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
AlphaCarePlus Free for One Year
- 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
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