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The CD800 series card printer
provides exceptional enterpriseclass desktop card printers
— built for outstanding speed,
printing quality, modularity,
flexibility and reliable
The Best Value in Enterprise-class Desktop Card Printing
The Datacard® CD800™ series card printer efficiently produces great-looking ID cards in
less time than any other comparable desktop printer. It’s engineered and built to handle the
higher volumes and requirements of state and local government, corporate, commercial and
educational card issuance. When your application demands speed, performance and reliability
in a compact and efficient unit, the CD800 card printer is the ideal choice.
A card production powerhouse fueled by innovation
I ndustry-leading print speeds. The CD800 series card printer dramatically improves your card
issuance throughput with printing speeds that rival the fastest card printers in its class.
Industry-leading image quality. Reproduce intricate graphics such as state seals and school
emblems with the CD800 series printer’s enhanced print modes. Resolutions up to 300 x 1200
dpi — an industry first — mean that fine text, 2D bar codes and complex two-byte character
sets print sharp and bleed-free. Exclusive TrueMatch™ printing technology delivers vibrant
colors that more closely match the colors on your screen.
Reliable operation. The CD800 series printer withstands the daily demands of enterpriselevel card issuance. Industry-exclusive TruePick™ card handling virtually eliminates jams by
accurately picking cards, standard or thin, with no adjustments.
Best value today and tomorrow. Rest assured that the CD800 series printer investment you
make now will continue to pay off in the future. Modular design lets you field upgrade your
CD800 series printers with different encoders, an inline lamination module option and features
as your card issuance needs change.
A long pedigree of experience and innovation guided the development of the Datacard®
CD800™ series card printer. We have more than 45 years of experience building card
issuance systems, including more than 200,000 desktop systems. More than 400
government programs in 100 countries trust Datacard systems for their card issuance.
So, we know the demands of your enterprise environment: Higher volumes. Extended
production runs. Complex applications. More on-card technology. Greater security.
All of these things factored into the design of the CD800 series printer. You not only
get a desktop card printer that’s compact and easy to use, you get an enterprise-class
machine that’s ready to take on your application.
• State and local government: Datacard printers are the choice for hundreds of state and
local government card issuance programs. The CD800 series card printer’s compact
size and simple operation make it a great choice for a wide range of government
applications, from transit passes to photo IDs for assistance program recipients.
• Corporate: Secure identification is the front-line defense for protecting people and
assets. The CD800 series card printer can produce a wide variety of employee,
contractor and visitor badges, plus time and attendance cards and access control
cards to secure facilities and parking.
• Education: Keep student registration lines moving with the reliable, high-speed CD800
series card printer. Use it anywhere for on-the-spot issuance of multi-purpose campus
cards, staff and student photo IDs, and access cards for libraries, residence halls and
food services.
Your IT department will have an easy time adding the CD800 series card printer to your
organization’s network. It meets IT expectations for networked devices with standardscompliant Ethernet and USB connectivity. An internal print server eliminates the need for
an external network box. IT administrators can keep your CD800 series printer up and
running from anywhere using remote management and diagnostics. There’s also a rich
set of software tools for easily integrating the CD800 series printer into sophisticated,
custom card issuance applications.
The CD800 series card printer maximizes your team’s productivity by minimizing the
time they need to learn and operate it. Printer controls and both the input and output
card hoppers are conveniently up front for easy access. The reloadable supply cartridges
simply load into the printer and laminator. Operation is a breeze. Intuitive icons and
messages on the soft-touch LCD control panel guide you through printer operation,
so you’re never left wondering what to do next.
One great printer, dozens of great innovations
Years of development and numerous customer input sessions have gone into the creation of the
CD800 series card printer. It’s packed with industry-leading innovations and features, such as:
• Automatic 100-card input hopper with
exception card slot, optional 200-input
• Optional, field-upgradable smart card
and magnetic stripe encoding modules
• Reloadable supply cartridges with
drop-in cleaning roller
• 25-card output hopper standard with
optional 100-card output hopper
• Two-sided or one-sided card printer
models (factory option or field
• Intuitive LCD panel with soft-touch
controls and soft-power switch
• Optional six-compartment multi-hopper,
600-card total capacity
• Color and UV, or monochrome printing in
the same unit
• Optional laminator with unique card
debower, tactile impression feature and
bar code reader
• Ethernet and USB connectivity standard
on all CD800 printer models
• Advanced printer driver; support for
third-party application development
The Datacard CD800 series card printer is an ideal choice for applications such as:
• Employee, contractor and visitor IDs
• Student and faculty ID cards
• Government photo IDs
• Casino frequent player cards
• Photo IDs for government
assistance programs
Datacard CD800 Series Card Printer
Datacard CD800 Card Printer with
optional multi-hopper
Datacard CD800 Card Printer with
inline lamination module
The CD800 series card printer solves the
problem of printing fine text and intricate
graphics onto plastic cards. With the 300 x
1200 dpi resolution advantage of the CD800
series printer, you can print 6-point text, 2D
bar codes and complex two-byte character
sets with the confidence that they will all be
With the CD800 series card printer with
inline lamination module, you can add a
tactile impression for enhanced security
and branding. You can also use serialized
laminates that require an optional bar code
reader to provide an audit trail and validate
the authenticity of the security overlay.
sharp, legible and bleed-free.
Engineered for enterprise-class ID card issuance
With its industry-leading speed, print quality and reliable performance, the Datacard® CD800™ series card
printer is the new workhorse for enterprise-class card issuance. And, as these specs show, the CD800 series
card printer is engineered to fit your most demanding applications. You’ve read about it, now see a demo.
Ask your Datacard Enterprise Solutions Provider about the CD800 series card printer.
Discover how the CD800
series printer fits your card
issuance needs
Is the CD800 series card
printer the right choice for your
CD800 Printer Standard Features and Specifications
applications? Find out by talking
Print technology
Direct-to-card dye-sublimation/resin thermal transfer
to your Datacard Enterprise
Print capabilities
One-sided (simplex) or optional two-sided (duplex) edge-to-edge printing
Full-color and UV, or monochrome printing capability in the same printer
Alphanumeric text, logos and digitized signatures; 1D/2D bar code images
Printer pooling/sharing
Solutions Provider. They’ll help
Standard mode:
300 x 300 dots per inch; standard text, bar code and graphics printing
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
256 shades per color panel
CD800 series printer works as
Print resolution
you assess your requirements.
Then, they’ll show you how the
Print speed
Full-color printing:
Up to 220 cards per hour printing cards on one side (YMCKT*)
Up to 165 cards per hour printing cards on two sides (YMCKT-K*)
Monochrome printing: Up to 1,000 cards per hour printing cards on one side (Black HQ*)
Card capacity
Automatic feed: 100-card input for 0.030 in. (0.76 mm) cards; 25-card output standard
Front exception card slot
Separate reject location and holding tray (10-card capacity)
Input hopper empty detection
Physical dimensions
One-sided printing: L 17.4 in. x W 8.8 in. x H 8.8 in. (44.2 cm x 22.4 cm x 22.4 cm)
Two-sided printing: L 21.2 in. x W 8.8 in. x H 8.8 in. (53.8 cm x 22.4 cm x 22.4 cm)
Six-compartment multi-hopper: L 27.5 in x W 16.5 in. x H 14.5 in. (69.9 cm x 41.9 cm x 36.8 cm)
One-sided printing: 9.0 lbs (4.1 kg) (depending on options)
Two-sided printing: 12.0 lbs (5.4 kg) (depending on options)
Six-compartment multi-hopper: 33.0 lbs (15.0 kg)
Bidirectional USB 2.0 high speed; Ethernet 10 Base-T/100-Base-TX (with activity light)
36-month standard depot warranty; 36-month printhead warranty (no pass restrictions)
solution that includes software,
capture devices and Datacard®
Certified Supplies.
Support and service —
anytime, anywhere
CD800 Printer Options
Magnetic stripe
part of a total card issuance
Field upgradeable
ISO 7811 three-track option (high- and low-coercivity)
JIS Type II single-track option
Support for standard and custom data formats
Datacard Global Services stands
ready to help you get optimum
200-card input hopper
performance from your CD800
Six-compartment multi-hopper; Six 100-card hoppers, 600-card total capacity
series printer. This network of
Single- or dual-sided lamination
authorized service providers in
Print, lamination
and tactile
impression speed
Up to 210 cards per hour front side YMCK ribbon with front side lamination
Up to 185 cards per hour front side YMCK-K ribbon, back side K with front side lamination
Up to 200 cards per hour (one side print and lamination with Tactile) YMCK
Up to 200 cards per hour (two sided printer and lamination with Tactile) YMCK-K
Smart card
Factory options:
Single-wire contact/contactless all-in-one encoder (read/write) for MIFARE, ISO7816, ISO14443 A/B,
ISO FeliCa. DESFire
Two-wire contact/contactless all-in-one encoder (read/write) for MIFARE/DESFire, ISO7816, ISO14443, A/B
Field upgradeable options:
Single-wire contact/contactless all-in-one encoder (read/write) for MIFARE, ISO7816, ISO14443 A/B,
ISO FeliCa. DESFire
Two-wire contact/contactless all-in-one encoder (read/write) for MIFARE/DESFire, ISO7816, ISO14443, A/B
iCLASS by HID, read/write encoder or read-only
PC Prox by HID, read-only
Third-party OEM smart card option-ready (for contactless readers only – encoder not included)
120 countries offers planning,
implementation and support
services when and where you
need them. You’ll work with
skilled professionals backed
by over 45 years of Entrust
Datacard experience.
Factory option only; Supports one- and two-sided printing; Full-color and monochrome printing
Front exception card slot supported; Supports legacy OpenCard formats; Ethernet or USB
Two-sided printing
Factory option or field upgradeable
End-user upgradeable
Extended 100-card output hopper (available for single-hopper); Extended 200-card input hopper and
CD800 series printer with inline lamination module (available for single-hopper); Kensington security lock
for printer
*Ribbon type and number of panels: Y=Yellow, M=Magenta, C=Cyan, K=Black, T=Inline Topcoat; HQ=High Quality
Entrust Datacard, CD800, StickiCard, TrueMatch, TruePick and the hexagon design are trademarks, registered trademarks and/or service marks of Entrust Datacard Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Kensington is a registered trademark of ACCO Brands Corporation. iCLASS
is a registered trademark of HID Global. EcoPure is a registered trademark owned by Bio-Tec Environmental LLC. Names and logos on cards are fictitious. Any similarity to actual names,
trademarks or tradenames is coincidental. ©2012-2015 Entrust Datacard Corporation. All rights reserved. Specifications subject to change without notice.
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