Smart Card Printers

Smart Card Printers

Basic ID cards have streamlined the process of identifying individuals today. Smart cards have made this process simpler, and even more secure. Be it a driving license or your ATM card— identification as a process has been simplified, making several complex operations far more convenient.

Lipi Data Systems has been a leading distributor of Smart Card ID Printers in India. We offer premium quality printing solutions to several institutions and companies across the country. Our high performance card printers are dependable and integrate seamlessly into the identification and security apparatus of an organisation...

Features and Benefits of a Smart Card ID Printer

A common notion is that Smart Card Printers are only used in the banking domain. However, with secure access becoming a point of focus, Smart Card Printers are becoming an integral feature of IT infrastructure at organisations across industries. Businesses not only use these cards for attendance and identification, but also to trace individuals across transit points. PVC Smart Card Printers have therefore turned into critical assets to deliver high-end, quality results on demand.

With a user-friendly interface, any individual can operate these printers at any given time or place. The ability of Smart Card ID Printers to deliver secure results in a decentralised manner has simplified card printing operations significantly. Advantages of this technology include:

  • High durability
  • Unmatched card printing efficiency
  • Low-cost printing capacity
  • High-resolution printing experience
  • High-throughput ID issuance

Our Industry Specified PVC Smart Card Printer

Lipi Data Systems offers a wide range of Card printing products and solutions for businesses, schools, and local governments that need reliable means of ID printing. Our PVC Smart Card Printers have been used to secure some of the most sensitive locations across the subcontinent. These printers are designed to offer high-resolution printing, while keeping a check on operating costs. Further, the intuitive user interface of these printers enable quick printing of a variety of smart cards, thereby making these devices preferred by government institutions and private sectors enterprises alike.


Different types of materials can be used, depending on the purpose of printing. Most of the time this information is mentioned in the printers’ instruction guide. However, if no specific guidance is given, a few of the commonly used card materials like PVC, composite PVC, composite PET, and composite ABS are safe for use. Usually, printing quality depends upon the printer make and model, however, the final print could also be affected if low-quality printing material is used.
A Smart Card Printer follows a very simple procedure to print on a given card. Unlike ordinary paper printing, card printing primarily employs a heat-based principle. As the card is inserted, it is guided parallel to a colour ribbon and then past the thermal heat section. Here, depending upon the print design and colour, the printer can retransfer a thin film or directly print on the card.
Direct Printing is the process by which the printer directly prints the required design from the ribbon. It could be instructed to carry out monochrome or colour printing. Retransfer Printing, on the other hand, involves the print image getting transferred onto a thin film which is then embedded onto a given card with the aid of a gum roller. Both Direct and Retransfer Printing are thermally driven.

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