Elypso | Card printer

The Elypso printer has been designed to meet all requirements for issuing and personalizing single plastic cards: from monochrome or color printing to multiple encoding.

  • On-demand configuration: magnetic encoding, contact or contactless chip, single or double-sided printing.
  • Perfect integration: the software architecture (Evolis Premium SDK) has been designed to facilitate integration of Elypso into existing IT systems.
  • Ease of use: thanks to Elypso’s unique front design, the user inserts the card in a totally intuitive way.

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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 COemissions 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.

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.

Technical specifications

Elypso card printer

Direct-to-card dye-sublimation/Resin thermal transfer
Manual feeder
Edge-to-edge printing, single or dual-sided
Customizable 300 x 600 dpi resolution (color and monochrome printing) or 300 x 1200 dpi resolution (monochrome printing only)
Interfaces: USB, Ethernet
Printing performances
Single side color (YMCKO): 20,2s
Dual side color (YMCKO-K) : 27,3s
1-year warranty
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This product is compatible with :



Product CodeColorProduct Description
EL1H0000KSBlackElypso Expert
Expert printer without option, USB & Ethernet
EL1H0000DSBlack     Elypso LCD Expert
Printer with Touch Screen LCD display, USB & Ethernet


Product CodeProduct Description
PM1Y-KTDSDual-sided upgrade kit
S10108Magnetic ISO encoding kit
Incl. Mag ISO Dual HiCo/LoCo 3-track magnetic stripe encoder, flywheel
S10107Smart contact station(DB9) kit
Incl. Smart Contact Station, daughter board and DB9 cable
S10281Evolis Elyctis Smart encoding kit*
Incl. Evolis Elyctis Smart encoder, smart contact station, daughter board and cables
S10170SpringCard Crazy Writer HSP encoding kit
Incl. SpringCard Crazy Writer HSP encoder, antenna bracket, daughter board and cable
S10175SAM extension board kit for SpringCard Crazy Writer HSP
Incl. 3 SAM slots board for SpringCard Crazy Writer HSP, screws and spacers
S10169Evolis-Elyctis Dual encoding kit
Incl. Evolis-Elyctis Dual encoder, smart contact station, antenna bracket, daughter board and cables
S10176SAM extension board kit for Evolis Elyctis Dual
Incl. 2 SAM slots board for Evolis Elyctis Dual, screws and spacers
S10280Omnikey Cardman 5122
Incl. smart contact station, antenna bancket and connecting board
S10168Evolis Elatec TWN4 Legic® NFC encoding kit
Incl. Evolis Elatec TWN4 Legic® NFC encoder, antenna bracket, daughter board and cable
TbdWi-Fi connectivity: not suitable with Chip encoder
Option only available through project definition
S10130USB Net Server for encoding over IP
S10112Encoder’s mounting plate kit
Incl. Encoder’s mounting plate and screws and rivets

Accessories for card printer

S10149Travel Bag
Carry and protect your printer and its accessories
S10151Dust cover
Protect your printer from the dust
Accessories & consumables