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PB500 Passport Printer

Exceptional reliability in a compact footprint

The Datacard® PB500™ Gen 2 Passport Printer enhances scalability by complementing the quality and security of our high-volume passport issuance system. This highly reliable standalone printer is ideal for serving populations in remote areas or for instant replacement purposes. High-capacity rapid change out ink cartridges simplify operation and reduce costs. Datacard RFID technology helps integrators ensure rapid field deployment.



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  • Achieve close-match outputs to the Datacard® PB6500™ Passport Issuance System.
  • Supports both traditional dye and fully pigmented CMYK inks.
  • Enjoy exceptional reliability in a compact footprint.
  • Reduce operating costs and maximize productivity.

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Measurable Benefits

Close-Match Output

The high-quality traditional dye and pigment inkjet printing of the PB500 Gen 2, allows you to print passports that closely match outputs from the Datacard® PB6500™ Passport Issuance System.

High Capacity Ink Cartridges

Provides value with overall savings and efficiencies with reduced supply change frequency for maximized uptime compared to traditional ink cartridge.

Traditional Dye Inks

28 ml color cartridges in: Yellow, Magenta and Cyan with 66 ml Black pigment ink.

Pigment Based Inks

28 ml color cartridges in: Yellow, Magenta and Cyan with 66 ml Black pigment ink.

Chip Encoding and Camera Technology

Options include a chip encoding device that uses Datacard firmware and a camera for use in print registration.

Individual Ink Cartridges

Cost savings and ink conservation. Each color is contained in single ink cartridges allowing all the ink for each cartridge to be fully consumed with continuous quality printing before ink cartridge changing is necessary.

Technical Support

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Close-match output

The high-quality traditional dye and pigment inkjet printing of the PB500 Gen 2, allows you to print passports that closely match outputs from the Datacard® PB6500™ Passport Issuance System.


High capacity ink cartridges

Provides value with overall savings and efficiencies with reduced supply change frequency for maximized uptime compared to traditional ink cartridge.


Individual ink cartridges

Cost savings and ink conservation. Each color is contained in single ink cartridges allowing all the ink for each cartridge to be fully consumed with continuous quality printing before ink cartridge changing is necessary.

  • Traditional Dye inks:
    • o 28 ml color cartridges in: Yellow, Magenta and Cyan with 66 ml Black pigment ink
  • Pigment based inks:
    • o 28ml color cartridges in: Yellow, Magenta and Cyan with 66 ml Black pigment ink

Smart Card and Camera technology

Options include a smart card reader/writer that uses Datacard firmware and a camera for use in print registration.


Solid industrial design and compact footprint

The printer includes a convenient single front-loading tray for both input and output and is engineered for exceptional reliability. This design contributes to low total cost of ownership.


Choose from four flexible configurations:

  • PB500 Gen 2 printer only
  • PB500 Gen 2 printer with RFID encoding
  • PB500 Gen 2 printer with print registration camera
  • PB500 Gen 2 printer with RFID encoding and print registration camera