AlphaCard PRO 500 ID Card Printer


AlphaCard PRO 500 ID Card Printer


The AlphaCard PRO 500 is a premium mid-volume ID card printer with options for single or dual-sided printing, built-in AlphaGuard watermark technology, lifetime AlphaCare support, and a free year of AlphaCarePlus service and support.

Read More
See this printer as a Complete ID System

* Required Fields

MSRP: $2,498
Price: $1,598

You Save: $900 (36%)


AlphaCard PRO 500 ID Card Printer


Full Details


The newest mid-volume ID card printer, the AlphaCard PRO 500 printer makes it easy to batch print professional quality cards. Backed by an industry-leading four year warranty, all PRO series printers include free lifetime AlphaCare support and a full year of AlphaCarePlus ($298 value).

Flexible & Intuitive Card Printing

The PRO 500 printer is designed for mid-sized card printing jobs with a 100 card input hopper and a 30 card output hopper. An alternate single-feed slot is available for one-off card printing.

Choose dual-sided printing when ordering your PRO 500 for the ability to print dual-sided cards with no effort, right out of the box. If you decide later on that you want to upgrade your printer, dual-sided printing can be added with a simple drop-in upgrade.

The PRO 500 uses high quality dye film ribbons, available in several different styles. For full colored cards, choose a YMCKO ribbon which includes an overcoat panel to protect the card and print the AlphaGuard design. For dual-sided cards, choose a YMCKOK ribbon.

Black monochrome ribbons are available with or without an overcoat panel (choose the overcoat ribbon if you want an AlphaGuard watermark on your monochrome cards). There are also monochrome ribbons in a variety of other colors and metallic finishes.

Built-In AlphaGuard Watermark Technology

Print secure ID cards at no additional cost with the built-in AlphaGuard technology using standard printer ribbons and cards.

The hologram-style watermarks are easy to see when light is reflected off the card, but don't interfere with your card design. AlphaGuard makes it easier to identify authentic cards and deters card tampering or duplication.

Choose from four pre-set grid design:

  • Secure shield grid
  • Globe grid
  • Geometric box grid
  • Wavelength grid

You can choose from these designs, and control other AlphaGuard settings, through the printer driver.

AlphaCard PRO 500 Features
  • Single or dual-sided dye sublimation printing
  • Built-in AlphaGuard watermark
  • Full color, single-sided cards in 35 seconds, monochrome in 7
  • 100 card input hopper, 30 card output hopper
  • USB & Ethernet connections
  • 4 year warranty with Pro-Xchange
AlphaCarePlus Free for One Year

For a limited time the PRO 500 includes a free year of AlphaCarePlus service and support, a savings of $298. AlphaCarePlus goes beyond the services offered in the free AlphaCare support included with every printer:

  • Setup assistance & training
  • VIP phone & email support
  • 30-day printer upgrade program
  • Free software updates
  • Annual printer check-up
  • Advanced configuration help
  • 25% off extended services

AlphaCarePlus must be activated within 30 days of purchase.

PRO 500 Warranty & Pro-Xchange

The AlphaCard PRO 500 ID card printer is backed by a four year warranty and a three year printhead warranty.

To make printer repairs easier, the PRO 500 includes Pro-Xchange – a program that takes the hassle out of the printer repair process by sending you a comparable printer as a permanent replacement instead of making you send in your printer, wait for it to be repaired, and then sent back to you.

Printer Options

The PRO 500 comes with these printer options:

  • Dual-sided printing
  • Magnetic stripe encoding

What Comes in the Box:

  • AlphaCard PRO 500 ID card printer
  • Printer power supply
  • USB cable
  • Driver download
  • Quick start guide
  • Lifetime AlphaCare support
  • One year free AlphaCarePlus

Get the Complete Bundle

Technical Specs

AlphaCard PRO 500

Single-Sided Printer
Dual-Sided Printer
Discount ID Price
Single-Sided Printer
Dual-Sided Printer
Printer Coverage
4 years
Loaner Coverage
Pro-Xchange Program
Printhead Coverage
3 years
Print Technology
Dye Sublimation
Re-Writable Printing
Card Capacity
Input Hopper
Output Hopper
Single Feed Mode
Print Speed
Full Color
35 seconds
7 seconds
Avg. Cost Per Card
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Max. Ribbon Yield
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Accepted Card Sizes
Card Thickness
20-40 mil
Features Call if options aren't available online
Available Encoding Options
Contact Card
Contactless Card
Magnetic Stripe
Available Factory Options
Dual Sided
Available Field Upgrades
Dual Sided
Visual Security Features
AlphaGuard Watermark Technology
Printer Lock Options
Connection Type
OS Compatibility
Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard
Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard
Mac OSX 10.7 Lion
Mac OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion
Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks
Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite
Mac OSX 10.11 El Capitan
Windows XP - 32 bit
Windows XP - 64 bit
Windows Vista (32 Bit)
Windows Vista (64 Bit)
Windows 7 (32 Bit)
Windows 7 (64 Bit)
Windows 8 (32 Bit)
Windows 8 (64 Bit)
Windows 10 - 32 bit
Windows 10 - 64 bit
Windows 2003 Server - 32 bit
Windows 2003 Server - 64 bit
Windows 2008 Server - 32 bit
Windows 2008 Server - 64 bit
Windows 2012 Server - 32 bit
Windows 2012 Server - 64 bit
Mac Compatible
Physical Specs
9.2” L x 17.8” W x 8.1” H
15 lbs
Available MPNs

Shop Ribbons & Supplies

for the AlphaCard PRO 500 ID Card Printer

Go To Supplies