Datacard SD160 Single Sided ID Card Printer with Magnetic Encoder

Item#: 510685-002
Manufacturer: DataCard

Retail Price: $1975.00


  • Prints 150 YMCK cards per hour, Prints 500 K cards per hour
  • 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 with Magnetic Encoder 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 with Magnetic Encoder. Not only do you get added security features like inline magnetic stripe encoding and 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 with Magnetic Encoder offers an economical system that can print inline magnetic stripe encoding (ISO and JIS) combined with the right mix 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 with Magnetic Encoder offers absolute dependability backed by Datacard's 36-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 a magnetic encoded stripe, logos, graphics, photos, signature and other information on your ID cards.

Entry-level high performance

The Datacard SD160 Single-Sided ID Card Printer with Magnetic Encoder 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 with Magnetic Encoder 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

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

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

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 with Magnetic Encoder features a 2.5-year warranty.

Protect your investment with our extended warranty plans.

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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