Launch Your ID Card Program — Quickly, Simply and Affordably
The Datacard SD160 card printer delivers the perfect mix of affordability, security and simplicity to get your ID card issuance program started. An extension of our proven Datacard SD Series, this economical ID card printer provides the right combination of technologies you need to efficiently print high-quality cards for less. Featuring rewritable printing, inline magnetic stripe encoding, a unique ultraviolet (UV) printing security feature and intuitive operation, the versatile SD160 card printer empowers you to meet a wide range of ID issuance applications requirements — while protecting your bottom line.
Affordable cost, long-term value. The smart choice for producing a wide variety of high quality photo ID cards or badges at a lower cost-per-card, this unique, economical system can be scaled up as your needs and requirements grow.
Proven reliability. Our enhanced technology platform offers absolute dependability, backed by our 24-month warranty. Print and personalize outstanding color and monochrome cards with high-quality, full-color or single-color photos, graphics and text.
Ultimate versatility and flexibility. The SD160 card printer offers full-color, monochrome or rewritable printing with single-pass efficiency — plus inline encoding. You can encode magnetic stripes for physical or logical access control and machine readable authentication, as well as rewrite cards instantly, without the time and cost of reissuance.
Economical Security. Unlike comparably priced card printers, this system includes a UV ink option that prints an invisible layer of covert security. Add more layers of security by printing logos, graphics, photos, signature and other information to protect your people, places and processes.
Entry-Level High Performance
Highly flexible, versatile and packed with performance enhancing features the Datacard SD160 card printer is the affordable way to print cards for many types of applications, including:
- Corporate IDs
- Healthcare IDs
- Student, visitor or staff IDs
Retail, hospitality and loyalty cards
- Local government IDs
- Visitor IDs
SD160 Printer Standard Features and Specifications
Print technology - Direct-to-card dye-sublimation/resin thermal transfer
Print capabilities - One-sided, edge-to-edge printing, edge-to-edge rewritable, full-color and monochrome printing, alphanumeric text, logos and digitized signatures; 1D/2D bar code images, printer pooling/sharing
Print resolution - 300 dots per inch, 256 shades per color panel. High-quality mode: 300 x 600 dots per inch; enhanced text, bar code and graphics printing 300 x 1200 dots per inch; enhanced text and bar code printing
Print speed** - Full-color printing: up to 150 cards per hour, one-sided (YMCKT*). Monochrome: up to 500 cards per hour, one-sided (black HQ*). Rewritable printing up to 14 seconds per card
Card capacity - Automatic feed: 100-card input for 0.030 in. (0.76 mm) cards; 25-card output standard. Exception slot manual feed: 1-card input
Physical dimensions - L 15.4 in. x W 6.9 in. x H 8.8 in. (39.1 cm x 17.5 cm x 22.4 cm)
Weight - 8.1 lbs (3.7 kg)
Connectivity - Bidirectional USB 2.0
Warranties - 36-month standard depot warranty; 36-month printhead warranty (no pass restrictions); L.C. warranty details can be found in the printer documentation kit