SMART-21 Series Card Printer

Starter ID Card Printer Solution

Printing Color & Monochrome

Single- sided


Magnetic | Smart contact | Smart contactless

Card lifespan

1 to 3 years

Number of cards per year

10 to 500

Card security level


Starter ID Card Printer System

IDP’s easy to use SMART-21 starter ID card printer will produce full-color or monochrome cards reliably for years. Its ultra-small footprint is ideal for small organizations.

The SMART-21 offers a ready-to-go-kit with a printer, ribbon, 100 cards, and Smart IDesigner badge creation software.  Now small businesses can afford to produce their own ID Cards.

Ideal for:


Easy to use, smallest footprint, brilliant image quality, ideal for small organizations

Brilliant printing

IDP's FINE™ Imaging Technology optimizes print quality:

  • High resolution 300 x 300 to 300 x 1200 dpi output
  • Edge-to-Edge full color printing
  • Professional series dye-sublimation printer ribbon ensures life-like replication

High production output

The SMART-21 Series offers high-speed printing:

  • Hand-fed manual card feeding
  • Full-color printing of over 150 cards per hour
  • Monochrome printing of over 600 cards per hour

Smallest / Fastest in class

The SMART-21 Series design is ground-breaking, offering distinct advantages:

  • Brilliant print quality
  • Fastest in-class printing speed
  • Smallest size / footprint
  • Proven quality

Multiple encoding options

All IDP's SMART Printers offer multiple card encoding options: magnetic stripe, contact and contactless smart cards.  Additionally, IDP's OpenMag driver offers compatibility with legacy magnetic encode commands.

Advanced security

The SMART-21 Series offers advanced printing, electronic, and physical security:

  • UV and SMARTMark printed security
  • Kensington® type lock options are available

SMART-21 Series Technical Summary:

Printing Type:  Direct-to-card dye-sublimation / Resin transfer
Print Area:  Edge-to-edge printing color and monochrome printing
Resolution: FINE™ Imaging Technology - up to 300 x 1200 dpi printing
Options:  Simplex only
Card Feeder:  Manual hand-fed 

Color simplex speed:  150 cards/hour

Monochrome:  600 cards/hour

Upgrades: Mag, contact and contactless encoding
Warranty: 1-year warranty
Software: Include IDP's SMART iDesigner credential software and templates.

For more detailed specifications, please contact your sales person.

Printer Ordering Information

653311K SMART-21SK, Simplex Printer, USB, 1 YMCKO ribbon, 100 cards, 1 cleaning card, SMART iDesigner
653311B SMART-21SB, Simplex Printer, USB, 1 YMCKO ribbon, 100 blank cards, 1 cleaning card, SMART iDesigner and USB Camera.
653384K SMART-21 Portable, Simplex Printer, USB/Eth, Wifi, 1 YMCKO ribbon, 100 cards, Li-On Battery
900705 Additional Li-On Battery

Other configurations are available, please contact your sales person for more information

Common Ink Ribbon Ordering Information

653311RK YMCKO Full-color, resin black and overlay panel ribbon with cleaning roller, 100 cards/roll, 100 blank cards
653314 K Resin black ribbon with cleaning roller, 1200 cards/roll
653315 W Resin white ribbon with cleaning roller, 1200 cards/roll
659909 Long sleeve cleaning card, pack of 10 cards

Other consumables are available, please contact your sales person for more information

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