P500 Dual-sided color plastic card printer with lamination


List Price:
with magstripe encoder: $7095
without magstripe encoder: $6595


High Durability Card Printing Solutions With P500 Series Laminating Card Printers

Eltron plastic card printers offer reliable solutions for high durability access control and personal identification card printing.

P500 printers print and laminate tamper resistant, true ISO flat cards for applications requiring high security and durability. The P500 prints one full color card edge to edge while laminating another with a 1 mil overlaminate. Full color cards are printed and laminated at a rate of more than 100 cards per hour and feature transparent enclosures for monitoring the printing process. P500 printers offer sharp 300 dpi print resolution, and a variety of holographic overlaminates. Optional magnetic stripe encoder and smart card contact stations available.

Designed for use in such applications as:

  • Secure employee identification badges
  • Access control badges
  • National ID cards (drivers license, health care cards)

All Eltron card printers are built to tough ISO 9002 standards.

For high image quality, reliable operation, and easy to use card printing solutions, Eltron card printers from Zebra Technologies offer the industry’s broadest product line of printers, options, accessories and supplies.

General Specifications

  • High speed printing, over 100 cards/hour throughput, edge to edge in full color with overlaminate
  • Dual process system while one card prints second card is laminated
  • Dual sided printing with flip over capability
  • Card cooling system produces true ISO flatness of laminated cards
  • Enclosed 200 (30mil) card capacity card feeder
  • Transparent enclosure
  • Two 16 character LCD displays to check printer functions
  • WindCard Classic software and Windows™ drivers for 3.1, 95 and NT standard
  • One year printer warranty
  • One year (or 100K impressions) print head warranty

Color Printing

  • Color dye sublimination or monochrome thermal transfer printing
  • Average 35 seconds per card (over 100 cards/hour throughput) (YMCK)
  • 300 dpi (12 dots/mm) print resolution
  • Edge to edge printing with memory expansion

Bar Codes

  • Code 39
  • Code 128 B & C with & without check digit
  • 2 of 5 & Interleaved 2 of 5
  • UPC-A
  • EAN-8 & EAN-13
  • PDF-417 2D bar code and other symbologies available via Windows™ driver
  • and WindCard™ Classic design software


  • Resident: Arial Normal 22, Arial Bold 28
  • True Type fonts available via Windows(tm) driver and WindCard(tm) Classic design software
  • Card Specifications

Card Specifications

  • Resident: Arial Normal 22, Arial Bold 28
  • True Type fonts available via Windows™ driver and WindCard™ Classic design software


  • Types: ABS, PVC, Polyester
  • Card width/length: ISO CR-80, 2.125" (54mm) X 3.385" (86mm)
  • Card thickness: .76mm (30mil)
  • Card feeder capacity: 300 cards (10mil), 200 cards (30mil)
  • Card hopper capacity: 150 cards (10mil), 100 cards (30mil)

Ribbon Specifications

  • Monochrome: 1000 cards/roll
  • Monochrome colors: black, red, blue, green, yellow, silver, gold and white
  • K Resin + 0: 500 cards/roll
  • K Dye + 0: 500 cards/roll
  • YMCK: 250 cards/roll
  • YMCKO: 200 cards/roll
  • YMCKOK: 160 cards/roll

Overlaminate Specifications

  • 1 mil overlaminate roll, 100 cards/roll
  • 1 mil overlaminate for smart cards and magnetic stripe cards, 100 cards/roll
  • 1 mil overlaminate with hologram, 100 cards/roll

Communications Interface

  • Parallel standard
  • RS232C serial optional


  • Width: 30.5" (775mm)
  • Depth: 9.8" (249mm)
  • Height: 12.5" (318mm)
  • Weight: 55 lbs (25kg)


  • 100-250V, 50/60Hz
  • FCC Class A, CE,UL and CUL approved


  • Operating temperature: 40F to 95F (5C to 35C)
  • Operating humidity: 10% to 80% non-condensing
  • Storage temperature: -40F to 140F (-40C to 60C)
  • Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing
  • Ventilation: Free air


  • RS232C serial port
  • Smart card contact station
  • Magnetic encoder
  • Memory expansion (edge to edge printing)
  • Extended warranty program
Dual-sided color printing with lamination
Print Speed:
100 cards/hour throughput
300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
Print Method :
Dye sublimation
Thermal transfer

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Plastic Card Printing Software

Eltron P500 Printer Driver Windows (95/98)

Eltron P500 Printer Driver Windows NT V4.0

P500 Ribbons & Accessories

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