Datacard SD260



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Manufacturer part number: 535500-002
This printer is hopper fed

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The Datacard SD260 card printer puts value right on your desktop. Save time and increase workday efficiency with this best-in-class card printer, ideal for many ID card issuance and badging applications.


Vibrant and crisp images with TrueMatch technology


Extreme reliability with TruePick card handling


Your environmental commitments with Earth-friendly features


Productivity with speeds that are over 33% faster than competitive printers in the same class

Engineered for Earth-friendly performance – Now your ID card issuance can be fast, efficient and green. ENERGY STAR¨ certification, EcoPure¨ additive biodegradable cores, and recyclable packaging make it the industry’s first environmentally friendly desktop card printer.

Advanced technology for superior image quality – New TrueMatch printing technology creates vibrant, crisp and clean credentials that are both secure and visually impressive. The SD260 printer lets you produce predictably outstanding images by emulating the sRGB industry standard color space for improved color management.

Intuitive operation simplifies card printing – There’s no learning curve with the SD260 printer. The printer display panel automatically alerts users when supplies are running low. Installation and printer operations are easy to understand with the helpful documentation tools provided with the XPS Printer Driver installation. The browser-based printer manager makes it easy to control printer settings.

Superior speed and reliability for worry-free printing – Never worry about jamming again with TruePick card handling. You can save work time and increase productivity by experiencing the fastest print speed in its class.

Compact size creates more room on your desktop – The SD260 card printer fits on any desktop and is ideal for many card printing applications. It is equipped with a 100-card input hopper and 25-card output hopper for easier desktop functions, with the option for single-card feed and extended 100-card output hopper.

Options – Magnetic stripe encoding (ISO and JIS) Smart card personalization (Available soon) Extended 100-card output hopper Kensington¨ security lock for printer.

Upgrades are available – Please contact the sales team for more information

Magnetic Strip Encoder                             320-8646

Smart Contact / Contactless Encoder       320-8680

Print technologyDirect-to-card dye-sublimation/resin thermal transfer
Print capabilities• One-sided, edge-to-edge printing; manual two-sided printing
• Full-color and monochrome printing capability
• Alphanumeric text, logos and digitized signatures; 1D/2D bar code images
• Printer pooling/sharing (available soon)
Print resolution300 dots per inch, 256 shades per color panel
Print speed• Full-color printing: up to 200 cards per hour, one-sided (YMCKT)
• Monochrome: up to 830 cards per hour, one-sided (black HQ)
Card capacity• Automatic feed: 100-card input for 0.030 in. (0.76 mm) cards; 25-card output standard
• Manual feed: 1-card input; 5-card output for 0.030 in. (0.76 mm) cards
Physical dimensionsL 15.4 in. x W 6.9 in. x H 8.8 in. (39.1 cm x 17.5 cm x 22.4 cm)
Weight8.1 lbs (3.7 kg) (depending on options)
Operating system support for printer driver• Windows® 7 (32 and 64 bit)
• Windows® 8 (32 and 64 bit)
Environment/energy-saving features• Biodegradable supply cores made with EcoPure® additive
• Recyclable enclosure plastics (marked with recycle symbol per Resin Identification Code)
• Recyclable packaging
Included with printer• Printer driver CD, Quick Install Guide and warranty
• Free ID Works® Intro identification software
• Cleaning pen
• Cleaning roller spindle
• USB cable
• Power supply
• Power cord (region-specific)
Warranties• 36-month standard depot warranty
• 36-month printhead warranty (no pass restrictions)

Quick install guide – 527657-001A_SD160_SD260_QuickInstallGuide_View

User guide – 527526_001A_SD160_SD260_UG

Additional information

Printer Brand


Printer Technology

Direct to Card

Printer Features

Single-sided Printers

Encoding Options

Contact encoding, Contactless Encoding, Magnetic Stripe

Printer option

Hand fed, Hopper fed

Printer encoding

None, Magnetic stripe encoder