IDP Smart 31 Plastic ID Card Printer

£834.0000 £695.0000
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  • Smart 31 single or dual sided printing options
  • 5 year warranty (3 years warranty on printer head)
  • Easy set-up plug and play card printer
  • 80 card input hopper, 25 card output hopper
  • Full colour edge to edge printing in 23 seconds
  • Low printing costs, colour from just 22p per card

The new IDP Smart 31 plastic card printer enables the low cost printing of colour photo ID cards or membership cards, from just 22p each! Reliable and easy to set up and operate, the perfect solution for printing low volumes up to 3,000 cards per annum.

Size - perfect for the office!
The Smart 31 is a good desk size, the single side measuring only 172mm x 377mm x 190mm and the dual 172mm x 472mm x 190mm, this also makes it very portable if you are planning to print cards from multiple locations.

Print quality
Fine™ Printing Technology on the Smart 31 is designed to help with true colour production on all your cards. So not only is this a great value printer you can be sure of a quality print.

Card Security - help prevent fraud!
The Smart 31 offers an advanced card security feature at no extra cost and comes in the form of SmartMark.

SmartMark is a watermark feature that is applied when printing and appears in a transparent overlay panel on top of the card. It's visible to the naked eye and can be customised to include text, pictures or brand logos.

There is the option to also purchase a UV ribbon, this allows an image such as your logo to be printed in UV ink onto the card which is only visible under a UV light. If you are concerned you cards may be open to counterfeiting / cloning then this enables you to quickly and easily check card are genuine.

When ordering you can upgrade Smart 31 to be preinstalled with magnetic stripe, and contact and contactless smart card encoders. The magnetic stripe encoder in compatible with plastics cards with a pre-applied lo-co or hi-co magnetic stripe and contactless encoder with MIFARE and ISO 14443 (Type A/B) cards.

As the IDP Smart 31 is an entry-level printer for low volume printing, its default connectivity is USB. This means one desktop application print at a time. If you require multiple PCs to access through a network, then an Ethernet connection is available when ordering.

Operating Systems
This printer is compatible for use with Microsoft Windows 2000/2003/XP/ Vista/7/8/, Mac OS and Linux.

The Smart 31 comes supplied with an unrivalled 5 years warranty!

When ordering you can tailor the printer and consumable order to your specific needs. We make ordering easy, then send you everything in one delivery!

Click here to view the Smart 31 leaflet

Note: no ribbon is supplied with the printer so please order one.

Easybadge logo

The Smart 31 printer comes supplied with Easybadge Lite card printing software, developed to increase the speed and ease of plastic card printing. It's the only card printing software that combines with an App to enable the easy collection of data on the move. This means that lugging a camera and laptop around becomes a thing of the past. The App allows you to capture photos and data then sync with the main database.

Easybadge Software App Store    Easybadge Google Play App  

Easybadge App take a photo   Take a photo Easybadge ID Software   Easybadge Enter details   Easybadge Sync

Easybadge can be downloaded onto a PC and all android devices. It is not currently compatible with a Mac but the App can be downloaded onto an iPhone (not an iPad). So why not download the App from the App Store today and trial it for free!

Considerations when ordering the software
Store 100+ records -  Easybadge Professional
Adding on a Mifare encoder -  Easybadge Enterprise
Mac users - Cardpresso, for more info visit

You can download EasyBadge software to trial for free here:

To view the full range of Smart printers please click here.

If you have any questions or queries about any of our products or our service, please feel free to contact us. Additionally, if you cannot find what you are looking for we may be able to help. Get in touch and we will try our best!

Our office hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 5.00pm. We always endeavour to answer any enquiries within 24 hours.

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Tel: 029 2070 8702 We answer the phone as The Edge - that's our company name!


When do I give you my logo?

When you checkout you will be given the option to upload your logo file. If you forget or don't have a usable logo then please give us a call

Do the prices shown include VAT & Delivery?

The prices shown here display both inclusive & exclusive of VAT. Delivery is not displayed here and is calculated in your shopping basket. If you are ordering multiple items we may be able to combine delivery charges, please call us to ask!

Will I get an artwork proof before you print my order?

We always email you a visual before we print the bulk order and we do not proceed until you are 100% happy with the proof. Proofs typically take 2-3 days but depends on the artwork you provide.

Can we see samples before we buy?

Please just ask us! Our policy is wherever possible to supply any product samples free of charge when we can. However some larger and more expensive lines, they may incur a charge or delivery cost.

Can we talk with someone if I don’t see all the information I need online?

Absolutely! Our team of friendly, experienced account managers are available to talk you through the process, just call us on 029 2070 8702

I can’t see what I am looking for on the website, can you help with this?

Of course! Please let us know what item you are looking for and we will do our best to source it for you.

Delivery Time

STOCK ITEMS: Order before 2pm for next working day delivery to anywhere in mainland UK (Excludes UK bank holidays).

NON-STOCK: Customised products such as branded lanyards, printed plastic cards, printed wristbands, branded visitor books. Delivery dates for these items can be found within their product description.

Delivery Location

Orders over £100 – FREE*
Orders under £100 - £7.50

All orders are posted using a secure trackable signed for courier service.

For Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scillies, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands and shipments to other countries please contact us for a quotation of delivery costs or complete your order and we will contact you with the delivery cost.


If you're not happy with the items purchased you have 14 days to return them to us for a full credit of the goods, provided they are in a resaleable condition. Please return to: The Edge Systems Limited, Windsor Place, Penarth, Cardiff, CF64 1JL.

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