SA's "SMART" brand of plastic ID card printers.
SA's "SMART" brand of plastic ID card printers.
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Ribbon Shredder

Cardology is pleased to launch the new SMART-BIT® Photo ID Printer Ribbon Shredder for the Southern African market.  

This new device is the industry's first purpose-built machine to shred dye-sublimation ribbons.

The used printer ribbons contain a negative image of sensitive user data which is left on the ribbon. Data privacy laws such as POPI mean your organisation has an obligation to make sure this information is kept private.  The Smart-BIT makes sure it is DESTROYED. 

 Dye-sublimation ribbons are used in the world's Photo ID Card Printers to create Photo ID's, Employee ID Badges, Access Control Badges, and Government Credentials.   After the printing process, the dye-sublimation ribbon's waste contains the images of what was printed on the card – similar to a photographic negative.  Names, employee ID numbers, account numbers, and much more are left on the ribbon for anyone to see and potentially use to create a counterfeit ID.


The SMART-BIT® is designed to destroy that vital personal information left on the ribbon.  Using IDP's patented twisted Micro-Cut Technology the unit will shred the ribbon into tiny (~2mm) bits of debris that are virtually impossible to accurately re-construct. 


The SMART-BIT® was designed to accommodate any dye-sublimation ribbon from the popular printer brands in the market today.  Ribbons from 60mm to 120mm can easily fit into the units holding tray for quick and reliable destruction.  The unit catches the ribbon debris in an easy to load and discard waste bag.   For larger users, the SMART-BIT® has an option for a large floor-standing waste bin and 70-liter waste bag.