Datacard SP55+ Single-Sided ID Card Printer - DISCONTINUED

Datacard SP55+ Single-Sided ID Card Printer - DISCONTINUED

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Datacard SP55+ Single-Sided ID Card Printer - DISCONTINUED Support & Downloads

Datacard SP55 Plus Printer Downloads

Visit the Datacard support page to find the latest SP55 Plus drivers and firmware - Datacard SP55 Firmware & Drivers

Datacard SP55 Plus Printer Documentation

Use the link below for the latest version of the user manual: - SP55 Plus User Manual

Datacard SP55 Plus Printer Extended Warranty Plans

Extended Warranties & Registration - Datacard Product Registration - Extended Warranty Plans

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Datacard SP55+ Single-Sided ID Card Printer - DISCONTINUED Details

The Datacard SP55+ (573579-003) card printer has been discontinued, and has been replaced by the next generation Datacard SD260 card printer.

Need supplies for your discontinued printer? Please see the Supplies tab for Datacard SP55 Plus-specific supplies and replacement parts. Additionally, please see the Support & Downloads tab for user manuals, support, and downloads, along with additional information.

The Datacard SP55+ ID card printer single-sided offers the speed and features to meet your requirements of today, with the versatility to keep pace with your future needs.

  • Go anywhere!
    The sleek design of the Datacard SP55+ single-sided ID card printer allows it to fit in small work areas or to easily transport it to other facilities, tradeshows or conventions.

  • Receive high quality prints and enhanced productivity
    With the Datacard SP55 Plus card printer, you'll enjoy edge-to-edge printing of sharp images and text. Datacard's exclusive Advanced Imaging Technology combines optimized print ribbons and user-adjustable settings to deliver perfect results. The Datacard SP55+ printer can produce up to 190 full color, single-sided cards per hour. Options are available to add extra large capacity input and output hoppers for continuous productivity of your higher throughput print jobs.

  • Operate and maintain your printer with ease
    The Datacard SP55+ combines plug-and-play simplicity with the power and functionality of a professional grade printer. The Datacard Smart Driver provides easy-to-understand onscreen message prompts, image previews and online help. It's a versatile, durable printer that is backed by a 2-year warranty.

Customize your printer to your needs with:

  • Dual-sided printing - Optional
    Double the printable area of your cards with a dual-sided printer! The Datacard SP55+ is available in a duplex (two-sided) printing version. (Add this feature to your printer within the Options tab.)

  • Ethernet connectivity - Optional
    Create a remote printer sharing environment for many users on a network with optional Ethernet connectivity. (Add this feature to your printer within the Options tab.)

  • Card encoding - Optional
    Create multi-technology cards by adding optional smart card, magnetic stripe, and proximity encoding capability. This feature also field-upgradeable, allowing you to add encoding to your printer as your needs change. (Add this feature to your printer within the Options tab.)

  • Extended warranty and printer loaner plans - Optional
    ID Zone offers extended warranty plans with satisfaction-guaranteed service handled by our in-house, knowledgeable technical support team. Our extended warranty plans include support via a toll-free number or live chat, total parts replacement plus labor, and fast turn-around on printer repairs. In the event your printer needs to be sent to us for repair, our loaner plans help ensure your card printing can continue. With printer loaner coverage, we'll send you a loaner printer to use while yours is in for repair. (Select an extended warranty with or without loaner coverage in the Options tab.)

Datacard SP55+ Single-Sided ID Card Printer - DISCONTINUED Specifications

Datacard SP55+ Single-Sided ID Card Printer

Card Printing Capability: Single-sided printing
Color/Monochrome Printing Capability: Color & monochrome printing
Card Printing Speeds: 19 seconds per single-sided full-color (YMCKT) card
Card Hopper Capacity: 100-card input hopper
40-card output hopper
Accepted Card Size: CR80 (standard credit card size)
Accepted Card Thickness: 20-50 mil
Interface: Bi-directional USB
Available Software Drivers: Microsoft® Windows® 2000, XP, Vista - 32- & 64-bit, Windows 7 - 32- & 64-bit;
Datacard's Open Platform for non-Windows platforms
Weight & Dimensions: 11 lbs (5.3 kg), 7.8'' x 9.0'' x 21.5'' (198mm x 228mm x 546mm)
Included with Printer:
  • 2 year printer and printhead warranty - no pass restrictions
  • USB cable
  • Power supply & power supply assembly
  • Printer driver CD
  • ID series CD
  • User guide
  • Cleaning sleeve
  • Cleaning card
  • Install map (photo representation of the shipment contents)
Printer Options: Encoding -
  • Magnetic stripe encoder - field-upgradeable
  • Smart card personalization - field-upgradeable
Bi-direction USB and 10 Base-T Ethernet - with backlit LCD panel included
Monochrome only printing
Dual-sided printing
Kensignton printer security lock
200-card input hopper
Lockable input hopper
200-card output hopper
Clear card personalization - for monochrome printers only
Input hopper empty alert - for custom development if writing your own card printer software
Extended warranties through ID Zone

Datacard SP55 Plus Single-sided Card Printer Models

Part Number Configuration Number Duplex Printing USB Interface Ethernet Magnetic EncodingContact/Contactless Encoding
573579-003 SP55.C.H1.USB       
573579-007 SP55.C.H1.NET       
573579-002 SP55.C.2.H1.USB     
573579-004 SP55.C.2.H1.NET      
573579-001 SP55.C.2.IAT.H1.USB    
573579-005 SP35.C.2.IAT.H1.NET    
573579-006 SP55.C.2.IAT.H1.USB.SC347  

ID Zone offers all available Datacard SP55 Plus encoding options. Please contact us at (800) 910-5987 if your encoding requirements are not listed above.

Printed Card Approximate Cost

  MSRP Our Price Your Savings Per Card
Single-Sided Monochrome $0.12 $0.09 $0.03
Single-Sided Color (YMCKO) $0.53 $0.30 $0.23

Datacard SP55+ Single-Sided ID Card Printer - DISCONTINUED Reviews


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(based on 1 review)

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Nice printer

By J-Ro

fromCentral New Jersey

About MeSome experience with card printing


  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to load ribbon or cards
  • Great print quality


  • Difficult To Set Up
  • Noisy

Best Uses

  • Mid-level printing volume

Comments aboutDatacard SP55+ Single-Sided ID Card Printer - DISCONTINUED:

Printer works pretty good when all the bugs are out of the software. It has stopped working a couple times, but now that mine is all fixed, it works like a charm.

  • Primary Card Uses:
  • Photo ID