IDP Smart 31 Plastic ID Card Printer

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Printer Essentials
dyestar blank white 760 micron plastic cards
1 × Dyestar Blank White 760 Micron Plastic Cards - Pack of 100
£7.99 £9.59 Inc. VAT
TrueSupport Plus
1 × TrueSupport PLUS Card Printer Support
£199.00 £238.80 Inc. VAT
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£699.00 £838.80 Inc. VAT

FREE UK Delivery on all orders over £100

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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 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!

Using the EasyBadge app, you can quickly capture photos and data on the move with your mobile (Android or Apple). You can sync this data with the PC EasyBadge to print cards. You can input data using either the app or the PC.

Easybadge Software App StoreEasybadge Google Play App

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

Get the Easybadge App from the App Store today and try it free!
You can also download to trial on a PC:


Please upgrade to Easybadge Professional if you need to print and store more than 100 cards. There’s an internal card counter in Easybadge, so unfortunately you can’t delete 100 records to print more.

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

How much is delivery?

Orders over £100 – FREE*
Orders under £100 - £8.50

*Free delivery applies to orders placed and paid for online only.
**Delivery is free if the NET order total exceeds £100. NET being the cost of the order before VAT is applied.)

A standard delivery charge of £24.95 is applicable for parcels up to 10kg to the following areas : Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Isles of Scilly, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Scottish Islands, Scottish Highlands and Channel Islands. Please proceed with you order, then we will be in touch to arrange payment of the difference.

For shipments to other countries please contact us for a quotation on 029 2070 8702.

How will my order be delivered?

We will send using a secure trackable signed for courier, 20 or less printed plastic cards will be posted Royal Mail 1st Class.

When will I receive my order?

Stock Orders:

We aim to despatch items as quickly as possible, order by 12:00pm and delivery will be 1-2 days

Printed Personalised Orders:

We will be in touch with a delivery date, from proof approval generally looking at (working days):

Staff ID Cards - 2 days
Membership cards - 7-14 days
Lanyards and fabric wristbands - 2-3 weeks
Tyvek wristbands - 5-7 days
Visitor books - 1-2 weeks

Where do I send my artwork / logo for printed personalised orders?

Please email files / images along with your order number to:
Don’t worry we will be in touch to discuss and arrange a proof before printing.

Need your order in a hurry?

If you have a time commitment we will always endeavour to help, please call us on 029 2070 8702

What is your return policy?

If you are 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.