Datacard SD160 Single Sided ID Card Printer

Item#: 510685-001
Manufacturer: DataCard

Retail Price: $1480.00


  • Prints 150 YMCK cards per hour, Prints 500 K cards per hour
  • Field Upgradeable Magentic Enconding
  • Easy to use, ribbon cartridges include drop-in cleaning roller

What's Included

  • SD160 Single-Sided Printer
  • Printer Driver CD
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Cleaning Pen
  • Cleaning Roller Spindle
  • USB Cable
  • Power Supply
  • Power Cord
  • 2.5 Year Printer & Printhead Warranty

Datacard SD160 Single Sided ID Card Printer Description

If you're looking for an affordable way to launch a highly professional ID card program, look no further than the Datacard SD160 Single-Sided ID Card Printer. Not only do you get added security features like unique ultraviolet printing, but you also get intuitive operation that doesn't require a lot of training and experience.

Affordable & reliable

The Datacard SD160 Single-Sided ID Card Printer offers an economical system that can be scaled up as your needs grow with the right combination of technologies to efficiently print high-quality cards at an affordable price. Thanks to an enhanced technology platform, the SD160 Single-Sided ID Card Printer offers absolute dependability backed by Datacard's 24-month warranty.

Versatile & flexible

Print full-color, monochrome, or rewritable ID cards in a single pass. You can also print an invisible layer of covert security with a UV ink option. And you can add more layers of security when you print logos, graphics, photos, signature and other information on your ID cards.

Entry-level high performance

The Datacard SD160 Single-Sided ID Card Printer is perfect for about any application, including:

  • Corporate IDs
  • Healthcare IDs
  • Student, visitor, or staff IDs
  • Retail, hospitality, and loyalty cards
  • Local government IDs
  • Visitor IDs

Datacard SD160 Single Sided ID Card Printer Specifications

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 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; 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 printing

Print speed**

  • Full-color printing: up to 150 cards per hour, one-sided (YMCKT*); monochrome: up to 500 cards per hour, one-sided (black HQ*); rewritable printing up to 14 seconds per card

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

  • 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)


  • 8.1 lbs (3.7 kg)


  • Bidirectional USB 2.0

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 2003 (32 bit) R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 (64 bit)

Included with printer

  • Printer driver CD, Quick Install Guide and warranty
  • Complimentary TruCredential Express identification software
  • Cleaning swab (5/pk)
  • Cleaning roller spindle
  • USB cable
  • Power supply
  • Power cord (region-specific)


  • 36-month standard depot warranty; 36-month printhead warranty (no pass restrictions); L.C. warranty details can be found in the printer documentation kit

SD160 Printer Options

Magnetic stripe encoding

  • Field upgradable; ISO 7811 three-track option (high- and low-coercivity); 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; KL-style lock for printer

Card Printer Supplies


The Datacard SD160 Single Sided ID Card Printer features a 2.5-year warranty.

Protect your investment with our extended warranty plans.

To order an extended warranty please call 888-618-9349 Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am to 5pm

All our extended warranty plans include:

  • Toll-free technical support

    Call 800-897-7024 Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am to 5pm or chat with us.

  • Parts and labor

    All parts and labor are included. Printheads are not covered after the first year.

  • Optional printer loaner

    We will send you a loaner while we service your printer so you can keep printing your badges.

  • Questions? Call us today at 800-897-7024 to speak with an ID expert.

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