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.

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Instantly Activated

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

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Flexible Graphics

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

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Simplex or Duplex

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

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Flexible Personalization

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

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Room to Grow

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

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Reduce Fraud

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

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Secure Transmission

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

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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

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