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Datacard SP55 ID Printer

Datacard SD-360 A newer version of this item is available.
It is replaced by the Datacard SD-360.
The powerful SP55 card printer offers the speed and features to meet your current requirements and the flexibility to keep pace with changes in your card program. We integrated the power and functionality of a professional-grade card printer with the plug-and-play simplicity of a desktop printer. The result is another breakthrough in technology the SP55 card printer. This versatile, new printer is advanced enough to meet the demands of high-profile security programs, yet easy and affordable enough for enterprises launching their first card programs.
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SP55 Options
Part # DescriptionAvailabilityPriceOrder
SP55+UIATH1NET SP55, Monochrome Card Printer, IAT, MAG, 100 Card Input Hopper and USB Interface See Replacement Call for Details
SP5SUIATH2K1NET SP55, Monochrome Card Printer (Magnetic Stripe) Check Availability Call for Details
SP55UIATH2USB SP55, Simplex, 200 Card Input Hopper, IAT Mag, USB Interface Check Availability Call for Details
SP55UIATH2NET SP55, Simplex, 200 Card Input Hopper, Ethernet Interface, IAT Mag Check Availability Call for Details
SP55UIATH1USB SP55, Monochrome Card Printer, USB Interface, Simplex, 100 Card Input Hopper, IAT mag-stripe encoder Check Availability Call for Details
SP55UIATH1NET SP55, MONOCHROME IAT MAG 100 CARD INPUT HOP Ethernet Check Availability Call for Details
SP55UH1USB SP55, Simplex, Monochrome, 100 Card Input Hopper, USB Interface Check Availability Call for Details
SP55KIATH4USB SP55, Monochrome Card Printer (K/IAT, Mag/200 Card Hopper with Slide and USB Interface) Check Availability Call for Details
SP55KIATH1NET SP55+ KIOSK CARD PTR, IAT MAG STRIPE, 100 CARD INPUT Check Availability Call for Details
SP55CNETIATK1 SP55, Simplex, IAT, Net, 100 Card Locking Input Hopper Check Availability Call for Details
SP55CIATH2USB SP55, Simplex, 100 Card Input Hopper, USB Interface, IAT Mag, GEMPC Check Availability Call for Details
SP55CIATH1USBSC120 SP55, Simplex, 100 Card Input Hopper, USB Interface, IAT Mag, GEMPC Check Availability Call for Details
SP55CIATH1USBC400 SP55, Simplex, 100 Card Input Hopper, USB Interface, IAT Mag, Contact Station Check Availability Call for Details
SP55CIATH1USB SP55, Full color printer, one-sided with USB interface and mag-stripe encoder. Order cables separately, see accessories. Check Availability Call for Details
SP55CH2USB SP55, Simplex, 200 Card Input Hopper, USB Interface Check Availability Call for Details
SP55CH2NET SP55, Simplex, 200 Card Input Hopper, Ethernet Interface Check Availability Call for Details
SP55CH1USB SP55, Full color printer, one-sided with USB interface and 100 card hopper. Order cables separately, see accessories. Check Availability Call for Details
SP55CH1NET SP55, Simplex, 100 Card Input Hopper, Ethernet Interface Check Availability Call for Details
SP55C2IATH2USB SP55, Duplex, 200 Card Input Hopper, IAT Mag, USB Interface Check Availability Call for Details
SP55C2IATH1USBSC400 SP55, Duplex, 100 Card Input Hopper, IAT MAG, USB Interface, Contact Station Check Availability Call for Details
SP55C2IATH1USB SP55, Full color printer, two-sided with USB interface and mag-stripe encoder. Order cables separately, see accessories. Check Availability Call for Details
SP55C2IATH1NET SP55, Duplex, Communications: Ethernet Interface, IAT Mag Stripe Encoder Check Availability Call for Details
SP55C2H2USB SP55, Duplex, 200 Card Input Hopper, Communications: USB Interface Check Availability Call for Details
SP55C2H1USB SP55, Full color printer, two-sided with USB interface. Order cables separately, see accessories. Check Availability Call for Details
SP55+UIATH2USB SP55, Monochrome Card Printer, Simplex, IAT, MAG, 200 Card Input Hopper and USB Interface Check Availability Call for Details
SP55+UIATH2NET SP55, Monochrome Card Printer (Simplex, IAT, MAG, 200 Card Input Hopper and Ethernet Interface) Check Availability Call for Details
SP55+UIATH1USB SP55, Monochrome Card Printer, Simplex, IAT, MAG, 100 Card Input Hopper and USB Interface Check Availability Call for Details
SP55+UH1USBC SP55, Monochrome Card Printer (Clear Card, 100 Card) Check Availability Call for Details
SP55+UH1USB SP55, Monochrome Card Printer (Simplex, 100 Card Input Hopper and USB Interface) Check Availability Call for Details
SP55+U2NET SP55, Monochrome Card Printer (Duplex and Ethernet) Check Availability Call for Details

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Accessories

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569946-001 Cleaning, Kit, Adhesive, (5) Sleeves Per Pack (Adhesive coated sleeve/roller for continuous card cleaning. Note: one cleaning sleeve is included with each color/graphics ribbon kit to be replaced in conjunction with each ribbon change.) Ships Today $12.95
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552141-002 Cleaning, Kit, (10) Cards Per Pack (Double-sided isopropyl coated for cleaning debris from card track & transport rollers. Note: one cleaning card is included with each ribbon kit to be replaced in conjunction with each ribbon change.) Ships Today $3.80
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597640-001 Plastic ID Cards, Card, StickiCard (TM) Adhesive Back Card, Contains (100) Per Pack Ships Today $62.38
589248-004 SP55 Plus Accessories, CLEANING CARD, IAT MAG FOR IMAGE CARD II
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$11.28
571063-999 ID Card Ribbon, Ribbon Cartridge Assembly
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$35.00
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569645-001 SP55 Plus Accessories, FRAME Assembly, FLIPPER
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$17.59
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569441-999 SP55 Plus Accessories, FRU, CONTACT BLOCK
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$107.56
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566399-001 SP55 Plus Accessories, PWA, FLIPPER CONTROL
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$23.82
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566348-001 SP55 Plus Accessories, PWA, S/C CONTACT BLOCK
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$34.96
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562947-001 SP55 Plus Accessories, BOSS, LOCK
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$65.53
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559684-001 SP55 Plus Accessories, PAWL, LOCK
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$30.04
559682-001 SP55 Plus Accessories, RETAINER, LOCK BOSS
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$16.66
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559643-999 SP55 Plus Accessories, FRU, SWING ARM FAN ACCESSORY
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$46.54
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554281-999 SP55 Plus Accessories, FRU, CLUTCH with GEAR
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$41.35
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554212-001 SP55 Plus Accessories, Swingarm Cover
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$20.71
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554209-004 SP55 Plus Accessories, Enclosure Body
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$18.14
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553950-002 Soft-Sided Carrying Case (for the SP35 and SP55)
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$92.00
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551488-001 SP55 Plus Accessories, FAN, TPH
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$24.81
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551327-004 SP55 Plus Accessories, PWB Assembly, SCI CONTACT STATION
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$207.85
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Recommended ID Printer Ribbons
Datacard Full Color (534000-003)
YMCKT Color Ribbon Kit includes one ribbon, one isopropanol cleaning card, and one adhesive cleaning sleeve, 500 image prints per roll. The ribbon is used to print in a variety of colors: yellow (Y), magenta (M), cyan (C), and black (K). The remaining topcoat (T) provides an extra layer of protection for the card. This ribbon is used to print color on one side of a card. Compatible with SP35, SP35 Plus, SP55, SP55 Plus, SP75, SP75 Plus, FP65, FP65i, SD260, SD360 and SD460 printers.
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Datacard Full Color (534000-006)
YMCKT-KT Color Ribbon Kit includes one ribbon, one isopropanol cleaning card, and one adhesive cleaning sleeve, 300 image prints per roll. The ribbon is used to print in a variety of colors: yellow (Y), magenta (M), cyan (C), and black (K) on the front of the card, as well as a clear protective topcoat (T). The back side of the card can printed on using the second black (K) and the remaining topcoat (T) provides an extra layer of clear protection for the card. This ribbon is used to print color on one side of a card and black on the back. Compatible with SP55, SP55 Plus, SP75, SP75 Plus, FP65, FP65i, SD360, and SD460 printers.
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$208.95
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Datacard Full Color (534000-002)
YMCKT Color Ribbon Kit includes one ribbon, one isopropanol cleaning card, and one adhesive cleaning sleeve, 250 image prints per roll. The ribbon is used to print in a variety of colors: yellow (Y), magenta (M), cyan (C), and black (K). The remaining topcoat (T) provides an extra layer of protection for the card. This ribbon is used to print color on one side of a card. Compatible with SP25, SP25 Plus, SP35, SP35 Plus, SP55, SP55 Plus, SP75, SP75 Plus, SD260, SD360 and SD460 Printer
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$89.25
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Datacard Full Color (534000-007)
YMCKT-K Color Ribbon Kit includes one ribbon, one isopropanol cleaning card, and one adhesive cleaning sleeve, 375 image prints per roll. The ribbon is used to print in a variety of colors: yellow (Y), magenta (M), cyan (C), and black (K) on the front of the card as well as a clear protective topcoat (T). The back side of the card can printed on using the second black (K). This ribbon is used to print color on one side of a card and black on the back. Compatible with SP55 Plus, SP75 Plus, SD360, and SD460 Printers
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$169.00
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Datacard Full Color (534000-004)
YmcKT (short-panel or half-panel) Color Ribbon Kit includes one ribbon, one isopropanol cleaning card, and one adhesive cleaning sleeve, 650 Image prints per roll. The ribbon allows for printing in a variety of colors 1/2 the length of the card: yellow (Y), magenta (M), and cyan (C), and a full card print in black (K). The remaining topcoat (T) provides an extra clear layer of protection for the card. This ribbon is used to print color on one side of a card. Compatible with SP35 Plus, SP55 Plus, SP75 Plus, SD260, SD360, and SD460 Printers.
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$143.85
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Recommended Printheads
Datacard Printheads (569110-999)
Printhead Assembly for the SP35, 55 and 75, 203 dpi
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$550.00
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Datacard Printheads (569110-998)
Replacement printhead, 203 dpi.
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$550.00
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Datacard SP55 Details

The powerful Datacard® SP55 card printer offers the speed and features to meet your current requirements and the flexibility to keep pace with changes in your card program.

We integrated the power and functionality of a professional-grade card printer with the plug-and-play simplicity of a desktop printer. The result is another breakthrough in technology-the Datacard® SP55 card printer. This versatile, new printer is advanced enough to meet the demands of high-profile security programs, yet easy and affordable enough for enterprises launching their first card programs.

Versatility for secure ID and consumer marketing programs
The Datacard SP55 card printer delivers high-quality photo IDs that elevate security programs to entirely new levels. Smart card, magnetic stripe, bar code and proximity options make it easy to create multi-technology IDs that provide authorized users with secure access to facilities, networks and other privileges. For consumer marketers, this new printer serves as a powerful platform for highly profitable loyalty programs.

Intelligent features and a flexible design
The design of the Datacard SP55 card printer is based on more than 10 years of market experience, and it anticipates the emerging needs of your card program.

 

Features

  • Edge-to-edge printing
  • Full-color printing: Up to 180 cards per hour (single-sided); up to 115 cards per hour (double-sided)
  • Monochrome printing: Up to 700 cards per hour (single-sided); up to 300 cards per hour (double-sided)
  • 100-card, front-facing input hopper: 0.030 in. (0.76 mm) card thickness.
  • 40-card, front-facing output hopper: 0.030 in. (0.76 mm) card thickness.
  • Microsoft® Windows® Me, 2000 and XP printer driver
  • Printer pooling (Windows® 2000 and XP)
  • USB cable connection
  • Datacard® Smart Driver™ printer driver
    • User-adjustable image and color controls
    • Stand-alone "smart" driver diagnostics
    • Color image and test card preview
    • Online user help
  • Audio and visual message prompts
  • Automatic card feed
  • Datacard® Certified Supplies with enhanced features:
    • Advanced Imaging Technology™
    • Ribbon identification and validation
    • Printer settings and offsets
    • Ribbon low warning
  • 18-month standard depot warranty for printer
  • 18-month printhead warranty-no prorating; no card counting
  • Operator-replaceable printhead
  • Continuous cleaning roller

 

Options

  • Single-sided or double-sided printing
  • Magnetic stripe encoding
    • IAT or NTT
    • Dual high- and low-coercivity
    • Tracks 1, 2 and 3 (1 track for NTT)
  • Smart card personalization
    • Contact GemPC® USB
    • Contactless GemEasyLink 680 SL
    • Combination Contact GemPC USB and Contactless GemEasyLink 680 SL
    • Contact station
    • HID® compatible Prox reader (read only)
  • 200 card input hopper
  • Lockable input tray-Kensington Security Slot
  • Printer security lock
  • StickiCard™ adhesive-backed plastic cards
  • Soft-sided carrying case

 

Specifications

  • Physical dimensions:
    • 21. 5 in. x 7.8 in. x 9.5 in. (546 mm x 198 mm x 241 mm) with 100 input hopper
    • 21. 5 in. x 7.8 in. x 11.9 in. (546 mm x 198 mm x 302 mm) with 200 input hopper
  • Weight: less than 11.5 lbs. (5.3 kg) without supplies
  • Print capabilities:
    • Edge-to-edge printing
    • Continuous-tone, full-color or black-and-white photos
    • Alphanumeric text, logos, digitized signatures
    • Variety of bar codes
    • Background patterns
  • Print resolution: 300 dpi
  • Throughput:
    • Full-color printing: up to 180 cards per hour (single-sided); up to 115 cards per hour (double-sided)
    • One-color printing: up to 700 cards per hour (single-sided); up to 300 cards per hour (double-sided)
  • Shade count: 256 shades
  • Communications: Bi-directional USB and 10 Base-T Ethernet
  • Plastic cards accepted:
    • Size: 3.375 in. x 2.125 in. (85.7 mm x 54.0 mm)
    • Type: PVC with glossy laminate surface; other core materials with PVC overlaminates optional
    • Thickness:
      • .009 in. to .055 in. (.2286 mm to 1.397 mm) can pass through all options
      • .018 in. to .040 in. (.508 mm to 1.016 mm) for magnetic stripe card options
      • .027 in. to .040 in. (.6858 mm to 1.016 mm) for contacted smart card options
      • .027 in. to .040 in. (.6858 mm to 1.016 mm) for contactless smart card options
  • Resident memory: 16 MB
  • Supplies:
    • Datacard® proprietary print ribbons
    • YMCKT (three colors, true black and topcoat)
    • YMCKT-KT (three colors, true black and topcoat)
    • KT (true black with topcoat)
    • K (true black)
    • Various other colors
  • Electrical requirements:
    • 100/120V, 50/60 Hz
    • 220/240V, 50/60 Hz
  • Operating environment:
    • 60 ˚F to 95 ˚F (15 ˚C to 35 ˚C)
    • 20% to 80% non-condensing humidity
  • Storage environment:
    • 5˚F to 140˚F (-15˚C to 60˚C)
    • 10% to 90% non-condensing humidity
The Datacard SP55 is also known as the Data Card SP55 .