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The Entrust Datacard SD series printers are fast and reliable with direct-to-card printing technology. The series offers a full range of printing capabilities, from the monochrome and single-sided entry level SD160 with rewrite printing to the dual-sided SD460 with built-in single-sided lamination. All models offer optional magnetic stripe encoding and optional high-capacity card hoppers, most offer flexible connectivity with Ethernet, and dual-sided models offer optional smart card encoding.

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    Entrust Datacard SD160 ID Card Printer - Single-Sided
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    Entrust Datacard SD360 ID Card Printer - Dual-Sided
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    Entrust Datacard SD360 ID Card Printer - Dual-Sided
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    Entrust Datacard SD360 ID Card Printer with Magnetic Stripe Encoding - Dual-Sided
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What Are The Main Features And Benefits Of The Entrust Datacard SD Series?

The Entrust Datacard SD Series provides exceptional ease of use, reliability, and a fast, efficient operation. You will maximize your efficiency with this fast desktop printer that produces up to 200 color cards and up to 850 monochrome cards per hour.

SD Series card printers offer a number of user-friendly features including:

  • Single- or dual-sided printing capabilities
  • Full-color or monochrome printing capabilities
  • An all-in-one print ribbon and cleaning roller for simplified maintenance
  • Soft-touch control panel and LCD screen to easily identify the status of the printer
  • Dye-sublimation printing for vivid images and thermal resin printing for sharp black text and barcodes
  • Rewrite printing capability to easily and inexpensively reuse temporary ID cards such as visitor badges
  • Environmentally-friendly features like biodegradable supply cores and recyclable materials
  • Standard USB connectivity and Ethernet options for printing from a single computer or over a network
  • Encoding options, which can be added at any time, for writing electronic data to your cards
  • Additional card hoppers for added efficiency and flexibility
Should I Choose A Single-sided SD Series Printer Or A Dual-sided SD Series Printer?

It depends on how much information you need to put on your cards. For example, if you will only be placing the cardholder's photo and name on your cards, the single-sided SD160 or SD260 may be ideal for you. However, if you need to place more information on your cards, we recommend the dual-sided SD360 or SD460 so that you can print to both sides of the card in one, simple process.

Many customers ask if it is possible to print on both sides of the card with a single-sided printer by manually flipping the cards and sending them back through the printer. While technically it is possible, it's not recommended. Printing on both sides of the card with a single-sided printer will expose the printhead to dust, debris, and oil from your fingertips, which can cause expensive printhead damage. Plus, damage to a printhead from non-standard use will void warranty coverage, costing you more in the long run.

If you will be creating ID cards with limited cardholder information, choose the single-sided Entrust Datacard SD160 printer or the Entrust Datacard SD260 printer.

If you will be printing more information on your cards and want the ability to print on both sides of the card, choose the dual-sided Entrust Datacard SD360 printer or the Entrust Datacard SD460 printer.

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