Datacard Printers – SP 30

The Datacard® SP30 Plus card printer offers an economical printing solution.

  • Increase productivity and manage costs.
  • Produce professional high quality cards.
  • Issue drivers licences, national healthcare cards, corporate ID cards, government ID cards and more.
  • Description


The Datacard® SP30 Plus card printer offers an economical printing solution.

  • Increase productivity and manage costs.
  • Produce professional high quality cards.
  • Issue drivers licences, national healthcare cards, corporate ID cards, government ID cards and more.
  1. has been launched by Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India to provide health insurance coverage for Below Poverty Line (BPL) families. The objective of RSBY is to provide protection to BPL households from financial liabilities arising out of health issues that involve hospitalization. It is for the first time, that IT applications are being used for social sector scheme on such a large scale. Every beneficiary family is issued a biometric enabled smart card containing their fingerprints and photographs. All the hospitals empanelled under RSBY are IT enabled and connected to the server at the district level.

Since it’s launched, some 34M active smart cards have been issued and Datacard SP30 Plus was designed to meet this RSBY requirement.

Standard features

Print capabilities

One-sided edge-to-edge printing

Continuous-tone, full-color, black-and white photos

Alphanumeric text, logos and digitized signatures

Variety of bar codes

Background patterns

Advanced Imaging Technology™ Print speed

Full-color printing: Up to 160 cards per hour

One-color printing: Up to 750 cards per hour


Input hopper: Up to 100 cards, 0.03 in. (0.76mm)

Output hopper: Up to 20 cards, 0.03 in. (0.76mm)

Operating system support for printer driver:

Microsoft® Windows 8 (32 bit)

Windows 7 (32 bit)

Windows XP (32 bit)

Windows Server 2003 (32 bit)

Printer driver

User-adjustable image and color controls

Stand-alone driver diagnostics

Color image and test card preview

Online user help

Add text, image or pattern to topcoat

Supply usage tab

User-friendly operation

Audible and visual message prompts

Automatic card feed

Operator-replaceable printhead

Continuous cleaning roller

Easy-access components including quick-change

ribbon cartridges

Highly accessible card path

Datacard® Certified Supplies featuring

Intelligent Supplies Technology™

Automatic identification and validation for ribbons

Automatic printer settings

Low ribbon warning

Ribbon saver


12-month standard depot warranty

12-month printhead warranty

(no pass restrictions)


Magnetic stripe encoding


Dual high- and low-coercivity

Tracks 1, 2 and 3 (1 track for NTT)

Smart card personalization

Contact/contactless all-in-one reader

Contact station

Clear card personalization

Input hopper empty alert

Soft-sided carrying case


Physical dimensions

L 16.5 in. x W 7.8 in. x H 9.0 in.

(41.25 cm x 19.5 cm x 22.5 cm)


8 to 9 lbs (3.6 kg to 4.1 kg) depending on options

Print resolution

300 dots per inch, 256 shades

Electrical requirements

100/120V, 50/60 Hz

220/240V, 50/60 Hz

Plastic cards accepted

ISO ID-1/CR-80 size cards

3.370 in. x 2.125 in. (85.6 mm x 53.98 mm)

PVC with glossy laminate surface

Clear cards

Other core materials with PVC over laminates

are optional

Card thicknesses accepted

0.009 in. to 0.055 in.

(0.2286 mm to 1.397 mm)

Operating environment

60°F to 95°F (15°C to 35°C)

20% to 80% non-condensing humidity

Storage environment

5°F to 140°F (-15°C to 60°C)

10% to 90% humidity

Agency approvals


Datacard® Certified Supplies

Color panel print ribbons

YMCKT full-color print ribbon with inline topcoat,

500 images (Sold in case of 16)

ymcKT short panel color print ribbon with inline

topcoat, 650 images (Sold in case of 16)

Cleaning supplies

Isopropanol cleaning cards (10/pack)

Adhesive cleaning sleeves (5/pack)

Isopropanol cleaning pen

Replacement printheads


Monochrome printhead


Ribbon cartridge assembly (ribbon not included)

StickiCard™ adhesive-backed plastic cards (100/pack)

Carrying case