for the duration of your initial printer's warranty.

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

  • Optional dual-sided printing
    When you choose dual-sided printing, it allows for more space on your ID card for your company logo, additional cardholder information, or security features. If your application requires printing on both sides of the card, the IDP Smart-31 card printer is available as a single or dual-sided ID printer. You can also choose the field-upgradeable Smart-31 Flipper unit for your dual-sided printing program. Save time and eliminate possible mechanical problems and card jamming caused by manually flipping your cards by opting for built-in dual-sided printing.

  • Optional encoding
    With the IDP 651527 printer, get feature-rich credentials for enhanced security. Combine your photo ID application with magnetic stripe, contact (ISO 7816-compliant), or contactless (MIFARE, DESFIRE, and iClass) encoding for a scalable solution that's right for your organization. Like dual-sided printing, encoding options can be added to the Smart-31 at any time.

Card Sizes AcceptedCR80 - standard PVC, PET or Composite PVC (CR80 is the size of a standard credit card)
Card Thickness Accepted15-30 mil
Printer Color CapabilityColor & monochrome printing
Print Resolution DPI300DPI
Printer LoudnessOperating: 68 dB (A)
Peak: 82 dB (A)
Printer IncludesUSB cable
Power cords
CD with printer drivers, manuals & utility programs
Input Hopper Capacity80
OS Compatibility Windows 7 (32- & 64-bit), Windows 8 (32- & 64-bit), Windows 10 (32- & 64-bit); Mac OS, Linux
Printer OptionsEncoding:
  • Magnetic stripe
  • Contact smart card encoding
  • Contactless smart card encoding
Ethernet connectivity
Extended warranties through ID Wholesaler
Output Hopper Capacity25
Printing Speeds (sec/card)5 seconds (monochrome (K) single-sided card)
23 seconds (full-color (YMCKO) single-sided card)
Printing CapabilitySingle side printing
Warranty3-year advanced exchange with 2-year unlimited printhead warranty
Weight & Dimensions7.5 lbs (3.40 kg), 6.8'' x 14.8'' x 7.5'' (172mm x 377mm x 190mm)

IDP Smart-31S Printer

IDP Smart-31S Printer Downloads

Visit the IDP support page to find the latest Smart-31 drivers and firmware
- Smart-31 Drivers and Firmware

IDP Smart-31S Printer User Manuals

Find the latest version of the IDP Smart-31user manual below:
- IDP Smart-31 User Manual

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