DataCard SD Series Specifications

DATACARD® SD SERIES CARD PRINTERS
SD160™, SD260™ and SD360™
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Table of Contents
PRODUCT INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
PRODUCT OVERVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
KEY PRODUCT INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
DATACARD SD160, SD260 & SD360 CARD PRINTER HIGHLIGHTS. . 3
Anti-Jam Card Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Flexible Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Improved Print Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
TrueMatch™ Printing Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Smart Card Encoding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Secure Reject Bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Input Hopper Empty Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Ecologically Responsible . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Easy to Use, Soft-Touch Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Intuitive Datacard Card Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Browser-based Printer Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Trade Agreement Act (TAA) Compliant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Magnetic Stripe Encoding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Ergonomically Designed Supply Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Card Hopper Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Printer Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Complimentary Datacard® ID Works® Intro and
TruCredential™ Software . . . …………………………………………… 12
SUPPLIES OVERVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
KEY SELLING POINTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
PRODUCT POSITIONING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
MARKET OPPORTUNITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
BID SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
ORDERING AND PRICING INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
DEMO PROGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
SALES AND MARKETING TOOLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION
The next generation of card printing from Datacard Group combines dozens of great innovations into
an industry-leading product family: the Datacard® SD Series card printers. The Datacard SD card
printers consistently print ID cards faster and more reliably – and at the best value on the market. So
whether your customers are looking for a more secure workplace or a convenient solution for office
identification, the SD Series card printers are the best value on any desktop anywhere.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW
Experience a full range of Datacard SD Series card printers. These entry-level, simplex and duplex
printers will delight customers with their thoughtful design and rich list of standard features. These
innovative features provide exceptional ease of use, extreme reliability and fast, efficient operation.
The capacitive, soft-touch display with intuitive icons makes it easy for operators to use the printers.
The Datacard printer driver streamlines installation and provides easy access to user information.
Maximize efficiency and experience extreme reliability with Datacard® TruePick™ anti-jam card
handling. Save time with exceptionally fast printing speeds: simplex color printing at up to 150 cardsper-hour for color printing (Entry Level), and 200 cards-per-hour, duplex color printing at up to 155
cards-per-hour, and monochrome printing at up to 830 cards-per-hour. Enjoy improved efficiency with
some of the fastest print speeds available on the market today! In addition, the printer’s ecologically
responsible design allows users to do their part to help save the environment.
KEY PRODUCT INFORMATION
Everything you always wanted at a price you can afford – this is the simplicity of the SD Series card
printers. But under the covers, there is nothing simple about them. The SD Series printers provide an
amazing array of rich features that will delight the most demanding customer.
Datacard SD Series Card Printer Highlights
The following diagrams highlight the many powerful features and tools built into the SD Series card
printers. The SD360, SD260 and SD160 card printers are packed full of value, and at a very
competitive price!
Print Speed
True Pick
Technology
BrowerBased Printer
Manager
Recyclable
Packaging
UV ribbon
True Match
Management
Print Quality
Soft Power
Control
XPS Printer
Driver
Datacard
DPCL
Eco Pure
Additive
Ease of Use
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SD Series
Easier to Use
Soft-touch display panel with intuitive icons and menu
Browser-based Printer Manager provides simple access to view printer status and
control settings
Manage Colors
Datacard TrueMatch™ printing technology color management system simplifies the
card design process and provides predictably vibrant colors
Best-in-Class Print Quality
Ultra-smooth card transport produces consistent, superior-quality images and crisp,
clean printing results
Trouble-Free Performance
Datacard TruePick™ anti-jam card handling virtually eliminates jams
State-of-the-Art Engineering
Datacard printer driver utilizes Microsoft XPS OS architecture for faster image
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processing. Datacard Printer Command Language* provides flexibility to control
printer without using the Datacard printer driver for Windows operating systems
Environmentally
Responsible
Biodegradable supply cores with Eco Pure additive
Soft power button on printer display
Recyclable packaging
Key Printer Benefits
Anti-Jam Card Handling
The SD Series Family features an all-new, exclusive card picking design, TruePick card
handling technology, to help ensure extremely reliable card picking. Datacard Group
understands that customers rely on their printer to perform in busy times. With TruePick card
handling, customers can have confidence that their print jobs will be processed smoothly and
efficiently, every time.
Flexible Connectivity
Select whichever connectivity suits the application – SD260 and SD360 printers come
standard with both Ethernet and USB connectivity. Standard Ethernet provides flexibility for
users to fit the printer into their environment at a value price. The Ethernet port features an
activity light to show the port is actively communicating. The SD160 printer comes standard
with USB connectivity.
Improved Print Quality
Optimized printing technology between the print ribbon, printhead and printing algorithms
provides a smooth, consistent printing result. This means that the color consistency across the
surface of the card remains consistent from the leading to trailing edge, as the card is
transported smoothly along the card path. In addition, the printer is designed to maintain an
even printing consistency, so the density of the first card printed looks the same as the last
card in a batch print job.
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TrueMatch™ Printing Technology
The SD Series card printers lead the industry by providing TrueMatch color printing that
conforms to the same color standard used by Microsoft and Hewlett Packard in their viewing
devices such as monitors and LCD screens. The TrueMatch printing technology emulates the
Internet standard sRGB color space.
TrueMatch printing technology greatly improves the screen to printed card color match
compared to the SP and CP Series card printers. In the past, Datacard printers used the Cyan,
Magenta, and Yellow color space to optimize the color gamut available from the ribbon.
TrueMatch technology sRGB printing emulates the color gamut used by most computer
monitors and LCDs, and it uses the color space where the sRGB and CMY colors overlap to
produce optimal printing results. (See Illustration 1 below.)The actual results achieved depend
on factors such as monitor settings and display colors that are calibrated to accurately show
the sRGB color space.
TrueMatch printing technology helps to solve the issue created when the image a customer
sees on their monitor looks perfect, and then the resulting colors on the card printed with an
YMCK ribbon do not match. Illustration 2 below shows the challenge of taking the monitor’s
sRGB, red, green, and blue colors and sending them to a printer that will print the image with
the yellow, magenta, and cyan panels of the print ribbon. The RGB green is brighter, the red is
a true red, and the blue does not have the purple hue as seen on the CMYK side of the
diagram. With TrueMatch technology color management, the printer is able to receive the
sRGB color profile from the monitor and convert it into the closest match possible using the
YMC panels of the ribbon. The SD Series printers compress the sRGB colors so that they are
represented into colors that can be most accurately printed with the ribbon.
Illustration 1
Illustration 2
ADOBE® RGB (1998)
Color reach of YMCK ribbon
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sRGB Color Gamut:
The SD Series printer color management is flexible, offering the following color management
choices:
 sRGB color space (default printer setting)
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Match SP (converts colors like the SP Series card printers)
No color management
This setting can be changed by using the Printer Manager, logged in as WebAdmin or
WebService.
Smart Card Encoding Options
Integrate a high level of security with the SD260, SD260S, SD260L and SD360 card printer
smart card encoding options. The SD Series printers offer both contact and contactless smart
card encoding options. In addition, the SD260 and SD360 card printers offers a unique ability
for customers to implement their own contact or contactless smart card reader utilizing the 3rd
party smart ready option (contact or contactless readers only). This option offers the
connectivity and housing to incorporate user-provided readers within the body of the SD360
card printer.
SD Series
SD260S
Dual Wire
Identive Contact and Contactless Encoder
SD260L
Dual or Single Wire
Indentive or Duali Contact and Contactless Encoders
SD360
Dual or Single Wire
Indentive or Duali Contact and Contactless Encoders
Third party upgrade kits available for all of the above SD printer series. Please refer to price pages
for a full list of compatible encoders
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Secure Reject Bin (feature unique to the SD360)
The SD360 card printer offers a separate reject bin. Rejected cards can now be sent to a
separate location, keeping them apart from the good cards in the output hopper.
Input Hopper Empty Notification (feature unique to the SD360)
The new design of the SD360 card printer includes a sensor that detects when the input
hopper is empty. This provides notification via an illuminated icon on the printer display panel
that the card hopper is empty. This simplifies the printing process by visually notifying end
users that the hopper is empty before they send a print job to the printer.
Ecologically Responsible
Datacard has embraced the idea of going green with our SD Series card printers and supplies.
The SD Series card printers have a soft power button to help reduce power consumption.
Supplies used in the SD Series card printers feature biodegradable ribbon cores made with
EcoPure additive. Even the packaging and the plastics used for the printer body are
recyclable.
Brian, do we want to continue using 3rd party logos?
Easy-to-Use, Soft-Touch Display Panel
Standard on all SD Series printers, the soft-touch control panel
and LCD screen with intuitive icons assist users in operating the
printer. Icons alert users when the supply is low (a useradjustable alert), when card stock is out or when there is an
error condition. Users can change network settings, the LCD
backlight, K power and magnetic stripe coercivity by using the
LCD panel.
Intuitive Datacard Card Printer Driver
The Datacard card printer driver simplifies the printer installation process by its helpful step-bystep instructions.
The driver uses the modern Microsoft XPS printing architecture designed for Windows 7 & 8
operating systems. XPS driver technology provides a powerful processing pipeline that has
been tailored for card printing to preserve image clarity and efficiently use the installed printer
supplies.
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The driver provides control of advanced card production features with escape codes that can
be integrated into most card production applications. Escapes are provided for topcoat
control, print blocking, and magnetic stripe encoding, embossing, laminating, and input hopper
selection.
For applications where a direct program interface is preferred, a driver SDK is available that
uses a standard Windows API and requires no additional files or configuration.
Extensive SDK sample code demonstrates best practices for most card personalization
processes and card printer status.
When the printer requires operator attention, the driver displays helpful notifications that help
users recover from problems quickly and automatically close if the issue is resolved at the
printer.
The Datacard printer driver is Microsoft-certified, which assures that the driver meets the
Microsoft standards for compatibility, reliability and security. Because of the Microsoft-certified
driver, users can expect trouble-free operation and a familiar easy-to-use Windows operating
system experience.
The Datacard Printer driver is available in the following languages:
User Interface:
• Czech
• English
• French
• German
• Italian
• Japanese
• Korean
• Polish
• Portuguese
• Romanian
• Russian
• Simplified Chinese
• Spanish
• Traditional Chinese
Driver Installation:
• English
• French
• German
• Italian
• Japanese
• Korean
• Polish
• Portuguese
• Simplified Chinese
• Spanish
• Traditional Chinese
During the driver installation, the language of the operating system is automatically detected
and the appropriate language is loaded without any user interaction.
The printer driver installs a complete set of user information, including:
Quick Install Guide: Outlines the simple printer installation process
Installation Guide and Administrator’s Guide: Provides detailed guidance and
additional installation choices
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User Guide: Provides operator information about the printer setup, troubleshooting
and day-to-day printer operations
Convenient, Browser-Based Printer Manager
The browser-based Printer Manager allows users to check printer status and control printer
settings, all in a single interface. It is no longer necessary to remember what settings are
controlled by the driver, toolbox, or what settings are updated by printer diagnostics. Simply
enter the printer network IP or USB IP address in your web browser, and the Printer Manager
provides a single source of easy access to review and update settings, run a cleaning cycle or
check supplies status. The flexible Printer Manager enables users to set their own alert status
values for things like low supply warnings, and desired cleaning cycle intervals.
The Printer Manager has three levels of authorization: Web User, Web Admin and Web
Service, with password-protected Web Service settings to protect the printer from accidental
changes to settings. In addition, the Web Admin level allows the system administrator to
control access to Admin settings with a selectable password.
An additional benefit of the Printer Manager is that it facilitates the ability of a service provider
to troubleshoot issues and to quickly get end users back in operation. Printer settings now
reside in the printer, versus in the driver, which makes it easier for service providers to access
data regarding printer settings.
Accessing the Printer Manager is easy. Just use the printer display panel to look up the printer
network or USB IP address and enter it into your web browser. For basic printer settings and
controls, no password is needed.
The Printer Manager provides access to printer Status, Printer Setting and Maintenance dropdown menus as shown in the screen shots below.
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Detailed information regarding the Printer Manager can be found in the Printer Guide that is
found by clicking on the Datacard XPS Card Printer icon on the desktop. This helpful icon is
installed during the printer installation process.
The LCD display is available in the following languages:
• English
• German
• Italian
• Japanese
• Spanish
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The browser-based Printer Manager is available in the following languages:
• Arabic
• English
• German
• Italian
• Japanese
• Korean
• Spanish
• Traditional Chinese
Trade Agreement Act (TAA) Compliant
The SD Series printers are proudly manufactured in the U.S.A. and thus, are compliant with
the Trade Agreement Act. Because the printers are TAA compliant, it satisfies the
requirements for many U.S. Federal Government opportunities.
Magnetic Stripe Track Encoding
Both ISO (IAT) and JIS II magnetic stripe configurations are available on the SD Series
printers. Magnetic stripe field upgrades are also available, allowing customers to modify their
application as their needs change. The magnetic stripe track encoding is user-definable. Users
have the flexibility to select which of the magnetic tracks to encode or to leave untouched. For
example, leave a pre-encoded track one untouched and write to track two and/or three. This
feature is controlled by the Printer Manager.
Ergonomically Designed Supply Cartridge
The ergonomically designed supply cartridge drops in from the top of the printer and holds the
ribbon plus a drop-in cleaning roller. This design makes it easier to remember to replace the
cleaning roller with each change of ribbon. Replacement cleaning rollers and a cleaning card
are included in every ribbon kit to make maintenance easy and convenient.
Card Hopper Options
A 100-card input hopper and 25-card output hopper are standard on the SD Series card
printers, as well as an exception card slot on the front of the printer. The SD260 card printer is
also available with a manual feed input as a factory option only. There is an optional 100-card
output hopper which is end-user installable and available as an upgrade. On the SD360
printer, there is an optional 200-card input hopper, which is end-user installable. The chart
below summarizes these offerings
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SD160
SD260
SD360
FACTORY
OPTIONS
FIELD
UPGRADABLE
Standard Input
Hopper
100
100
100
N/A
N/A
Standard Output
Hopper
25
25
25
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-
Exceptions Slot
Standard
Standard
Standard
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-
Manual Feed
No
Option
No
Yes
-
Extended Input
Hopper
200
Option
200
Option
200
Option
N/A
Yes
Extended Output
Hopper
100
Option
100
Option
100
Option
N/A
Yes
Printer Security
An optional Kensington cable lock is available to secure the printer to a work area. The
Kensington lock comes with a metal reinforcement to securely support the Kensington lock
where it connects to the printer. Ordering information for the lock option with metal
reinforcements can be found under the Services and Kits section of the Price Page.
Complimentary Datacard® ID Works® Intro Identification Software
All customers who purchase a Datacard SD Series card printer are eligible to receive a free
copy of ID Works® Intro identification software. Instructions on how to obtain the free software
are included in the printer box. Customers who receive free ID Works identification software
have the option to purchase a software upgrade to Basic, Standard, or Enterprise license
versions at a later time.
SD Series Family Overview Table
SD160
SD260
SD360
Simplex
Simplex
Duplex
$1480
$1980
$2580
24 Months
30 Months
30 Months
Print Speed Color (Up to)
150
200
155
Print Speed Mon Simplex (Up to)
500
830
830
Print Options
MSRP
Printer/Print Head Warranty
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Rewrite Capabilities*
Yes
No
No
Contact Encoding
No
Yes
Yes
Contactless Encoding
No
Yes
Yes
Connectivity
USB
USB/ETH
USB/ETH
Input Hopper
100
100
100
Output Hopper
25
25
25
Optional Input and
Output Hoppers
200
100
200
100
200
100
Ribbons Exclusive for SD160
YMCKT 250, ymcKT 650 and YMCKFT
300 (SD Mono Ribbons work on entire
family)
Yes
No
No
SUPPLIES OVERVIEW
The SD Series card printers feature Datacard®patented print ribbons designed specifically for SD
Series card printers. When the card printer recognizes that a genuine Datacard ribbon is installed, all
enhanced product features are enabled and successful card printing can begin. Datacard Group is
your exclusive source for proprietary ribbons for the SD Series card printers.
We will be offering a range of colored supplies exclusive only to the SD160 printer. Color ribbons,
such as
YMCKT, 250 image, ymcKT 650 images, YMCKFT 300 images will be available, as well as the full
range of Mono supplies currently supported on the entire SD Series.
Distinctive Blue Core with Platinum Flecks®
All SD series print ribbons feature our patented blue cores with platinum flecks®. Since some
competitors now sell infringing supplies that are made to appear identical to the Datacard proprietary
offerings, it is important to purchase Datacard® Certified Supplies only from authorized Datacard
Group distributors.
Biodegradable EcoPure Additive Supply Cores
The new supply core is essentially identical to the old core, but with
one big difference. When the core has finished its useful life and
makes its way to a landfill, it breaks down, thanks to many friendly
microbes that love plastic made with EcoPure additives. The core
breaks down whether it’s put in a compost pile or a landfill!
Supply cores have the same performance characteristics:
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The plastic is the same as previous and there is no starch-based substitute
The core contains an additive that is mixed with the raw plastic before production
The new material is safer to use
The product enjoys the same life cycle and longevity
Datacard Group is proud to help in the fight against environmental pollution. The biodegradable cores,
ribbon saver feature and reloadable supply cartridge are just a few ways that Datacard demonstrates
an overall commitment to reducing environmental waste.
Intelligent Supplies Technology™
Datacard ribbons provide real value to the consumer through our patented Intelligent Supplies
Technology™. Datacard® supplies include a number of enhancements when compared to supplies
used in competitive printers, such as:
• Ribbon saver
• Automatic ribbon identification
• Ribbon low warning
The SD series card printers feature Datacard patented ribbons which are designed specifically for the
SD series card printers. When the printer recognizes that a genuine Datacard® supply is installed, all
enhanced product features are enabled and successful card printing can begin. The printer will only
print color images when genuine Datacard® supplies are installed. Datacard Group and your
authorized distribution channel is your exclusive source for proprietary ribbons for the SD series card
printers.
Ribbon Saver: Datacard ribbons help eliminate waste by saving ribbon and increasing the
yield a customer can achieve from one roll of ribbon. Because these ribbons are designed
specifically for use in the SD series card printers, only Datacard® Certified Supplies offer this
type of savings.
Monochrome Ribbons: Instead of advancing one card length of ribbon for every printed
card, the SD series card printers advance just past the actual portion of ribbon that is
being used to print on the card. Depending on the card layout, this feature may double,
and in some cases triple, the standard yield of the monochrome ribbon. Ribbon savings
are highest in card designs with printing on the leading edge of the card.
Color Panel Ribbons: The SD series card printers are able to automatically identify the
ribbon configuration installed, without advancing the ribbon one set of panels. This
eliminates the unnecessary loss of ribbon when the printer is reinitialized.
Automatic Ribbon Identification: When new genuine Datacard ribbons are installed in an
SD series card printer, the printer is alerted of the change and automatically updates its
internal print settings and offsets according to those of the newly loaded ribbon. When
changing ribbons, the ribbon type is immediately recognized and the printer automatically
adjusts settings for the highest quality printing.
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Ribbon Low Warning: An SD series card printer tracks the number of print jobs consumed on
each roll of ribbon and provides a warning message when the ribbon is low. The Printer
Manager allows the user to adjust the ribbon low setting, giving the user the flexibility to control
when they will receive the ribbon low notice.
Convenience
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Ergonomically-designed supplies cartridge that is easy to load.
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Replacement printheads are extremely easy to install by operators which can reduce
downtime and service calls.
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One-year warranty: The print ribbons for use in the SD card printers come with one-year (12month) warranty from the date of shipment from Datacard Group.
Convenient all-in-one ribbon kits include ribbon, cleaning roller and cleaning card, for easy
ordering using a single SKU.
Image Quality
Our system dramatically improves the quality and sharpness of photos, graphics and logos by
leveraging optimized print ribbons as well as user-adjustable image and color controls.
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Smooth, uniform backgrounds
Superior optical density
Excellent color matching with cameras and scanners
Improved color consistency from the PC monitor to the personalized card
Extremely sharp images and fine-text reproduction
Enhanced bar code printing
KEY SELLING POINTS
Datacard® card printers and accessories are simply the best value in the market today. Our plug-andplay printers and accessories are your best choice for providing high-quality, easy-to-use systems at
the most affordable prices in the market. This next generation card printer simply outperforms
everything in its class.
The following are key points to use while promoting the SD Series card printers:
Best-in Class Value
 Low price point – rich feature set
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Maximize efficiency with up to 150 cards-per-hour on the SD160, and 200 color cards-perhour (one-sided printing) for the SD260 & SD360, 155 color cards-per-hour (two-sided
printing SD360) and all of the printers have up to 830 monochrome cards per hour (singlesided monochrome printing).
Advanced Performance
 Trouble-free operation with tools such as the soft-touch display panel, Datacard Printer
Driver and browser-based Printer Manager
 Built for a better tomorrow the SD Series printers offer biodegradable supplies cores with
EcoPure plastics and recyclable packaging
 High-fidelity printing produces consistently superb images, from the first to the last card
when batch printing
 Smart card encoding options add security to more advanced card programs and
applications
Easy to Use
 User-friendly soft-touch display panel with intuitive icons provide easy access to printer
information
 TruePick™ card handling virtually eliminates card jamming
PRODUCT POSITIONING
The SD Series card printers provide a proven, value-driven solution you can put to work immediately.
These best-in-class printers set new standards in performance and value by outperforming all other
card printers in their class in:
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Image Quality
Reliability
Speed
Ease of Use
Affordability and Value
Environmentally Friendliness
The following 50- and 100-word positioning statements are provided to assist you in the creation of
web content, advertising, sales proposals and other sales/marketing content.
50 words
The Datacard® SD Series of printers exceeds expectations without exceeding your budget. With
faster, easy-to-use operation, the SD Series printers put reliability, superior image quality and
performance right on your desktop. Find out how at Datacard.com/id.
100 words
The competitive features and price of the Datacard® SD Series make it the best value on the market.
Dozens of innovations combine to create the industry-leading SD160™, SD260™ and SD360™ card
printers. SD Series printers outperform in their categories so you can do the same in yours.
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TruePick™ anti-jam card handling accurately picks cards and helps reduce the stress of a busy
workday. Smart card encoding and double-sided printing produce more secure solutions for a range
of applications including education, healthcare and corporate needs. Learn more at Datacard.com/id.
MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
The SD Series card printers are perfect for anyone in need of an affordable, high-quality printer that is
easy to use. These environmentally-friendly printers have a rich set of standard features and a small
footprint. They offer extreme value and security that will appeal to customers in the following markets:
Corporate
• Produce employee, contractor and visitor badges
• Control physical access to facilities and logical access to corporate networks
• Enable cashless transactions for cafeterias, vending and company stores
Education
• Identify students, faculty and staff with photo ID cards
• Control access to buildings, rooms and parking lots
• Automate attendance tracking
• Library application with management of checking in and out of books, supplies and
equipment, purchase meals and obtain cash from ATMs
Healthcare
 Personalize patient ID cards
 Scan patient IDs to confirm benefit eligibility and track patient activity
 Speed up registration, improve privacy and show commitment to patient satisfaction with
patient loyalty cards
Hospitality
 Reward your best customers with points, discounts and other perks by creating a
membership card
 Track customer data for use in building strong, lasting relationships and better programs
 Deliver targeted messages and promotions that keep members coming back
 Easily identify members who are entitled to special privileges and services’
Visitor Management (SD160 printer)
 Make sure your visitors are authorized by giving them photo IDs
 Save money with photo ID cards that can be printed, erased and rewritten hundreds of
times.
 These environmentally friendly cards also reduce waste in your ID card program
Transit
 Provide a durable long-term solution for regular travelers in your transit system
 Reduce waste with rewriteable (SD160 printer) and durable cards
Government
 Personalize government IDs and program cards
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

Financial and social benefits entitlement card programs
Enable cashless transactions for government programs
BID SPECIFICATIONS
SD Series Printer Standard Features
Print capabilities
 SD160: One-sided edge-to-edge printing with Rewrite*
 SD260: One-sided edge-to-edge printing; manual duplex printing (manual card flip)
 SD360: One- or two-sided edge-to-edge printing
 Full-color and monochrome printing capability
 Alphanumeric text, logos and digitized signatures
 Variety of bar codes, 1D/2D bar code images
*Rewrite technology is scheduled to be available through a firmware update in May 2015
Print resolution
 300 dots per inch, 256 shades per color panel
Print quality
 sRGB color management
 End-to-end color management
Print speed
 Full-color printing up to 200 cards per hour, single-sided (YMCKT) for SD260 & SD360
printers, up to 155 cards per hour, two-sided (YMCKT-K) or 150 cards per hour, single sided
for SD160 printer
 Monochrome printing up to 830 cards per hour, one-sided (black HQ) for all SD printers
Printer Memory
The D3-based SD, CD, and CE printers (SD460, CE8XX, CD800, SD360, SD260L) have 256
MB.
 All D2/D1-based SD and CD printers (SD260, SD160, older SD360 – below SN B1700, older
CD800-below SN C20000) have 128 MB.
Printer display
 Printer status messages
 Multiple backlight settings
 Languages available: English, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish
Card capacity
 Automatic feed: 100-card input hopper for 0.030 in. (0.76mm) cards, 25-card output standard
 Manual feed: 1-card input; 5-card output for .030 in. (0.76mm) cards (SD260)
 Front exception card slot (All SD Series)
 Separate reject location and holding tray (SD360)
 Input hopper empty detection (SD360 printer)
Printer driver
 Adjustable color controls with image preview
 Pre-set area to block printing on magnetic stripe, with escapes for custom areas
 Utilizes Windows XPS-based technology for high-fidelity printing
 Printer SDK for Windows operating systems
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User interface languages: Arabic, English, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish,
Traditional Chinese
User-friendly operation
 Printer messages display on LCD panel
 Easy, fast installation
 Card remake standard with cancel option
 Operator-replaceable printhead
 Front panel soft power button
Datacard® Certified Supplies featuring Intelligent Supplies Technology™
 Automatic identification and validation for ribbons
 Adjustable low ribbon and cleaning card alerts
 Ribbon saver
 End-of-ribbon notices for full-color ribbons
Warranties
 24-month standard depot warranty (SD160 printer)
 30-month standard depot warranty (SD260, SD360 printer)
 24-month print head warranty(SD160) 30-month print head warranty(SD260 and SD360
printer) (no pass restrictions on all SD Series)
(Please see Service Announcement for more detailed information.)
SD Series Card Printer Options
Magnetic stripe encoding (field upgradeable) All SD Series
 ISO 7811 three-track option
 JIS type II single-track option
 High- and low-coercivity
 Support for standard and custom magnetic stripe data formats
Smart card personalization (SD260 and SD360 printers only)
 Indentive dual contact/contactless reader
 HID iCLASS read/write reader
 Option for customer-provided 3rd party smart card reader (for contactless or contact readers)
 Duali contact and contactless reader is also available (SD360 printer)
 The smart card encoding option is not available on the SD160 printer
End-user upgradeable options (All SD Series)
 Extended 200-card input hopper upgrade
 Extended 100-card output hopper upgrade
 Kensington security lock for printer
SD Series Card Printer Specifications
Physical dimensions
 SD160: 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)
 SD260: 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)
 SD260S short body smart card: L 17.25 in x W 6.9 in x H 8.8 in (16.89 x 43.82 x 21.37 cm)
 SD260L long body with smart card: L 21.2 in. x W 6.9 in. x H 8.8 in. (53.9 cm x 17.5 cm x 22.4
cm)
 SD360: L 21.2 in. x W 6.9 in. x H 8.8 in. (53.9 cm x 17.5 cm x 22.4 cm)
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Weight
 SD160: 8 lbs (3.7 kg.) (depending on options)
 SD260: 8.1 lbs (3.7 kg) (depending on options)
 SD260S short body smart card: 14 lbs (6.4 kg) (depending on options)
 SD260L long body with smart card: 12.0 lbs (5.4 kg) (depending on options)
 SD360: 12.0 lbs (5.4 kg) (depending on options)
Electronic requirements
 100/120V, 50/60 Hz
 220/240V, 50/60 Hz
Plastic cards accepted
 ISO ID-1/CR-80 size cards
 3.370 in. x 2.125 in. (85.6 mm x 53.98 mm)
 PVC or PVC coated cards
 Select key fob cards (ISO ID-1/CR-80 size cards)
 Datacard® StickiCard™ adhesive-backed plastic cards
Card thickness accepted
 0.010 in. to 0.037 in. (0.254 mm to 0.939 mm)
Operating environment
 60° F to 95° F (15° C to 35° C)
 20% to 80% non-condensing humidity
Storage environment
 5° F to 140° F (-15° C to 60° C)
 10% to 90% non-condensing humidity
Connectivity
 Bidirectional USB 2.0 (All SD Series)
 Ethernet 10 Base T/100 Base TX (with activity light) (SD260 & SD360 only)
Operating system support for printer driver
 Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)
 Windows 8.1 (32 and 64 bit)
 Windows Server 2008 (32 and 64 bit)
 Windows Server 2003 R2 (32 bit)
 Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit)
 Microsoft Windows OS Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certified
Agency approvals
 cULus, FCC, I.C., CE, Ctick, VCCI, RoHS, WEEE, CCC, KC (some approvals still pending for
SD360 printer)
Environmental-saving features
 Biodegradable supply cores made with EcoPure additive
 Recyclable enclosure plastics (marked with recycle symbol per Resin Identification Code)
 Recyclable packaging
Included with SD160, SD260 and SD360 card printers:
 Printer driver CD, Quick Install Guide and Warranty
 ID Works® Intro identification software
 Cleaning pen
 Cleaning roller spindle
 USB cable
 Power supply
 Power cord (region-specific)
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Following is a list of questions and answers that you may have regarding the SD Series card printers.
Q1. Where in the Datacard product family is the SD Series positioned and what SP equivalent printer
does each item replace?
A1. The SD360 card printer is a duplex printer in our Standard Class of printers, and it will ultimately
replace the SP55 Plus card printer. The Standard Class SD260 card printer is a simplex printer,
and it will ultimately replace the SP35 Plus card printer. The Standard Class SD160 is also a
simplex printer, and will ultimately replace the SP25 Plus card printer.
Q2. When will the SP25 printers cease shipping?
A2. Our plan is that we will allow a six-month transition period from the time the new SD printers
begin shipping before we close down production of the SP printer line.
Q3. What is the estimated ship date of the SD160 printers?
A3. Shipments will begin in mid-February 2015. *Printers with rewrite capability will begin shipping
in May 2015.
Q4. Is the manual feed option on the SD260 printer the same as the previous “bypass” feature?
A4. The manual feed option is a hopperless design. Users can print one card at a time. The
Datacard SD260 and SD360 card printers also have an exception card capability so users with a
100-card hopper model can insert a card that will “bypass” the cards loaded in the input hopper.
This manual feed option is not available on the SD160 printer.
Q5. What is the life expectancy of the SD card printer family?
A5. Life expectancy is influenced by a number of factors, including proper maintenance; the number
of cards produced annually, the operating environment, etc. Generally, we expect the life of the
SD Series card printer to be approximately 5 years, or 250,000 cards, whichever comes first.
Q6. Is there any speed difference between the different color management selections, e.g., sRBG
compared to SP-like or “none” color management selections?
A6. No, there is no difference in speed.
Q7. Is magnetic stripe field upgradeable?
A7. Yes, magnetic stripe can be upgraded in the field by a Datacard authorized service
representative. This is available for the entire SD series family.
Q8. What smart card encoding options are available?
A8. The following options are available:

Indentive dual contact/contactless reader

HID iCLASS read/write reader

Option for customer-provided 3rd party smart card reader (for contactless or contact readers)

Duali contact and contactless reader is also available

The smart card encoding option is not available on the SD160 printer
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Q9. Does a user need access to the internet or a network in order to use the Print Manager?
A9. It is not necessary to have access to the internet or a network in order to use the print manager.
The browser acts as a viewer and is not dependent on the internet service provider.
Q10. How does the quality of the printing of an SD Series printer compare to retransfer printing
technology? How does the color compare?
A10. The SD Series direct-to-card printing is extremely high-quality printing, and the edge-to-edge
printing performance is excellent. Retransfer printing also produces high-quality printing with the
advantage that the printing goes completely over the edge of the card, and also does a better
job of printing on uneven card surfaces. A disadvantage of retransfer printing over the direct-tocard printing is that there is an additional expense associated with the retransfer ribbon.
As far as the color comparison, both printers produce brilliant, beautiful color printing, however,
some customers prefer the images produced by retransfer printing technology. It is really a
matter of personal preference.
Q11. How do you tell the browser-based Print Manager to connect to a USB?
A11. For customers using a USB connection, they would enter the USB IP address into the browser
to access the print manager. The USB IP address can be looked up by using the LCD display.
Q12. Are Windows 7 & 8 OS supported?
A12. Yes, the printer driver supports printing on both Windows 7 & 8 operating systems, both 32- and
64-bit.
Q13. How about support for MAC operating systems?
A13. The Datacard SD Series card printer driver works on Microsoft operating systems. However, our
printers are currently not set up to support MAC operating systems.
Q14. Will there be a fluorescent UV panel ribbon available for the SD series?
A14. Initially, only the SD160 printer will have the UV panel ribbon available. However, we plan to
launch the UV ribbons for the SD260 & SD360 printers in the future.
Q15. Do the SD Series card printers use the same ribbons as the SP Series printers?
A15. The SD Series printers use new ribbons which currently will not work in the SP Series printers.
Future releases of ribbons and SP printer firmware will allow the same ribbon to be used on both
SP and SD series printers. Detailed communications regarding this topic will be published on
PartnerPage(sm).
Q16. What is the shelf life for the supplies?
A16. The shelf life is approximately 18 months with a warranty period of 12 months.
Q17. Can I get a demo unit?
A17. Yes, the SD Series printers are available as part of the demo program at 70% off list price.
Q18. Does the color and K separation by the driver only work when using ID Works or ID Centre
software or with any printing software?
A18. It is not necessary to be using ID Works software in order to take advantage of this feature. The
separation is managed by the printer driver.
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Q19. Does Datacard Group recommend selling ID Works or ID Center software for this printer? Does
it matter which software is used?
A19. Either ID Works or ID Center software can be used with the SD printers. If you are using ID
Center software with an SD printer, it may be necessary to manually select the printer plug-in
when the software is installed. When using ID Works software with an SD printer, this selection
is made automatically.
Q20. How does the licensing work for the free Datacard® ID Works® Intro identification software?
A20. The licensing is accomplished through the EULA, and there is no USB dongle.
Q21. What happens when the network is down with the browser-based Print Manager?
A21. If the network is down, the customer has the option to access the Print Manager by using the
USB connection.
Q22. Can we have a copy of the SD Series card printer training presentation?
A22. Yes! A copy of the presentation is posted on PartnerPageSM under Training -GPP Certification
https://www.partnerpage.com/training/content.jsp?contentType=Certification%20Training
Q23. Will the training presentation be translated into other languages?
A23. Please request a translation from your local Datacard Sales Representative. Pending regional
resources, they may be able to provide a translation for you.
Q24: Can I upgrade my SD160 printer to have Ethernet connectivity?
A24: No, the SD160 printer was not created to have Ethernet connectivity. Please upgrade to the
SD260 printer if Ethernet connectivity is needed.
Q25: Will the color ribbons from the SD260 & SD360 printers work on the SD160 printer?
A25: No, the SD160 printer has its own portfolio of color ribbons.
Q26: Will the monochrome ribbons from the SD260 & SD360 printers work on the SD160 printer?
A26: Yes, the SD160 printer will use the same monochrome ribbons as the SD260 & SD360 card
printers.
Q27: Are the warranties the same on the SD160, SD260 & SD360 printers?
A27: No. The SD160 printer has a 24 month warranty, while the SD260 and SD360 printers have 30
month warranties.
Q28: How does the SD160 printer compare to the competition?
A28: The SD160 printer is an affordable way for customers to get all of the benefits that the Datacard
SD Series of card printers provide, including the reliability and quality that customers have
come to expect. The SD160 printer also offers an affordable security feature with the available
UV ribbon, which cannot be found at this price point anywhere in the market.
Q29: How can I tell which printer I have, they all look so similar?
A29: The sleek LCD panel displays the name of the printer so the user can easily identify which model
they are using.
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COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS
SD160
Datacard® SD160TM
Card Printer
Print Technology
Dye-sublimation/
Resin thermal
transfer
Print Resolution
300 dpi
Print Options
MSRP
Printer/Printhead
Warranty
Operating Systems
Zebra ZXP Series
1™ Card Printer
Fargo C50
GENERAL
Dye-sublimation/
Dye-sublimation/
Resin thermal
Resin thermal
transfer
transfer
300 dpi
300 dpi
Evolis Zenius
Classic
Magicard Enduro+
Dye-sublimation/
Resin thermal
transfer
Dye-sublimation/
Resin thermal
transfer
300 dpi
NA
Single-Sided
Single-Sided
Single-Sided
Single-Sided
Single- or DualSided
$1,480
$1,799
$1,595
$1,690
$2,295
24 months
24 months
24 months
24 months
24 months
Windows 8, 7 (32/64
bit), XP SP3 (32 bit),
2000
Windows 8, 7, Vista,
XP (32/64 bit),
Windows Server
2008, 2003, MAC
OS X
(10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8)
, Linux
Windows 8, 7 (32/64
bit), Vista, XP,
Windows Server
2008, 2003, 2012,
Win 8 Pro
Windows 8, 7, Vista
(32/64 bit), XP SP3,
Mac, Linux
Windows 7, Vista,
XP (32/64 bit), 2000
Professional (SP4),
Windows Server
2008, 2003 (32/64
bit)
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Dimensions
(H x L x W)
Weight
8.8 x 15.4 x 6.9"
(22.4 x 39.1 x 17.5
cm)
8.1 lbs (3.7 kg)
8.8 x 7.9 x 13.7"
(22.4 x 20.1 x 34.8
cm)
9.3 x 13 x 7.9"
(23.6 x 36.8 x 20
cm)
7.68 x 8.07 x 12.2"
(19.5 x 20.5 x 31
cm)
9.2 x 17.8 x 8.1"
(23.3 x 45.3 x 20.6
cm)
7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)
11.6 lbs (5.3 kg)
7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)
12 lbs (5.5 kg)
SPEED
Up to: Cards/Hour Monochrome SingleSided
Up to: Cards/Hour Color Single-Sided
500
514
500
400-500
514
150
150
120
120-150
102
0.009 - 0.055"
(0.229 - 1.397 mm)
0.009 - 0.04" (0.229
- 1.016 mm)
0.01 - 0.04" (0.254 1.016 mm)
0.01 - 0.03" (0.25 0.76 mm)
0.02 - 0.04" (0.51 1.02 mm)
100
50
100
50
100
20
30
45
20
30
No
No
No
No
No
CARDS
Card Thickness
Card Input Hopper
Capacity
Card Output Hopper
Capacity
Reject Hopper
OPTIONS
Multi-Hopper
ISO Magnetic Stripe
Encoding
Contact Smart Card
Encoding
Contactless Smart
Card Encoding
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
USB (option:
Ethernet)
USB (option:
Ethernet)
Connectivity
USB
USB
USB (option:
Ethernet)
Printer Driver SDK
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
ID Works /True
Credential
Swift IDTM
ZMotif CardStudioTM
Evolis Premium
Suite®
eMedia CS Card
Designer
Encryption
No
No
No
No
No
Rewrite
Yes
Yes
n/a
n/a
Yes
Software Available
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SD260 Printer
Datacard®
SD260™ Card
Printer
Fargo® DTC1250
(single-sided)
Zebra® ZXP Series
3™ Card Printer
(single-sided)
Evolis Primacy
(single-sided)
Magicard® Rio
Pro™ (singlesided)
GENERAL
Print Technology
Dye-sublimation/
Resin thermal
transfer
Dye-sublimation/
Resin thermal
transfer
Dye-sublimation/
Resin thermal
transfer
Dye-sublimation/
Resin thermal
transfer
Dye-sublimation/
Resin thermal
transfer
Print Resolution
300 dpi
300 dpi
300 dpi
300 dpi
NA
Single-Sided
Single-Sided
Single-Sided
Single-Sided
Single-Sided
Print Options
MSRP
$1,980
$2,099
$1,995
$1,990
$3,295
Printer/Printerhead
Warranty
30 months
36 months
24 months
36 months
36 months
Operating Systems
Windows® 8, 7
(32/64 bit), XP SP3
(32 bit),
Windows Server®
2012 (64 bit), 2008
(64 bit), 2003 (32
bit),
Windows® 8, 7,
Vista, XP (32/64 bit),
Windows Server®
2008, 2003, MAC
OS X
(10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8
), Linux
Windows® 7, Vista,
XP (32/64 bit),
Windows Server®
2008, 2003
Windows® 8, 7,
Vista (32/64 bit), XP
SP3, Mac OS X
(10.5 onwards),
Linux
Windows® 7, Vista,
XP (32/64 bit), 2000
Professional (SP4),
Windows Server®
2008, 2003 (32 and
64 bit)
9.3 x 14.5 x 7.9''
(23.6 x 36.8 x 20.1
cm)
9.72 x 8.07 x 14.99''
(24.7 x 20.5 x 38.1
cm)
With Reject Tray:
9.72 x 8.07 x 18.93"
(24.7 x 20.5 x 48.1
cm)
9.8 x 18.5 x 8.6''
(25 x 47 x 22 cm)
11.6lbs (5.3 kg)
8.86 lbs (4.02 kg)
10.8 lbs (4.9 kg)
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Dimensions (H x L x
W)
Weight
8.8 x 15.4 x 6.9"
(16.89 x 43.82 x
21.37 cm)
(22.4 x 39.1 x 17.5
cm)
With Smart Card:
8.8 x 21.2 x 6.9"
(22.4 x 53.9 x 17.5
cm) With Smart
Card Short Body:
6.65 in x 17.25 in x
8.4 in
8.1 lbs (3.7 kg)
With Smart Card:
12 lbs (5.4 kg) With
Smart Card Short
Body:
8.8 x 7.9 x 13.7''
(22.4 x 20.1 x 34.8
cm)
7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)
SPEED
Up to: Cards/Hour Monochrome
Single-Sided
Up to: Cards/Hour Color Single-Sided
830
600
710
600 - 850
600
200
225
180
190-225
156
0.01 - 0.37" (0.254 0.939 mm)
0.009 - 0.04" (0.229
- 1.016 mm)
0.01 - 0.04" (0.254 1.016 mm)
0.01 - 0.05" (0.25 1.25 mm)
0.02 - 0.05" (0.51 1.27 mm)
100 (option: 200)
100
100
100
100
25 (option: 100)
30
45
100
70
NA
NA
NA
30
NA
CARDS
Card Thickness
Card Input Hopper
Capacity
Card Output Hopper
Capacity
Reject Hopper
Capacity
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SD360 Printer
Datacard® SD360™
Card Printer
Print Technology
Print Resolution
Print Options
MSRP
Printer/Printerhead
Warranty
Operating Systems
Dimensions (H
xLx
W)
Weight
Dye-sublimation/
Resin thermal
transfer
300 dpi
Zebra® ZXP Series
3™ Card Printer
(dual-sided)
GENERAL
Dye-sublimation/
Dye-sublimation/
Resin thermal
Resin thermal
transfer
transfer
300 dpi
300 dpi
Fargo® DTC1250
(dual-sided)
Evolis Primacy
(dual-sided)
Magicard® Rio
Pro™ (dual-sided)
Dye-sublimation/
Resin thermal
transfer
300 dpi
Dye-sublimation/
Resin thermal
transfer
NA
Dual-Sided
Dual-Sided
Dual-Sided
Dual-Sided
Dual-Sided
$2,580
$2,699
$2,895
$2,590
$3,695
30 months
36 months
24 months
36 months
36 months
Windows® 8, 7, Vista
(32/64 bit), XP SP3,
Mac OS X (10.5
onwards), Linux
Windows® 7, Vista,
XP (32/64 bit), 2000
Professional (SP4),
Windows Server®
2008, 2003 (32 and
64 bit)
Windows® 8, 7
(32/64 bit), XP SP3
(32 bit),
Windows Server®
2012 (64 bit), 2008
(64 bit), 2003 (32
bit),
Windows® 8, 7,
Vista, XP (32/64 bit),
Windows® 7, Vista,
Windows Server®
XP (32/64 bit),
2008, 2003, MAC OS
Windows Server®
X
2008, 2003, 2012
(10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8),
Linux
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
8.8 x 21.2 x 6.9"
(22.4 x 53.9 x 17.5
cm)
9.8 x 9.2 x 18.7''
(24.9 x 47.5 x 23.4
cm)
9.3 x 14.5 x 7.9''
(23.6 x 36.8 x 20.1
cm)
12 lbs (5.4 kg)
10 lbs (4.54 kg)
12.2 lbs (5.53 kg)
9.72 x 8.07 x 14.99''
(24.7 x 20.5 x 38.1
cm)
With Reject Tray:
9.72 x 8.07 x 18.93"
(24.7 x 20.5 x 48.1
cm)
8.86 lbs (4.02 kg)
9.8 x 18.5 x 8.6''
(25 x 47 x 22 cm)
10.8 lbs (4.9 kg)
SPEED
Up to: Cards/Hour Monochrome SingleSided
Up to: Cards/Hour Color Dual-Sided
Card Thickness
Card Input Hopper
Capacity
Card Output Hopper
Capacity
Reject Hopper Capacity
830
600
710
600 - 850
600
155
150
140
140
NA
0.01 - 0.05" (0.25 1.25 mm)
0.02 - 0.05" (0.51 1.27 mm)
0.01 - 0.37" (0.254 0.939 mm)
CARDS
0.009 - 0.04" (0.229 0.01 - 0.04" (0.254 1.016 mm)
1.016 mm)
100 (option: 200)
100
100
100
100
25 (option: 100)
100
45
100
70
NA
NA
NA
30
NA
OPTIONS
Multi-Hopper
ISO Magnetic Stripe
Encoding
Contact Smart Card
Encoding
Contactless Smart
Card Encoding
Integration Kit for 3rdparty Encoding Options
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
NA
USB and Ethernet
USB and Ethernet
Yes
Evolis Premium
Suite®
eMedia CS Card
Designer
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
NA
NA
USB (option:
Ethernet)
Yes
Printer Driver SDK
Yes
USB (option:
Ethernet)
Yes
Software Available
ID WorksTM
Swift IDTM
ZMotifTM
CardStudioTM
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Connectivity
Encryption
Locks
USB and Ethernet
No
No
No
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ORDERING AND PRICING INFORMATION
SD160 Printer
Detailed pricing information will be distributed via Price Pages on PartnerPageSM
per our normal process. Following are the configurations and U.S. list prices for
the SD160, SD260 and SD360 printers:
SD160 Card Printer
Part Number
Description
List Price (USD)
TBD
SD160 with 100-card input hopper
$1480
TBD
SD160 with ISO magnetic stripe and 100-card input hopper
$1975
TBD
SD160 with JIS magnetic stripe and 100-card input hopper
$1975
TBD
YMCKT full-color ribbon kit, 250 images
$85.00
TBD
YMCKFT full-color ribbon kit, 300 images
TBD
TBD
ymcKT full-color short panel ribbon kit, 650 images
$137.00
534000-005
KT black ribbon kit, 1,000 images
$160.00
532000-052
Black HQ (High Quality), 500 images
$18.00
532000-053
Black HQ (High Quality), 1,500 images
$20.00
532000-004
White, 1,500 images
$45.00
532000-005
Red, 1,500 images
$45.00
532000-008
Green, 1,500 images
$45.00
532000-006
Silver, 1,500 images
$45.00
532000-007
Gold, 1,500 images
$45.00
532000-003
Dark blue, 1,500 images
$45.00
532000-054
Metallic silver, 1,500 images
$90.75
532000-055
Metallic gold, 1,500 images
$90.75
532000-009
Scratch-off (silver wavy), 1,500 images
$58.00
Printers:
Supplies:
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SD260 Card Printer
Part Number
Description
List Price (USD)
535500-001
SD260 with manual feed input
$1,930
535500-002
SD260 with 100-card input hopper
$1,980
535500-003
SD260 with ISO magnetic stripe and manual feed input
$2,425
535500-004
SD260 with ISO magnetic stripe and 100-card input hopper
$2,475
535500-005
SD260 with JIS magnetic stripe and 100-card input hopper
$2,475
535500-006
SD260 with dual contact/contactless reader and 100-card
input hopper
$2,975
534000-002
YMCKT full-color ribbon kit, 250 images
$85.00
534000-003
YMCKT full-color ribbon kit, 500 images
$157.50
534000-004
ymcKT full-color short panel ribbon kit, 650 images
$137.00
534000-005
KT black ribbon kit, 1,000 images
$160.00
532000-052
Black HQ (High Quality), 500 images
$18.00
532000-053
Black HQ (High Quality), 1,500 images
$20.00
532000-004
White, 1,500 images
$45.00
532000-005
Red, 1,500 images
$45.00
532000-008
Green, 1,500 images
$45.00
532000-006
Silver, 1,500 images
$45.00
532000-007
Gold, 1,500 images
$45.00
532000-003
Dark blue, 1,500 images
$45.00
532000-054
Metallic silver, 1,500 images
$90.75
532000-055
Metallic gold, 1,500 images
$90.75
532000-009
Scratch-off (silver wavy), 1,500 images
$58.00
Printers:
Supplies:
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SD360 Card Printer
Part Number
Description
List Price (USD)
506339-001
SD360 with 100-card input hopper
$2580
506339-002
SD360 with ISO magnetic stripe and 100-card input hopper
$3,075
Printers:
506339-019
506339-020
506339-005
SD360 with dual contact/contactless reader and 100-card
input hopper
SD360 with ISO magnetic stripe, dual contact/contactless
reader and 100-card input hopper
SD360 with JIS magnetic stripe, dual contact/contactless
reader and 100-card input hopper
$3,575
$4,070
$3,075
Supplies:
534000-002
YMCKT full-color ribbon kit, 250 images
$85.00
534000-003
YMCKT full-color ribbon kit, 500 images
$157.50
534000-004
ymcKT full-color short panel ribbon kit, 650 images
$137.00
534000-005
KT black ribbon kit, 1,000 images
$160.00
534000-006
YMCKT-KT full-color ribbon kit, 300 images
$199.00
534000-007
YMCKT-K full-color ribbon kit, 375 images
$169.00
534000-010
KTT black ribbon kit, 750 images
$173.00
532000-052
Black HQ (High Quality), 500 images
$18.00
532000-053
Black HQ (High Quality), 1,500 images
$20.00
532000-004
White, 1,500 images
$45.00
532000-005
Red, 1,500 images
$45.00
532000-008
Green, 1,500 images
$45.00
532000-006
Silver, 1,500 images
$45.00
532000-007
Gold, 1,500 images
$45.00
532000-003
Dark blue, 1,500 images
$45.00
532000-054
Metallic silver, 1,500 images
$90.75
532000-055
Metallic gold, 1,500 images
$90.75
532000-009
Scratch-off (silver wavy), 1,500 images
$58.00
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DEMO PROGRAM
Datacard SD Series card printers are available through the demo program. To purchase a demo unit,
please complete and submit a demo order form which is available on PartnerPageSM. Please
reference promotion code DEMOPRG on your purchase order.
SALES AND MARKETING TOOLS
We have developed numerous sales and marketing tools that can help you sell and promote the new
SD Series card printers. The following is a list of the materials and programs that are available on
PartnerPageSM:
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Product guide
Printer and supplies data sheets
Competitive Product Comparisons
End-User PowerPoint slide presentation
Photos
Datacard.com product pages and spotlights
Datacard.com landing page – www.datacard.com/id
Advertorial/messaging statements
Press releases
New card designs and ID Works® identification software card projects
Training materials
Service and supplies updates
Printer demo program
Please consult your Datacard Sales Representative with any questions or to request assistance in
marketing this industry-leading new printer!
© 2014 DataCard Corporation. All rights reserved. Specifications subject to change without notice.
Datacard, SD160, SD260, SD360, TruCredential, TrueMatch, TruePick, Intelligent Supplies Technology, The Color Blue with Platinum
Colored Flecks, ID Works, IDCentre, StickiCard and PartnerPage are trademarks, registered trademarks, and/or service marks of DataCard
Corporation in the United States and/or other countries
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