Friday, April 15, 2011


The Datacard® SP55 Plus card printer combines the speed and power of professional-grade card printing with the overall versatility you need to deliver high-quality cards for corporate, education, loyalty, entertainment and other markets.

• High productivity. The SP55 Plus card printer produces up to 190 one-sided, full-color cards or 1,000 one-sided, single-color cards per hour. Optional extra- large card input and output hoppers help ensure continuous productivity. High speed meets high quality with true edge-to-edge printing and sharp, crisp images driven by our exclusive Advanced Image Technology™. The printer also features front card loading and unloading, so you can place it anywhere.
• Versatile performance. The SP55 Plus card printer offers smart card, proximity card, ISO magnetic stripe and bar code options that make it easy to create a widerange of cards on demand. It is ideal for issuing multi-technology photo IDs thatprovide secure access to facilities, networks and other privileges. This printer also can issue secure IDs in schools as well as loyalty cards and VIP cards for casinos.
• Intelligent features. An innovative printer driver provides all the information you need on screen, including message prompts, color image previews and online user help. The SP55 Plus card printer also offers a built-in LCD and optional Ethernetconnectivity.
• Smart cards/proximity cards. Issue personalized contact or contactless smart cards for e-purse and access control programs.
• Bar codes and magnetic stripes. Choose the machine-readable technology that fits with your access control and other automated systems.
• One- or two-sided printing. Print high-quality, single or full-color images across one or both sides of a card. Choose one-sided inline printing or optional two-sided inline printing.
• Photos, graphics, and signatures. Create superb cards with brilliant color, lifelike photos and other crisp, sharp graphics.

Standard features
Print capabilities
One- or two-sided edge-to-edge printing Continuous-tone, full-color, black-and white photos ,Alphanumeric text, logos and digitized signatures. Variety of bar codes, Background patterns, Printer Pooling .

Advanced Imaging Technology™ 

Print speed
Full-color printing:
Up to 190 cards per hour (one-sided), Up to 155 cards per hour (two-sided) 
Monochrome printing: 
Up to 1,000 cards per hour (one-sided), Up to 450 cards per hour (two-sided) 

Printer Memory  
32 MB Standard 

Bi-directional USB

Input hopper: 100 cards, 0.03 in. (0.76mm), Output hopper: 40 cards, 0.03 in. (0.76mm) 

Printer driver
User-adjustable image and color controls  . Stand-alone driver diagnostics Color image and test card preview Online user help, Add text, image or pattern to topcoat, Supply usage tab.

User-friendly operation
Audible and visual message prompts Automatic card feed Operator-replaceable printhead Continuous cleaning roller 

Datacard®    Certified Supplies featuring Intelligent Supplies Technology™
Automatic identification and validation for ribbons , Automatic printer settings Low ribbon warning  , Ribbon saver 

One-side printing 
Two-sided printing with duplex 
Magnetic stripe encoding ISO: IAT or NTT  
Dual high- and low-coercivity Tracks 1, 2 and 3 (1 track for NTT)  
Smart card personalization  Contact /Contactless all-in-one reader
Contact PC USB Reader, Contact station Prox by HID , iClass® by HID
Clear card personalization
Input hopper empty detection 
200-card input hopper
200-card output hopper
Lockable input tray
Printer security lock, Kensington®   lock 
Soft-sided carrying case
Networking (optional)
Ethernet 10/100 Base-T bi-directional  networking 
Backlit LCD panel  

Physical dimensions
L 21.5 in. x W 7.8 in. x H 9.5 H 11.9 in. (54.6 cm x 19.8 cm x24.1 cm to 30.2 cm)  
Less than 11 lbs (5.3 kg) without supplies 
Print resolution 
300 dots per inch, 256 shades
Electrical requirements 
100/120V, 50/60 Hz , 220/240V, 50/60 Hz
Plastic cards accepted 
ISO ID-1/CR-80 size cards 3.370 in. x 2.125 in. (85.6 mm x 53.98 mm) 
PVC with glossy laminate surface 
Clear cards
Other core materials with PVC
overlaminates are optional
Card thicknesses accepted 
0.009 in. to 0.055 in. (0.2286 mm to 1.397 mm) 
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% humidity 
Operating system support
Microsoft® Windows Vista,  Windows®      XP,Windows       2003 Server, and Windows®     2008 Server supported on printer driver version 4.0 .Windows®     2000 supported by printer driver version 2.0, Datacard    Open Platform printer driver for non-Windows platforms 
Agency approvals 
UL, cUL, FCC, CE, CCC, Ctick, RoHS