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The Datacard SP35 single sided card printer personalises up to 120 full-colour and up to 500 one-colour cards per hour. Despite its fast operation, this attractive printer weighs less than four kilos and is easily transportable, letting you print cards in a confined workspace.
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The Datacard® SP35 card printer delivers an unbeatable combination of high performance and low cost for low-volume card programs. It is like nothing you have seen before for issuing ID cards, gift and loyalty cards, membership cards, hotel room keys and more.

The SP35 card printer offers affordable digital card printing technology to a large group of users. Possible applications include:
  • Education
  • Access Control
  • Event Badging
  • Casino
  • Local Government
  • Leisure


The SP35 card printer gives you fast print speeds, superb image quality and simple operation at a value price. Good looks and a compact size make the printer a welcome addition to any desktop. If you recognise how plastic cards can benefit your operation, but have been waiting for printers to come down in price, size and complexity, your moment has arrived.

The SP35 card printer leverages the Datacard® exclusive Advanced Imaging Technology™ to produce vivid, life-like full or one-colour photos, graphics and text across a card's entire surface. The technology uses optimised print ribbons and user-adjustable controls to yield smooth, uniform solid backgrounds, improved colour matching with image capture devices, enhanced bar code printing and sharp reproduction of lines and fine text.

The SP35 card printer gives you optional magnetic stripe and integrated smart card capabilities, including contactless smart cards, with a simple field upgrade.These technologies can make your cards compatible with access control and other automated systems across your enterprise, creating new opportunities to increase security and efficiency. You can also purchase multiple printers now, knowing you can always upgrade to magnetic stripes and smart cards in the future.

Datacard SP35 Plus Features
  • Microsoft® Windows® 98, 2000, Me and XP printer drivers
  • One-sided, edge-to-edge printing
  • Printer pooling (Windows® 2000 and XP only)
  • Operator-replaceable printhead
  • Continuous cleaning roller
  • Advanced Imaging Technology™
  • Datacard® Smart Driver™ printer driver
  • 100-card, front-facing input hopper- .030 in. (.76mm) card thickness
  • 20-card, front-facing output hopper- .030 in. (.76mm) card thickness
  • Automatic card feeding
  • Easy-access components, including quick-change ribbon cartridges
  • Datacard® proprietary print ribbons
  • Full-colour or monochrome imaging
  • No pass restrictions
  • No prorating or printhead costs


Datacard SP35 Plus Options
  • Field-upgradeable magnetic stripe encoding (IAT or NTT)
  • Field-upgradeable smart card personalisation
  • Smart card personalisation
    • Contact Gemplus® GemPC® USB
    • Contactless Gemplus® GemEasyLink 680 SL
    • Combination Contact GemPC USB and Contactless GemEasyLink 680 SL
    • Contact station
  • Magnetic stripe encoding and smart card personalisation
  • Additional ribbon cartridges


Datacard SP35 Plus Specifications
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Physical dimensions: 16. 5 in. x 7.8 in. x 9.0 in. (419 mm x 198 mm x 229 mm)
  • Weight: between 8 and 9 lbs. (3.6 kg and 4.1 kg), depending upon options
Print capabilities:
  • Edge-to-edge printing
  • Continuous-tone, full-colour or black-and-white photos
  • Alphanumeric text, logos, digitised signatures, fingerprints
  • Variety of bar codes
  • Background patterns
  • Print resolution: 300 dpi
  • Throughput:
    • Full-colour printing: up to 120 cards per hour with YMCKT ribbon
    • One-colour printing: up to 500 cards per hour with K ribbon
  • Shade count: 256 shades
  • Communications: USB
  • Plastic cards accepted:
    • Size: 3.375 in. x 2.125 in. (85.7 mm x 54.0 mm)
    • Type: PVC with glossy laminate surface; other core materials with PVC overlaminates optional
  • Thickness:
    • .01 in. to .05 in. (.25 mm to 1.30 mm); with smart card module, accommodates most proximity cards
    • .02 in. to .03 in. (.50 mm to .80 mm) with magnetic stripe or smart card module
  • Resident memory: 8 MB
  • Supplies:
    • Datacard® proprietary print ribbons
    • YMCKT (three colours, true black and topcoat)
    • KT (true black with topcoat)
    • K (true black)
    • Various other colours
  • Electrical requirements:
    • 100/120V, 50/60 Hz
    • 220/240V, 50/60 Hz
  • Operating environment:
    • 60 ˚F to 95 ˚F (15 ˚C to 35 ˚C)
    • 20% to 80% non-condensing humidity
  • Storage environment:
    • 5˚F to 140˚F (-15˚C to 60˚C)
    • 10% to 90% non-condensing humidity


Manufacturer Codes:
573305-001: Datacard SP35 Plus Color Printer
573305-002: Datacard SP35 Plus Color Printer / IAT magstripe

Additional Information

SKU 320-8013
Manufacturer Code 573305-001
Manufacturer Datacard