Evolis Elypso


Evolis Elypso

The Elypso Is a single sided and double sided printer, with the capability of being able to produce high security instant cards. It can be equipped with encoders for magnetic stripe and contact and contactless smart cards making it ideal to produce your ID Cards.

Ideal to produce;

  • Payment Cards
  • Transit Passes
  • Loyalty cards/ Gift cards

With the edge-to-edge printing and 300DPI Resolution, the cards will look professional and of a high quality. Being able to print in both monochrome and full colour you will be able to produce you cards to our specification and with easy. The Elypso is compact and quiet making it easy to fit into any workspace without causing any disruption.

For any extra details, please contact us and we would be happy to help.

A modular and compact card printer

Configuration on demand

Elypso printers are fully modular. Not only can Elypso print either single or dual sided cards, it can also be equipped with encoders for magnetic stripe and contact and contactless smart cards.
The software architecture of Evolis Premium Suite® was designed to make Elypso fit seamlessly with your existing computer systems.

Professional print quality

Elypso uses the same print engine as our Primacy printer, which offers photographic print quality (resolution 300 dpi).
Optimal colour rendering and edge-to-edge colour or monochrome printing ensure professional quality cards.


Space saving

Very compact (barely bigger than a standard letter size sheet of paper) and quiet (48 decibels in operation), Elypso is discreet and has a small footprint.
The cables and connectors are located at the rear to reduce cable clutter

Friendly and fast for the long term

Ease of use  

Elypso is so easy to use, you can start printing cards immediately. There’s no need to spend time and money on training.
Thanks to Elypso’s unique front-loading design, insertion and retrieval of cards makes it easy to access even in tight spaces.

With the Evolis Premium Suite® software you can receive notifications and easily control the printer from your computer.

Evolis High Trust® printing ribbons are easy to install and automatically recognized by the printer.

Elypso card printer

Less waiting time

With Elypso, get a personalized dual sided colour card in less than 30 seconds!
Save time and impress your clients with fast card delivery, that will boost your organizations brand image.

Sustainable investment

Elypso is designed with carefully selected materials, and our quality and compliance testing guarantee high reliability so you save on maintenance and/or repair costs.
In addition, Elypso is upgradeable so you can manage your investment as your needs evolve.


The Elypso card printer is easy and simple to use; but if your having trouble and need some help, take a look at the videos below. Simple to understand and follow, these helpful videos can help you whether its starting up the printer or cleaning it.

Helpful Tips

Elypso - Quick start guide

Elypso - How to carry out regular cleaning of the print head

General features

  • Single-sided or dual-sided printing module
  • Edge-to-edge printing
  • Color dye sublimation, monochrome thermal transfer
  • 300 dpi print head (11.8 dots/mm)
  • 16 million colors

Printing performances1

  • Single side :
    • Color (YMCKO): 20.2 s per card
    • Monochrome: 6.5 s per card
  • Dual side (YMCKO-K): 27.3 s per card

Optional features

  • Upgrade kit for dual-sided printing
  • Reject tray: 30 cards (0.76 mm - 30 mil)
  • Wireless connection 802.11b/g

Additional encoding modules

  • Available modules:
    • Magnetic stripe encoder ISO 7811 HiCo/LoCo, JIS2
    • Smart contact station ISO 7816-2
    • Contact smart card encoder - PC/SC, EMV 2000-1
    • Contactless smart card encoder - ISO 14443A, B, ISO15693, Mifare, DesFire, HID iCLASS
    • Other specific encoders upon request
  • Internal USB or IP ports
  • Options can be combined
  • Factory-installed or installed on site


  • USB (1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0)
  • Ethernet TCP-IP 10BaseT, 100BaseT (Traffic Led)
  • 802.11b/g wireless connection as an option


  • Support for Kensington® security lock
  • Data encryption for magnetic encoding


  • Printer LEDs
  • Graphical notifications from the printer2: cleaning alerts, empty/low level ribbon alert, etc.

Card management an specifications

  • Manual feeder: card to card printing
  • Card thickness: 0.50 to 1.25 mm (20 to 50 mil), no gauge adjustment, case by case for the 0.25 mm/10 mil plastic cards
  • Card types:
    • PVC cards
    • Composite PVC cards
    • PET cards
    • ABS cards3
    • Special varnished cards3
  • Card format: ISO CR80 - ISO 7810 (53.98 mm x 85.60 mm)

Evolis High Trust® Ribbons 

To maximise the quality and durability of printed cards, the lifespan of the print head and the overall printer reliability, use Evolis High Trust® ribbons.

  • Automatic identification and setting
  • Delivered in a drop-in cassette for easy handling
  • Ribbon saver for monochrome printing


  • Delivered with Evolis Premium Suite® for Windows™:
    • Printer driver
    • Evolis Print Center for printer administration and settings
    • Evolis Printer Manager for graphical notification4
    • 24­/7 online support

    • Compatible with Windows™: XP SP3, Vista 32/64, W7 32/64, W8 32/64

  • Linux upon request
  • SDK upon request

Eco-friendly design, certifications and statement of compliance

  • Standby, sleep modes & reduced energy consumption
  • ErP 2009/125/CE
  • RoHS


  • Power supply: 100-240 Volts AC, 50-60 Hz, 1.8 A
  • Printer: 24 Volts DC, 3 A

Operating environment

  • Min/max operating temperature: 15° / 30° C (59° / 86° F)
  • Humidity: 20% to 65% non-condensing
  • Min/max storage temperature: -5° / +70° C (23° / 158° F)
  • Storage humidity: 20% to 70% non-condensing
  • Operating ventilation: open air

Sound (evaluted according to the ISO 7779 standard)

Sound pressure in assistant positions LpAm (color mode YMCKO)

  • When operating: 48 dB (A)
  • In sleep mode: background noise level

Packaging content

  • Printer
  • CD-ROM with printer drivers, user manuals
  • Cleaning kit
  • USB cable
  • Power supply and cord

Size and weight

  • Size (H x W x D): 195 x 205 x 314 mm (7.68" x 8.07" x 12.36")
  • Weight: 2.95 kg (6.5 lbs)

There are no reviews yet.

Write a review

    Overall satisfaction
    Value for money
    Ease of use