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The ultimate identity platform

The Entrust Artista CR805 Retransfer Card Printer (formerly Entrust Datacard™ CR805™ Retransfer Card Printer) is the next generation of print-on-demand solutions. With brilliant color and great image quality, this new platform gives companies the flexibility and features they need to issue their ID cards right from their desktop.

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High-End Look for Every Design

Show off your brand with photo-quality imagery and high resolution printing.

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Improved Security

Pigment ink for lifelike skin tones and easier card-to-cardholder authentication.

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Long-Term Savings

Long lasting images mean fewer card replacements. System modularity reduces total replacement upgrades.

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Lasting Impressions

Pigment ink resists UV fading, resulting in longer lasting images and fewer card replacements.

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High Resolution Printing

600 dpi pigment ink printing enables the printing of small text, OCR codes, and 1D and 2D barcodes.

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Data Integrity

Integrated security features in every printer ensure data is protected from threats.

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Reliably Fast

Print up to 100 one-sided cards per hour or up to 55 two-sided cards per hour.

Tech Specs

Print Technology

  • Retransfer pigment ink

Print Capabilities

  • Single- or dual-sided, over-the-edge printing

Print Resolution

  • 600 dots per inch (dpi)

Print and tactile impression speed

  • Full-color printing
    • Single-sided (CMYK) – up to 110 cards per hour (cph)
    • Double-sided (CMYK-K) – up to 65 cards per hour (cph)

Color Modes

  • True Color (ICC) - prints color as close as possible to image as defined in the card design
  • Legacy Sr/CR - prints color as close as possible to the SR200, SR300, and SR300e card printers
  • Vivid - printer colors with higher saturation and contract

Card Capacity

  • Input hopper - 125 cards
  • Output hopper - up to 25 cards (Optional 125 cards)
  • Card input size - 0.030 inches to 0.040 inches (0.76mm - 1.01mm)

Operating Environment

  • 60°F - 95°F (15°C - 35°C)

Physical Dimensions

  • Printer
    • L 17.4 in x W 8.9 in x H 9 in / 44.2 cm x 22.6 cm x 22.9 cm
  • Printer with Tactile Impression Module
    • L 29.8 in x W 10.1 in x H 25.6 in / 75.7 cm x 25.7 cm x 65.0 cm


  • Printer
    • 28 lbs (12.7 kg); with options will vary
  • Printer with Tactile Impression Module
    • 36lbs (16.3 kg); with options will vary


  • USB & Ethernet


  • Printer: 36 month standard warranty
  • Printhead: Limited lifetime warranty

Magnetic Stripe Encoding

  • ISO/IAT Magnetic Stripe Encoding
  • JIs Magnetic Stripe Encoding


  • Six-compartment multi-hopper (Six 125-card hoppers, 750-card total capacity)


  • Wi-FI types: 802.11g/n
  • Authentication Modes: None, WPA2
  • Dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz

SmartCard Encoding

  • Single wire - Contact ISO 7816 T=0, 1
  • Contactless ISO 14443 A/B Protocols, Mifare Protocols &FeliCa (DES & AES)
  • Loosely Couple - Contact ISO 7816 T=0, 1
  • Contactless ISO 14443 A/B Protocols, Mifare Protocols & FeliCa
  • HID iCLASS, Read/write or read-only encoder
  • PC Prox

Primeless Color Panel Ribbons and Retransfer Film

  • CMYK: 1,000 images single-sided (500 dual-sided)
  • CMYK-K: 1,000 images dual-sided
  • Clear Retransfer Film: 1,000 images single-sided (500 dual-sided)

Color Ribbons with Primer Panel and Retransfer Film

  • CMYKP-KPi: 500 images dual-sided
  • FCMYP-KP: 750 images dual-sided
  • Clear Retransfer Film:
    • 1,500 images single-sided (750 dual-sided)
    • 1,000 images single-sided (500 dual-sided)

Artista CR805 with Tactile Impression Resources

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