Datacard SD160



Essential capabilities to get your ID program started

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Manufacturer part number: 510685-001

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The new Datacard SD160 card printer offers the perfect mix of affordability, security and simplicity to get your ID program started. An entry level, high performance direct-to-card printer from the proven SD Series.

The Datacard SD160 card printer features essential capabilities to get your ID program started. An extension of the proven Datacard¨ SD Series, the affordable SD160 printer offers the right combination of technologies to efficiently print high quality cards for less. Featuring rewritable printing, inline encoding, an ultraviolet (UV) security feature and intuitive operation, the SD160 printer provides you the versatility to meet a range of application requirements while protecting your budget.

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

Single sided with magnetic stripe encoder        320-8770

Print technology Direct-to-card dye-sublimation/resin thermal transfer
Print capabilitiesOne-sided, edge-to-edge printing
Rewritable printing
Full-color and monochrome printing capability
Alphanumeric text, logos and digitized signatures; 1D/2D bar code images
Printer pooling/sharing
Print resolution300 dots per inch, 256 shades per color panel
Print speed Full-color printing: up to 150 cards per hour, one-sided (YMCKT)
Monochrome: up to 500 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
Exception slot manual feed: 1-card input
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 driverWindows 7 (32 and 64 bit)
Windows 8.1 (32 and 64 bit)
Windows Server 2003 (32 bit) R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit)
Windows Server 2012 (64 bit)
Included with printerPrinter driver CD, Quick Install Guide and warranty
Free ID Works® Intro identification software
Cleaning swab (5/pk)
Cleaning roller spindle
USB cable
Power supply
Power cord (region-specific)
Warranties24-month standard depot warranty
24-month printhead warranty (no pass restrictions)


Quick install guide – 527657-001A_SD160_SD260_QuickInstallGuide_View

User’s guide – 527526_001A_SD160_SD260_UG

Additional information

Printer Brand


Printer Technology

Direct to Card, Rewritable

Printer Features

Single-sided Printers

Magnetic option

Magnetic Stripe Encoder, None