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.


Lasting Impressions

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


High Resolution Printing

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


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 (CMYKP) - up to 100 cards per hour (cph)
    • Double-sided (CMYKP-KP) - up to 66 cards per hour (cph)
  • Printer with Tactile Impression Module
    • Single-sided printing and one front side impression - 46 cards per hour (cph)
    • Double-sided printing and one front side impression - 29 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 - 25 cards (optional 100)
  • 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


  • 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

Color Ribbons

  • CMYKP: 1000 images (single-sided); 500 images (dual-sided)
  • CMYKP-KP: 750 images
  • CMYP-KPi: 750 images
  • CMYKP-KPi 500 images
  • FCMYP-KP: 750 images

Clear Retransfer Film

  • Two options:
    • 1000 images (single-sided), 500 images (dual-sided)
    • 1500 images (single-sided), 750 images (dual-sided)

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