Skip to main content
CD820 Crad Printer

Issue Flat Cards Securely and On Demand

The Entrust CD820 instant issuance system (formerly Datacard® CD820™ instant issuance system) offers tough security and versatile printing and encoding options. When combined with CardWizard® software, it supports an instant issuance program that will capture more business, improve card activation rates, and reduce issuance costs.

card magic icon
Instantly Activated

Give your cardholders truly instant purchasing power with activated, PIN-protected, ready-to-use cards.

palette icon
Flexible Graphics

Personalize pre-printed cards or impress cardholders with edge-to-edge custom photos and graphics.

layout icon
Simplex or Duplex

Print direct-to-card on one side (simplex) or both (duplex) with Datacard® TruMatch™.

credit card back alt icon
Flexible Personalization

Securely encode magnetic stripes and/or contact and contactless smart cards.

expand icon
Room to Grow

Get additional capacity and flexibility with an optional 6-compartment input hopper.

hacker alt icon
Reduce Fraud

Reduce the risk of fraud with user-selectable encoding and built-in card auditing features.

users icon
Secure Transmission

Triple DES or AES-128 encryption protects magnetic stripe data from unauthorized interception.

secure laptop icon
Lock Down

Secure your printer and supplies with a hardware lock suite.

Tech Specs

Entrust CD820 instant issuance system (formerly Datacard® CD820™ instant issuance system)

Print Technology

  • Direct-to-card dye-sublimation/resin thermal transfer

Print Resolution

  • Standard mode: 300 x 300 dots per inch - standard text, bar code and graphics printing
  • High-quality mode: 300 x 600 dots per inch - enhanced text and graphics printing 300 x 1200 dots per inch - enhanced text printing (currently not supported by Datacard® Financial Instant Issuance software)

Print Speed

  • Up to 195 cards/hour – single sided YMCKT printing
  • Up to 133 cards/hour – two sided YMCKT-KT printing
  • Up to 371 cards/hour – monochrome, two sided printing (black HQ)

Card Capacity

  • Card input hopper capacity – 100 (up to 200)
  • Card output hopper capacity – 100
  • Reject hopper capacity – 10

Physical Dimensions

  • Single hopper system: 8.8" x 21.2" x 8.8" (22.4 x 53.8 x 22.4 cm)
  • Six-compartment multi-hopper system: 16.5 x 27.5 x 14.5 (41.9 x 69.9 x 36.8)


  • Single hopper system: 12 lbs
  • Six-compartment multi-hopper system: 33 lbs

Driver Support

  • Windows® 8 and 7 (32/64 bit), XP SP3 (32 bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 (64 bit), 2008 (64 bit), 2003 (32 bit)


  • 36-month standard depot warranty

CD820 Resources

Science of Security and Durability

Protect your people, your program, and your budget.

Learn more about Entrust's instant financial card printers

Related Software

Superior Supplies and Services