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Datacard SD260 ID Card System

#Datacard SD260 System

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Datacard SD260 ID Card System

#Datacard SD260 System

Single-sided ID card system for small organizations looking for secure cards

  • System includes: Datacard SD260 printer, AlphaCard ID Suite Light software, YMCKT printer ribbon + cleaning kit, blank cards, digital ID camera
  • Single-sided, dye sublimation printer
  • Quick print speed—print full color single-sided cards in 18 seconds
  • Hand-feed, or upgrade to 100 card input hopper, 25 card output hopper
MSRP: $1,588
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  • System includes: Datacard SD260 printer, AlphaCard ID Suite Light software, YMCKT printer ribbon + cleaning kit, blank cards, digital ID camera
  • Single-sided, dye sublimation printer
  • Quick print speed—print full color single-sided cards in 18 seconds
  • Hand-feed, or upgrade to 100 card input hopper, 25 card output hopper
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Datacard SD260 ID Card System

#Datacard SD260 System

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Datacard SD260 ID Card Printer

This versatile system from Datacard features their powerful SD260 ID card printer, great for producing small batches of full color, single-sided ID cards, badges, and more.

Datacard SD260 Key Features
  • Printing Capability: Single-sided
  • Print Technology: Dye sublimation
  • Print Speed: Full color single-sided cards in 18 seconds
  • Input/Output Hopper: Hand-feed/25
  • Warranty: 3 years
High-Quality ID Cards

Thanks to TrueMatch technology, this printer produces crisp text and vibrant hues. The SD260 produces consistent color by emulating the sRGB industry standard color space.

At a rate of 200 color cards per hour (single-sided), the SD260 is 33% faster than other printers in its class. The SD260 comes standard as a hand-feed only printer - to print large batches of cards, upgrade to the optional 100-card output hopper. Compact and simple to use, this printer easily integrates into the office.

Additionally, the SD260 has an upgrade to include magnetic stripe encoding. This allows you to encode and store data on the card, often used for employee or student ID cards, membership cards, and cashless payment cards.

Earth-Friendly Printing

The Datacard SD260 has earth-friendly features, such as ENERGY STAR® certification and EcoPure® additive biodegradable cores. It even comes in recyclable packaging. Built-in Ethernet makes it easy to incorporate the SD260 into a networked environment.

Datacard SD260 Printer Warranty

The Datacard SD260 ID card printer comes with a 3 year manufacturer warranty.

What’s Included:

  • Datacard SD260 ID card printer
  • AlphaCard ID Suite Light software
  • Digital ID camera
  • 100 premium blank ID cards
  • YMCKT ribbon - 250 prints
  • Cleaning kit
  • Printer power cord & USB cable
  • Lifetime AlphaCare support
  • Free Setup Assistance & Training
  • Free Lifetime Support & Troubleshooting
  • Return Protection & System Upgrade Program
  • and much, much more
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Powerful AlphaCard ID Suite Card Design Software

Powerful AlphaCard ID Suite card design and database management software makes it easy to design and print your custom ID cards. It takes just minutes to design cards and badges with security features, cardholder photos, signatures, and encoded data. And with the option to use the built-in database or connect outside databases including Microsoft Excel and Access, you will always have easy access to cardholder information.

AlphaCard ID Suite v11 is now fully Windows 10 compatible and supported. As Microsoft releases ongoing Windows 10 updates, you can rest assured that users of AlphaCard ID Suite v11 will receive continuous support for this Windows 10 compatible software.

AlphaCard ID Suite Light

AlphaCard ID Suite Light makes it trouble-free to design custom ID cards with text, photos, logos, barcodes, and more to fit your organization's unique needs. With the pre-defined card template you can start designing your IDs instantly, or create your own design with just a few easy steps. AlphaCard ID Suite Light edition comes with a database to hold up to 200 records, so you can quickly access your cardholder information.

New in AlphaCard ID Suite v11: Enhanced card design wizard, high resolution barcodes, full compatibility with Dymy thermal labels, and improved language options.

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Technical Specs

Datacard SD260

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Warranty
Printer Coverage
3 years
Loaner Coverage
Printhead Coverage
3 years
Printing
?
Print Technology
Dye Sublimation
?
Re-Writable Printing
No
Card Capacity
?
Input Hopper
100 or Single Feed
?
Output Hopper
25
?
Single Feed Mode
No
Print Speed
Full Color
30 seconds
Monochrome
7 seconds
Supplies
?
Avg. Cost Per Card
Single-Sided Color
$0.39
Single-Sided Black
$0.10
Dual-Sided
?
Max. Ribbon Yield
Single-Sided Color
500
Single-Sided Black
1000
Dual-Sided
Accepted Card Sizes
CR80
Card Thickness
30 mil
Features Call if options aren't available online
Available Encoding Options
Magnetic Stripe
?
Available Factory Options
Manual Card Feed
?
Available Field Upgrades
Magnetic Stripe
?
Visual Security Features
UV Ribbon Option
Printer Lock Options
Kennsington
Compatibility
?
Connection Type
Optional Ethernet
USB
?
OS Compatibility
Windows 7 - 32 bit
Windows 7 - 64 bit
Windows 8 - 32 bit
Windows 8 - 64 bit
Windows 10 - 32 bit
Windows 10 - 64 bit
Windows 2008 Server - 64 bit
Windows 2012 Server - 64 bit
?
Mac Compatible
No
Physical Specs
Size
6.9" W x 8.8" H x 15.4" D
Weight
8.1 lbs
MPNS
?
Available MPNs
535500-001,
535500-002,
535500-003,
535500-004
Customize System
Customize System
AlphaCare
When you place an order with AlphaCard, you qualify for full, personal assistance to ensure that your ID card program reaches its full potential. This commitment to strong customer service and support is called AlphaCare. It's completely free and you'll only find it at AlphaCard.
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Datacard SD260 ID Card Printer
This printer can be upgraded with magnetic stripe encoding. Choose mag encoding to equip your ID cards with versatile functionality.
* = Required Option
AlphaCard ID Suite Software Version 11
AlphaCard ID Suite Light is entry ID card software that holds up to 200 cardholder records. Upgrade to AlphaCard ID Suite Standard, Professional, or Elite for additional card design, database, encoding & security functionality. For more info, view the Software Selection Guide or call (800) 717-8080.
* = Required Option
500 Premium Blank PVC Cards
If you are upgrading to the magnetic stripe encoding version of this printer, be sure to select magnetic stripe cards.
* = Required Option
ID Camera
System includes the Logitech C270 photo ID camera. Upgrade to the Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam for Mac OS compatibility.
* = Required Option
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  included low annual fee
Setup Assistance & Training
Lifetime Email Support
Warranty Advocate Service
Printer Repair Facilitation
30 Day Upgrade Program
Phone Support 30 days
VIP Phone & Email Queue  
Free Software Updates  
Annual Printer Check-up  
Advanced Configuration Help  
25% Off Extended Services  
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  included
Setup Assistance & Training
Lifetime Email Support
Warranty Advocate Service
Printer Repair Facilitation
30 Day Upgrade Program
Phone Support 30 days
VIP Phone & Email Queue  
Free Software Updates  
Annual Printer Check-up  
Advanced Configuration Help  
25% Off Extended Services  
Benefit Comparison
  low annual fee
Setup Assistance & Training
Lifetime Email Support
Warranty Advocate Service
Printer Repair Facilitation
30 Day Upgrade Program
Phone Support
VIP Phone & Email Queue
Free Software Updates
Annual Printer Check-up
Advanced Configuration Help
25% Off Extended Services
* = Required Option
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