Smart 31s ID Card Printer (Single Sided)

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The perfect low budget solution
for printing ID cards

The ultimate upgrade from its predecessor, the Smart 31s Captures detailed edge to edge high quality images. The single-sided ID card printer inherits everything you loved about the Smart 30s and adds more functionality and security features making it an affordable and easy to use printer.


Print Full Colour Identification Cards

In just 23 seconds print a full colour ID card, go a step further and print address and verification information to the reverse. The Smart 31s utilises the latest in technology to produce over 1 million colours when printing a full colour ID card.

Security Meets Affordability

The Smart 31s 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.

Software? We've Got You Covered.

With your purchase of an IDP Smart 31 through Lesar UK, you'll receive free software to get you started, with support. This hassle-free software not only saves you time and money but also facilitates rapid printing, eliminating the need to organise your own system. The software, like the printer, is remarkably easy to use, enabling you to craft your ideal card in no time.

High Capacity Input For Quick Card Printing

Sit back and let the printer do the work for you with more batch printing functionality, designed to hold up to 80 cards (with cover open) with up to 25 card output capacity, saving you time and labor from restocking your hopper.

Get The Most Out Of Your Card Printer

The IDP Smart 31s 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.

Immediate ID Issuance

Instant issuance means immediate site access while maintaining stringent security standards.

Dependable Warranty

IDP Smart has a reputation for producing high-quality printers and offers a 5-year industry leading manufacturer warranty on the Smart 31s. This printer is compatible with Mircosoft Windows 7 / 8 and 10 along with, Mac OS and Linux.


Worried about your cards getting duplicated? IDP has added two new security features to the Smart 31s, 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 31s 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.

Print Quality

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 31s is a perfect choice for printing all kinds of plastic card designs such as staff id cards, gift cards, loyalty cards and membership cards.

General info

The Smart 31s P-IA-651459 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 30s. If you are looking for an easy to use plastic card printer then the Smart 31s 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 80 card input hopper and you are ready to start printing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the Smart 31s dye-sublimation id card printer capable of dual side printing?

A: No, the Smart 31s is designed for printing single sided cards, but can be printed on the reverse side by flipping the card and re-inserting into the printer. Upgrade to a Smart 31D for quick dual sided printing.

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 "|").

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Printing Single Sided
Print Type Dye-Sublimation
Print Area Edge-to-Edge
Resolution 300dpi (Colour & Mono), 600 & 1200DPI (Mono Only)


Card Feeding Automatic
Card Size ISO CR80
Card Thickness 0.38 – 0.76 mm (15 to 30 mil)
Card Type PVC, PET, Composite PVC


Input Hopper 80 cards
Output Hopper 25 cards

Print Speed

Monochrome 5 sec./card (720 cards/hour)
YMCKO Max. 23 sec./card (156 cards/hour)


Supported Platforms Microsoft Windows 7/8/10, Mac OS, Linux
Control Panel 1 LED Button
Communications USB, Ethernet (Option)
Power Supply DC 24V
Temperature 15~35 C
Humidity 35~70%


Dimension (W × L × H) 172 x 377 x 190 mm 


Kg/Lbs Approx 3.4kg/7.5 lbs


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What’s in the box

  • IDP Smart 31s ID Card Printer
  • USB Cable
  • Ribbon Cartridge
  • Power Supply
  • Installation Disk & Setup Guide

Getting started
with the Smart 31s

IDP's easy to use SMART-31 printer will produce full-color or monochrome card reliably for years. Its a great choice for small to medium sized organizations.

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29th Oct 2020, 09:26
Absolute bargain for this price. Not only does it have fantastic print quality but also has with a 5 year warranty!
Website response: Hi Mim,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the Smart31s card printer. We're glad that you're satisfied and hope to see you again soon!