AlphaCard PRO 500 ID Card Printer


AlphaCard PRO 500 ID Card Printer


The new PRO 500 offers professional quality card printing for mid-sized card programs with single or dual-sided printing options, magnetic stripe encoding, and the built-in AlphaGuard watermark system for card security. PRO 500 printers come with a free year of AlphaCardPlus service & support ($298 value) and an industry-leading four year warranty.

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MSRP: $2,498
Price: $1,595

You Save: $903 (36%)

AlphaCard PRO 500 ID Card Printer




The AlphaCard PRO 500 printer makes it easy to batch print professional quality cards for small to mid-sized card programs with a 100 card input hopper and options for single or dual-sided printing. Upgrade with magnetic stripe encoding to multifunctional cards that improve the functionality of any ID card program.

The AlphaCard PRO 500 comes with a 4 year warranty, free lifetime AlphaCare support, and a full year of AlphaCarePlus free – a $298 value.

AlphaCard PRO 500 Features
  • Printing Capability: Single or dual-sided
  • Print Technology: Dye sublimation
  • Print Speed: Full color, single-sided cards in 35 seconds, monochrome in 7
  • Card Security: Built-in AlphaGuard watermark
  • Input/Output Hopper: 100 /30
  • Connection: USB & Ethernet
  • Service & Support: Lifetime AlphaCare, free year of AlphaCarePlus support ($298 value)
  • Warranty: 4 years with Pro-Xchange
Built-in AlphaGuard System

Built-in AlphaGuard watermark-like system allows you to add a watermark over your printed cards. The watermark can be seen when light is reflected off the card and won't interfere with your printed card design. AlphaGuard designs are printed using the overcoat panel of your printer ribbon, so no additional supplies are needed.

The AlphaCard PRO 500 comes with four standard AlphaGuard designs, which you can select from the printer driver. Each AlphaGuard design is a 4 x 6 grid of a repeating image. Choose from:

  • Secure Shield Grid
  • Globe Grid
  • Geometric Box Grid
  • Wavelength Grid
AlphaCarePlus Service & Support

The AlphaCard PRO 500 printer includes lifetime AlphaCare support but for a limited time the PRO 500 printer includes a free year of AlphaCarePlus support, a savings of $298. AlphaCarePlus includes:

  • Setup assistance & training
  • VIP phone & email support
  • 30-day printer upgrade program
  • Free software updates
  • Annual printer check-up
  • Advanced configuration help
  • 25% off extended services

AlphaCarePlus must be activated within 30 days of purchase.

PRO 100 Printer Warranty

The AlphaCard PRO 500 ID card printer is backed by an industry-leading four year printer warranty.

The PRO 500 also includes Pro-Xchange program to take the hassle out of the printer repair process. Instead of waiting for your printer to be repaired and shipped back, you will quickly receive a comparable printer as a permanent replacement at no additional cost.

Make it Easy! Order Your AlphaCard PRO 500 as a Complete System

ID Card Group makes it easy for you to start an ID card program, just order the optional Complete System so you receive all the supplies you need to start printing cards right out of the box. The PRO 500 complete system includes:

  • AlphaCard PRO 500 printer
  • YMCKO color ribbon, 300 prints
  • 300 premium blank cards
  • 2 cleaning cards
  • AlphaCard ID card software
  • Logitech camera
  • Lifetime AlphaCare support
  • One free year AlphaCarePlus service & support
Available Configurations

Single-sided AlphaCard PRO 500

Single-sided AlphaCard PRO 500 with magnetic stripe encoding

Dual-sided AlphaCard PRO 500

Dual-sided AlphaCard PRO 500 with magnetic stripe encoding

What's Included:

  • AlphaCard PRO 500 ID card printer
  • Printer power supply
  • USB cable
  • Install disk
  • Quick start guide
  • Lifetime AlphaCare support
  • One year free AlphaCarePlus

AlphaCard PRO 500

Single-Sided Printer
Dual-Sided Printer
Discount ID Price
Single-Sided Printer
Dual-Sided Printer
Printer Coverage
4 years
Loaner Coverage
Pro-Xchange Program
Printhead Coverage
3 years
Print Technology
Dye Sublimation
Re-Writable Printing
Card Capacity
Input Hopper
Output Hopper
Single Feed Mode
Print Speed
Full Color
35 seconds
7 seconds
Avg. Cost Per Card
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Max. Ribbon Yield
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Accepted Card Sizes
Card Thickness
20-40 mil
Features Call if options aren't available online
Available Encoding Options
Contact Card
Contactless Card
Magnetic Stripe
Available Factory Options
Dual Sided
Available Field Upgrades
Dual Sided
Visual Security Features
AlphaGuard Watermark Technology
Printer Lock Options
Connection Type
OS Compatibility
Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard
Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard
Mac OSX 10.7 Lion
Mac OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion
Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks
Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite
Mac OSX 10.11 El Capitan
Windows XP - 32 bit
Windows XP - 64 bit
Windows Vista (32 Bit)
Windows Vista (64 Bit)
Windows 7 (32 Bit)
Windows 7 (64 Bit)
Windows 8 (32 Bit)
Windows 8 (64 Bit)
Windows 10 - 32 bit
Windows 10 - 64 bit
Windows 2003 Server - 32 bit
Windows 2003 Server - 64 bit
Windows 2008 Server - 32 bit
Windows 2008 Server - 64 bit
Windows 2012 Server - 32 bit
Windows 2012 Server - 64 bit
Mac Compatible
Physical Specs
9.2” L x 17.8” W x 8.1” H
15 lbs
Available MPNs

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