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Price: $1,590

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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.

Elypso is ideal for instant customer-facing delivery of:

  • Payment cards
  • Transit passes
  • Loyalty cards
  • Healthcare cards

Configure your printer on-demand

Specially developed for use at customer-facing counters, Elypso is your best choice for instant card personalization on single or dual-sided cards.

The software architecture of Evolis Premium Suite® was designed to make Elypso fit seamlessly with your existing computer systems .

Fully modular , Elypso can be equipped with encoders for magnetic stripe and contact and contactless smart cards .

An Eco-designed printer

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 our printers (ErP Directive 2009, EnergyStar certification ) through a very economical hibernation mode.


Professional print quality

Elypso uses the same print engine as our Primacy printer, which offers nearphotographic print quality (resolution 300 dpi).

Optimal color rendering and edge-to-edge color or monochrome printing ensure professional quality cards.

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 make it easy to access even in tight spaces.

With the Evolis Premium Software Suite® 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.

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.

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 investments as your needs evolve.


General features

  • Single-sided or dual-sided printing module
  • Edge-to-edge printing
  • Color dye sublimation, monochrome thermal transfert
  • 300 dpi print head (11.8 dots/mm)
  • 16 million colors

Printing performances

  • Single side :
    • Color (YMCKO): 20.2 s per card1
    • Monochrome: 6.5 s per card1
  • Dual side (YMCKO-K): 27.3 s per card1

Optional features

  • Upgrade kit for dual-sided printing
  • Reject tray: 30 cards (0.76 mm - 30 mil)
  • Wireless connection 802.11b/g

Additional encoding modules

  • Available modules:
    • Magnetic stripe encoder ISO 7811 / JIS2
    • Smart contact station ISO 7816
    • Smart encoding unit
    • Contactless encoding unit
  • Internal USB or IP2  connections
  • Encoding options can be combined
  • Factory ordered or upgraded on-site


  • USB 1.1 (compatible 3.0)
  • Ethernet TCP-IP 10BaseT, 100BaseT (Traffic Led)
  • 802.11b/g wireless connection as an option


  • Support for Kensington® security lock
  • Data encryption for magnetic encoding


  • Printer LEDs
  • Graphical notifications from the printer3 : cleaning alerts, empty/low level ribbon alert, etc.

Resident fonts

  • Arial, Arial bold
  • Barcode: Code 39, Code 128, EAN 13, 2/5 interleaved

Card management an specifications

  • Manual feeder: card to card printing
  • 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
    • Recycled PET cards
    • ABS cards4
    • Special varnished cards4
  • Card format: ISO CR80 - ISO 7810 (53.98 mm x 85.60 mm)

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

YMCKO 300 prints / roll
YMCKO-K 200 prints / roll
½ YMCKO 400 prints / roll
KO 600 prints / roll
Monochrome ribbon 2000 prints / roll
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 notification5
    • 24/7 online support
    • Compatible with Windows™6 : XP SP3, Vista 32/64, W7 32/64, W8 32/64
  • Linux upon request
  • SDK upon request"

Eco-friendly design, certifications and statement of compliance

  • Standby, sleep modes & reduced energy consumption
  • ErP 2009/125/CE
  • RoHS


  • Power supply: 100-240 Volts AC, 50-60 Hz, 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"

Sound (Evaluted according to the Iso 7779 Standard)

Sound pressure in assistant positions LpAm (color mode YMCKO)

  • When operating: 48 dB (A)
  • In sleep mode: background noise level"

Packaging content

  • Printer
  • CD-ROM with printer drivers, user manuals
  • Cleaning kit
  • USB cable
  • Power supply and cord

Size and weight

  • Size (H x W x D): 195 (7.68’’) x 205 (8.07’’) x 314 mm (12.36’’)
  • Weight: 2.95 kg (6.5 lbs)


  • 1-year warranty (printer and print head)8
  • Warranty extension available as an option

1 Time measured from the card’s insertion detected by the sensor until the flip engine stops during ejection / 2 Expected in June 2013 / 3 Depends on the Windows™ version / 4 Under specific conditions / 5 Requires the .net 4.0 client profile version / 6 For any other Windows™ version, please contact Evolis Services / 7 Expected in September 2013 / 8 Warranty subject to observance of specific conditions and use of Evolis High Trust® ribbons

  • {2jtab:Configurations}

    Elypso is a fully customizable card printer . Starting from a single-sided printer without option (Part # EL1H0000BS), Evolis will configure a printer which will perfectly suit your needs (add encoding modules, specific settings for integration into an existing software, dual-sided).

Elypso encoding options medium

Part #


EL1H0000BS Expert printer without option, USB & Ethernet

Part Number Description Price
EL1H0000KS Elypso Expert printer without option, USB & Ethernet. Black Color $1,590
PM1Y-KTDS Dual-sided upgrade kit $660
S10108 Magnetic ISO encoding kit Incl. Mag ISO Dual HiCo/LoCo 3-track magnetic stripe encoder, flywheel. $410 Field Upgradable / $455 Factory Installed
S10107  Smart contact station(DB9) kit Incl. Smart Contact Station, daughter board and DB9 cable. $325 Field Upgradable / $365 Factory Installed
S10109 GEMPC USB-TR encoding kit Incl. Gemalto GEMPC USB-TR encoder, smart contact station, daughter board and cables. $500 Field Upgradable / $560 Factory Installed
S10111  SpringCard Crazy Writer encoding kit Incl. SpringCard Crazy Writer encoder, antenna bracket, daughter board and cable. $725 Field Upgradable / $805 Factory Installed
S10110  Evolis-SCM Dual encoding kit
Incl. Evolis-SCM Dual encoder, smart contact station, antenna bracket, daughter board and cables. $780 Field Upgradable / $870 Factory Installed
S10112 Encoder’s mounting plate kit
Incl. Encoder’s mounting plate and screws and rivets

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Elypso Brochure (324,28 KB)
Elypso User's manual (4,67 MB)
Elypso Quick operating guide (1,13 MB)
Elypso Warranty (1,47 MB)

Last Updated: Monday, 21 June 2021 12:11

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