SD260 Card Printer

Introducing the New Look of Leadership

The Datacard® SD260 card printer puts 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 TrueMatch™ technology
  • Experience extreme reliability with 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


Engineered for Earth-friendly performance.
Now your ID card issuance can be fast, efficient - and green. ENERGY STAR® certification, EcoPure® additive biodegradable cores, and recyclable packaging make it the industry’s first environmentally friendly desktop card printer.

Advanced technology for superior image quality.
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 color space for improved color management.

Intuitive operation simplifies card printing.
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 browser-based printer manager makes it easy to control printer settings.

Superior speed and reliability for worry-free printing.
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.

Compact size creates more room on your desktop.
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.


  • Magnetic stripe encoding (ISO and JIS)
  • Smart card personalization (Available soon)
  • Extended 100-card output hopper
  • Kensington® security lock for printer
  • Printer cleaning supplies
  • Print ribbon kits


  • Physical dimensions:
    • 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)
  • Weight
    • 10.0 lbs (4.6 kg) (depending on options)
  • Electronic requirements
    • 100/120V, 50/60 Hz
    • 220/240V, 50/60 Hz
  • Plastic cards accepted
    • 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
  • Card thickness accepted
    • 0.010 in. to 0.037 in. (0.254 mm to 0.939 mm)
  • Operating environment
    • 60°F to 95°F (15°C to 35°C)
    • 20% to 80% non-condensing humidity
  • Storage environment
    • 5°F to 140°F (-15°C to 60°C)
    • 10% to 90%, non-condensing humidity
  • Connectivity
    • Bidirectional USB 2.0
    • Ethernet 10 Base-T/100-Base-TX (with activity light)
  • Operating system support for printer driver
    • Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)
    • Windows Vista® (32 and 64 bit)
    • Windows 2008 Server (32 and 64 bit)
    • Windows XP SP3 (32 bit)
    • Windows 2003 Server R2 (32 bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certified
  • Agency approvals
    • cULus, FCC, I.C., CE, Ctick, VCCI, RoHS, WEEE,
  • Environment/energy-saving features
    • ENERGY STAR® qualified printer
    • Biodegradable supply core
    • Recyclable enclosure plastics (marked with recycle symbol per Resin Identification Code)
    • Recyclable packaging
  • Included with SD260 printer:
    • Printer Driver CD, Quick Install Guide and Warranty
    • Cleaning Pen
    • Cleaning Roller Spindle
    • USB Cable
    • Power Supply
    • Power Cord (Region-specific)
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