ExpressCard 500p

Flat Printing Instant Issue and Card Personalization Device



Encode, print, personalize

The ExpressCard 500p delivers sophisticated, premium-quality, edge-to-edge card production with dual-sided color printing, state-of-the-art magstripe encoding, contact and contactless smart card personalization.

The advanced design is rugged and built following strict engineering assurance guidelines. Using advanced encoding technologies for magstripe encoding, and optional contact/contactless EMV smart card personalization, this desktop printer is an excellent solution for issuing personalized cards, from the most simple to the most secure.

Flat card instant card issuance

Customers no longer need to wait to get their cards in the mail. Increase card activation and usage while improving customer satisfaction and security with instant issuance. Instant issuance enhances customer interactions and increases cross-selling opportunities. In-branch card issuance eliminates the expense of replacement card mailers and reduces the risk of card fraud. Differentiate your institution in the market and offer service that exceeds customer expectations with cost-effective solutions.



Migration path to EMV

You will appreciate the printers’ flexibility, security and print quality. With the feature-rich solution offered by the ExpressCard 500p, financial institutions will be able to meet current market needs and also support new card issuing trends, including EMV smartcards contact or contactless chip encoders, flat cards and photo cards.

1 card hopper and manual feed

The ExpressCard 500p automatic feeder and output hopper both have a 100 card capacity, while the manual feeder makes it easy to create card-by-card printing. Personalization for a variety of card applications including ATM, Gift, Debit and credit cards.

Physical security

The ExpressCard 500p features a locking card hopper designed to secure the card stock and meet Visa and MasterCard’s compliance requirements for instantly issuing branded cards. The Kensington Lock physically secures the device and keeps the CPD locked down where you want it and meets VISA’s Hardware Standards on securing the device (Section 3 of VISA’s Global Instant Card Personalization Issuance Security Standards) so the card issuer can confidently focus on their business.

General Technical Features
  • Color printing module
  • 300 dpi print head (11.8 dots/mm)
  • USB connection
  • 16 MB RAM allowing two color cards (front and back) to be stored
  • Card turnover point for double-sided printing
  • Detachable 100 card input feeder (0.76 mm or 30 mil)
  • 100 card output hopper (0.76 mm – 30 mil) 1 button and 4 LED control panel
  • Ocean Blue color
Printing Modes
  • Color sublimation and monochrome thermal transfer
  • Advanced color management system for top-quality photographs
  • Edge-to-edge printing
  • Double-sided printing
  • Integrated ribbon saving for monochrome printing
PerformanceIs approximate and depends on card design and print settings
  • Color 1 side (YMCKO), 150 cards/hour
  • Color 2 sides (YMCK0-K), 125 cards/hour
  • Monochrome 1 side, up to 1,000 cards/hour
  • Monochrome 2 sides, up to 350 cards/hour
Platforms Supported
  • Windows™ XP, 2003, Vista and 7, 32 & 64 bits
Software Controller
Ribbon Types
  • 2-panel KO monochrome black ribbon – 500 cards/roll
  • 5-panel YMCKO color ribbon – 200 cards/roll
  • 6-panel YMCKO-K color ribbon – 200 cards/roll
  • Half-panel YMCKO color ribbon – 400 cards/roll
  • Monochrome ribbons – up to 1,000 cards/roll: available in black, gold and silver
OptionsEncoding options (can be combined)
  • ISO 7811 HiCo/LoCo or JIS2 magnetic strip encoder
  • Smartcard contact station – ISO 7816-2
  • Smartcard encoder and contact station – PC/SC, EMV 2000-1
  • Contactless card encoder – ISO 14443A, B, ISO 15693, Mifare, DesFire, HID iCLASS
  • Other specific encoders on request
  • 100-card additional feeder
  • Manual card input feeder
WarrantyOne year warranty with optional Hot Swap
Power SupplyPower supply unit: 110-230 volts AC, 1.8 A, 60-50 Hertz – Printer: 24 volts DC, 3 A

What Makes Us So Great

Over 1 Million Pass


Over 1 Million Pass
EMV Level 1 and Level 2 (Contact Only)


EMV Level 1 and Level 2 (Contact Only)
Rechargeable battery with 5-year life


Rechargeable battery with 5-year life
Allows hundreds of card swipes between charges

Long cycle per use

Allows hundreds of card swipes between charges
Ergonomic design simplifies card swiping        
with Red/Green/Amber LED for status and LED for Bluetooth


Ergonomic design simplifies card swiping with Red/Green/Amber LED for status and LED for Bluetooth
Docking Station


Docking Station

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