AlphaCard PRO 500 School ID System

#AC-SchoolID-Pro500-System

AlphaCard PRO 500 School ID System

#AC-SchoolID-Pro500-System

Deigned to meet the card design and printing needs of K-12 schools, this AlphaCard PRO 500 School ID System includes the AlphaCard PRO 500 ID card printer and AlphaCard School ID software. Backed by an industry-leading four year warranty, all PRO series printers include free lifetime AlphaCare support and a full year of AlphaCarePlus ($298 value).

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AlphaCard PRO 500 School ID System

MSRP: $3,683
Starting Price: $1,695

You Save: $1,988 (54%)

As Configured: $1,695

AlphaCard PRO 500 School ID System

#AC-SchoolID-Pro500-System

Overview

Details

Designed to meet the card design and printing needs of K-12 schools, this AlphaCard PRO 500 School ID System includes the AlphaCard PRO 500 ID card printer and AlphaCard School ID software. Backed by an industry-leading four year warranty, all PRO series printers include free lifetime AlphaCare support and a full year of AlphaCarePlus ($298 value).

Flexible & Intuitive Card Printing

The PRO 500 printer is designed for mid-sized card printing jobs with a 100 card input hopper and a 30 card output hopper. An alternate single-feed slot is available for one-off card printing.

Choose dual-sided printing when ordering your PRO 500 for the ability to print dual-sided cards with no effort, right out of the box. If you decide later on that you want to upgrade your printer, dual-sided printing can be added with a simple drop-in upgrade.

The PRO 500 uses high quality dye film ribbons, available in several different styles. For full colored cards, choose a YMCKO ribbon which includes an overcoat panel to protect the card and print the AlphaGuard design. For dual-sided cards, choose a YMCKOK ribbon.

Black monochrome ribbons are available with or without an overcoat panel (choose the overcoat ribbon if you want an AlphaGuard watermark on your monochrome cards). There are also monochrome ribbons in a variety of other colors and metallic finishes.

Built-In AlphaGuard Watermark Technology

Print secure ID cards at no additional cost with the built-in AlphaGuard technology using standard printer ribbons and cards.

The hologram-style watermarks are easy to see when light is reflected off the card, but don't interfere with your card design. AlphaGuard makes it easier to identify authentic cards and deters card tampering or duplication.

Choose from four pre-set grid design:

  • Secure shield grid
  • Globe grid
  • Geometric box grid
  • Wavelength grid

You can choose from these designs, and control other AlphaGuard settings, through the printer driver.

AlphaCard PRO 500 Features
  • Single or dual-sided dye sublimation printing
  • Built-in AlphaGuard watermark
  • Full color, single-sided cards in 35 seconds, monochrome in 7
  • 100 card input hopper, 30 card output hopper
  • USB & Ethernet connections
  • 4 year warranty with Pro-Xchange
AlphaCarePlus Free for One Year

For a limited time the PRO 500 includes a free year of AlphaCarePlus service and support, a savings of $298. AlphaCarePlus goes beyond the services offered in the free AlphaCare support included with every printer:

  • 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 500 Warranty & Pro-Xchange

The AlphaCard PRO 500 ID card printer is backed by a four year warranty and a three year printhead warranty.

To make printer repairs easier, the PRO 500 includes Pro-Xchange – a program that takes the hassle out of the printer repair process by sending you a comparable printer as a permanent replacement instead of making you send in your printer, wait for it to be repaired, and then sent back to you.

Printer Options

The PRO 500 comes with these printer options:

  • Dual-sided printing
  • Magnetic stripe encoding

What's Included:

  • AlphaCard PRO 500 ID card printer
  • AlphaCard School ID software
  • Digital ID camera
  • 300 premium AlphaCard blank PVC cards
  • Full color YMCKO ribbon –300 prints
  • Lifetime AlphaCare support
  • One year free AlphaCarePlus support

AlphaCard School ID Software

This school ID system includes AlphaCard School ID software, which helps you easily design, print, and manage your student and staff ID cards.

AlphaCard School ID Standard
  • Customizable built-in school ID card templates for students, staff
  • Add unlimited students, staff, visitors, volunteers, and contractors in the database
  • Can connect to external Microsoft Excel file, Access, or Text Database
  • Advanced search options make it easy to find student and staff records
  • Create custom drop down lists for easier data entry
  • Encode 1D & 2D barcodes & magnetic stripes
  • Supports digital ID cameras, signature capture panels
  • Protect your student’s privacy with file passwords, managed user accounts
AlphaCard School ID Professional
  • Customizable built-in school ID card templates for students, staff
  • Allows multiple layouts per card template
  • Add unlimited students, staff, visitors, volunteers, and contractors in the database
  • Can connect to external Microsoft Access, Excel, MS SQL, MySQL & SQLite, Oracle & ODBC/OLE
  • Can connect multiple external databases
  • Advanced search options make it easy to find student and staff records
  • Create custom drop down lists for easier data entry
  • Encode 1D & 2D barcodes & magnetic stripes
  • Auto-populate data fields by scanning government issued IDs
  • Supports digital ID cameras, signature capture panels, fingerprint capture devices
  • Protect your student's privacy with file passwords, managed user accounts
Features

AlphaCard PRO 500

Warranty
Printer Coverage
4 years
Loaner Coverage
Pro-Xchange Program
Printhead Coverage
3 years
Printing
?
Print Technology
Dye Sublimation
?
Re-Writable Printing
Yes
Card Capacity
?
Input Hopper
100
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Output Hopper
30
?
Single Feed Mode
Yes
Print Speed
Full Color
35 seconds
Monochrome
7 seconds
Supplies
?
Avg. Cost Per Card
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Dual-Sided
?
Max. Ribbon Yield
Single-Sided Color
300
Single-Sided Black
1000
Dual-Sided
250
Accepted Card Sizes
CR79
CR80
Card Thickness
20-40 mil
Features Call if options aren't available online
Available Encoding Options
Contact Card
Contactless Card
DesFire
iCLASS
Magnetic Stripe
MiFare
?
Available Factory Options
Dual Sided
?
Available Field Upgrades
Dual Sided
?
Visual Security Features
AlphaGuard Watermark Technology
Printer Lock Options
Compatibility
?
Connection Type
Network/Ethernet
USB
?
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
Yes
Physical Specs
Size
9.2” L x 17.8” W x 8.1” H
Weight
15 lbs
MPNS
?
Available MPNs
ACP-PRO500,
ACP-PRO500-DUO,
ACP-PRO500-MAG,
ACP-PRO500-DUO-MAG,
ACP-PRO500-SMART,
ACP-PRO500-DUO-SMART,
ACP-PRO500-SMART-MAG,
ACP-PRO500-DUO-SMART-MAG
Customize System
Customize System

Customize your System Components

AlphaCard PRO 500 ID Card Printer
AlphaCard PRO 500 ID Card Printer
This printer can be upgraded with magnetic stripe encoding to hold cardholder data. If upgrading to magnetic stripe encoding, be sure to also select magnetic stripe cards.
* = Required Option
AlphaCard School ID Standard Software
AlphaCard School ID Standard Software
AlphaCard PRO Series YMCKO/YMCKOK Ribbon Card System Bundle
AlphaCard PRO Series YMCKO/YMCKOK Ribbon Card System Bundle
This system includes one YMCKO Color Ribbon for 300 single sided prints. If you choose the dual sided printer, you may want to choose the YMCKOK ribbon for 250 dual sided prints with a color front & black back. Both bundles include 300 premium blank PVC cards. If you are upgrading to the magnetic stripe encoding version of this printer, be sure to select the appropriate magnetic stripe bundle.
* = Required Option
AlphaCarePlus
AlphaCarePlus
All AlphaCard PRO printers also include a free year of AlphaCarePlus support, a savings of $298. AlphaCarePlus® goes above and beyond standard AlphaCare services to include priority phone support, free software updates, an annual printer check-up, and other advanced services.
As Configured: $1,695