DataCard SR300 Retransfer Printer - Double-Sided


DataCard SR300 Retransfer Printer - Double-Sided


Datacard SR300 is a high-volume reverse transfer ID printer that offers double-sided card printing, optional laminator and encoder modules, the ability to print on many card types, standard USB & Ethernet connectivity, a compact footprint, and an affordable price. The SR300 is great for not only producing standard ID cards, but also access control badges with uneven surfaces, such smart cards and proximity cards.

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DataCard SR300 Retransfer Printer - Double-Sided




Datacard SR300 printer offers high-quality single or double-sided card printing with optional encoding features - in a compact, affordable design. The SR300 enables over-the-edge printing on a variety of materials, and can be configured with an optional laminator. Key features include:

  • Easy-loading 100-card input hopper allows cards to be added during printing
  • Optional Datacard single or double-sided card laminator applies topcoats and security laminates
  • Optional Magnetic Stripe Encoder and Smart Card Encoder Contact an ID Expert at 877-868-0012 for more information on ordering a Smart Card Encoder
  • Easy-to-read LCD panel
  • High-capacity, easy-to-load ribbon cassette that reduces printer downtime
  • Color-coded retransfer film cassette that simplifies loading
  • Electronic locking system that protects your cards and ribbons
  • Compact design that save desktop space

Retransfer Printing Offers Optimal Image Quality, High Security and Excellent Material Compatibility
Using the retransfer printing process, the Datacard SR300 uses a standard full color dye film (YMCK) to print an image onto a clear retransfer film in a reverse image. The image is then laminated onto the plastic card surface. Your printed card is highly protected from scratching and fading by the clear film layer. Retransfer technology also delivers vivid printing with over-the-edge coverage for a wide range of plastic card applications.

The SR300 printer processes cards in landscape orientation to minimize unwanted dye transfer. It also reproduces a wider color gamut than competitive offerings, which improves image gradation, tonal reproduction and image contrast.

Finally, unlike standard ID printers, the SR300 retransfer printer can easily reproduce high-quality images on a wide range of card materials, including PVC, ABS, PET, PET-G and polycarbonate.

Optional Encoder Module Produces Magnetic Stripe Swipe Cards and Smart Cards
Optional IAT Magnetic Stripe Encoder and/or Smart Card Encoder can be factory-installed on your Datacard SR300 printer, so you can produce contact and contactless smart cards. SR300 prints up to the edge of the smart chip or directly over embedded chips and it quickly encodes magnetic stripes onto any type of plastic card. Contact an ID Expert at 877-868-0012 for more information on ordering the optional smart card encoder.

Optional Features Help You Create Professional High-Security and Long-Lasting Plastic Cards
The SR300 optional double-sided laminator can apply Datacard topcoats or Datacard DuraGard laminates to both sides of your cards to help extend card life and strengthen card security. A bend remedy chip helps you product flat cards - every time!

Electronic Locks Offers Maximum Printer and ID Data Security
Electronic locks control access to cards and ribbons. The SR300 printer also offers the security erase feature, which protects sensitive cardholder data by blocking out black text on used YMCK and YMCKF ribbons.

Handy SR300 Features Offer Easy Printer Operation
An LCD panel provides helpful status updates for operators. The 100-card input hopper can be refilled during printing, allowing continuous card printing. Ribbon and retransfer film cassettes are simple to load.

The Datacard SR300 is also durable enough to offer a lifetime warranty on the printhead.


Datacard SR300 Retransfer Printer Specifications:

Print Method and Capabilities:

  • Dye sublimation retransfer
  • One or two-sided printing
  • Full-bleed, Over-the-edge full-card printing
  • Full-color images

User-friendly operation

  • Automatic card feed
  • Easy access components include quick change ribbon and laminate cassettes
  • Reject card slot

Card types accepted

  • ISO ID-1/CR-80 size (3.370 in. x 2.125 in. / 85.6 mm x 53.98 mm)
  • PVC, ABS, PET, PET-G and Polycarbonate
  • 0.25 mm to 1.0 mm thickness (10 mil to 40 mil)

Card Capacity

  • Input hopper: 100 cards (30 mil.)
  • Output hopper: 100 (30 mil.)

Encoding Options

  • ISO magnetic stripe
  • Smart card encoder -- Contact an ID Expert at 877-868-0012

Print resolution:

  • 300 dots per inch (11.8 dots/mm)


  • USB 2.0 connectivity
  • Ethernet 10/100 Base-T bi-directional networking supported on Microsoft Windows 2000, XP and Windows Vista operating system
  • Installation of up to seven printers per PC

Printer drivers:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, 2000 and Windows Vista operating systems

Print speed:

  • Prints four-color, one-sided card in 30 seconds

Security features

  • IPSEC encrypted networking security security erase of black panel text on YMCK ribbons
  • Electronic locks for cards and supplies

Printer dimensions:

  • L 13.2 in. x W 12.7 in. x H 13.5 in. (335 mm x 343 mm x 322 mm)

Printer weight:

  • 29.5 lbs. (13.4 kg)

Optional Laminator Specifications (LM200)

  • Lamination transfer speed: 21 seconds
  • Laminator dimensions: L 13.2 in. x W 8.3 in. x H 14.2 in. (210 mm x 330 mm x 360 mm)
  • Laminator weight: 24.3 lbs. (11 kg)


  • Lifetime printhead warranty
  • 24-month standard depot warranty

Operating environment

  • 60 - 86 F (15 - 30 C)
  • 35 - 70% relative humidity

Electrical requirements (dual-voltage, auto-sensing)

  • 100/120V. 50/60 Hz
  • 220/240V, 50/60 Hz

Agency approvals and clarifications

  • UL, CE, CCC, FCC, RoHS Compliant

Datacard SR300 Retransfer

Single-Sided Printer
Dual-Sided Printer
Discount ID Price
Single-Sided Printer
Dual-Sided Printer
Printer Coverage
2 years
Loaner Coverage
Printhead Coverage
Print Technology
Dye Sublimation
Re-Writable Printing
Card Capacity
Input Hopper
Output Hopper
Single Feed Mode
Print Speed
Full Color
Avg. Cost Per Card
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Max. Ribbon Yield
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Accepted Card Sizes
Card Thickness
10-40 mil
Features Call if options aren't available online
Available Encoding Options
Available Factory Options
Available Field Upgrades
Visual Security Features
Printer Lock Options
Connection Type
OS Compatibility
Windows XP
Windows XP - 32 bit
Windows XP - 64 bit
Windows Vista
Windows Vista (32 Bit)
Windows Vista (64 Bit)
Windows 7
Windows 7 (32 Bit)
Windows 7 (64 Bit)
Windows 8
Windows 8 (32 Bit)
Windows 8 (64 Bit)
Windows 10
Windows 10 - 32 bit
Windows 10 - 64 bit
Windows Server 2008
Windows 2008 Server - 32 bit
Windows 2008 Server - 64 bit
Windows Server 2012
Windows 2012 Server - 32 bit
Windows 2012 Server - 64 bit
Mac Compatible
Physical Specs
L 13.2 in. x W 12.7 in. x H 13.5 in. (335 mm x 343 mm x 322 mm)
Available MPNs