Datacard SD160 ID Card Printer

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Launch your ID card program
quickly, simply and affordably

This card printer delivers the perfect mix of affordability, security and simplicity to get your ID card issuance program started. The  economical SD160 printer provides the right combination of technologies you need to efficiently print high quality cards for less.


Print full colour
identification cards

Easily create professional ID cards with high quality colour, barcodes and text at 150 single sided cards per hour and 500 monochrome cards per hour. 


security features

Unlike comparably priced card printers, this system includes a UV ink option that prints an invisible layer of convert security. Simply print logos, graphics, photos, signatures and more for added your security. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I resolve a card jam in my Datacard printer"?

A: Normally, this issue can be resolved by pressing the "User" button until the printer displays "Ready".

Q: Does the printer include any cards or ribbons to get started?

A: No. Any accessories such as printer ribbons or blank plastic cards are not included and will have to be bought separately from our website.

Q: Are there any printer training videos available?

A: Please check our "How to videos" for more information.

Q: What are the warranty conditions for the Datacard SD160 ID card printer?

A: 24 month 24 month standard depot warranty

More Information

Datacard are a brand of ID Card Printer that are known for providing a range of affordable and efficient card printers. The SD160 is a Direct-to-card (DTC) printer which allows it to produce attractive card that are high quality available in full-colour or single photos with graphics and text. Some other features include:

Re-Writeable Printing

The Datacard SD160 offers the ability to use Re-Writeable cards for your Identity cards. This allows you to be able to print over the same card multiple times helping to keep your cost per card low and saving you money.

Magnetic Encoding Optional Upgrade

The SD160 is a printer that can really grow with your needs. You have the ability to upgrade your printer to have a magnetic encoder allowing your printer to have more functionality and security.

Ultraviolet (UV) Printing security feature

This printer also has the option of being able to UV ink when printing your cards. This feature really adds an extra layer of security to your printer by allowing you to add an invisible layer of covert security with the UV ink ribbon option


Printing Single Sided 
Print Type Direct-to-card dye-sublimation/­resin thermal transfer
Resolution 300dpi 


Capacity Automatic feed: 100-card input for 0.030 in. (0.76 mm) cards; 25-card output standard
Capacity Exception slot manual feed: 1-card input

Print Speed

YMCKT 150 cards per hour (one-sided)
Monochrome 500 cards per hour (one-sided)


Dimension (L × W × H) L 15.4 in. x W 6.9 in. x H 8.8 in. (39.1 cm x 17.5 cm x 22.4 cm)


Single Sided(Kg) 3.7kg


Warranty 24 month standard depot warranty


What’s in the box

  • Datacard SD160 ID Card Printer
  • Printer power supply
  • USB cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Driver installation disk

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15th Apr 2016, 13:03
Great service!

Very efficient and great advice when looking to purchase