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The Datacard® SD160™ card printer features essential capabilities to get your ID program started. An extension of the proven Datacard® SD Series, the affordable SD160 printer offers the right combination of technologies to efficiently print high quality cards for less. Featuring rewritable printing, inline encoding, an ultraviolet (UV) security feature and intuitive operation, the SD160 printer provides you the versatility to meet a range of application requirements while protecting your budget.

  • Launch Your ID card program with the right mix of affordability, security and simplicity
  • Get one reliable system for producing full-color or monochrome cards, plus magnetic stripe encoding
  • Add an invisible layer of covert security with a UV ink ribbon option
  • Expect intuitive operation and less user intervention
  • Produce a wide variety of high quality photo ID cards or badges

Ultimate Value
With entry-level pricing, the SD160 printer is a smart choice for efficiently producing a variety of high quality cards to get your ID program started. The SD160 has unique low yield print ribbons that allows you to meet your card printing needs as they arise.

Full Versatility and Flexibility.
The SD160 card printer offers full-color or monochrome printing with single-pass efficiency — plus rewritable printing and inline magnetic stripe encoding. Print cards for many types of applications, including corporate IDs, healthcare IDs, student, visitor or staff badges, and retail, hospitality or loyalty cards.

Less User Intervention.
The SD160 printer is simple and intuitive to operate and maintain. Minimal training and an easy installation get you set up and printing quickly. The intuitive LCD panel with soft-touch controls and an automatic 100-card input hopper and 25-card output hopper come standard with the SD160 card printer to help you be as efficient as possible.

Economical Security
Unlike comparably priced card printers, this system includes a UV ink option that prints an invisible layer of covert security.


Print technology:   Direct-to-card dye-sublimation/resin thermal transfer
Print capabilities :   One-sided, edge-to-edge printing
  Edge-to-edge rewritable, full-color and monochrome printing capability
  Alphanumeric text, logos and digitized signatures; 1D/2D bar code images
  Printer pooling/sharing
Print Resolution :   300 dots per inch, 256 shades per color panel
Print speed :   Full-color printing: up to 150 cards per hour, one-sided (YMCKT*)
  Rewritable printing up to 14 seconds per card
  Monochrome: up to 500 cards per hour, one-sided (black HQ*)
Card capacity :  Automatic feed: 100-card input for 0.030 in. (0.76 mm) cards; 25-card output standard
  Exception slot manual feed: 1-card input
Physical dimensions :   15.4 in. x W 6.9 in. x H 8.8 in. (39.1 cm x 17.5 cm x 22.4 cm)
Weight :   8.1 lbs (3.7 kg)
Connectivity :   Bidirectional USB 2.0
Warranties :   24-month standard depot warranty; 24-month printhead warranty (no pass restrictions); Full warranty details can be found in the printer documentation kit

SD160 Printer Options

Magnetic stripe :  Field upgradable
Encoding :  ISO 7811 three-track option (high- and low-coercively)
  JIS Type II single-track option
  Support for standard and custom data formats
End-user :  upgradable options
  Extended 100-card output hopper, 200-card input hopper
  Kensington security lock for printer