Drivers

    XPS Card Printer Driver

    Datacard XPS Card Printer Driver v8.2 for Microsoft® Windows® operating systems

    The Datacard XPS Card Printer Driver uses Microsoft XPS print technology to support card production using an SD160, SD260, SD260L, SD360, SD460, CD800, CD800 with CLM Laminator, CD820, CE840, Artista CR805, CL 900, Sigma DS1, Sigma DS2, Sigma DS3, EM1 and EM2 systems. The following operating systems (latest service pack recommended) are supported with the XPS Card Printer Driver v8.2:

    • Windows 10, 32 and 64-bit
    • Windows 8.1, 32 and 64-bit
    • Windows Server 2019
    • Windows Server 2016
    • Windows 2012 R2 Server, 64-bit

    Note:

    • Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are not supported, but installation is allowed.
    • Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003 R2 are not supported by this version of the Card Printer Driver and cannot be installed on these operating systems. Driver versions 6.x are available for these Windows versions.

    Documentation describing the installation and use of the printer and driver can be downloaded from the User Guides section.

    Firmware

    Retransfer Printer Firmware Executable File

    The firmware can only be installed on the Artista CR805, Artista CR825, Artista CE875 and CL900. Use the Card Printer Firmware Update program to update the printer firmware.

    Release Notes and Installation instructions are also available.

    R4.10.3-SP4 firmware has different dust mitigation levels to combat dust in printer. Refer to release notes.

    If using the XPS Card Printer Driver and SDK, we recommend downloading the latest version available.

    Retransfer Printer Firmware Flash File

    The firmware can only be installed on the Artista CR805, Artista CR825, Artista CE875 and CL900. Use the Card Printer Firmware Update program to update the printer firmware.

    Release Notes are also available.

    R4.10.3-SP4 firmware has different dust mitigation levels to combat dust in printer. Refer to release notes.

    If using the XPS Card Printer Driver and SDK, we recommend downloading the latest version available.

    Retransfer Printer Release Notes

    Updating Firmware

    Developer Tools

    XPS Card Printer Driver Software Developers Kit

    The Software Development Kit provides codes samples and documentation to software developers for developing Microsoft Windows applications that work with SD, CD, CE, CL900, CR, Sigma series card printers. It also supports CLM and TIM modules. Samples are provided as source code and compiled binaries for Visual C++, Visual C#, Visual Basic, and Java. Developers who need application control of printing preferences, application control of card movement, or require data from the card must use the SDK.

    NOTE: The v8.2 SDK requires XPS Card Printer Driver v7.3 or later.

    Software Developers Kit Reference Guide

    SD, CD, CR and CE Series Card Printers Windows Driver SDK Programmer's Reference Guide Rev E

    The Application Programming Interface (API) built into the XPS Card Printer Windows driver (referred to as “the driver” in the remainder of this Guide) provides two methods that your application can use to control card personalization operations through the driver. Both use builtin Windows operating system interfaces.

    Design Software

    Entrust Adaptive Issuance Instant ID Software

    Download a complementary trial version of the next generation ID software.

    Entrust Adaptive Issuance Instant ID Software offers all the tools you need to efficiently design, manage and deliver secure ID cards and credentials.

    Offering a series of feature-rich editions and an enhanced web-based user experience, the Entrust Adaptive Issuance Instant ID Software leverages core technologies to meet a wide range of application requirements and credential types. Please take a moment to fill out the form below. Once completed, you will be able to download an evaluation copy of Entrust Adaptive Issuance Instant ID Software for yourself and see why this innovative identification software is essential for your identification program.

    The Entrust Adaptive Issuance Instant ID Software has a 90 day expiration date.

    User Guides

    XPS Card Printer Driver User’s Guide

    The Card Printer Driver uses Microsoft XPS print technology to support printing from currently available applications. The XPS Card Printer Driver User’s Guide contains:

    • Information about the Printer Driver.
    • XPS driver installation.
    • Driver management tasks.
    • Card design tasks.
    • Troubleshooting library information.

    XPS Driver Release Notes

    The release notes are for the XPS Card Printer Driver uses Microsoft XPS print technology to support card production using an SD160, SD260, SD260L, SD360, SD460, CD800, CL900, CD820, CE840 & Artista CR805 systems.

    Cleaning the Printhead on Desktop Retransfer Printers

    This document provides procedures to clean the printhead on desktop retransfer printers.

    Artista CR805 Retransfer Card Printer Quick Install Guide

    The Quick Install Guide for the Artista CR805 Retransfer Card Printer.

    Artista CR805 Retransfer Card Printer Quick Install Guide (Chinese)

    The Quick Install Guide for the Artista CR805 Retransfer Card Printer.

    Artista CR805 Retransfer Card Printer User Guide

    This manual provides user information for the Artista CR805 Retransfer Card Printer.

    The manual includes:

    • An overview of printer components and options, and a description of the system label.
    • How to use the printer, including how to power the printer on and off, how to use the front panel and LCD menus, card processing basics, how to print a test card, and how to load and replace supplies.
    • How to perform routine maintenance and troubleshooting tasks.

    Artista CR805 Retransfer Card Printer Installation and Administrator's Guide

    The Artista CR805 Retransfer Card Printer Installation and Administrator's Guide includes:

    • Printer and network installation information.
    • Printer Manager settings and adjustments.
    • Elements of card design.

    Artista CR805 Retransfer Card Printer User Reference Guide

    The Artista CR805 Retransfer Card Printer User Reference Guide contains basic information on common printer operations including loading supplies, recovering from error conditions and using common functions of the LCD menu.

    Artista CR805 Retransfer Card Printer User Reference Guide (Chinese)

    The Artista CR805 Retransfer Card Printer User Reference Guide contains basic information on common printer operations including loading supplies, recovering from error conditions and using common functions of the LCD menu.

    Artista CR805 Retransfer Card Printer User Reference Guide (Korean)

    The Artista CR805 Retransfer Card Printer User Reference Guide contains basic information on common printer operations including loading supplies, recovering from error conditions and using common functions of the LCD menu.

    Artista CR805 Retransfer Card Printer and the Artista CR825 and Artista CE875 Instant Issuance Systems Repackaging for Shipment

    The repackaging for shipment document for the Artista CR805 Retransfer Card Printer and the Artista CR825 and Artista CE875 Instant Issuance Systems.

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