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XPS Card Printer Driver

Datacard XPS Card Printer Driver v8.5 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 v8.5:

  • Windows 11
  • 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


  • 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.

XPS Card Printer Driver v8.5

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 v8.5 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.

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

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.

Entrust Adaptive Issuance Instant ID Software 8.4

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 Card Printer Driver 8.5 User’s Guide

SD160 & SD260 Series Printer Quick Install Guide

Quick Install Guide for printers using the XPS Card Printer Driver.

SD160 & SD260 Installation and Administrators Guide

SD160/SD260 Installation and Administrators Guide (527527-001) This manual contains system administrator information and can be useful when designing, setting up, or implementing a card design program. The guide contains advanced user information including how to use the Printer Manager’s advanced settings.

SD160 & SD260 Series Card Printer User Guide

This manual provides user information for the SD160 and SD260 Card Printers. 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

SD/CD/CE Series Card Printer XPS Plug-in Guide

This Guide explains how to use Datacard® ID Works® Identification Software, Datacard® IDCentre™ Identification Software, or Datacard® WebID® Identity Information Software with Datacard SD, CD, and CE Series printers

SD Printer Repackaging for Shipment

Repackaging Guide for SD Printers Rev B.

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