SP55K Kiosk Thermal Card Printer

Easy-to-integrate Kiosk card printer

Developed exclusively for integration into kiosks, the Datacard® SP55k kiosk card printer delivers an attractive combination of proven reliability, high-quality card printing and the ability to integrate smoothly with a variety of kiosk designs. To help kiosk integrators even more, it has low maintenance requirements and is very easy to use.

  • Choose from three flexible configurations.
  • Adapt card printing for multiple kiosk designs.
  • Launch new kiosk concepts more quickly.

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Reliable, high-quality card printing

Provides the exceptional reliability and high-quality card printing kiosk integrators demand.

Measurable Benefits

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Vivid, Versatile Cards

Print full-color or one-color cards and choose from one- or two-sided printing. All choices deliver brilliant results with dye sublimation quality and edge-to-edge coverage.

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Versatile Configurations

Flexible parameters and a coverless design easily adapt to multiple kiosks. Integrators can also choose from three configurations for simplex, duplex or duplex ATM-style card issuance. Use the integrator’s kit to look at detailed specifications and determine which configuration best suits your design.

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Secure Mounting Base

The metal mounting base allows for secure attachment inside the kiosk structure.

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Configurable Card Output Locations and Drop Angle

Integrators can customize the output location of printed cards to match the specific application and kiosk design. The card drop angle can be easily customized by adjusting settings on the printer’s LCD panel.

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Hot Swappable Printer Feature

To keep kiosks up and running and minimize downtime, the SP55k printer can be swapped into a kiosk without reinstalling the driver.

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Card Reject Tray

A separate area for rejected cards helps increase security and maintain quality control. (Available with one-sided printing only.)

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  • Direct-to-card dye sublimation / resin thermal transfer


  • 300 dots per inch (11.8 dots/mm)
  • 256 shades


  • Full color: Approximately 22-23 seconds per card (one-sided printing, YMCKT ribbon), approximately 30-32 seconds per card (two-sided printing, YMCKT-K ribbon) or approximately 35-36 seconds per card (two-sided printing, YMCKT-KT ribbon)
  • Monochrome: Approximately 6-8 seconds per card (one-sided printing, K ribbon) or approximately 15-17 seconds per card (two-sided printing
  • Print speeds can vary depending on card design, encoding functions, performance and printer configuration

DIMENSIONS (simplex and duplex card issuance configurations):

  • L 20.15 in. x W 8.54 in. x H 9.81 in. to H 12.21 in. (51.18 cm x 21.69 cm x 24.92 cm to 31.01 cm)
  • Dimensions (duplex ATM-style card issuance configuration): L 21.15 in. x W 8.54 in. x H 9.81 in. to H 12.21 in. (53.72 cm x 21.69 cm x 24.92 cm to 31.01 cm)


  • Less than 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) without supplies

24-month standard depot warranty for printer

24-month printhead warranty — no prorating, no card counting