Elypso card printer

The versatile front-desk card system

Single-sided, Double-sided
Magnetic stripes, Smart contact, Smart contactless
Card lifespan:
1-3 years
Number of cards per year:
Between 5,000 and 30,000
Card security level:
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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:



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.



Space saving

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.

Elypso card 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.


Sustainable investment

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.

General features

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


Printing performances

  • 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 2011-1
    • 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


Ribbon capacity


300 prints / roll


200 prints / roll


400 prints / roll

½ YMCKOKO 250 prints / roll


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
  • EAC4
  • RoHS



  • 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
EL1H0000KS Black Elypso Expert
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
S10281 Evolis Elyctis Smart encoding kit*
Incl. Evolis Elyctis Smart 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
S10280 Omnikey Cardman 5122
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

S10149 Travel Bag
Carry and protect your printer and its accessories
S10151 Dust cover
Protect your printer from the dust

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