Part Number#: SP55 Plus
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Datacard’s© powerful and flexible SP55 Plus features fast performance and high quality in a user friendly package suited for the demands of high security and first-time users alike. It features front card loading and unloading, so you can use it anywhere.
Printing professional, single or dual-sided cards in full color has never been easier than with the Datacard© SP55 Plus and its array of powerful features that anyone can master in a short time, thanks to Datacard’s© plug-and-print functionality. The SP55 Plus combines the power and performance of a professional-grade card printer with user-friendly controls that allow you to setup an in-house card program with minimal effort, for years of hassle-free card printing.
As the platform for your organization’s card issuance program, the SP55 Plus offers optional smart card, proximity card, ISO magnetic stripe and bar code options that bring security and access control to the next level. The SP55 Plus makes it easy to issue multi-technology IDs that provide authorized users with the power to restrict access to secure facilities, networks and other privileges.
Whether you want to issue employee badges and time cards, a customer rewards program, or enhance security with access control, it’s easy to integrate the SP55 Plus into your existing workflow for immediate gains in productivity, profitability, and security. You’ll get amazing ease of use and cards with photo-quality images and sharp text and bar codes, printed edge to edge – from a user-friendly package that outperforms the rest.
The SP55 Plus card printer offers performance and features built on Datacard’s© more than 10 years of leadership in the ID Card industry. An innovative printer driver provides all the information you need on screen, including message prompts, color image previews and online user help. For the best values on the Datacard© SP55 Plus printer, supplies and accessories, call ID Card Group today.
Double-Sided Datacard SP55 Plus Printer available as
SP55+C2H1USB - Standard configuration with USB Interface
SP55+C2IATH1USB - Standard with LoCo/HiCo Magnetic Encoder and USB Interface
SP55+C2H1NET - Standard configuration with Ethernet Interface
SP55+C2IATH1NET - Standard with LoCo/HiCo Magnetic Encoder and Ethernet Interface
Call an ID Expert at 877-868-0012 for information on other variations of Datacard SP55 printers:
SP55 Simplex Color: Full-Color and Single-Sided
SP55 Simplex Monochrome: Single-Color and Single-Sided
SP55 Duplex Monochrome: Single-Color and Double-Sided
NOTE: If you have an older version of the SP55 or SP55Plus printer, it must be upgraded with new firmware by December 31, 2011. For more details, please see our Datacard Go Green Upgrade blog post.
- 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 --
Continuous-tone, full-color or black-and-white photos
Alphanumeric text, logos, digitized signatures
Variety of bar codes
- 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
- Card Type -- PVC with glossy laminate surface; other core materials with PVC overlaminates optional
- Card Size -- 3.375 in. x 2.125 in. (85.7 mm x 54.0 mm)
- Card 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 H
- 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% to90% non-condensing humidity
DataCard Printer Covers
CARD PRINTER DUST COVER DC-DA – Waterproof nylon dust cover for your Datacard SP35, SP55, SP75, RP90, SD260 or SD360 card printer keeps your Datacard printer protected from everyday hazards that can affect performance.
Retail Price: $34.95
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534000-003 - YMCKT
DATACARD 534000-003 - 500 Images - YMCKT card printer ribbon featuring four color ribbon with protective topcoat overlay, cleaning card and cleaning sleeve - compatible with Datacard SP35, SP35Plus, SP55, SP55Plus, SP75, SP75Plus, FP65, Fp65i, SD260, SD360 and SD460 printers. This ribbon replaces Datacard 552854-504 color ribbon model.
Retail Price: $157.50
Suggested Price: $157.50
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507377-001 - Cleaning Swabs
DATACARD 507377-001 - 5 Cleaning Swabs (Isopropanol) for Datacard SD260, SD360, SD460, SP35, SP55, SP75, Select, Magna, IC Select, IC Express and IC Magna card printers. NOTE: This item replaces the discontinued Datacard 557492-001 Cleaning Pen.
Retail Price: $11.65
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552141-002 - Alcohol Cleaning Card
Datacard 552141-002 - Isopropanol Printer Cleaning Card Kit (10 Pack) for Datacard SD260, SD360, SD460, SP35, SP55 and SP75 Card Printers.
Retail Price: $3.80
Our Price: $3.75
DataCard Printer Hard Cases
CARD PRINTER TRANSPORT CASE PTC-DA – Durable and waterproof hard transport case for your Datacard SP25, SP35, SP55, SP75, RP90, SD260 or SD360 card printer provides the ultimate protection for your Datacard printer during offsite transport and shipping.
Retail Price: $539.00
Our Price: $485.00
Evolis & Datacard Cleaning Kit
Evolis and Datacard Printer Cleaning Kit by ID Card Group – Clean your Evolis or Datacard printer with the same tools contained in a name-brand kit for less! This cleaning kit includes Thermal Printhead Cleaning Pen, 5 Cleaning Cards, 5 Snap Swabs and 5 Wipes, and works with several Evolis card printers, including Evolis Tattoo, Pebble, Dualys, Securion and Quantum printers, as well as Datacard SP and SD printers including Datacard SD260, SD360, SP35, SP55 and SP75 printers.
Retail Price: $21.00
Our Price: $8.00
Adhesive Sticky Back Cards-100 cards
DATACARD 597640-001 Blank White PVC Card with Adehsive Mylar Back, 14 Mil, Standard CR80 size, 100 count - designed to stick on proximity cards once printed.
Units Per Pack: 100
Retail Price: $54.00
Our Price: $52.99