Datacard CP80 Plus

The Datacard® CP80™ Plus ID card printer delivers unprecedented security and durability for ID programs in government agencies, high-tech corporations, universities and other security-minded organizations. Rely on this powerful printer to issue technologically advanced IDs that protect people, facilities and other critical assets.

  • Support the most demanding ID programs.
  • Apply security laminates to both sides of the ID card.
  • Personalize smart cards and proximity cards.

Maximize security and durability
The CP80 Plus ID card printer can be configured with one standard laminator and a second optional laminator. Both can apply Datacard® DuraGard® virtual edge-to-edge laminates that cover 95% of the card to increase security and durability. With both laminators, you can apply any combination of security laminates or protective topcoats in a single pass, or apply different laminates to each side to improve cost-efficiency.
Ultraviolet fluorescent printing
Strengthen card security with variable text ultraviolet (UV) fluorescent printing. Fluorescent text can be seen only under UV light, which makes it easy to validate the authenticity of the ID card and severely hinders any attempt at forgery.
USB and Ethernet connectivity
Plug this printer into a computer and start issuing cards in minutes with your choice of USB or 10/100 Base-T Ethernet connectivity, both of which come standard.
Intelligent printer driver
Make daily tasks easier with a sophisticated printer driver. It automatically adjusts its settings for new ribbons. It also allows operators to fine-tune quality with image and color controls, monitor diagnostics, perform tests and connect to an online help center.


Second lamination station
Ensure optimal security and durability with an optional second lamination station. The second station also helps reduce program costs, allowing you to apply a custom security laminate on the front of the card and a more cost-effective clear topcoat on the back.
Input hopper empty detection
The CP60 Plus printer can detect when the input hopper is empty. Add this custom feature to your printer with the software developer’s kit (SDK).
Clear card personalization
Clear cards help build interest in your card or badge program. Personalize clear cards with the CP80 Plus printer to make a unique, creative statement with gift, loyalty and membership cards, business cards and more.
Security suite
The CP80 Plus card printer provides superior protection for cards, supplies and the printer itself with an innovative suite of security features:
• Printer-PC security software
This feature disables printing if the printer is connected to any PC that is not the designated host PC, so the printer cannot print cards if it is stolen.
• Card auditing
Card auditing tracks the number of cards picked, completed, rejected and lost to ensure accurate accounting.
• Hardware lock system
Prevent theft of supply items with optional locks for the input hopper, reject area and lamination station.

ISO magnetic stripe encoding (factory install or field upgrade)
Smart card personalization (factory install or field upgrade)


    • Print method:

o Direct-to-card dye-sublimation / resin thermal transfer

    • Print resolution:

o 300 dots per inch (11.8 dots/mm)
o 256 shades

    • Print speed:

o 175 cards per hour front side YMCK ribbon with front side lamination
o 165 cards per hour front side YMCK-K ribbon, back side K with front side lamination

    • Physical dimensions:

o 23.1" (L) x 9.92" (W) (586.74 mm L x 251.97 mm W)
o H = 18.82" to 23.52" (478.03 mm to 597.41 mm) depending on hopper options

    • Printer weight:

o Less than 27 pounds without card or badge supplies

  • Microsoft® Windows® 2000, XP printer drivers and Datacard® Open Platform driver for non-Windows operating systems i.e. Linux® operating system

333RK-000 Color Ribbon YMCKT, 250 Image Yield
333RK-001 Color Ribbon YMCKT, 500 Image Yield


332RK Monochrome Ribbon Black, 1500 Image Yield
463GR Monochrome Ribbon Silver, 1500 Image Yield
456GR Monochrome Ribbon Red, 1500 Image Yield
466GR Monochrome Ribbon Gold, 1500 Image Yield
461GR Monochrome Ribbon Green, 1500 Image Yield
451GR Monochrome Ribbon Dark Blue, 1500 Image Yield
462GR-001 Monochrome Ribbon White, 1500 Image Yield
466GR-001 Monochrome Ribbon Metallic Gold, 1500 Image Yield
463GR-001 Monochrome Ribbon Metallic Silver, 1500 Image Yield