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Empower cardholders like never before

The Sigma DS4K Instant Financial Card Issuance 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 DS4K 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
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Offer a better cardholder experience

Instant financial issuance from Entrust lets you – or your customers – issue cards at the speed of life.

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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Modular Design

Add an optional multi-hopper for multiple designs or add an embosser unit to produce embossed cards with metallic tipping foil.

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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.

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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)

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 in output and 10 in reject bin (default)
  • Front exception card slot

Card sizes

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

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 encoding

  • Single wire connectivity; supports production of EMV Level 1 compliant cards
  • Contact smart card encoding: ISO 7816 T=0 (T=1), Class A 5V (3V and 1.8V)
  • Contactless smart card encoding: ISO 14443 – A & B, ISO 15693, MIFARE Series, DESFire Series EV1/EV2, HID iCLASS Series, HID Prox (125 KHZ)

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)
  • Height of card output: 3.769 in (9.573 cm)


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


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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

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

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.

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