SC4500 ID Card Printer

SC4500 ID Card Printer

Most reliable ID card printer

To protect the security of your organisation, you need ID cards that can be relied upon. Every card printed on the SC4500’s tried and tested platform can be secured with a HoloKote® anti-fraud watermark.


Batch print with the interchangeable 100-card feeder or print one-offs or rewritable cards with the hand-feed card slot at the front.


The USB interface, Ethernet and Microsoft certified, Mac OS X compatible, plug and play driver make it easy to install and easy to use.

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Extended options


SC4500 Magnetic stripe

Magnetic stripe encoding is available for the SC4500 as an extended option for extra electronic security.


SC4500 Smart card

Smart card in-line encoding is available for the SC4500 as an extended option for extra electronic security.


SC4500 Magnetic stripe & smart card encoding

The combination of magnetic stripe and smart card in-line encoding is available for extra complete electronic security.

Upgrade your printer


Available off-the-shelf as single or double-sided, you can also upgrade a single-sided SC4500 to enable duplex printing with a unique drop-in field enhancement.

Printer specifications

The SC4500 is a single-sided printer which can be easily field upgraded to double-sided by means of a simple drop-in upgrade. The SC4500 Duo is pre-configured as a doublesided printer.
Print mode
300dpi colour dye sublimation, monochrome thermal printing and rewritable technology.
Visual security
The user has the option to print a HoloKote® security watermark across the card surface. When used with HoloPatch® cards, one area of the HoloKote watermark is highlighted as a high visibility security seal. A choice of 4 fixed HoloKote patterns are selectable from the printer driver.
Encoding security options
Magnetic stripe encoding: HiCo and LoCo encoder ISO 7811. Smart card encoding: Contact chip, MIFARE®, DESFire® and iClass®
3 years limited depot warranty.
Printer interfaces
USB rev1.1 (USB 2.0 compatible), Ethernet.
Driver compatibility
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1, 10 (32 and 64bit) Windows server 2003 R2 SP2, 2008, 2012, 2016. GNU/Linux and Mac OS X 10.9.0 onwards.
Card capacity
100-card feeder, 30-card stacker
12 lbs (5.5kg)
Power source
External power supply 100-240V 50-60Hz autoranging.
453mm L x 206mm W x 233mm H (17.8” L x 8.1” W x 9.2” H) including hopper and stacker.
Sheltered office environment 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 85°F).
Print speed
>125 cards per hour for colour and 7 seconds per card for monochrome.

Default functionality


Optional functionality