The ultimate upgrade from its predecessor, the Smart 51d Captures detailed edge to edge high quality images. The dual-sided ID card printer inherits everything you loved about the Smart 50 and adds more functionality and security features making it an affordable and easy to use printer.
In just 17 seconds print a full colour ID card, go a step further and print address and verification information to the reverse. The Smart 51d utilises the latest in technology to produce over 1 million colours when printing a full colour ID card.
The Smart 51d now comes with an advanced security watermark feature that is applied to the overplay panel. The smartmark is fully customizable, allowing you to include text, images, or logos of your choice to your card.
Sit back and let the printer do the work for you with more batch printing functionality, designed to hold up to 100/200 cards (with cover open) at a time with up to 40 card output capacity, saving you time and labor from restocking your hopper.
The IDP Smart 51 printer does more than print ID cards. Maximise the full potential of your card printer and issue all kinds of ID cards with superior printing quality. From membership and loyalty cards to university and student passes, and much more.
Q: Does the printer include any cards or ribbons to get started?
A: No. Any accessories such as printer ribbons or blank plastic cards are not included and will have to be bought separately from our website.
Q: Are there any printer training videos available?
A: Please check our "How to videos" for more information.
Q: The ribbon snapped, can I still use it?
A: You can connect snapped ribbons together using sticky tape and use the connected ribbon again. Refer to the SMART printer user manual for more information.
Q: Cannot turn on the smart printer using the LED Button?
A: Check the main power switch on the backside of the SMART printer (Press the switch "|").
The Smart 51 P-IA-651303 is one of the latest releases in the IDP range of ID Card Printers and it replaces one of the best selling printers in the UK, the Smart 51. If you are looking for an easy to use plastic card printer then the Smart 51 is the choice for you. Simply plug in the USB, power and install the printer drivers with the step by step software and your setup. Once set up, add your blank plastic cards into the 100/200 card input hopper and you are ready to start printing.
With the capability of printing up to 156 full colour cards per hour and a range of print quality including 300dpi (colour and monochrome), 600dpi (monochrome only) and 1200 dpi (monochrome only) edge to edge printing, the Smart 31d is a perfect choice for printing all kinds of plastic card designs such as staff id cards, gift cards, loyalty cards and membership cards.
Worried about your cards getting duplicated? IDP has added two new security features to the Smart 51, that makes this difficult at no extra cost with SmartMark. SmartMark allows you to print a visible but transparent overlay panel over the top of your cards. It's highly customisable with the option to include text, pictures and brand logos. The Smart 51 is also capable of UV printing allowing you to print an image on your cards in a UV ink which is only visible under a UV light.
The combination of both SmartMark and UV printing reduces the chances of your cards being easily duplicated.
IDP Smart has a reputation for producing high-quality printers and offers a 5-year industry leading manufacturer warranty on the Smart 51. This printer is compatible with Mircosoft Windows 7 / 8 and 10 along with, Mac OS and Linux.
|Print Type||Direct Dye-Sublimation|
|Resolution||300dpi (Colour & Mono), 600 & 1200DPI (Mono Only)|
|Card Size||ISO CR80|
|Card Thickness||0.38 – 1.00 mm (15 to 40 mil)|
|Card Type||PVC, PET, Composite PVC|
|Input Hopper||100/200 cards with cover open|
|Output Hopper||40 cards|
|Monochrome||5 sec./card (720 cards/hour)|
|YMCKO||17 sec./card (212 cards/hour)|
|YMCKOK||22 sec./card (164 cards/hour)|
|Supported Platforms||Microsoft Windows 7/8/10, Mac OS, Linux|
|Control Panel||1 LED Button|
|Communications||USB, Ethernet (Option)|
|Power Supply||Free Voltage (AC 100/ 220V, 50~60Hz)|
|Dimension (W × L × H)||165(W) x 498(L) x 210(H) mm|
|Kg/Lbs||Approx 5.2kg/11.5 lbs|
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