Datacard SD260 ID Card Printer

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The best card issuance value
on anyone's desktop

The SD260 card printer delivers the New look of leadership with outstanding print quality, reliability, easy operation and efficiency in a small footprint.


Print full colour
identification cards

Easily create professional ID cards with high quality colour, barcodes and text at 200 single sided cards per hour and 850 monochrome cards per hour. Increase productivity with speeds that are 33% faster than competitive printers in the same class.


An easy operation
anyone can master

Intuitive icons guide you through the soft-touch control panel and LCD screen. Cards and supplies are easy to load, and the ergonomically designed ribbon cartridge includes a drop-in cleaning roller.

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 SD260 ID card printer?

A: 30 month standard depot warranty

More Information

The SD260 is an ENERGY STAR® qualified printer, and in addition, biodegradable cores with EcoPure® additive and recyclable parts and packaging make it the industry's first envi­ron­men­tally friendly desktop card printer.

There's no learning curve with the SD260 printer. 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 SD260 card printer fits on any desktop and is ideal for many card printing applications. It is equipped with a 100-card input hopper and 25-card output hopper for easier desktop functions, with the option for single-card feed and extended 100-card output hopper.

New TrueMatch™ printing technology creates vibrant, crisp and clean credentials that are both secure and visually impressive. The SD260 printer lets you produce predictably outstanding images by emulating the sRGB industry standard colour space for improved colour management.

Never worry about jamming again with TruePick™ card handling. You can save work time and increase productivity by experiencing the fastest print speed in its class.




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


Card Feeding Automatic
Card Size See specification sheet
Card Thickness 0.010 in. to 0.037 in. (0.254 mm to 0.939 mm)
Card Type

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


Capacity Automatic feed: 100-card input, 25-card output standard Manual feed: One card input; 5-card output

Print Speed

Colour 200 cards per hour
Monochrome 850 cards per hour 


Supported Platforms See specification sheet
Communications See specification sheet
Supply Voltage 100/120V, 50/60 Hz 220/240V, 50/60 Hz
Temperature 60˚F to 95˚F (15˚C to 35˚C)


Dimension (L × W × H) 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)


Single Sided(Kg) 4.6kg


Warranty 30 month standard depot warranty/­printhead warranty


What’s in the box

  • Datacard SD260 Card Printer
  • Printer power supply
  • USB cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Driver installation disk

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4th Apr 2016, 08:44
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Good fast service and quick delivery. Staff are fantastic and very helpful. Many thank Lesar.