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IDP Launches the Industry’s First Purpose-Build Photo ID Card Printer Ribbon Shredder

Wednesday, October 24, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Crystal Bazarnic
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IDP Launches the Industry’s First Purpose-Build Photo ID Card Printer Ribbon Shredder


IDP is pleased to launch the new SMART-BIT® Photo ID Printer Ribbon Shredder.  This new device is the industry’s first purpose-built machine to shred dye-sublimation ribbons.


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.


For more information on IDP or the SMART-BIT®, please visit us at


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About IDP Americas, Inc.:


IDP Americas, Inc. is a subsidiary of IDP Corp., Ltd, a global manufacturer of Photo ID Card Printers, supplies and software.   IDP offers state-of-the-art patented technologies manufactured with ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified processes.  Contact us today: +1.401.400.7111,, or visit us at

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