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The affordable and efficient Entrust SD160 Direct-to-card Printer (formerly Datacard® SD160™ card printer offers direct-to-card (DTC)) printing technologies which provide the versatility to reliably produce attractive cards with high quality, full-color or single-color photos, graphics, and text.

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Basic Simplicity

Get one reliable system for producing full-color or monochrome cards, plus magnetic stripe encoding.

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UV Security

Unlike comparably priced card printers, this system includes a UV ink option for an invisible layer of covert security.

Intuitive Operation

Minimal training, easy installation, and an intuitive LCD panel with soft-touch controls mean less user intervention.

Simple Flexibility

Choose from full-color or monochrome printing, plus rewritable printing and inline magnetic stripe encoding.

Economical Supplies

Unique low yield print ribbons allow you to meet your card printing needs as they arise.


Efficient Throughput

An automatic 100-card input hopper and 25-card output hopper help you be as efficient as possible.

Tech Specs

Entrust SD160 Direct-to-card Printer (formerly Datacard® SD160™ card printer offers direct-to-card (DTC))

Print Technology

  • Direct-to-card dye-sublimation/resin thermal transfer

Print Capabilities

  • One-sided, edge-to-edge printing
  • Rewritable printing
  • Full-color and monochrome printing capability
  • Alphanumeric text, logos, and digitized signatures; 1D/2D bar code images
  • Printer pooling/sharing
  • UV printing

Print Resolution

  • 300 dots per inch, 256 shades per color panel
  • High-quality mode: 300 x 600 dots per inch; enhanced text, bar code, and graphics
  • printing 300 x 1200 dots per inch; enhanced text and bar code

Print Speed

  • Full-color printing: up to 150 cards per hour, one-sided (YMCKT)
  • Monochrome: up to 500 cards per hour, one-sided (black HQ)

Card Capacity

  • Automatic feed: 100-card input for 0.030 in. (0.76 mm) cards; 25-card output standard
  • Exception slot manual feed: 1-card input

Physical Dimensions

  • L 15.4 in. x W 6.9 in. x H 8.8 in. (39.1 cm x 17.5 cm x 22.4 cm)


  • 8.1 lbs (3.7 kg) (depending on options)

Driver Support

  • Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32 and 64 bit)
  • Windows 10® (32 bit and 64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 (64 bit)

Included with Printer

  • Printer driver CD, Quick Install Guide and warranty
  • Complimentary TruCredential™ Express identification software
  • Cleaning swab (5/pk)
  • Cleaning roller spindle
  • USB cable
  • Power supply
  • Power cord (region-specific)


  • 24-month standard depot warranty
  • 24-month printhead warranty (no pass restrictions)

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