Datacard SD 260 ID Card Printers

The Datacard® SD260™ one-sided ID card printer is packed with industry-leading Innovations that make desktop ID card printing simple and economical. As part of the SD Series ID card printer family, the SD260 is ideal for businesses, schools, hospitals, Fitness clubs and anyone who batch issues ID cards as part of their busy workday. With Their competitive features and price, SD Series printers are a great value.
Dozens of great innovations in one great card printer family



Print technology    

  • Direct-to-card dye-sublimation/resin thermal transfer

Print capabilities      

  • One-sided, edge-to-edge printing; manual two-sided printing
  • Full-color and monochrome printing capability
  • Alphanumeric text, logos and digitized signatures; 1D/2D bar code images
  • Printer pooling/sharing (available soon)

Print resolution     

  • 300 dots per inch, 256 shades per color panel

Print speed 

  • Full-color printing: up to 200 cards per hour, one-sided (YMCKT)
  • Monochrome: up to 830 cards per hour, one-sided (black HQ)

Card capacity   

  • Automatic feed: 100-card input for 0.030 in. (0.76 mm) cards; 25-card output standard
  • Manual feed: 1-card input; 5-card output for 0.030 in. (0.76 mm) cards

Physical dimensions

  • L 15.4 in. x W 6.9 in. x H 8.8 in. (39.1 cm x 17.5 cm x 22.4 cm)


  • 1 lbs (3.7 kg) (depending on options)

Operating system support for printer driver

  • Windows® 7 (32 and 64 bit)
  • Windows® 8 (32 and 64 bit)

Environment/energy-saving features

  • Biodegradable supply cores made with EcoPure® additive
  • Recyclable enclosure plastics (marked with recycle symbol per Resin Identification Code)
  • Recyclable packaging

Included with printer

  • Printer driver CD, Quick Install Guide and warranty
  • Free ID Works® Intro identification software
  • Cleaning pen
  • Cleaning roller spindle
  • USB cable
  • Power supply
  • Power cord (region-specific)


  • 30-month standard depot warranty
  • 30-month printhead warranty (no pass restrictions)


  • Magnetic stripe encoding (ISO and JIS)
  • Smart card personalization
  • Extended 100-card output hopper
  • Kensington® security lock for printer
  • Printer cleaning supplies
  • Print ribbon kits

Product Features

Superior speed and productivity.
Print more cards in less time. SD Series ID card printersare Significantly faster than any other desktop card printers in their class. And TruePick™ Anti-jam card handling accurately picks cards, standard and thin, with no adjustments.
Superb image quality for high-impact IDs.
TrueMatch™ printing technology — an Industry exclusive — ensures the colors on your screen closely match the colors on Your card. Batch after batch, you get consistently crisp, clean printing results from the first card to the last.

Easy operation that anyone can master.
Intuitive icons guide you through the Soft-touch control panel and LCD screen. Cards and supplies are easy to load, and The ergonomically designed ribbon cartridge includes a drop-in cleaning roller.
All the right connections for easy setup.
Standard USB/Ethernet ports and the Browser-based Printer Manager helps you integrate SD Series printers into third-party applications as well as existing systems.

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