Datacard SD160 ID card printer

As an extension of the proven Datacard® SD series, the affordable and efficient Datacard® SD160TM card printer offers the right technologies to cover a wide range of application needs. Direct-to-Card (DTC) printing technologies offer the versatility to reliably create attractive cards with high-quality, colorful or monochrome photos, graphics and text. The SD160 card printer offers rewritable printing, inline magnetic stripe coding, a unique UV printing security function and intuitive operation, i.e. security and user-friendliness, and increases your profit.

Printing technology

  • Thermal sublimation printing and thermal transfer printing directly onto the card blank

Printing functions

  • one-sided printing up to the edge of the card; Duplex printing with manual card feed

  • TRW

  • Color printing and monochrome printing

  • alphanumeric text, logos and digitized signatures, large selection of barcodes: 1D / 2D barcodes

  • Printer pooling / sharing

  • UV printing

Print resolution

  • 300 dpi, 256 levels of gray

  • High-quality mode: 300 x 600 dots per inch; enhanced text, bar code and graphics printing 300 x 1200 dots per inch; enhanced text and bar code

Print speed

  • Color printing: up to 150 cards / hour, one-sided (YMCKT *);

  • monochrome printing: up to 500 cards / hour, one-sided (black HQ *)

Card capacity

  • Automatic card feed: input magazine for 100 cards à 0.76 mm, output magazine for 25 cards (standard)

  • manual card feed: input of a card


  • 39.1 cm x 17.5 cm x 22.4 cm


  • 3.7 kg (depending on the configuration)

Operating system support for printer driver

  • Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)

  • Windows 8.1 (32 and 64 bit)

  • Windows 10® (32 bit and 64)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit)

  • Windows Server 2012 (64 bit)


  • USB 2.0, bidirectional


  • 24 Months



Absolute added value.
The inexpensive SD160 printer is the clever entry-level model for the efficient creation of a wide variety of high-quality cards in order to start your ID program. The SD160 has special, economical print strips. This allows you to print maps as needed.

Versatile and flexible.
The SD160 card printer offers color or monochrome printing - highly efficient, in one pass - as well as rewritable printing and inline magnetic stripe coding. Print cards for a variety of uses such as company IDs, health cards, student, visitor and employee badges, as well as cards for retail, hotel and customer loyalty.

Less user intervention
The SD160 printer is easy and intuitive to use and maintain. After a simple installation and brief instruction, you can start immediately. The intuitive soft-touch LCD control panel with an automatic input slot for 100 cards and an output slot for 25 cards are standard on the SD160 card printer.

Economic security

Unlike other card printers in its price range, this system includes a UV ink option that prints an invisible security layer.




  • Magnetic stripe coding (ISO and JIS)

  • Extended output compartment for 100 cards, input compartment for 200 cards

  • Kensington security lock for printer

  • Printer cleaning accessories

  • Ribbon sets



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+49 2104 83203-0

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1-3 days delivery time


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