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Standard Features and Supplies

Print technology

  • Dye sublimation / resin thermal transfer

Print capabilities

  • Single- or dual-sided near edge-to-edge, full-color, standard monochrome, and UV-curable monochrome printing

Print resolution

  • Standard mode with Light Curing Module (LCM): 300 x 600, 300 x 1200
  • Standard mode: 300 dots per inch (dpi) (300 X 600, 300 X 1200) standard text, bar code, and graphics printing
  • TrueMatch™ printing technology. Ability to conform to ICC color workflow

Print speed

  • Single-sided color ribbon (YMCKT): up to 250 cards per hour (cph)
  • Double-sided color ribbon (YMCKT-KT): up to 180 cards per hour (cph)
  • Double-sided monochrome ribbon (black): up to 500 cards per hour (cph)
  • 78 seconds to print color graphics and encode mag stripe
  • 1 minute if using LCM

Card capacity

  • Input hopper: 125 cards (based on 0.03-in. card thickness)
  • Output hopper: 25 cards
  • Reject holding tray: 10 cards
  • Front exception card slot

Card sizes

  • Thickness: 0.027 - 0.033 inches for LCM

Card materials

  • Card surface material and surface roughness can influence the print quality and durability of any thermal graphics printing
  • For best results with durable graphics printing, use glossy PVC cards or glossy cards with PVC over laminate
  • PVC cards or cards with PVC over laminate having average surface roughness (Ra) of 20 micro-inches (0.5 micron) or less, are also found to be suitable for use
  • Other card types, such as PETG and varnished cards or cards with Ra greater than 20 micro-inches (0.5 micron), should be tested by the users for quality and durability before making their final selection

LCM (Light Curing Module)

  • Recommended for personalization (text). Good print = 5 point font; legible print = 4 point font.

Operating environment

  • Temperature: 60°F to 95°F (15°C to 35°C)
  • Humidity: 20%-80% RH – non condensing

Magnetic stripe encoding

  • ISO 7811 three-track support (high- and low-coercivity)
  • JIS Type II single-track option

Smart card personalization

  • Contact and contactless smart card encoding for ISO 14443 A/B, ISO 15693, MIFARE®, MIFARE® DESFire® EV1/EV2
  • Single-wire connectivity | Supports production of EMV® level-1 compliant card

Security features

  • Software-activated lock to secure cardstock, supplies, and reject card hopper
  • TLS/SSL encryption, supports AES-256
  • Bolt-down ready
  • Secure cable lock (sold separately)
  • Concealed output hopper
  • Password-protected cabinet
  • Non-resettable card counter for auditing

Secure Ribbon Scramble

  • Printing with Secure Ribbon Scramble allows users to specify the card fields that are to be securely printed, making defined personal data difficult to read from the used ribbon supply
  • Software needed: IFI Software 6.10 or 8.3
  • Available for all UV monochrome ribbons and standard (ISEGA) black and white non-UV ribbons
  • Only recommended for personalization fields, not recommended for non-personalization information

LCD display languages

  • English, Spanish, German, Italian, and Japanese

Physical dimensions

  • Sigma DS4 + Light Curing Module: L 26.15 in x W 8.9 in x H 9.6 in
  • Sigma DS4 Multi-hopper + Light Curing Module: L 26.15 in x W 13.4 in x H 16.2 in
  • Sigma DS4-ES1 + Light Curing Module: L 35.5 in x W 14 in x H 19.75 in
  • Sigma DS4-ES1 Multi-hopper + Light Curing Module: L 35.5 in x W 14 in x H 27 in


  • Printer: 12.1 lbs
  • Printer with LCM: 22.1 lbs
  • Printer with LCM and Multi-Hopper: 40.9 lbs


  • Ethernet

Driver operating system support

  • Supported by Instant Financial Issuance Software 6.7 (On-prem) and 8.2 (as a Service)


  • 36 months

Optional Features & Supplies for the DS4 card printer with Light Curing Module

UV-curable monochrome ribbon kits and prefilled ribbon cassettes

  • Black, white, silver metallic, and gold metallic
  • 2,200 images for simplex printing and 1,500 for duplex printing. Actual yield may vary depending on printed image size.

Optional Features & Supplies when printing with DS4 card printer


  • Six-compartment hopper, 125-card capacity each (750 cards total)

Color ribbons

    • 500 images
    • 500 images
    • 350 images
  • KTT
    • 750 images
  • ST-KT
    • 500 images
  • GT-KT
    • 500 images
  • WTT
    • 650 images

Monochrome ribbons

  • White, black, blue, red, green, silver matte, gold matte, silver metallic, and gold metallic: 1,500 images

Color ribbon guide: Y=Yellow, M=Magenta, C=Cyan, K=Black, T=Topcoat, S=Silver matte, G=Gold matte, W=White