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IDP Smart-30S Single-Sided ID System

IDP Smart-30S Single-Sided ID System

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IDP Smart-30S System Downloads

IDP Smart-30S System Downloads

Visit the IDP support page to find the latest Smart-30S drivers and firmware - IDP Support: Smart-30S Firmware and Drivers

IDP Smart-30S System Documentation

Below is the latest version of the IDP Smart-30S user manual:

IDP Smart-30S System Extended Warranty Plans

Unlike other retailers, ID Zone doesn't send printers back to the manufacturer -- we fix them in-house, fast! Our knowledgeable in-house technical support department is experienced and receives on-going technical training to ensure you receive expert help and service when you need it most.- IDP Smart-30S Extended Warranty & Loaner Plan

Technical Support

Our team is able to assist you 7:30am-4:00pm CT, Monday-Friday. - See our tech support page for options.


  • Single-sided direct-to-card ID system ideal for low volume, entry-level applications.
  • Special features:includes all of the supplies you need to start printing cards, same-side input/output hopper, built-in USB connectivity and 3-year advanced exchange with 2-year unlimited printhead warranty
  • Optional upgrades:Ethernet connectivity, encoding, software and camera upgrade options, extended warranty and loaner coverage plans

What's In the Box:

IDP Smart-30S System Details

Looking for maximum efficiency and a great value ID card printer? The IDP Smart-30S Single-Sided ID Card System is the solution. The Smart-30S System consistently produces vibrant colors and quality images, at a price that you can afford. Combining ease-of-use and advanced security features, this printer is designed for access control, mass transit, student ID cards, healthcare, and more!

  • Easy-to-use design
    The IDP Smart-30S Single-Sided Card System will you have you printing ID cards in no time with it's user-friendly design, and advanced features!
    • Drop-in ribbon cartridges for easy ribbon changes
    • Automatic ribbons search feature
    • Small footprint to easily accomodate desktop space
    • Front Input/Output hoppers for easy access
    • Automatic and manual card feeding options for added convenience
  • Advanced networking
    TheIDP Smart-30S System offers convenient printing and encoding through the network printer server to save you time.
    • Network printer server for printing cards
    • Encode magnetic stripe, contact, and contactless cards through the network
    • Easily check working states and adjust configurations
  • Data security
    Protect the data of your business or organization from hackers with trusted data security features.
    • Password verification function to provide root and user authentications
    • Encropt data transmited on USB
    • Supports SSL Protocol on Ethernet communications
    • Option to set a specific authorized PC for encoding and printing cards
  • Best-in-class warranty protection
    Save time and money by ensuring your card printer program is always operational. The Smart-30S System includes an industry-leading warranty plan.
    • 3 - Year Advanced Exchange Coverage - If your printer stops working during the warranty, you won't need to deal with the hassle of shipping loaner printers back-and-forth. Instead, you will simply exchange your printer for a replacement printer. The replacement printer will then be covered for the duration of your initial printer’s warranty.
    • 2 - Year Unlimited Prints/Passes Printhead Warranty – Blown Printheads will be replaced by IDP, no questions asked, for 2 years. (The replacement printhead is covered for the duration of the initial printhead’s warranty.)
  • Magnetic encoding
    The IDP Smart-30S Single-Sided ID Card System comes standard with magnetic stripe encoding for membership cards, access control, and more!
  • Ethernet and USB connectivity
    Ethernet and USB connectivity come standard allowing for remote printer sharing by many users on a network for greater versatility.

Customize your printer to your needs with:

  • 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.)
  • Card printer training - Optional
    A training session with our in-house Technical Support team will get your new IDP Smart-30S Single-Sided Card System up and running in no time. Your training will be tailored around your specific printer and the specific topics you would like assistance with. A typical printer training session may cover topics such as:
    • Card printer installation assistance
    • A review of the printer's user interface
    • How to load the ribbon and cards
    • Special printer features
    (Add training to your printer order in the Options tab.)

CloudBadging ID Card Software

  • Powerful cloud-based software in a user-friendly package
    CloudBadging is a cloud-based ID card software that goes beyond traditional ID badge management software by providing a secure, cloud-based workspace for individuals or teams to create, manage, and print ID badges - maximizing productivity and performance for everyone. CloudBadging provides you with quick, simple card design and printing tools that are accessible from any internet connective device with a modern web browser, no matter where you are located. (You may change your software choice within Options)

Credential Cam Digital Photo ID Webcam

  • Easily capture ID photos
    The Credential Cam included with your printer lets you add high-quality images to photo ID badges in minutes! It's optimized for capturing photo IDs and features a five-layer glass lens and Autosmart facetracking. (You may upgrade to your choice of camera within Options)

Color Ribbon and Cards

  • Print immediately with included supplies
    A full-color, 250 print-count YMCKO color ribbon, and 500 PVC cards are included with your IDP Smart-30 System so you can get started right away! (You may upgrade to you choice of card within Options)

IDP Smart-30S System Specifications

IDP Smart-30S ID Card System - Single-Sided

Card Printing Capability: Single side printing
Color/Monochrome Printing Capability: Color & monochrome printing
Card Printing Speeds: 5 seconds (monochrome (K) single-sided card)
28 seconds (full-color (YMCKO) single-sided card)
Card Hopper Capacity: 80-card input hopper
25-card output hopper
Accepted Card Size: CR80 - standard PVC, PET or Composite PVC (CR80 is the size of a standard credit card)
Accepted Card Thickness: 15-30 mil
Interface: USB with optional Ethernet
Available Software Drivers: Microsoft® Windows® 2000, 2003, XP, Vista (32- & 64-bit), Windows 7 (32- & 64-bit), Windows 8 (32- & 64-bit); Windows 10 (32- & 64-bit); Mac OS, Linux
Weight & Dimensions: 7.5 lbs (3.40 kg), 6.8'' x 14.8'' x 7.5'' (172mm x 377mm x 190mm)
Included with Printer:
  • USB cable
  • Power cords
  • CD with printer drivers, manuals & utility programs
Printer Options: Encoding:
  • Magnetic stripe
  • Contact smart card encoding
  • Contactless smart card encoding
Ethernet connectivity
Extended warranties through ID Wholesaler

CloudBadging Software Specifications

Card Printing Capability: Full-color one-sided or two-sided (duplex) capabilities
Batch printing
Database Capability: Cloud-based database
Encoding Options: 1-D and 2-D barcodes
Magnetic encoding options
Card Management Capabilities: Import images
Integrated photo capture
Conditional design rules
Magnetic stripe encoding
Add signatures
Add unlimited data fields
System Requirements: Internet connected computer with modern web browser

ID Smart-30S Single-sided Card Printer Models

Part Number USB Interface

Ethernet Interface

Magnetic Stripe Encoding

Please contact us at (800) 910-5987 or Live Chat if your encoding requirements are not listed above.

Printed Card Approximate Cost

Ribbon Type MSRP Our Price Your Savings Per Card
Single-Sided Monochrome $0.14 $0.10 $0.04
Single-Sided Color (YMCKO) $0.42 $0.34 $0.09

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