Elypso Expert card printer
The versatile front-desk card system
Printing: Single-sided, Double-sided
Optional Encoding: Magnetic stripes, Smart contact, Smart contactless (Additional)
Card lifespan: 1-3 years
Number of cards per year: Between 5,000 and 30,000
Card security level: High
THE VERSATILE FRONT-DESK CARD SYSTEM
The Elypso printer was designed for all your individual plastic card printing and personalization needs: monochrome or color, with multiple encoding options. Specially developed for use at customer-facing counters, Elypso fits seamlessly with your existing systems and is your best choice for instant card personalization.
Double Sided, Single Sided
Magnetic stripes encoding kit, Smart contact station kit, Smart contactless
|Number of cards per year||
Between 5,000 and 30,000
|Card Security Level||
Versatile card printer for instant issuance
The Elypso printer was designed for all your individual plastic card printing and personalization needs: monochrome or color, with multiple encoding options.
Specially developed for use at customer-facing counters, Elypso fits seamlessly with your existing systems and is your best choice for instant card personalization.
Elypso is ideal for instant issuance of:
- Payment cards
- Transit passes
- Loyalty cards / gift cards
- Healthcare cards
As part of our eco-design system aimed at reducing the environmental footprint of our products, Evolis:
- uses recycled materials in the manufacture of our printers and consumables whenever possible,
- designs compact and lightweight printers to reduce CO2 emissions from transportation and packaging,
- reduces the power consumption of its printers through a very economical hibernation mode.
A modular and compact card printer
Configuration on demand
Elypso printers are fully modular. Not only can Elypso print either single or dual sided cards, it can also be equipped with encoders for magnetic stripe and contact and contactless smart cards.
The software architecture of Evolis Premium Suite® was designed to make Elypso fit seamlessly with your existing computer systems.
Professional print quality
Elypso uses the same print engine as our Primacy printer, which offers photographic print quality (resolution 300 dpi).
Optimal color rendering and edge-to-edge color or monochrome printing ensure professional quality cards.
Very compact (barely bigger than a standard letter size sheet of paper) and quiet (48 decibels in operation), Elypso is discreet and has a small footprint.
The cables and connectors are located at the rear to reduce cable clutter
Friendly and fast for the long term
Ease of use
Elypso is so easy to use, you can start printing cards immediately. There’s no need to spend time and money on training.
Thanks to Elypso’s unique front-loading design, insertion and retrieval of cards makes it easy to access even in tight spaces.
With the Evolis Premium Suite® software you can receive notifi cations and easily control the printer from your computer.
Evolis High Trust® printing ribbons are easy to install and automatically recognized by the printer.
Less waiting time
With Elypso, get a personalized dual sided color card in less than 30 seconds!
Save time and impress your clients with fast card delivery, that will boost your organizations brand image.
Elypso is designed with carefully selected materials, and our quality and compliance testing guarantee high reliability so you save on maintenance and/or repair costs.
In addition, Elypso is upgradeable so you can manage your investment as your needs evolve.
Direct-to-card dye-sublimation/Resin thermal transfer
Edge-to-edge printing, single-sided, upgrade kit for dual-sided printing as an option
Standard 300 x 300 dpi resolution
Customizable 300 x 600 dpi resolution (color and monochrome printing) or 300 x 1200 dpi resolution (monochrome printing only)
32 MB memory (RAM) standard – optional 64 MB1
- Single side :
- Color (YMCKO): 20.2 s per card
- Monochrome: 6.5 s per card
- Dual side (YMCKO-K): 27.3 s per card
- USB (1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0), cable supplied
- Ethernet TCP-IP 10BaseT, 100BaseT (Traffic Led)
- 802.11b/g wireless connection as an option
Card management and specifications
- Manual feeder: card to card printing
- Reject tray: 30 cards (0.76 mm – 30 mil) as an option
- Card thickness: 0.50 to 1.25 mm (20 to 50 mil), no gauge adjustment, case by case for the 0.25 mm/10 mil plastic cards
- Card types:
- PVC cards
- Composite PVC cards
- PET cards
- ABS cards1
- Special varnished cards1
- Card format: ISO CR80 – ISO 7810 (53.98 mm x 85.60 mm)
Additional encoding modules
- Available modules:
- Magnetic stripe encoder ISO 7811 HiCo/LoCo, JIS2
- Smart contact station ISO 7816-2
- Contact smart card encoder – PC/SC, EMV 2000-1
- Contactless smart card encoder – ISO 14443A, B, ISO15693, Mifare, DesFire, HID iCLASS, UHF (standard compliance: EPC C1 Gen2 / ISO18000-6C ETSI EN 302 208 or FCC part 15.247)
- Other specific encoders upon request
- Internal USB or IP ports
- Options can be combined
- Factory-installed or installed on site
- Support for Kensington® security lock
- Data encryption for magnetic encoding1
- Printer LEDs
- Color touch screen as an option
- Graphical notifications from the printer2: cleaning alerts, empty/low level ribbon alert, etc.
Evolis High Trust® Ribbons
To maximise the quality and durability of printed cards, the lifespan of the print head and the overall printer reliability, use Evolis High Trust® ribbons.
- Automatic identification and setting
- Delivered in a drop-in cassette for easy handling
- Ribbon saver for monochrome printing
|YMCKO||300 prints / roll|
|YMCKO-K||200 prints / roll|
|½ YMCKO||400 prints / roll|
|½ YMCKOKO||250 prints / roll|
|KO||600 prints / roll|
|SO-KO||250 prints / roll|
|Black Monochrome ribbon||2000 prints / roll3|
|Other Monochrome ribbons||1000 prints / roll3|
|Hologram varnish||400 prints / roll|
- Delivered with Evolis Premium Suite® for Windows™:
- Printer driver
- Evolis Print Center for printer administration and settings
- Evolis Printer Manager for graphical notification3
- 24/7 online support
- Compatible with Windows™: (32/64 bits): XP SP3, Vista, W7, W8, W10
- Delivered with a driver for Mac OS X (from 10.6)
- Linux upon request
- Evolis Premium SDK for remote supervision of the printer, while facilitating and speeding up integration into IT systems
Size and weight
- Size (H x W x D): 195 x 205 x 314 mm (7.68″ x 8.07″ x 12.36″)
- Weight: 2.95 kg (6.5 lbs)
Eco-friendly design, certifications and statement of compliance
- Standby, sleep modes & reduced energy consumption
- CE, FCC, ICES, VCCI, CCC, KC, BIS
- 1-year warranty (printer and print head)5
- Warranty extension available as an option
1 Under specific conditions / 2 Depends on the Windows® version / 3 Requires the .net 4.0 client profile version
4 Depending on the printer model / 5 Warranty subject to observance of specific conditions and use of Evolis High Trust® ribbons
|Product Code||Color||Product Description|
Expert printer without option, USB & Ethernet
|EL1H0000DS||Black||Elypso LCD Expert
Printer with Touch Screen LCD display, USB & Ethernet
|Product Code||Product Description|
|PM1Y-KTDS||Dual-sided upgrade kit|
|S10108||Magnetic ISO encoding kit
Incl. Mag ISO Dual HiCo/LoCo 3-track magnetic stripe encoder, flywheel
|S10107||Smart contact station(DB9) kit
Incl. Smart Contact Station, daughter board and DB9 cable
|S10109||GEMPC USB-TR encoding kit
Incl. Gemalto GEMPC USB-TR encoder, smart contact station, daughter board and cables
|S10170||SpringCard Crazy Writer HSP encoding kit
Incl. SpringCard Crazy Writer HSP encoder, antenna bracket, daughter board and cable
|S10175||SAM extension board kit for SpringCard Crazy Writer HSP
Incl. 3 SAM slots board for SpringCard Crazy Writer HSP, screws and spacers
|S10169||Evolis-Elyctis Dual encoding kit
Incl. Evolis-Elyctis Dual encoder, smart contact station, antenna bracket, daughter board and cables
|S10176||SAM extension board kit for Evolis Elyctis Dual
Incl. 2 SAM slots board for Evolis Elyctis Dual, screws and spacers
|S10137||HID veriCLASS Dual encoding kit
Incl. HID veriCLASS Dual encoder, smart contact station, antenna bracket, daughter board and cables
|S10113||Omnikey Cardman 5121
Incl. smart contact station, antenna bancket and connecting board
|S10168||Evolis Elatec TWN4 Legic® NFC encoding kit
Incl. Evolis Elatec TWN4 Legic® NFC encoder, antenna bracket, daughter board and cable
|Tbd||Wi-Fi connectivity: not suitable with Chip encoder
Option only available through project definition
|S10130||USB Net Server for encoding over IP|
|S10112||Encoder’s mounting plate kit
Incl. Encoder’s mounting plate and screws and rivets
Accessories for card printer
Carry and protect your printer and its accessories
Protect your printer from the dust