Smart Five specialises in high quality plastic cards, Datacard printing machines & printing consumables...

We offer:

Smart Five specialises in PVC card printing. Our offering revolves around the products and services in this specialised field.  We supply, service and support:

  • Datacard Desktop PVC Card Printers
  • Datacard ID software and solutions
  • Datacard printing ribbons
  • Integrated capturing solutions (photo, barcode, magstripe, signature)

As added benefit to the market we offer:

  • Professional card printing bureau
  • Personalisation
  • Pre-printed cards
  • Rental of printers

Our blank cards are the best in the market and span across our full offering of:

  • Blank white and coloured cards
  • Magstripe cards
  • RF cards (EM4100, HID)
  • NXP Mifare 1k and NXP Mifare 4k

We also integrate with other specialist fields like access control, membership applications etc.


Consult Smart Five today to assist you in planning, implementing and optimizing your card program through quality training and more 17 years of hands-on process and product knowledge.




We have successfully implemented:
    • Stand alone and integrated ID card programs
    • Integrated Membership, Loyalty and payment card programs
    • Multi-layered ID printer pooling solutions for high volume instant issuance
    • Integration into Access Control Systems for businesses and tertiary institutions for student cards or campus  cards.
    • High security card applications with standard and personalised holographic image printing
    • Low budget and low volume card programs like primary and secondary schools and crèches.
    • Specialised club cards for access and payment applications
    • Personalisation and encoding of gift cards
    • Badge printing and labelling applications

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Support Application:

We are recognised for our ability to troubleshoot and solve problems in the field or our specialised office where we service and repair printers through our certified technical experts.

We pride ourselves for offering the best field support through telephonic or online availability. Our clients are spread across the Africa continent and we manage to solve most of the field  based from the office. Should the need arise we offer alternative means for carry-in or on-site assistance.

Having been in the market for more than 17 years, we transfer our skills and expertise in the classroom during our informative and well planned training sessions. We offer on-site and office-based training depending on the need and will ensure that when we leave, you start printing! We consult to adapt printing projects or templates as the need changes from time to time.

You do not have to know-it-all: We FIT LIKE A GLOVE where your business is the HAND to protect

Our market includes both Local & International Clients:

South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia,
Africa: Angola, Zambia, Burundi, Malawi, Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire, DRC, Gabon and Kenya



To remain the largest and foremost supplier of PVC card solutions ...


Our services include:

Some of our thermal projects:

Security and ID:  Guard / Staff / Student ID cards
Membership:  Unions, Medical aids, Clubs (sport, intellectual, technical, leisure)
Access:  Airport Staff, Conference attendance, Special parties
Certification:  Cards to certify technical and financial accreditation
Novelty:  Wedding invitations, Thank You card, Attendance, Fun cards
Safety:  Safety notices and slogans, Warnings on structures
Financial:  ATM / Debit cards, Gift and Loyalty cards. >>


Out-of-the-box solutions

Our range of hardware and software, offer state-of-the-art, world-leading, reliable, cost effective, productive solutions for low-, mid- and high-volume card issuance applications. Our printers are used in full-colour and monochrome printing as in simplex (single sided) and duplex (dual sided) applications. We offer integration options for photo, barcode, magstripe and signature capturing applications.

Our solutions have proven their superior quality, long-term reliability and overall low cost of ownership. All aspects that are extremely important for any organisation dealing with direct end users. >>


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The manufacture process entails:

  • good quality artwork in hi-resolution PDF,
  • approval and signoff of digital proofsheet,
  • printing on large PVC sheets,
  • adding additional feature requirements,
  • laminating with final surface requirements,
  • die-punching of the cards,
  • ISO quality check,
  • despatch. >>


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