Datacard SD Series

The Datacard® SD260™ and SD360™card printers put 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.

Produce vibrant and crisp images with Datacard® TrueMatch™ printing technology.
Experience extreme reliability with Datacard® TruePick™ card handling.
Support your environmental commitments with Earth-friendly features.
Increase productivity with speeds that are over 33% faster than competitive printers in the same class.



Outstanding color picture ID card printing
Convey a professional image on your photo ID cards or badges with one-sided, full-color or single-color dye sublimation printing and edge-to-edge coverage.

Rewritable card printing

Save money with photo ID cards that can be printed, erased and rewritten hundreds of times. These environmentally friendly cards also reduce waste in your ID card program.

Simple operation and maintenance

Save time and effort with quick-change, error-free ribbon loading, and input hopper for batch issuance in a compact design.


ISO magnetic stripe encoding (factory install)
Smart card personalization (factory install)


Print method:
Direct- to-card dye-sublimation/resin thermal transfer, SD260 Simplex, SD360 Duplex
Print resolution:
300 dots per inch (11.8 dots/mm)
256 shades
Print speed:
30 seconds per card YMCKT
7.2 seconds per card K
12.4 seconds for full erase and write
Physical dimensions:
16.5 in. (L) x 7.8 in. (W) x 9.0 in. (h)
419 mm x 198 mm x 229 mm
Less than 9 lbs (4kg)dc depending on options
Printer drivers for Microsoft® Windows® 7, 2000, and XP operating systems and Datacard® Open Platform printer driver for non-Windows operating systems i.e. Linux® operating system
24-month standard depot warranty for ID printer
24-month printhead warranty - no pass restrictions

Datacard SD Series Consumables

Datacard Ribbon

High quality color photo cards depend on system-matched supplies. Engineered, tested and proven performance assures our color photo ribbons can help you achieve the best image quality and most reliable system performance, while ensuring low cost-per-card.

You expect brilliant, true-to-life photos and litho-like printing for your issuance program. Our full suite of direct-to-card or retransfer color printing options, through either dye sublimation or pigment color technology, enable high definition and unique inline security printing technologies to meet the most demanding card issuance needs.

Datacard color photo ribbons use our Intelligent Supplies Technology™ to deliver automated color and image density adjustments, track ribbon usage, provide print ribbon conservation and error-free loading. Look for our distinctive blue cores with platinum flecks® to make sure you are using Datacard supplies.

Blank PVC Cards

Blank PVC cards, white and coloured. Also available with adhesive backs.


Card Exchnage


Any card personalization software can help you create your cards. CardExchange® gives you all the tools you need to create the perfect card for your needs in a simple and fun way. Within a few steps CardExchange® makes it easy to Create, Connect, Encode, and Produce cards!
Even before you start designing, your card looks fantastic. With several optional preloaded Card Designs to choose from all waiting to make it your own. With our Card Wizard you can create a card in just a few clicks. It’s that simple!
We offer the optional use of one our existing databases or you can connect to your existing database(s). With drag and drop features you can easily add fields to your card layout without all the complicated manual mapping of fields other software programs require.
And there you have it: a beautifully designed, fresh, high-quality card created in minutes.