If you are looking for ID card printers with a lot of options and modular designs that allow for easy upgrades, we have recently added IDP ID card printers and supplies to the DiscountID website.
IDP makes three main lines of card printers – the entry-level Smart-30, the mid-level Smart-50, and the powerful high volume Smart-70.
The Smart-30 printer is an entry-level model designed for small batch printing with a 25 card hopper. Options include single or dual-sided printing, magnetic stripe encoding, and an upgrade to Ethernet connection.
The Smart-50 printer is designed for mid-sized organizations with its larger 100 card input hopper and 40 card output hopper. With the Smart-50 you can choose from single or dual-sided printing, magnetic stripe encoding, and USB or Ethernet connections. If you need longer-lasting cards, the Smart-50 has a lamination option too.
The Smart-70 printer has options for single or dual-sided printing, and an optional upgrade to a 500 card output hopper (standard is a 100 card hopper) for batch printing. The laminating Smart-70 also has options for single and dual-sided lamination.
Your IDP printer can print any style of card depending on which ribbons you use – with a wide range of full color, dual and single-sided, and monochrome ribbons, you’ll find everything you need on DiscountID. Each IDP ribbon also comes with a cleaning roller.
You will also need cleaning kits to keep your IDP card printer running in top shape – dust and debris can build up over time in your printer and cause damage to the cards, printhead, and internal parts. As a general rule, we recommend cleaning your printer every time you replace the ribbon.
This process includes cleaning the printhead with a swap, blowing out any dust, or using a long alcohol-soaked card to clean the rollers.