Empower cardholders like never before

The Sigma DS4-ES1K Instant Financial Card Issuance with Embosser system lets your cardholders instantly issue their own secure, flat, or embossed financial cards, with self-service, interactive teller machine (ITM), or kiosk-based cardholder interactions. The DS4-ES1K is:

  • Tested and proven through more than 8,000 instant issuance deployments worldwide
  • Optimized for fast integration with a variety of kiosk setups
  • Easily scalable for expanded deployment

Your complete self-service instant financial issuance solution

Our instant issuance system for kiosk works seamlessly with Entrust software, certified supplies, and global services to give you a complete financial instant issuance solution.

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Easy to Use

DS4K is a self-service instant issuance solution that is easy to install and maintain.

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Physical Security

A software-activated lock secures card stock, supplies, and reject cards. The controlled access meets Visa® and Mastercard® security requirements.

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Flexible Features

Print one- and two-sided cards, monochrome and full color, with magnetic stripe encoding, smart card personalization, and more.

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Multi-hopper Option

High volume without need to reload, up to six unique chip and/or card designs in six hoppers.

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Printer Dashboard

See printer status, order supplies, check cleaning status, update firmware, or contact help—all on your mobile device or desktop.

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Digital Security

The DS4 supports TLS/ SSL encryption and AES-256, and includes a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to securely manage certificates and keys.

    Standard Features & Supplies

    Print technology

    • Dye sublimation/resin thermal transfer

    Print capabilities

    • Single- or dual-sided edge-to-edge, full-color, and monochrome printing

    Print resolution

    • 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 HQ): up to 500 cards per hour (cph)
    • 60 seconds to encode mag stripe, indent, emboss, and top the card
    • 64 seconds to print monochrome graphics, encode mag stripe, indent, emboss, and top the card
    • 78 seconds to print color graphics, encode mag stripe, indent, emboss, and top the card

    Card capacity

    • Input hopper: 125 cards (based on 0.03-in. card thickness)
    • Input multi hopper: 750 cards (Optional)
    • Capacity of reject/retraction card bin options: 25 cards in output and 10 cards reject bin (Default)
    • Front exception card slot

    Card sizes

    • Thickness: 0.030 inches (0.762mm)
    • Dimension: ID-1


    • 75-character embossing/indenting wheel, financial format per ID-1 ISO 7811-3
    • Single- or dual-sided
    • Mastercard security characters | Helvetica® characters | OCR-A1, OCR-B1

    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

    LCD display languages

    • English, Spanish, German, Italian, and Japanese

    Physical dimensions

    • Printer: L 17.4 in x W 8.9 in x H 9.0 in / 44.2 cm x 22.6 cm x 22.9 cm
    • Printer with optional multi-hopper: 23 in x 13.4 in x 16.2 in (58.4 cm x 34 cm x 41.1 cm)
    • Bottom module (indenting, embossing, topping, card output): 15 in. x 27.5 in. x 10.5 in. (38.1 cm x 69.9 cm x 26.7 cm)
    • Height of card output: eject from printer: 14.19 inches (36 cm)
    • Option eject from embosser: 4.99 inches (12.7 cm)


    • Printer: 12.1 lbs (5.49 kg)
    • Printer with multi-hopper: 30.9 lbs (14.02 kg)


    • Ethernet

    Driver operating system support

    • Windows 10 version 1909 – 64-bit – enterprise, home, professional
    • Windows 10 – 32 bit – professional or enterprise


    • 36 months

    Optional Features & Supplies


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

    Prefilled Panel Print Ribbon Cassettes

    • YMCKT 500 images
    • YMCKT-KT 350 images
    • KTT 750 images
    • ST-KT 500 images
    • GT-KT 500 images

    Panel Print Ribbon Kits

    • YMCKT 500 images
    • YMCKT-KT 350 images
    • KT 1,000 images
    • KTT 750 images

    Monochrome Print Ribbon Kits

    • Black, white, blue, red, green, silver matte, gold matte, silver metallic, and gold metallic: 1,500 images

    Topping Foil Kits

    • Silver metallic, gold metallic, copper metallic, black, white, and blue: 500 images

    Indent Ribbons

    • Black and white: yield varies based on usages

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

    Supply yields: Panel ribbon yields stated are typically the maximum number of panel sets per roll. Monochrome ribbon yields stated may be up to 3 times greater due to Entrust ribbon saver features. Topping foil yield is typically the maximum achievable per roll. Indent ribbon yield varies depending on character size and number of characters printed per card.

    DS4-ES1K Resources


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