The CI 200 is an economic automatic inspection system for ID-1 plastic cards in compact design. The basic system inspects the surface and prints on one side of the card. It provides automated 100% inspection of every card with a throughput of up to 20,000 cards per hour. The system can detect print and surface deviations of plastic cards on the fly. This inspection system is extremely versatile with a variety of options allowing for customer-specific configurations such as double-sided print and surface inspection, as well as one additional inspection station per side, for example for UV or micro text. Furthermore, output sorting is available in 2-fold, 4-fold or 6-fold with freely definable tray allocations.