Protecting personal information is paramount and the SMART-BIT shredder is specially designed to ensure the secure destruction of used ID Card Printer Ribbon with personal information. Any industry standard photo id card printer ribbon can be loaded and shredder simply and quickly.

The SMART-BIT shredder is the industry’s first purpose-built machine to shred dye-sublimation ribbons.

Wait, but why?

Dye-sublimation ribbons are used in the world’s photo ID card printers to create photo IDs, employee ID badges, access control badges and government secure credentials.  After the printing process, the dye-sublimation ribbon’s waste contains the reverse 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 or to learn about the SMART-BIT shredder, please contact ASAP Identification Security at 317-488-1030 or