Datacard SD 260

The Datacard SD260 card printer save time and provides high workday efficiency with this best-in-class card printer, ideal for many ID card issuance and badging applications.

  • Datacard SD260 card printer keeps you on budget, while you issue professional-looking single-sided ID cards and badges. Double-sided card printing can easily be handled by the Datacard SD360 two-sided printer version. Datacard SD260 card printer features:
    The SD260 is the first ID card printer built to be easy on the environment, having earned the ENERGY STAR® Qualification by consuming far less electricity than its predecessors. With features such as EcoPure® biodegradable supply cores, recyclable packaging and power-down button, the SD260 printer sets new benchmarks for environmentally responsible card printing. 
    Easy to Learn, Easy to Operate 
    There’s no learning curve with the Datacard SD260 printer. Intuitive icons guide you through the soft-touch control panel and LCD screen. 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. Built-in Ethernet and USB ports, and the browser-based Printer Manager, help you integrate the SD260 printer into just about any application or IT environment. Cards and supplies are easy to load, and the ergonomically designed ribbon cartridge includes a drop-in cleaning roller. Check out this handy video that shows just how easy it is to change your SD260 printer ribbon.
    Outstanding image quality 
    New TrueMatch™ printing technology helps ensure that colors on your screen match those on your ID card. The high-fidelity printer driver uses the latest Microsoft® XPS-based technologies to dramatically improve speed and image quality. Batch after batch, you get consistently great results from the first card to the last.
    Great Card Print Performance
    Datacard SD260 features the industry-exclusive TruePick™ card handling feature that accurately picks cards, standard and thin, every time with no adjustments. New precise printhead technology increases overall production speeds.
    Fits Anywhere
    The SD260 card printer fits on any desktop and is ideal for many card printing applications. It is equipped with a manual feed card hopper for single-card printing (or an optional 100-card input hopper) and 25-card output hopper.

  • Datacard SD260 Card Printer Specifications:

    Included with SD260 printer:

    • Printer Driver CD, Quick Install Guide and Warranty
    • Cleaning Pen
    • Cleaning Roller Spindle
    • USB Cable
    • Power Supply
    • Power Cord (Region-specific)

    SD260 Options

    • Magnetic stripe encoding (ISO and JIS)
    • Smart card personalization
    • Extended 100-card output hopper
    • Kensington® security lock for printer

    Print capabilities

    • One-sided, edge-to-edge printing; manual duplex printing
    • Full-color and monochrome printing capability
    • Alphanumeric text, logos and digitized signatures
    • Variety of bar codes: 1D/2D bar code images

    Print resolution

    • 300 dots per inch, 256 shades per color panel

    Print quality

    • Ability to conform to Microsoft® sRGB standard
    • End-to-end color management

    Print speed

    • Full-color printing: up to 190 cards per hour
    • Monochrome printing: up to 800 cards per hour

    Printer display

    • Printer status messages
    • Multiple backlight settings

    Card capacity

    • Automatic feed: 100-card input for 0.030 in. (0.76mm) cards, 25-card output standard
    • Manual feed: One card input; 5-card output for 0.030 in. (0.76mm) cards

    Printer driver and controls

    • Adjustable color controls with image preview
    • Pre-set area to block printing on magnetic stripe, with escapes for custom areas
    • Utilizes Windows® XPS-based technology for high fidelity printing
    • Secure disabling of card remake
    • User-friendly operation
    • Printer messages display on LCD panel
    • Graphical display on Windows 7 and Windows Vista® operating systems
    • Easy, fast installation
    • Card remake standard with cancel option
    • Operator-replaceable printhead
    • Front panel soft power button
    • Automatic identification and validation for ribbons
    • Adjustable low ribbon and cleaning card alerts
    • Ribbon saver
    • End-of-ribbon notices for full color ribbons

    Physical dimensions

    • L 15.4 in. x W 6.7 in. x H 8.7 in.
    • (39.0 cm x 17.0 cm x 22.1 cm)


    • 10.0 lbs (4.6 kg) (depending on options)

    Electronic requirements

    • 100/120V, 50/60 Hz
    • 220/240V, 50/60 Hz

    Plastic cards accepted

    • ISO ID-1/CR-80 size cards
    • 3.370 in. x 2.125 in. (85.6 mm x 53.98 mm)
    • PVC with glossy laminate surface
    • Select key fob cards (ISO ID-1/CR-80 size cards)
    • Datacard® StickiCard™ adhesive-backed plastic cards

    Card thickness accepted

    • 0.010 in. to 0.037 in. (0.254 mm to 0.939 mm)

    Operating environmett

    • 60°F to 95°F (15°C to 35°C)
    • 20% to 80% non-condensing humidity

    Storage environment

    • 5°F to 140°F (-15°C to 60°C)
    • 10% to 90%, non-condensing humidity


    • Bidirectional USB 2.0
    • Ethernet 10 Base-T/100-Base-TX (with activity light)

    Operating system support for printer driver

    • Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)
    • Windows Vista® (32 and 64 bit)
    • Windows 2008 Server (32 and 64 bit)
    • Windows XP SP3 (32 bit)
    • Windows 2003 Server R2 (32 bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs 
      (WHQL) certified

    Agency approvals

    • cULus, FCC, I.C., CE, Ctick, VCCI, RoHS, WEEE,

    Environment/energy-saving features

    • ENERGY STAR® qualified printer
    • Biodegradable supply core
    • Recyclable enclosure plastics (marked with recycle symbol per Resin Identification Code)
    • Recyclable packaging


    • 30-month standard depot warranty
    • 30-month printhead warranty (no pass restrictions)

    Starter Kits

    • None (Datacard SD260 Printer Only)
    • Basic Starter Kit (Datacard SD260 Printer, 1 YMCKT full-color ribbon kit 250 images (534000-002), 1 cleaning kit (IDCG-CK-1), and 300 PVC Cards CR8030-WH)
    • Complete Kit (Datacard SD260 Printer, 1 YMCKT full-color ribbon kit 250 images (534000-002), 1 cleaning kit (IDCG-CK-1), 300 PVC Cards CR8030-WH, CardExchange Go Software and Web Cam)

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