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£499.00 ex. VAT

£598.80; inc.VAT

FREE essentials bundle included with this machine (Save £250+)


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Small, fast, value for money.

  • Free ID card design software included
  • 24-second per full-colour card print speed
  • The most affordable ID card printer on the market

Giving you the ability to instantly issue photo ID cards without expensive overheads.

Included with this printer is a free version of EasyBadge Lite card design software. The software is limited to 100 records and is not MacOS compatible. If you require Mac-compatible design software, we recommend using cardPresso.

  • IDP Smart 21 ID Card Printer
  • Printer Power Supply
  • USB Cable
  • Install Disk & Quick Setup Guide
  • Free EasyBadge Lite ID Card Design Software

Please note that no ribbon or blank plastic cards are supplied with the printer.

IDP Smart 21 Product Review

Designed with ease-of-use and low-volume card printing in mind, the new IDP Smart 21 takes the hassle out of printing staff ID cards, membership cards and more. With a simple plug and play design and a free software package, high-quality ID cards are just a couple of clicks away.

“Compact size for the ultimate in convenience ”
“24-second per full-colour card print speed”
“The most affordable ID card printer on the market”

Key Printer Features

On-demand card printing. Made simple.

IDP Smart 21 – Quick and easy on-demand card printing at a class-leading price. This small and compact machine is the perfect fit for primary schools, sports clubs, gyms and small businesses that require an in-house card printing option.  

Plug and print in minutes.

If you require instant ID issuance without the wait, the IDP Smart 21 is the card printer for you. Easy to set up and use, it’s perfect for those that need to create ID in-house to maintain security at all times. An in-house ID card printer means you won’t have to wait for a printing bureau to create your cards – saving you time and potentially money too.

Quick and simple on-demand printing.

Some ID card printers are complicated. The IDP Smart 21 is not. It’s been designed to be simple and easy to use thanks to a user-friendly LED operation button that tells you when you’re ready to print. Simply feed a card into the machine and you’ll be set up and printing in a matter of minutes.

No software? No worries.

Buying an IDP Smart 21 through Digital ID will mean you get a free EasyBadge Lite package. Normally worth £145, this will save you time and money and get you printing in no time at all. This is the best ID card software available and takes away the hassle of sorting out your own system. It’s as easy to use as the printer, allowing you to design your perfect card in a matter of minutes.

Secure and affordable.

Need secure ID cards? Thanks to the IDP Smart 21’s standard SmartMark, you can easily print UV designs onto your cards ensuring fakes and tampered with cards are quickly and easily identified. An optional Kensington Lock will make sure it’s as safe and secure as the cards it prints.

SmartMark appears as a transparent overlay panel on the surface of your cards. It’s visible to the eye and can be customised to include text, pictures and logos.

Compact size for flexibility.

Need an ID card printer that you can set up across multiple locations? The IDP Smart 21 is one of the smallest printers ever. Weighing just 2.7kg and with a footprint of 168mm x 259mm, it’s the perfect portable partner and is well suited to a split between home and the office.

It might be a hand-fed machine, but that doesn’t mean it’s slow; the IDP Smart 21 prints a full-colour card in just 24 seconds. A monochrome card takes just 6 seconds. 

Instant ID. Without the wait.

Instant issuance means site access whilst maintaining security factor.

A warranty you can rely on.

The IDP Smart 21 comes with a 2 year manufacturer warranty as standard. Users have the option of adding an additional 3 years at an extra cost. 

(Printheads are only covered for 3 years by the manufacturer’s warranty).

IDP Smart 21 – Common FAQs

Q: Can the IDP Smart 21 print on both sides of a card?

A: The Smart 21 can quickly and easily print onto one single side of a card. A dual-sided printer is a better bet if you want to print on both sides easily.

Q: Does the IDP Smart 21 include cards and a printer ribbon?

A: No, you’ll have to buy the ribbon and cards separately unless the printer is part of a bundle pack. You can choose these via the Essentials tab above before you check out.

Q: Will the IDP Smart 21 fit on my desk?

A: Definitely. It’s the smallest ID card printer on the market. It measures 179mm x 169mm x 259mm and weighs 2.7kg.

Q: Can I print onto access control cards with the IDP Smart 21?

A: No, the IDP Smart 21 is a direct-to-card printer. This means the chips in access control cards could damage its printhead. You’ll need a retransfer printer to print onto access control cards like HID, Paxton and more.

Q: Is the IDP Smart 21 compatible with my computer?

A: The IDP Smart 21 and free EasyBadge Lite package is designed for use with Windows operating systems.

Expert Verdict

The IDP Smart 21 is a great choice for those that want to save time and money by taking simple ID printing in-house. Combining its class-leading features with the free EasyBadge software package means it’s easy to use and takes all the hassle out of printing ID cards, membership cards and more.

The simple hand-fed design and standard SmartMark security features make it an ideal printing companion for the majority of low-volume users. It’s the full five stars for us.

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