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Compact, quick and extremely useful, the Smart 30R Rewritable ID Card Printer not only produces sharp, high-quality images, but it also saves you money with its smart, rewritable design. 

  • Single-Sided ID card printer
  • Suitable to revise and reprint
  • Rewrite Speed: 20 seconds per card
  • Smart 30R Rewriteable ID Card Printer
  • Printer Power Supply
  • USB Cable
  • Driver Installation Disk
  • Quick start Guide

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

IDP Smart 30R Product Review

High-quality printing combined with the ability to reuse and redesign old cards, makes the Smart 30R plastic ID card printer a useful and cost-saving printer that all companies need. 

“A useful and cost-saving printer that all companies need. ”
“The Smart 30R Rewritable ID Card Printer allows you to print, erase and print again on the same card up to 500 times.”
“Compact, quick and extremely useful, the Smart 30R Rewritable ID Card Printer not only produces sharp, high-quality images, but it also saves you money with its smart, rewritable design. ”

Key Printer Features

Print Quality

Creating photo-like images is simple with the Smart 30R due to its 300dpi resolution. Please note the edge-to-edge print areas leave a thin white border around the side of the card.


Offering complete security, the Smart 30R comes with 5-year manufacturer’s warranty and a 3-year warranty on printer head. 

Ease of Use

The Smart 30R will alert you when simple changes such as a ribbon replacement or a clean of the printer is required. As well as this, the automatic card feed makes printing hassle-free.

Ease of Setup

Completed with Easybadge Lite Software, the Smart 30R’s simple installation and step-by-step guide will ensure you have your printer up and running in no time. 


Adding security features to monitor access control and data encryption, the Smart 30R can also encrypt data transmitted on USB to help stop any outside parties tampering with the computer, and can support Secure Socket Layer (SSL).


The Smart 30R has the options to add magnetic stripe encoding, contact and contactless encoding including Mifare, DesFire and iCLASS. 

Printer Type

The Smart 30R is a rewritable thermal transfer printer. Thermal transfer printing is where material is applied to the card by melting the ribbon, so it stays glued to the card. But as the Smart 30R is a rewritable printer, it uses special rewritable cards so they can be printed, erased and reprinted on up to 500 times. This is best used for temporary visitor passes. No ribbons are needed with rewritable printers, making it very cost effective.

Card Types

Works only with CR80 credit-card sized cards.

Print Volume

Based on a 35-hour working week, the Smart 30R can produce 6,300.

Print Speed

The Smart 30R prints 180 monochrome cards per hour which is a card printed every 20 seconds.


Coming standard with the Smart 30R is Ethernet and USB connection. This enables you to connect to a desktop and a network to allow you to change your requirements further on without any repercussions. 

Operating Systems

Standard USB/Ethernet ports and the browser-based Printer Manager helps you integrate printers into third-party applications as well as existing systems.


Small, compact and light, its exact dimensions are; 172mm (W) x 377mm (L) x 190mm (H) and it weighs 3.4kgs.


Like all the other Smart Series, the IDP 30R is in the same shade of grey and is compact, small and can comfortably fit on an office desk without taking up much room.

Card Design Software

EasyBadge Professional is an advanced ID card design software that gives the user complete control over how their card looks and create an unlimited amount of records.
There is also the option to choose from one of four templates or switch to the creative mode and design a new card from scratch.

Printer Specification

To see printer specification in more detail, click here.

Expert Verdict

We have decided to award the IDP Smart 30R, three out of five stars. 

It is perfect for printing temporary cards, saving you money on printer ribbons as you can print on the same card up to 500 times. It also still prints in 300dpi high-quality like all other Smart printers.

The only issues are that it must be manually fed and has a slower print speed than other printers.

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