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Sigma DS4 ES1 with Embossing Module

Instant issuance and embossing made simple

As the world leader and innovator in identity issuance, we’re reimagining the ID solutions industry by providing an issuance system specifically designed for today’s cloud environments, giving you the ability to easily issue the most secure identities in the world.

Types of cards

  • Credit Cards
  • Debit Cards
  • ATM Prepaid Cards
  • Embossed Cards
  • Contactless Cards
  • Encoded and Personalized Pre-Printed Cardstock


  • Banking
  • Retail

Key Features

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Out Of Box Experience

Reduces the complexity and frustrations of unboxing and is specifically engineered to start the ultimate printing experience.

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Printer Dashboard

See printer status, order supplies, check cleaning status, update firmware, or contact help—all on your mobile device.

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Fast and Efficient

It only takes 78 seconds to print color graphics, encode a mag stripe indent, emboss, and top the card.

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Unmatched Security

The DS4-ES1 supports TLS/SSL encryption, 3DES, and AES-256, and includes a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to securely manage certificates and keys.

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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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Physical and Digital

Ability to issue a physical ID (card) and a digital ID (mobile flash pass) at the same time.

Tech Specs


  • 60 seconds to encode mag stripe, indent, emboss, and top the card
  • 64 seconds to print monochrome graphics, encode mag stripe, indent, emboss, and top the card
  • 78 seconds to print color graphics, encode mag stripe, indent, emboss, and top the card


  • 75-character embossing/indenting wheel, financial format per ID-1 ISO 7811-3
  • Front, rear or both sides of the card
  • MasterCard security characters
  • Helvetica® characters
  • OCR-A1, OCR-B1


  • Magnetic stripe encoding
  • ISO 7811, three track high- and low-coercivity

Print Technology

  • Dye-sublimation/Resin thermal transfer


  • Automatic card feed with 125-card input hopper based on 0.030 in. card thickness
  • 25-card output standard
  • Separate reject location and holding tray, 10-card capacity
  • Front exception card slot

Security Features

  • Software activated lock to secure card stock, supplies and reject card hopper
  • SSL/TLS encryption, supports 3DES and AES-256
  • Bolt-down ready
  • Secure cable lock compatible (lock sold separately)
  • Concealed output hopper
  • Non-resettable card counter for auditing


  • Graphical LCD Display
  • User interface languages available: English, Spanish, German, Italian and Japanese

Physical Dimensions

  • Top module (single hopper system): 17.4 X 8.9 X 9" (44.2 X 22.6 X 22.9 cm)
  • Top module (six-compartment multi-hopper system): 23 X 13.4 X 16.2" (58.4 X 34 X 41.1 cm)
  • Bottom module (indenting, embossing, topping, card output): 15 in. W x 27.5 in. D x 10.5 in. H (38.1 cm x 69.9 cm x 36.8 cm)


  • Top module (single input hopper, encoding, printing): 12.1 lbs (5.49 kg)
  • Top module (six-compartment multi-hopper, encoding, printing): 30.9 lbs (14.02 kg)
  • Bottom module (indenting, embossing, topping, card output): 40 lbs. (18.1 kg)

Card Thickness

  • 0.68 mm to 0.84 mm (27 mil to 33 mil)


  • Ethernet

Driver Operating

  • Supported by Instant Financial Issuance Software 6.7 (On-prem) and 8.2 (as a Service)

System Support

  • Windows 10 32 bit – professional or enterprise
  • Windows 10, version 1909 64-bit – home, professional


  • 36-month warranty


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

Smart Card Personalization

  • Contact and contactless smart card encoding for ISO 14443 A/B, ISO 15693, MIFARE®, MIFARE® DESFire®
  • Single-wire connectivity
  • Supports production of EMV® level-1 compliant cards

Print Technology

  • Direct-to-card dye sublimation/resin thermal transfer printing One-sided (simplex) and two-sided (duplex), edge-to-edge printing
  • Full-color and monochrome printing capability
  • Standard mode: 300 x 300 dots per inch, standard text, bar code and graphics printing
  • Datacard® TrueMatch™ printing technology
  • Ability to conform to ICC color workflow.

Additional Features

  • Second 75-character wheel for embossing
  • Printer Dashboard
  • LED Light Bar
  • Printhead Protector
  • Quick Connect Error Recovery

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