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Datacard SD260 ID Card Printer



The SD260 Datacard printer is an affordable and energy-efficient single-sided printer for small businesses

  • Single-sided, dye sublimation printer
  • Quick print speed - print full color single-sided cards in 18 seconds
  • Hand-feed or 100 card input hopper upgrade, 25 card output hopper
  • Built-in Ethernet connectivity
  • Upgrade options: Magnetic stripe encoding
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MSRP: $1,980
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  • Single-sided, dye sublimation printer
  • Quick print speed - print full color single-sided cards in 18 seconds
  • Hand-feed or 100 card input hopper upgrade, 25 card output hopper
  • Built-in Ethernet connectivity
  • Upgrade options: Magnetic stripe encoding
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Datacard SD260 Printer Overview

  • 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

The Datacard SD260 is an economical printer capable of producing features such as magnetic stripe encoding and high-quality color.

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 Datacard printer is 33% faster than other printers in its class. The SD260 comes standard as a hand-feed 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.

Earth-Friendly Printing

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

Printer Options & Upgrades

The SD260 comes with this printer option:

  • Magnetic stripe encoding

SD260 Printer Warranty

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

What’s Included:

  • Datacard SD260 ID Card Printer
  • Printer power supply
  • USB cable
  • Install disk
  • Printer guides
  • Lifetime AlphaCare support
  • Free Setup Assistance & Training
  • Free Lifetime Support & Troubleshooting
  • Return Protection & System Upgrade Program
  • and much, much more
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Everything You Need in One Box

ID card printer, software, ribbon, cards, camera and a cleaning kit

All of our complete ID card systems come with the printer, software, and supplies you need to successfully start an ID card program right out of the box.

AlphaCard ID Suite Software

With AlphaCard ID Suite you can design, print, and manage ID cards and badges for any professional application. From basic photo IDs to multifunctional ID badges, you can do it all with AlphaCard ID Suite

Software Features:
  • Customizable record layouts for easy navigation
  • Advanced card design tools
  • Built-in database & options to import a database
  • Encode barcodes, magnetic stripe cards & more
Technical Specs

Datacard SD260

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Single-Sided Printer
Dual-Sided Printer
Printer Coverage
3 years
Loaner Coverage
Printhead Coverage
3 years
Print Technology
Dye Sublimation
Re-Writable Printing
Card Capacity
Input Hopper
100 or Single Feed
Output Hopper
Single Feed Mode
Print Speed
Full Color
30 seconds
7 seconds
Avg. Cost Per Card
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Max. Ribbon Yield
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Accepted Card Sizes
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
Connection Type
Optional Ethernet
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
Physical Specs
6.9" W x 8.8" H x 15.4" D
8.1 lbs
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