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Single-sided value and versatility

With 300-dpi full-color or monochrome printing and secure card encoding capabilities, the Entrust EM1 Direct-to-Card Printer the perfect budget-friendly printer for a variety of applications such as: 

  • Corporate IDs 
  • Student IDs 
  • Retail gift and loyalty cards 
  • Membership ID cards 
  • Transportation cards

Key Features

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Small Footprint

Allows users to work effectively in any location or workstation size.

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Anybody can use it, not just the service techs.

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Print up to 660 single-sided monochrome cards per hour; 175 full-color single-sided cards per hour.

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The EM1 card printer and its supplies are competitively priced to fit modest budgets.

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Secure Card Option

Smart card and magnetic stripe encoding options allow secure access to facilities, networks, and others.

Standard Features

Print Technology

  • Dye sublimation

Print Capabilities

  • Single-sided

Print Resolution

  • 300 dots per inch

Print Speed

  • Single-sided full-color (YMCKT): up to 175 cards per hour (cph)
  • Single-sided monochrome: up to 660 cph

Card Capacity

  • Input hopper: 125 cards
  • Output hopper: 25 cards

Card Sizes

  • Thickness: 0.01 in. – 0.04 in. (0.25 mm – 1.016 mm)
  • Dimension: CR-80, CR-79

Operating Environment

  • 60°F – 95°F (15°C – 35°C)

Physical Dimensions

  • L 17.4 in x W 8.9 in x H 9 in / 44.2 cm x 22.6 cm x 22.9 cm


  • 11.3 lbs. (5.13 kg)


  • USB only


  • 24 months

Optional Features and Supplies*

Magnetic Stripe Encoding


Smart Card Encoding

  • Loosely coupled: ISO 14443 A/B, ISO 15693, MIFARE, MIFARE® DESFire® EV1/EV2, HID Prox, iClass, iClass SE, iClass Seos

Color Ribbons**

  • YMCKT 250/500 images
  • ymcKT 650 images

Monochrome Ribbons***

  • Black 1,500 images
  • White 1,500 images
  • Additional monochrome options available

* All supply yields are estimates and vary based on use conditions. 

** Color ribbon guide: Y=Yellow, M=Magenta, C=Cyan, K=Black, T=Topcoat, y=1/2 panel Yellow, m=1/2 panel Magenta, c=1/2 panel CyanColor Panel Ribbons state the absolute maximum yield possible. 

*** Monochrome Ribbons state the maximum yield based on full card print coverage. Entrust ribbon conservation technology enables monochrome ribbons to increase yield based on actual images printed for each card.

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EM1 Direct to Card Printer Data Sheet