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Artista CR825 Card Printer

Exceed cardholder expectations

Our retransfer technology enables customized card designs that can be created in minutes and make an immediate, meaningful impact on your cardholders.

Types of Cards

  • Credit Cards
  • Debit Cards
  • ATM Prepaid Cards
  • Contactless Cards
  • Embossed Cards
  • Encoded, Personalized, Printed Blank Cardstock


  • Banking
  • Retail

Key Features

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Brilliant Cards

600 dpi pigment ink printing provides engaging design elements and clear printing on back of card.

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Print From Blank Stock

Reduce costs associated with managing pre-printed card stock.

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Extended Durability

Add an additional layer of retransfer film to the card for longer card life.

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Easiest Deployment

The Entrust single wire solution is the easiest deployment method in the industry today.

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Strong Security

Physical and logical security features include SSL/TSL encryption, a software lock, and bolt down capability.

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Experience Reliability

Our solutions are built upon decades of experience developing desktop and central issuance solutions.

Tech Specs

Print Technology

  • Retransfer pigment ink

Print Capabilities

  • One- or two-sided printing
  • Over-the-edge, full-card printing
  • Full-color images

Print Speed

  • Dual-sided (CMYKP-KPi): up to 60 cards per hour

Color Modes

  • True Color (ICC) - prints colors the image as defined in the card design
  • Legacy SR/CR - close match to the CR500 Instant Issuance System
  • Vivid - printer colors with higher saturation and contrast

Card Capacity

  • Card thickness: 0.030 inches (0.76 mm) - ISO/CR-80
  • Input hopper: Single removable hopper - Capacity 125 cards 0.030 inches (0.76 mm)
  • Output hopper: Normal 25 cards; expandable kit to 125 cards
  • (Optional) Multi-Hopper: Six-compartment multi-hopper; six 125-card hoppers; up to 750-card total capacity

Magnetic Stripe Encoding

  • AT/ISO magnetic stripe encoding
  • Optional JIS magnetic stripe encoding
  • HiCo/LoCo 1,2, and 3 track encoding

EMV Smart Card Encoding

  • Ethernet and USB Single-wire connectivity Contact/Contactless read/write encoding
  • ISO7816 T=0 & T=1
  • ISO14443 A/B
  • ISO14443 A/B (contact/contactless EMV encoding)

Security Features

  • SSL and TLS 1.2 encryption supports Triple DES and AES-128
  • Electronic (through Datacard® Fincnial Instant Issuance Software) and mechanical locks (meets VISA and MasterCard requirements)
  • Bolt-down provision for securing printer to work area
  • Kensington style lock compatible (lock sold separately)
  • Concealed output hopper

LCD display

  • Displays printer status
  • Access to printer settings

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Feature User-friendly Operation

  • Automatic card feed
  • Quick-change ribbon cassettes


  • 36-month system warranty

Software Compatibility

  • Compatible with Datacard® Financial instant issuance software

Physical dimensions

  • L 25.6 in x W 13.4 in x H 16.2 in
  • L 65.02 cm x W 34.04 x H 41.15


  • 12.1 lb. (5.49 kg); with options will vary


  • Ethernet
  • IPv4 and IPV6

Card Types Accepted

  • ISO/CR-80 size
  • 3.370 in. x 2.125 in. (85.60 mm x 53.98 mm)
  • PVC, PET, PET-G, Polycarbonate

Operating Environment

  • 60˚ F to 95˚ F (15˚ C to 35˚ C)
  • 20% to 80% non-condensing humidity

Storage Environment

  • 5˚ F to 131˚ F (-15˚ C to 55˚ C)
  • 20% to 80%, non-condensing humidity

Electrical Requirements

  • (dual voltage, autosensing)
  • 100/120 V, 50/60 Hz
  • 220/240 V, 50/60 Hz

Color Ribbons

  • CMYKP-KPi 500 images

Clear Retransfer Film

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

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