IDP Smart 31 Plastic ID Card Printer

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£52.95 £63.54 Inc. VAT

£715.00 £858.00 Inc. VAT

The new IDP Smart 31 plastic card printer enables the low cost printing of colour photo ID cards or membership cards, from just 29p each! Reliable and easy to set up and operate, the perfect solution for printing low volumes up to 3,000 cards per annum.

  • 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

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, you’ll find this very straight forward to install onto a PC. Use it to quickly create a great looking card layout from scratch or use one of the handy templates, simply input your personalisation data then print!

The EasyBadge app is also available to download free from the App Store, this will enable you to quickly capture photos and data on the move using a mobile (Android or Apple). This data syncs with the PC EasyBadge to enable card printing, you can choose to input data using the app, PC or a mix of both.

Easybadge Software App StoreEasybadge Google Play App

Easybadge App take a photoTake a photo Easybadge ID SoftwareEasybadge Enter detailsEasybadge Sync

If you need to print and store more than 100 card records then please upgrade by choosing the Easybadge Professional option at the top of this page. Note: Easybadge has an internal card counter so you can’t delete the 100 records to then print more.

So why not download the Easybadge App from the App Store today and trial it for free!
You can also download to trial on a PC:

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

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 £150 – FREE*
Orders under £150 - £8.50

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.

Terms & Conditions

If you want to find out more about the terms and conditions that we abide by then you can see all the information here


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.