SC6500 ID card printer

SC6500 ID Card Printer

The professional’s choice for card printing

Built for professionals, the SC6500 superior card printing quality is enhanced by ICC profiles that seamlessly map colours between software and the printer. The clear 4-line display provides intelligent user information and interaction.


USB and Ethernet interfaces are complemented with a Microsoft-certified plug & play driver. Batch print with the interchangeable 100-card feeder or print one-offs or rewritable cards with the hand-feeder.


Built with high performance purpose-built materials and advanced components, the SC6500 is designed and is backed with the marketleading UltraCoverPlus™ warranty.

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Extended options


SC6500 Magnetic stripe

Magnetic stripe encoding is available for the SC6500 as an extended option for extra electronic security.

Smart encoding

SC6500 Smart card

Smart card in-line encoding is available for the SC6500 as an extended option for extra electronic security.

Magstripe & Smart card encoding

SC6500 Magnetic stripe & smart card

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

Upgrade your printer


Upgrade a single-sided SC6500 to double-sided printing using a simple in-field upgrade kit.

Printer specifications

Print mode
Colour dye sublimation, monochrome thermal printing and rewritable technology
Card security
A HoloKote security watermark can be printed 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 standard HoloKote designs and 1 standard custom design are selectable from the printer driver. For added security, Custom HoloKote® enables customisation of the watermark to an individual logo or security design.
Encoding security options
Magnetic stripe encoding: HiCo and LoCo encoder ISO 7811, JIS2. Smart card encoding: Contact chip, MIFARE®, DESFire® and iClass®. Others available.
3 years UltraCoverPlus™ warranty and support which includes full printhead coverage and free loaner service - Available in North America, EU and other selected territories. Elsewhere 1 year minimum limited depot warranty.
Printer interfaces
USB and Ethernet fitted as standard.
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 upwards
Card capacity
100-card feeder, 70-card stacker.
4.9kg (10.8 lbs).
Power source
External power supply 100-240V 50-60Hz autoranging.
470mm L x 220mm W x 250mm H (18.5” L x 8.6” W x 9.8” H) including feeder and stacker.
Sheltered office environment 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 85°F).
Print speed
Colour fast mode (single-sided card): 23 seconds, Monochrome resin (single-sided card): 6 seconds.

Default functionality


Optional functionality

SC6500 Optional features