Badgy card printer

The affordable card printer

No encoding option
Card lifespan:
1-3 years
Number of cards per year:
Less than 500
Card security level:
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The solution to design and print plastic cards yourself


Evolis presents Badgy, the printer designed to let you easily make your own professional-quality color badges.
Badgy is a complete, simple and cost-effective solution for delivering personalized cards, in small to medium runs or individually.

Badgy is ideal for instant issuance of visual identification cards:

The all-in-one solution to issue Photo ID badges


Complete solution

With the Badgy printer, you have a turn-key solution including a professional plastic card printer, card personalization software, a color print ribbon and 100 blank plastic cards.

In addition, a free card template library is available on Personalize the template of your choice with your own texts, logos, pictures, barcodes or create your own template.


Ease of use

You set up and use Badgy just like a standard office printer. Place the blank cards in the feeder tray, click print and your printed cards are delivered to the tray in front, ready to use. The online template library also makes it easy to design your own cards.


Time saving

Get a color card in less than a minute! Badgy lets you print your cards instantly, individually or in volume. No more waiting, for you or your customers!


Enhance your brand image and save cost


Cost-effective solution

With a cost-effective per-card print price, issuing cards is affordable, even in small quantities. You can print as needed, when needed, in quantities that are right for you.
Compared to outsourcing, your investment will pay for itself if you print just 200 color cards per year.


Enhanced brand image

The Badgy printer produces professional quality personalized plastic cards with your logo, which enhances the image of your organization. Impress your customers with top quality cards.


Compact design

Particular attention was paid to the design of the Badgy printer: with its clean look and its small footprint - smaller than a sheet of paper - it fits seamlessly into your workspace.

General features

  • Single-sided printing module
  • Maximum printable area: 51.38 x 82.8 mm (2.02’’ x 3.26’’)
  • margin of 1.35 mm (0.05’’)
  • Color dye sublimation, monochrome thermal transfer
  • 300 dpi print head
  • 2 million colors
  • 16 MB of memory (RAM)


Printing performances1

  • Color (YMCKO): 40 s per card
  • Monochrome: 17 s per card



  • USB 1.1 (USB 2.0 compatible)



  • Printer LEDs
  • Graphic alerts2: cleaning alerts, ribbon finished / almost
  • finished alert, etc.


Resident fonts

  • Arial, Arial bold
  • Barcode: Code 39, Code 128, EAN, Interleaved 2/5


Card management and specifications

  • Detachable feeder capacity: 100 cards
  • Output tray capacity: 10 cards
  • Card thickness: 0.50 mm (20 mil) to 0.76 mm (30 mil), automatically adjusts to thickness
  • Card types:
    • PVC cards
    • Laminated PVC cards
    • Composite PVC cards
  • PET cards
  • Card format: ISO CR-80 - ISO 7810 (53.98 mm x 85.60 mm - 2.125’’ x 3.375’’)


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.

  • Ribbon capacity:

    • YMCKO: 100 prints/roll
    • Monochrome ribbon (optional): 600 prints/roll3
  • Cartridge format for easier handling



  • Delivered with Office Card for personalizing and printing badges (compatible with Windows™: XP SP3, Vista 32/64, W7 32/64, W8 32/64)
  • Delivered with a driver for Windows™ XP SP3, Vista 32/64,W7 32/64, W8 32/64
  • Delivered with a driver for Mac OS X (from 10.5 onwards)
  • Minimum system requirements: 500 MHz processor, 512 MB RAM, Internet connection


Certifications and statement of compliance

  • Automatic sleep mode



  • Power supply: 100-240 V AC, 50-60 Hz, 1.5 or 1.8 A
  • Printer: 24 Volts DC, 3 A


Operating environment

  • Min / max operating temperature: 15° / 30° C (59° / 86° F)
  • Humidity: 20% to 65% non-condensing
  • Min / max storage temperature: -5° / +70° C (23° / 158° F)
  • Storage humidity: 20% to 70% non-condensing
  • Operating ventilation: open air


Packaging content

  • Printer
  • Consumables:
    • Color ribbon (YMCKO) for 100 cards
    • 100 blank PVC cards 0.50 mm / 20 mil
  • Cleaning kit
  • Installation CD (printer driver, software and card templates)
  • Power supply and cord
  • USB cable


Size and weight

  • Dimensions (H x W x D):

    • Without the output tray: 166 x 194 x 271 mm (6.54’’ x 7.64’’ x 10.67’’)
    • With the output tray: 166 x 194 x 374 mm (6.54’’ x 7.64’’ x 14.72’’)
  • Weight: 2.4 kg (5.29 lbs)



  • 1 year (printer and print head), unlimited number of passes
  • Warranty extension available as an option

1 Speed measured from the time the sensor detects the card to the time the card is ejected
2 Depends on your version of Windows™
3 Under specific conditions
4 Warranty subject to observance of specific conditions and use of Evolis High Trust® ribbons

Product Code Product description
BDG101FRU Badgy card printing solution


Badgy Consumables

Product Code Product description
VBDG101EU Badgy Complete Consumables Kit with thin cards (0,50 mm), kit includes
A ribbon for 100 color prints
100 thin blank plastic cards (thickness 20mil)
A complete cleaning kit (card, wipe and swab)
VBDG102EU 200 Thin Blank Plastic Cards (thickness 0,50 mm)
VBDG103EU 200 Thick Blank Plastic Cards (thickness 0,76 mm)
VBDG104EU 2 Color Ribbons (200 prints) kit includes:
2 ribbons for 200 color prints
2 complete cleaning kits (cards, wipes and swabs)
VBDG105EU Badgy Complete Consumables Kit with thick cards (0,76 mm) kit includes:
A ribbon for 100 color prints
100 thick blank plastic cards (thickness 30mil)
A complete cleaning kit (card, wipe and swab)
C4512 100 Blank Pre-Punched Cards - Hole size 5mm (thickness 0,50 mm)
C4522 100 Blank Cards with Writable Back (thickness 0,50 mm)
1413000 100 White Plastic Badge Clips for cards with hole (Ø 5 mm)
A5311 Badgy Travel Bag


Evolis Consumables & Accessories