Datacard Group SP75 Printer User Manual

TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS .................................................................. 2
SP PLUS SERIES PRINTER OVERVIEW ...................................... 3
DATACARD® SP75 PLUS PRINTER INTRODUCTION................. 3
KEY SP75 PLUS PRINTER IMPROVEMENTS .............................. 4
KEY SELLING POINTS................................................................... 5
PRODUCT POSITIONING – DATACARD® PRINTERS.................. 5
SUPPLIES OVERVIEW .................................................................. 7
MARKET OPPORTUNITIES ......................................................... 13
BID SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................. 13
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ........................................... 17
ORDERING AND PRICING INFORMATION ................................ 21
MARKETING COLLATERAL AND ACTIVITIES............................ 21
IMPORTANT DATES .................................................................... 22
PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT STATEMENTS ...................................... 22
COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS ........................................................... 23
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION....................................................... 25
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April 2007
SP PLUS SERIES PRINTER OVERVIEW
As successful printers mature and become the industry standard, there comes a point in time
when they need a boost. As a result, Datacard Group is proud to introduce the Datacard® SP
Plus Series card printers with a “boost of energy”. The new SP Plus Series printers have taken
the best from the current and highly successful SP Series printers and added the features and
functionality to once again drive them to the top of the leader board in the card printer market.
We understand that in order for you to be successful you need the latest and most exciting
products to help solve your customers’ problems. The SP Plus Series printers deliver the
excitement, features and the functionality so vital in making you and our customers successful.
From print speeds that rival much larger more expensive solutions, to unique printing options
and functionality that make printing cards much easier and efficient, the SP Plus Series printers
coupled with our industry leading software and capture solutions make it the leader in the card
issuance marketplace.
The following is just one of the many new and exciting printers that make up the new SP Plus
Series. The following information will help you understand why Datacard and the SP Plus Series
of printers has led and will continue to lead in helping our customers solve their unique card
program needs.
If you have any questions regarding the new SP75 Plus card printer please contact your
Datacard sales representative.
DATACARD® SP75 PLUS PRINTER INTRODUCTION
The SP75 Plus card printer brings an unprecedented combination of advanced security, extreme
versatility and high reliability to the market as well as increased opportunities to you and your
customers. The SP75 Plus printer enhances our SP Plus Series printer line by offering a secure,
dependable mid-to-high volume card printer solution. It is built upon our proven and highly
reliable SP Series print engine. The SP75 Plus printer is the workhorse for those programs
requiring mission critical reliability, versatility and high security.
The great momentum Datacard Group started and continues to influence in the card printer
marketplace has changed the way total printer solutions are viewed on a global basis. Datacard
has this revolutionary and technically advanced technology with the introduction of the innovative
SP75 Plus card printer.
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KEY SP75 PLUS PRINTER IMPROVEMENTS
The following are the improvements from the current SP75 card printer to the new SP75 Plus
card printer.
Look / Feature / Functionality
SP75 Plus Printer
Product name
Product nameplate on printer
Printer colors
SP75 Plus Printer
New - More polished look and feel
SP Plus series printers have new darker gray enclosures,
unique blue translucent hoppers and cover will remain
Throughput Speed:
Card picking
Color Simplex Single Lamination
Color Duplex Single Lamination
Color Duplex Dual Lamination
Printer Operation Improvements
Card scratching
Improved card picking
Improved high speed precision drive
mechanism
Silent cooling system
Laminator cartridge
Enhanced color tables
Thermal compensation
New Supplies
New print ribbons
Improved cleaning system
New Options
Input hopper empty notification option
Ethernet
Printer Driver Improvements / Changes
Microsoft® Windows® operating system
support and new Datacard® Open Platform
printer driver that supports non-Windows
operating systems i.e. Linux
Microsoft® Windows operating system
Support
Interface
Supplies reordering message
Supply “gas gauge”
Monochrome dithering
Printer ICON on the desktop
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Improved first card picking by 25%
YMCK:
o Old: Up to 170 cph
o New: Up to 175 cph
YMCK-K:
o Old: Up to 150 cph
o New: Up to 165 cph
YMCK-K:
o Old: Up to 90 cph
o New: Up to 105 cph
o Input gate improvements
o Transport improvements
o Duplex improvements
New non-aging rubber composition for more robust reliability
Higher speed printing and quieter operation
Virtually silent, long life cooling fan system
More robust laminator gate allowing for easier supplies loading
New color tables for more realistic colors
Improved card to card density for longer card programs
ymcKT short panel 650 yield
YMCKT-K duplex 375 yield
Larger cleaning sleeve for improved cleaning performance
New option – requires application development
New 10/100 mbps data transmission
Windows XP & 2000 operating systems only – no support for
older operating systems. We are working on Vista™ operating
system – available summer 2007
Windows XP & 2000 only – no support for older operating
systems. We are working on Vista™ – available summer 2007
With 2.0 driver – have moved more functionality to tool box for
easier access including card counters
Added pop-up message to allow channel partners to customize
their URL to direct customers to order supplies
New Tool Box page to view how much supplies are still available
– both ribbons and laminates
Enhanced functionality to improve dithered images
New and improved Icon for better usability and branding
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KEY SELLING POINTS
The SP75 Plus card printer is a high performance printer designed with the user in mind. It
combines all the instrumental features required to enable fast, easy card personalization for
secure and durable cards, magnetic stripe encoding and smart card personalization all in one
compact user-friendly design. The SP75 Plus printer is ideal for governments, universities and
corporations requiring secure cards with holographic or clear laminates for security and/or
durability.
The SP75 Plus card printer with Advanced Imaging Technology™ provides optimum image
quality at 300 dpi print resolution for precise, readable bar codes, ID photos, graphics, and text.
Plus, it offers optional magnetic stripe encoding and several integrated smart card options that
can be installed in the factory or upgraded in the field, which adds great flexibility and unrealized
profit. When a secure or durable card is needed, the SP75 Plus printer is the perfect solution
combining remarkable image quality coupled with Datacard® DuraGard® security and durability
laminates and topcoats.
The SP75 Plus printer also features Datacard® Advanced Imaging Technology™ - which
leverages optimized print ribbons to improve the quality and sharpness of photos, graphics and
logos on both four-color and monochrome cards.
PRODUCT POSITIONING – DATACARD® PRINTERS
Datacard Group now offers four uniquely different products within the SP Plus Series printer
family in addition to the RP90 Plus card printer. As we continue to expand the Datacard printer
offerings, it is very important to make sure each product is positioned appropriately. The
following lists the proper positioning for each SP Plus Series and RP90 Plus printers.
Feature
SP25 Plus
Printer
SP35 Plus
Printer
SP55 Plus
Printer
SP75 Plus
Printer
RP90 Plus
Printer
Positioning
Affordable
and Flexible
Easy and
Convenient
Fast and
Versatile
Secure and
Durable
Advanced
Imaging
Print Speed (color/monochrome)
Manual feed
Up to
160/750 cph
Up to
190/1000 cph
Up to
175 cph
Up to
100 cph
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Printing Options
Rewritable Card Printing
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Full Color/Monochrome Printing
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Retransfer Printing
Manual Card Feed
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Automatic Card Feed
Simplex
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Duplex
Quality Offset-Like Printing
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Technology Card Printing
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Encoding Options
Magnetic Stripe
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Smart Card Options
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Proximity Card Options
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PRODUCT POSITIONING – DATACARD® PRINTERS (Continued)
SP25 Plus
Printer
SP35 Plus
Printer
SP55 Plus
Printer
SP75 Plus
Printer
RP90 Plus
Printer
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One-Sided Lamination
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Two-Sided Lamination
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Feature
Card Durability Options
T-Panel
(In-line within ribbon)
(Clear Topcoat or Clear Datacard®
DuraGard® Laminate)
(Clear Topcoat and/or Datacard®
DuraGard® Laminate)
Card Security Options
One-Sided Lamination
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(Custom Topcoat or DuraGard®
Custom Security Laminate)
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One- or Two-Sided Lamination
(Custom Topcoat and/or
DuraGard® Custom Security
Laminate)
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Ultraviolet fluorescent printing
Datacard® Certified Supplies
Intelligent Supplies Technology™
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Advanced Imaging Technology™
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Product Positioning – Datacard Printers (table continued from previous page)
* T-panel protection provided by separate InTM ribbon
SP25 Plus Printer:
The Datacard® SP25 Plus printer is a low volume, manual feed printer designed for, one-sided
card printing with rewritable functionality. The affordable SP25 Plus card printer combines highquality, full-color card printing and innovative rewritable card technology in a cost-effective
design that is ideal for low-volume applications.
SP35 Plus Printer:
The Datacard® SP35 Plus card printer offers everything you need to print vivid, one-sided color
cards. This convenient, easy-to-use printer is ideal for issuing education, healthcare and staff
IDs.
SP55 Plus Printer:
The Datacard® SP55 Plus card printer delivers fast speeds and the versatility to print many
different cards. It is perfect for casino/loyalty, education and corporate IDs.
SP75 Plus Printer:
The Datacard® SP75 Plus card printer is specifically engineered to deliver highly secure IDs for
government agencies, high-tech corporations, universities and other security-minded
organizations.
RP90 Plus Printer:
The Datacard® RP90 Plus card printer is a one- or two-sided retransfer printer specifically
engineered to help government agencies and other organizations issue secure, materialindependent identification cards that contain the latest contact and contactless smart card
technologies.
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SUPPLIES OVERVIEW
The SP75 Plus card printer offers the same supplies available for use in other SP or SP Plus
series card printers, and introduces several new supply items:
+ ymcKT Short Panel Ribbon Kit
+ 650 image yield
+ Ideal for cost conscious customers
+ Priced to be competitive against other short panel ribbons on the market today
+ YMCKT-K Color Panel Ribbon Kit
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375 card yield
Perfect for customers who print color on the card front and bar codes or other
black monochrome information on the card back
Provides competitive response to similar markets available from other equipment
manufacturers
+ Enhanced Cleaning Sleeve
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Replaces existing cleaning sleeve used in SP series printer products
Available in 5-pack and in all ribbon kits.
Larger diameter cleaning sleeve provides 50% more cleaning surface, the best
cleaning system in the card printer industry.
Your best choice for supplies
Protect your investment in Datacard® solutions by only using Datacard® Certified Supplies. You
can count on Datacard for all your supply needs. We engineer superior performance and
reliability into every system-matched supply item we offer. For you that means smooth printing,
brilliant image quality, high security and exceptional performance. Worldwide representation
creates a fast, direct connection with the supplies and support you need, when and where you
need them. To ensure you are using Datacard Certified Supplies, look for ribbons, Datacard®
DuraGard® laminates, and topcoats that feature our distinctive blue cores with platinum flecks®.
DISTINCTIVE BLUE CORE WITH PLATINUM FLECKS®
To ensure you are using Datacard Certified Supplies, look for ribbons, laminates and topcoats that
feature our distinctive blue core with platinum flecks®. The color blue with platinum flecks mark is a
registered trademark of DataCard Corporation in the United States, European Union and/or other
countries.
DATACARD CERTIFIED SUPPLIES FEATURING INTELLIGENT SUPPLIES TECHNOLOGY™
Datacard® ribbons, laminates, and topcoats provide real value to the consumer through our patented
Intelligent Supplies Technology. Datacard supplies include a number of enhancements when
compared to supplies used in competitive printers.
+ Ribbon saver
+ Automatic ribbon identification
+ Ribbon low warning and on-line supplies ordering
The SP75 Plus card printer features Datacard® proprietary ribbons, laminates and topcoats, which are
designed specifically for the SP75 Plus card printer. When the printer recognizes that a Datacard®
supply is installed, all enhanced product features are enabled and successful card printing can begin.
The printer will only print color images and laminate cards when Datacard® proprietary supplies are
installed. Datacard is your exclusive source for proprietary ribbons for the SP75 Plus card printers.
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Ribbon Saver
Datacard ribbons help to eliminate waste and can actually save ribbon, increasing the yield a
customer can achieve from one roll of ribbon. Because these ribbons are designed specifically for
use in the SP75 Plus card printer, only Datacard Certified Supplies offer this type of savings.
Monochrome Ribbons: Instead of advancing one card length of ribbon for every printed card, the
SP75 plus card printer advances just past the actual portion of ribbon that is being used to print on
the card. Depending on the card layout, this feature may double and in some cases triple the
standard yield of the monochrome ribbon. Ribbon savings are highest in card designs with
printing on the leading edge of the card.
Color Panel Ribbons and Laminates: The SP75 Plus card printer is able to automatically identify
the ribbon configuration installed, without advancing the ribbon one set of panels. This eliminates
the unnecessary loss of ribbon when the printer is reinitialized.
Automatic Ribbon Identification
When new Datacard ribbons are installed in the SP75 Plus, the printer is alerted of the change and
automatically updates its internal print settings and offsets according to those of the newly loaded
ribbon. When changing colors of monochrome ribbons, or putting in a new color panel ribbon
configuration, the end-user does not need to make any changes to the printer settings. The ribbon
type is immediately recognized and the printer automatically adjusts settings for the highest quality
printing.
Ribbon Low Warning and On-Line Supplies Ordering
The SP75 Plus card printer tracks the number of print jobs consumed on each roll of ribbon and
laminate and provides a warning message when the available ribbon remaining is low. Within this
message, the end-user will be able to automatically elect to be taken to a web site for immediate
supplies ordering. Installers can change this address to their web site, so customers are more easily
directed for supplies ordering. End-users can also update this address to the Datacard Certified
Supplies reseller/dealer of their choice.
COLOR RIBBON KITS
Ribbon kits include one roll of ribbon, one isopropanol cleaning card, and one adhesive cleaning
sleeve. These three items are contained in a Datacard branded box, complete with loading
instructions and other important information.
Two new ribbons are available for use in the SP75 Plus card printer.
+ ymcKT Short Panel Ribbon. This ribbon is economical as it provides shorter color panels for
photos, and a standard sized K-panel and T-panel for black printing and full card topcoat
protection.
+ YMCKT-K Color Panel Ribbon. This ribbon is ideal for customers who print full color images
on the front of their card, but only require bar codes or other monochrome black information on
the back. Designed and priced to be competitive with similar ribbons available from
competitors, this ribbon has no T-panel for the back of the card, making it more cost effective
than the standard YMCKT-KT ribbon.
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Color Ribbons available for use in SP series and SP Plus series card printers.
Supply
Item
Yield
SP25
SP25
Plus
SP35
SP35
Plus
SP55
SP55
Plus
SP75
SP75
Plus
YMCKT
125
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YMCKT
250
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YMCKT
500
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ymcKT
125
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NEW
ymcKT
650
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NEW
YMCKT-K
375
YMCKTKT
300
YMCK
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500
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YMCK-K
500
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YMCKFKT
300
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KT
1,000
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DATACARD® DURAGARD® VIRTUAL EDGE-TO-EDGE LAMINATES
Each SP75 Plus card printer includes either one or two laminators, both capable of running Datacard®
DuraGard® Clear or Secure Laminates and Clear or Secure Topcoats. Two laminators allow
customers to use two different laminates or topcoats for added security and/or increased production.
DuraGard Virtual Edge-to-Edge Laminates are larger in size and cover more of the card surface than
laminates designed for use in the Datacard® Magna™ Class printers and Datacard® ImageCard™ IV
card printers.
+ Clear and secure topcoat
+ DuraGard 0.5 mil clear and 0.6 mil secure laminate
+ DuraGard 1.0 mil clear and secure laminate
The SP75 Plus laminator and laminate supply design has allowed Datacard to increase the size of all
DuraGard laminates and improve the consistency in which each laminate is applied to the card. The
result is that all cards laminated on the SP75 Plus card printer include DuraGard Virtual Edge-to-Edge
Laminate which covers over 95% percent of the card surface, increasing the security and durability of
all cards printed and laminated on the SP75 Plus card printer. The laminate edge and the card edge
are virtually the same.
Superior Laminate Patch Coverage:
DuraGard laminates used in the SP75 Plus card printer are larger
than any other CR80/ID1 size laminates
Manufacturer
Printer
Laminate
Height
Laminate
Width
Edge
Margins (Top
Edge
Margins (Left
and Bottom)
and Right)
0.063
0.030
0.060
0.030
Datacard Laminates
ImageCard® Printer Series Laminates
SP75 Plus (virtual edge-to-edge) Laminates
95.5% Coverage
2.00
2.06
3.25
3.31
50% decrease in edge margin
Fargo Laminates
90.8% Coverage
90.8% Coverage
DTC Printers
Pro-LX
2.00
2.00
3.25
3.25
0.063
0.063
0.060
0.060
P500 & P520
P620 & P720
(linerless)
2.00
2.05
3.24
3.30
0.063
0.038
0.065
0.035
Sicura Laminator
2.00
3.25
0.063
0.060
PR5101
2.00
3.25
0.063
0.060
CX710
1.98
3.22
0.073
0.075
Zebra Laminates
90.4% Coverage
94.5% Coverage
MagiCard Laminates
90.8% Coverage
Nisca Laminates
90.8% Coverage
JVC
89% Coverage
All dimensions in inches
Nominal card dimensions are 2.125” by 3.370” (CR80 cards)
All laminates are carrier-based, except P620 and P720, which are linerless laminates
Datacard ImageCard Printer Laminates include the laminates used in the
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Datacard ImageCard IV printer
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Datacard ImageCard Magna™ Class printer
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Datacard Magna™ Class card printer with Advanced Imaging Technology™
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Datacard Magna™ Platinum™ Series card printer
Dimensional measurements were obtained from competitive websites and the measurement of competitive supplies.
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GREATER VARIETY OF SECURITY AND DURABILITY SUPPLIES
The SP75 Plus card printer also includes several unique security and durability supply items,
previously unavailable in other Datacard card printers.
+ Security Topcoat with Registered and Random Security Images. Security topcoats can include
random security images or registered security images.
+ Smart Card Laminates. SP75 Plus laminates for smart cards include a window instead of a
cutout, providing greater card protection and security around the smart card chip.
+ Magnetic Stripe Laminates. SP75 Plus laminates are available for magnetic stripe
applications. Now customers have the ability to apply DuraGard security laminates on both the
front and back of magnetic stripe cards.
+ Additional Security Features. SP75 Plus laminates include additional security features
previously only available in DuraGard Optigram® Laminates. Security features such as
guilloche patterns, laser-retrievable covert text, and SecureText™ microprinting are available
in security topcoat and DuraGard 0.6 mil security laminate.
MONOCHROME RIBBON KITS
Each ribbon kit contains one roll of monochrome ribbon, one adhesive cleaning sleeve, and one
isopropanol cleaning card. The SP75 Plus card printer uses the same monochrome ribbons as the
SP75 card printer and several other SP Series card printers.
Monochrome ribbon kits available for use in the SP75 and SP75 Plus Series card printers.
Supply Item
Yield
Standard
Black
1,500
Black HQ
500
Black HQ
1,500
Dark Blue
1,500
White
1,500
Red
1,500
Green
1,500
Flat Silver
1,500
Flat Gold
1,500
Scratch-off
1,500
Metallic Silver
1,500
Metallic Gold
Holographic
Fleck
1,500
1,500
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Plus
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SP55
Plus
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REPLACEMENT PRINTHEADS
Monochrome printing in the SP75 Plus card printer has been optimized so one printhead can be used
to accomplish both color and monochrome printing. The same printhead can be used in the SP35,
SP35 Plus, SP55, and SP55 Plus color printers.
SP35
SP35
Plus
SP55
SP55
Plus
SP75
SP75
Plus
Color Printhead
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Monochrome
Printhead
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Supply Item
Color and Rewritable
Printhead
SP25
SP25
Plus
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CLEANING SUPPLIES
The cleaning system for the SP75 Plus card printer includes a user replaceable adhesive cleaning
sleeve to clean the cards prior to and after each printing. An isopropanol cleaning card is also used to
clean the card transport rollers and the optional magnetic stripe head. The adhesive cleaning sleeve
and isopropanol cleaning cards are available in each ribbon kit as well as separately. Datacard Group
also offers an adhesive cleaning card for use in the laminators. This cleaning card is only required
with secure topcoat is used in the laminator. For those hard to reach areas or stubborn debris, an
isopropanol-cleaning pen is available.
The SP75 Plus card printer requires the use of four cleaning supplies for regular preventative
maintenance:
+ New Enhanced Adhesive Cleaning Sleeve
+ Isopropanol Cleaning Card
+ Isopropanol Cleaning Pen
+ Adhesive Cleaning Card
The enhanced cleaning sleeve replaces the existing cleaning sleeve for all SP series and SP Plus
series card printers and includes 50% more cleaning surface area. The adhesive cleaning sleeve and
isopropanol cleaning card are available in all ribbon kits and available separately in a convenient 5pack. A different adhesive cleaning card is also available to clean the SP75 Plus laminators, but is
only required when secure topcoat is used. This card is not required when DuraGard laminates are
run.
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MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
With increased emphasis on security throughout the world requiring an integrated secure identification
solution, the SP75 Plus printer delivers all the needed features and functionality to make a successful
card program
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The SP75 Plus printer is specifically designed for those applications and/or markets that
require any of the following:
− Physical card security
− Extended card life
− A secure printing environment
− A highly reliable solution
− A full solution with tested and integrated components from a single source
The SP75 Plus card printer is so feature rich yet competitively priced, that it opens up new market
opportunities. The SP75 Plus printer is ideal for:
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Corporations
- Corporate identity, access control
Colleges and universities
- Campus solutions
Government facilities
- IDs, Access Control
Local government
- City Personnel, Police, Emergency Management,
Federal government agencies
- National IDs, Driver’s License, Health Cards, Military ID’s, Border Control ID’s
And those markets where competitive or legacy Datacard card printers reside
With the SP75 Plus printer advanced security options you must look for opportunities where any of the
following apply:
• Mission critical applications
• The need for secure finished card construction
• The need for increased card durability & reliability
• The need to produce cards in a secure environment – theft thought-out deterrents
• The need to secure both used and un-used supply components
The SP75 Plus printer should be targeted toward any customer that is looking for advanced security
and durability features for their card program.
BID SPECIFICATIONS
The following are the standard specifications of the SP75 Plus card printer. Please use this
information when bidding the Datacard SP75 Plus card printer and supplies for any new or ongoing
programs.
Printer:
Standard Features
• One-sided or two-sided, edge-to-edge printing
• Full color or monochrome imaging
• Up to 175 cards per hour front side YMCK ribbon with front side lamination
• Up to 165 cards per hour front side YMCK-K ribbon, back side K with front side lamination
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Direct-connect 10/100 Base-T Ethernet
Input hopper holds 100 - .030 in. (.76mm) cards (200 card hopper optional)
Output hopper holds 40 - .030 in. (.76mm) cards (100 card hopper optional)
LCD panel
USB Cable Connection, Ethernet support
Microsoft® Windows® 2000, XP printer drivers and Open Platform driver for non-Windows
operating systems i.e. Linux
Printer Driver
- User adjustable image and color controls
- User defined print and topcoat panel blocking region
- Stand-alone diagnostics
- Color image preview and color preview test card, provides the ability to load a
custom bitmap for the color settings preview
- On-line user help via driver and new E-guide
- Printer toolbox has also been translated to Brazilian Portuguese, in addition to
other languages.
- The Windows XP and 2000 operating system drivers run in user mode and allow
installation on Windows ServerTM 2003 operating system
- Supplies usage tab
- Printer pooling for Microsoft® Windows® 2000 and XP operating systems
Audible and visual message prompts
Automatic card feed
Datacard® Certified Supplies featuring Intelligent Supplies Technology™ with enhanced
features
− Automatic ribbon identification and validation
− Automatic printer settings and offsets
− Ribbon low warning
− Advanced Imaging Technology™
− Ribbon Saver
Continuous cleaning roller
Operator-replaceable print heads
Easy-change ribbon cartridge replacement
Easy-change laminate and topcoat cartridge replacement
Twenty Four month standard depot warranty for printer
Twenty Four month printhead warranty - no pass restrictions
Standard Specifications
• Print capabilities:
− Edge-to-edge printing
− Continuous-tone, full-color, black-and-white photos
− Alphanumeric text, logos and digitized signatures
− Variety of bar codes
− Background patterns
• Lamination and topcoat capabilities
− Lamination and duplex standard + Second laminator option
− Both topcoat or patch lamination in any laminator
− Printer automatically adapts to supply type
− Superior laminate patch coverage
− Energy saving idle feature
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Print resolution: 300 dots-per-inch
Electrical requirements: Dual voltage-auto sensing
− 100/120V, 50/60 Hz
− 220/240V, 50/60 Hz
Communications: Bidirectional USB, Ethernet
Plastic cards accepted:
- Size: 3.370 in. x 2.125 in. (85.6mm) x (53.98mm)
- Type:
PVC with glossy laminate surface; other core materials with PVC
overlaminates are optional
Resident memory: 16MB
Climate Conditions
− 60 to 95 degrees F (15°C to 35°C)
− 20% to 80% non-condensing humidity
Storage Conditions
− 5°F to 140°F (-15°C to 60°C)
− 10% to 90% - Humidity
Datacard® Certified Supplies:
− Ribbon kits include: One print ribbon, one adhesive cleaning sleeve, and one
Isopropanol cleaning card
− Ribbon kits available:
o YMCK (three colors, black) – up to 500 images per roll
o YMCK-K (three colors, black front, black back) – up to 500 images per roll
o YMCKT-K(three colors, black front, topcoat, black back) – up to 375 images per
roll
o YMCKF-KT (three colors, black, florescent ultraviolet, black, topcoat) – up to
300 images per roll
o YMCKT-KT (three colors, black, topcoat, black, topcoat) – up to 300 images per
roll
o YMCKT (three colors, black and topcoat) – up to 250 or 500 images per roll
o ymcKT (three colors short panel, black and topcoat) – up to 650 images per roll
o KT (black with topcoat) – up to 1000 images per roll
o K (black) – at least 1500 images per roll
o Black HQ
o Additional colors available (red, dark blue, silver, white, scratch-off gray)
− Cleaning supplies available:
o Isopropanol Cleaning Card
o Adhesive Cleaning Sleeve
o Isopropanol Cleaning Pen
− Storage Conditions for Datacard® Certified Supplies:
o 32 to 77 degrees F (0C to 25C)
o 40% to 60% Humidity
o No direct exposure to sunlight
Physical dimensions:
− Small Footprint 23.1” L x 9.92” W (586.74 mm L x 251.97 mm W)
− H = 18.82” to 23.52” (478.03 mm to 597.41 mm) depending on hopper options
Weight:
− Less than 27 pounds without supplies
Shade count: 256 shades
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Agency Approvals
• The Safety approvals:
− CE
− UL
− cUL
• FCC Emissions:
− FCC CFR 47, part 15, subparts b and c, class A
• European EMC
− Emissions: EN55022:1998, Class A
− Immunity: EN55024: 1998
• RTTE:
− ETSI 300-330-2
− ETSI 300-489-3:2000
• RoHS – EU and China
• FIP 201 Approved
Options
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Dual laminator
ISO Magnetic stripe encoding
− IAT
− Dual high and low coercivity
− Tracks 1,2 and 3 (1 track for NTT)
Smart card personalization
− Contact/contactless all-in-one reader
− Contact station
− iCLASS® by HID®
− Prox by HID®
Magnetic stripe encoding with smart card personalization
Magnetic stripe and smart card field upgradability
Hardware Lock suite
High capacity 200 card input hopper
High capacity 100 card output hopper
Input hopper empty option
Customized service plans
Ribbon cartridge assembly
Laminate and topcoat cartridge assembly
Datacard® StickiCard™ adhesive-backed plastic cards
Replacement printheads
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. What is the print speed of the Datacard® SP75 Plus card printer?
A. The print speed for the SP75 Plus card printer is:
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Up to 175 cards per hour front side YMCK ribbon with front side lamination
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Up to 165 cards per hour front side YMCK-K ribbon, back side K with front side lamination
Q. Is the SP75 Plus card printer field upgradeable?
A. The SP75 Plus card printer is field upgradeable for magnetic stripe encoding, smart card options,
and 200 card input hopper by a Datacard® Authorized Service Provider; however, the laminator
option is not field upgradeable. The High Capacity Output Hopper is field upgradeable by an end
user.
Q. How many cards can the High Capacity Output Hopper hold?
A. 100 0.30” cards.
Q. What communication interfaces will the SP75 Plus card printer support?
A. USB and Ethernet connectivity are supported.
Q. What driver does the SP75 Plus card printer use?
A. The SP75 Plus card printer uses version 2.0 of the Datacard printer driver.
Q. What operating systems can be used with the SP75 Plus card printer?
A. The main testing of the SP75 Plus card printer has been with Microsoft® Windows® XP and
Windows® 2000 operating systems.
Q. Can I take a partially used print ribbon from one SP75 Plus card printer and use it in
another SP75 Plus card printer?
A. Yes. The individual print ribbon information is maintained on the Radio Frequency (RF) tag, not in
the SP75 Plus card printer. When a partially used print ribbon is installed into a second SP75 Plus
card printer, the RF tag on the take-up core informs the printer of the type of print ribbon installed
and the remaining number of images available on the supply core. When multiple SP75 Plus
printers are used in a print-farm, print ribbons can be freely exchanged between printers.
Q. Do the ribbons that are presently available for use in the SP35, SP55 and SP75 printers
work in the SP75 Plus card printer?
A. All of the print ribbon kits that are available for the SP35, SP55 and SP75 card printers can be
used in the SP75 Plus card printers. This helps keep your inventory costs low.
Q. Can the SP75 Plus card printer work with other Datacard print ribbons?
A. The SP75 Plus card printer features Datacard® proprietary ribbons, which are designed specifically
for the SP75 Plus printer. Please refer to the color and monochrome print ribbons listed in the
SP75 Plus card printer supply data sheet for ribbons featuring the RF tag providing enhanced
printer features for the SP75 Plus printer. When the printer recognizes that a Datacard® ribbon is
installed, all enhanced product features are enabled and successful card printing can begin. The
printer will only print color images when Datacard® proprietary color ribbons are installed.
Datacard is your exclusive source for proprietary ribbons for the SP75 Plus card printers.
Q: Does the SP75 Plus card printer operate with monochrome ribbons provided by third partysuppliers?
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A: The only monochrome ribbons that function with the SP75 Plus card printer are the ribbons listed
above all other monochrome ribbons are not recognized by the SP75 Plus card printer and will not
allow the printer to produce cards.
Q. How does the SP75 Plus card printer run the isopropanol-cleaning card used to perform a
cleaning cycle?
A. Unlike other desktop printers that use an adhesive-cleaning card, the SP75 Plus card printer
utilizes a single isopropanol-cleaning card to clean the transport rollers, magnetic stripe head and
card flipper. Through the printer driver, the end user must request that a cleaning cycle be
performed. At that time, the driver prompts the end-user to insert the isopropanol-cleaning card
into the SP75 Plus card printer. The isopropyl-cleaning card should only be inserted into the
printer after the ribbon cartridge and blank card stock have been removed and the use is
prompted by the printer driver.
Q. Are there any special storage or usage recommendations for SP75 Plus printer supplies?
A. The Datacard standard warranty covers print ribbon problems for up to one year when they are
kept in their recommended storage environment. It is recommended that you remove it from the
printer if you have extended idle times between printings. During this idle time please keep the
print ribbon stored in its recommended conditions printed on the packaging.
Q. What are the annual card volumes for the SP75 Plus printer and what happens if you
exceed these volumes?
A. We recommend that the SP75 Plus printer be used in programs producing no more than 75,000
full color cards per year. If the anticipated card volume exceeds 75,000, we recommend
evaluating the customer’s needs for a different printer.
Q. What is the printer warranty?
A. Datacard warrants the SP75 Plus card printer for 24 months from the date of shipment from
Datacard. If you wish to have onsite warranty, it is available at an additional cost.
Q. What is the printhead warranty for the SP75 Plus card printer?
A. The original printhead warranty is 24 months from the date of shipment from Datacard. This
warranty applies to the printhead that comes installed in the new printer. Warranty replacement of
the original printhead will carry the remainder of the original 24 month warranty or ninety (90) days
from the date of shipment from Datacard, whichever is longer. Spare printheads have a ninety
(90) day warranty.
Q. Is there a special cleaning card for the laminator?
A. Yes. There is a laminator cleaning card. This is specifically designed for printers that use
Holographic Topcoat.
Q. Is there a reject bin?
A. Yes. There is a reject bin on back of the printer. This holds 5 cards of .030” thickness.
Q. Is there a monochrome printer option?
A. No, all SP75 Plus printers are capable of printing color and monochrome cards with no
adjustments.
Q. How does the card debower work and can it be adjusted?
A. You can turn the debower off via settings in the printer driver. This holds the card in a position to
reduce the bow in the card. The debow time can be turned off through the driver.
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Q. Can you laminate twice on one-side of the card?
A. Topcoat can be applied twice on the front side.
Q. Can ribbons, laminates and topcoats defaults still be adjusted via the driver even though
they are identified by the RFID tag?
A. Yes.
Q. Is the Hardware Lock Option field upgradeable?
A. No, this must be purchased at time of printer order.
Q. Is the second laminator option field upgradeable?
A. No, this must be purchased at time of printer order.
Q. What happens if customer wants to switch from a Datacard® DuraGard® laminate to a
Datacard® Topcoat or vice versa using the laminator module?
A. The laminator adjusts to the material that is in it, so there is no longer a need to call out which
laminator you want. Both Topcoat and DuraGard laminate material can be used in the laminator
module.
Q. Is there a SDK available for the new contact/contactless SCM reader?
A. Printer and driver support the new contact/contactless SCM reader. Driver does not provide any
additional SDK for the new contact/contactless SCM reader.
Q. Why do Datacard® SP Plus Series print ribbons come in “Ribbon Kits”?
A. We have simplified the supply cleaning and ordering process by including one isopropanol
cleaning card and one adhesive cleaning roller in every box of print ribbon. This provides
end-users with the convenience of having the cleaning supplies at your fingertips to help maintain
the optimum performance of your SP Plus series card printer. We recommend performing a
cleaning cycle and replacing the adhesive sleeve each time you load a new print ribbon.
Q. Why are the Datacard® DuraGard® laminates used in the SP75 Plus printer called “Virtual
Edge-To-Edge” laminates?
A. While the process for manufacturing old-style laminates has been fine-tuned throughout the years,
it still provides a wide variation in how the laminate is applied to the card. This result is a highlynoticeable margin around the card where one can see the edge of the laminate approximately
0.060 inches from the edge of the card. For many customers, this margin is not acceptable.
To respond to this input from our customers, Datacard Group has improved the manufacturing
process and application process for DuraGard laminates, and the result is larger laminates
that are “virtually” the same size as the printed card. In other words, the size of the laminate is
slightly smaller than the size of the card, but the difference is so slight, few will ever notice the
difference. This is a competitive advantage for the SP75 Plus printer.
Q. What benefits are available when Datacard® ribbons are used on the SP75 Plus card
printer?
A. All Datacard® print ribbons for the SP75 Plus card printer are equipped with Intelligent Supplies
Technology™. This innovative new technology utilizes a specially engineered RF tag embedded
onto the ribbon take-up core. Each RF tag is individually programmed with important information
about the ribbon. The SP75 Plus card printer requires the RF tag on the take-up core and the
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information provided on the tag to take advantage of enhanced value-added features available in
the SP75 Plus card printer.
These enhanced features include:
+ Automatic Supply Validation – When a print ribbon is installed, the printer automatically
checks to see that the loaded print ribbon matches the requirements of the current print
job.
+ Automatic Printer Settings & Offsets – When a new print ribbon is installed, the printer
detects the change and updates the printer settings automatically. This insures
optimum image quality.
+ Ribbon Saver – Maximizes the yield of the print ribbon
ƒ Color Printing: The printer identifies the print ribbon without consuming one ribbon
set of color panels; eliminating wasted ribbon.
ƒ Monochrome Printing: The printer uses only the minimum amount of print ribbon
required to print the specified card, increasing the yield from each ribbon.
+ Ribbon Low Warning Message – Ribbon print jobs are tracked and an operator
message is provided when the printer is almost out of ribbon, helping reduce the
downtime between ribbon changes.
Q. What is the Ribbon Saver feature and how does it work?
A. The Ribbon Saver feature is unique to the Datacard® ribbons used in SP Plus series card printers.
Monochrome print ribbon: Instead of advancing one card length of ribbon for every printed
card, the SP75 Plus card printer advances just past the actual portion of the ribbon that
has just been used. Depending on the card design, this feature can potentially triple the
standard yield of a monochrome print ribbon.
Color panel ribbon: The SP75 Plus card printer is able to automatically identify the ribbon
configuration without advancing the print ribbon one panel set. This eliminates the
unnecessary loss of ribbon when the printer is turned off and reinitialized.
Q. Can I take a partially used print ribbon, laminate, or topcoat from one SP75 Plus card
printer and use it in another SP75 Plus card printer?
A. Yes. The individual print ribbon information is maintained on the RF tag; not in the card printer.
When a partially used print ribbon is installed into a second SP75 Plus card printer, the RF tag on
the take-up core informs the printer of the type of print ribbon installed and the remaining number
of images available on the supply core. When multiple SP75 Plus printers are used in a
print-farm, print ribbons can be freely exchanged between printers.
Q. Do the ribbons that are presently available for use in other SP series card printers and SP
Plus series printers work in the SP75 Plus card printer?
A. All of the print ribbon kits that are available for use in the SP35, SP35 Plus, SP55, SP55 Plus, and
SP75 card printers can be used in the SP75 Plus card printers. This helps keep inventory costs
low. We have introduced several print ribbon kits that are available for use only in the SP75 and
SP75 Plus card printer. These ribbons are not qualified for use in other SP series and SP Plus
series card printers.
Q. Can the SP75 Plus card printer work with other Datacard® print ribbons or laminates?
A. Ribbons and laminates qualified for use in earlier Datacard printers are not designed, qualified or
recommended for use in the SP75 Plus card printer. Ribbons used with other Datacard printers
do not contain the new core design and the RF tag that provides enhanced printer features such
as Ribbon Saver and auto ribbon detect.
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Q. How does the SP75 Plus card printer recognize the isopropanol-cleaning card used to
perform a cleaning cycle?
A. Unlike other desktop printers that use an adhesive-cleaning card, the SP75 Plus card printer
utilizes a single isopropanol-cleaning card to clean both the transport rollers, magnetic stripe head
and card flipper. Through the printer driver, the end user must request that a cleaning cycle be
performed. At that time, the driver prompts the end-user to insert the isopropanol-cleaning card
into the SP75 Plus card printer.
Q. Can I use monochrome ribbons in an SP75 Plus card printer?
A. Yes. The SP75 Plus card printer has been enhanced so that monochrome images will print with
the color printhead.
Q. Can I use Datacard® StickiCard™ adhesive-backed cards in the SP75 Plus card printer?
A. The SP75 Plus printer has the ability to print cards without laminating and laminate cards without
printing. If StickiCard adhesive-backed cards are required, the lamination function must be
disabled and a ribbon that includes a T-panel (i.e. YMCKT) should be used.
ORDERING AND PRICING INFORMATION
Pricing information will be distributed via the normal process. However, we will be adding the SP75
Plus card printer to our demo promotion program which is offered to all our distribution channels.
Please use the normal process to order your demo units.
The following is the retail price for the SP75 Plus card printer. A more detailed pricing chart for both
printer options and supplies will be delivered via the normal process.
MSRP (US$)
Printer:
SP75 Plus card printer – Single Laminator
SP75 Plus card printer – Dual Laminator
$ 6,395
$ 7,995
MARKETING COLLATERAL AND ACTIVITIES
For more information on the SP75 Plus card printer, the following information will be available on
PartnerPageSM (www.partnerpage.com) the end of April:
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•
•
•
•
SP75 Plus card printer data sheet
SP75 Plus card printer supplies data sheet
Datacard® card printer brochure
SP Plus printer web banner
SP Plus printer advertisement
Sample card projects
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IMPORTANT DATES
Product Overview – Available via PartnerPage.com
April 20
Price Pages Available via PartnerPage.com
April 20
Sales Training – Web Casts
Week of April 16
Product Shipments Start
May 18
Official Public Product Launch – Cards Asia Trade show
Datacard.com end-user information available
April 25
PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT STATEMENTS
The following 25 and 75 word positioning statements have been provided to help in the creation of
web content, sales proposals, and other sales/marketing content that you may need to provide.
25 words:
The Datacard® SP75 Plus card printer is specifically engineered to deliver highly secure IDs for
government agencies, high-tech corporations, universities and other security-minded organizations.
75 words:
The Datacard® SP75 Plus card printer is specifically engineered to deliver highly secure IDs for
government agencies, high-tech corporations, universities and other security-minded organizations. It
features one standard laminator and a second optional laminator, both of which apply Datacard®
DuraGard® security laminates that defend against forgery and tampering while extending card life.
Other security features include a hardware lock suite to protect active supplies, blank card stock and
rejected cards; a Kensington® lock; and host-to-PC matching.
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COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS
When comparing the SP75 Plus printer with other mid-to-high volume card printers, there really is no
comparison. The SP75 Plus card printer is unique in its multitude of technically advanced and
innovative feature sets, yet flexible and aggressively priced for the market!
Below is the Complete Competitive Advantage:
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Advanced image and card quality
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Aggressive Pricing
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Intelligent supplies technology ribbons, laminates and topcoats with optimized ribbon and
cleaning system features
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State-of-the-art smart card capabilities and flexibility
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Field upgradeability for magnetic stripe and/or smart card
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Patented card input and output in front of printer
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Unprecedented combination of advanced security, extreme versatility and high reliability
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Built upon a proven and highly reliable print engine
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Virtual edge-to-edge laminates with 95% laminate coverage
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One or two laminators allowing for different laminates and/or increased production
ƒ
Printer to PC security software
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Hardware lock suite
Key Points to Stress
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Supply offering
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Precise patch placement system
- Rounded patch corners
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Security offerings
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Standard and optional features and functionality
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Competitive pricing
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COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS (continued)
Datacard
Evolis
Fargo
Name
SP75 Plus
Securion
DTC550
P640i
Print Speed
Up to 175 CPH
Single Sided w/
lamination
Up to 165 CPH
YMCK-K w/ dual side
lamination
27 lbs.
Up to 120 CPH YMCK,
single side w/
lamination
Up to 105 CPH YMCKK, single side
lamination
33.15 lbs.
144 CPH YMCKO
120 CPH YMCKOK
20 lbs. w/ laminator 39 lbs.
35 lbs.
Option
Option
Option
Optional
Contact Smart Card
Encoding
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Contactless Smart Card
Encoding
Prox Card Encoder
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Weight
ISO Magnetic Stripe
Encoding
Smart Card Options
Smart Card Contact
Station
Communication Types
Functional Display
Input Hopper Types
Lockable Input Hopper
Option
Output Hopper Types
Operating System Support
Zebra
514 CPH Mono w/ overlay
300 CPH
Yes (read only)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Standard
Ethernet/USB
LCD
Standard Ethernet/USB
USB/Ethernet Optional
LCD / LED
LCD
USB/ Ethernet
Optional
Not available
100 standard, 200
optional
Standard Kensington
option
40 cards, 100 card
option
Windows 2000/XP
and Open Platform
Driver for nonWindows Operating
Systems
SP Series
100 Card
100 Card
150 Cards
Yes
Optional
No
100 Card
100 Card
Windows XP, 2003 and
Vista, 32 & 64 bits
Windows 2000/Server
2003/XP
Minimal (estimated 5
cards)
Windows 2000/XP
Securion Card Printer
DTC Series
Security Card Printers
External Lock Option
(Type)
Single/Double Sided
Printing
Printer Warranty
Yes
Yes
Not available
Not available
Double
Double
Double
Double
24 months
24 months
12 months
12 Months
Printhead Warranty
24 months
24 months
12 months
12 Months
Laminator
Laminator with
topcoat or overlay (2
stations)
Yes
One lamination station
Optional
Yes
Not available
No
Not available
Yes
No
No
No
Front input and
output
250, 500 YMCKT
Front Input, Side output
Front Input, Rear Output
200 YMCKO
500 YMCKO
Side input, opposite
side output
500 YMCKK
500 YMCK-K
200 YMCKO-K
400 YMCKOK
600 YMCK
500 YMCKK
500 YMCUvK
Documentation
Field Upgradeable
Card Creation Software
Included
Accessibility
Full Color/Mono Max.
images
Per cartridge or roll
500 YMCK
Ribbon Saver Feature
UV fluorescing ribbon
Printer to PC Protection
Software
1000 KT
500 KO
1500 K
1000 Monochrome
1000 Clear Topcoat
200 Clear patch
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
No
No
1500 KO
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
* All competitive data as presented on Internet at competitors’ web sites as of April 2007
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Please contact your sales manager or sales support representative for more information on Datacard
SP75 Plus card printer and supplies.
Datacard, DuraGard, Intelligent Supplies Technology, Advanced Imaging Technology, StickiCard PartnerPage and the Color
Blue with Platinum Flecks are trademarks, registered trademarks and/or service marks of DataCard Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries. Microsoft, Windows and Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation. Magicard is a registered trademark of Ultra Electronics.
© 2007 DataCard Corporation. All rights reserved.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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