DataCard SD260 Printer-Single Sided


DataCard SD260 Printer-Single Sided


Affordable, easy to use AND earth-friendly, the Datacard SD260 card printer delivers full color, one-sided ID cards and features the Energy-Star rating, small footprint, fast print speed speed, and outstanding image quality. Customize your Datacard SD260 with handy card printer options including Manual Feed for single-card printing or 100 card hopper; with Magnetic Stripe Encoder to produce mag stripe cards; or make it a Complete System to start producing plastic cards right away!

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DataCard SD260 Printer-Single Sided




Datacard SD260 card printer keeps you on budget, while you issue professional-looking single-sided ID cards and badges. Double-sided card printing can easily be handled by the Datacard SD360 two-sided printer version. Datacard SD260 card printer features:

The SD260 is the first ID card printer built to be easy on the environment, having earned the ENERGY STAR® Qualification by consuming far less electricity than its predecessors. With features such as EcoPure® biodegradable supply cores, recyclable packaging and power-down button, the SD260 printer sets new benchmarks for environmentally responsible card printing.

Easy to Learn, Easy to Operate
There’s no learning curve with the Datacard SD260 printer. Intuitive icons guide you through the soft-touch control panel and LCD screen. The printer display panel automatically alerts users when supplies are running low. Installation and printer operations are easy to understand with the helpful documentation tools provided with the XPS Printer Driver installation. The browser-based printer manager makes it easy to control printer settings. Built-in Ethernet and USB ports, and the browser-based Printer Manager, help you integrate the SD260 printer into just about any application or IT environment. Cards and supplies are easy to load, and the ergonomically designed ribbon cartridge includes a drop-in cleaning roller. Check out this handy video that shows just how easy it is to change your SD260 printer ribbon.

Outstanding image quality
New TrueMatch™ printing technology helps ensure that colors on your screen match those on your ID card. The high-fidelity printer driver uses the latest Microsoft® XPS-based technologies to dramatically improve speed and image quality. Batch after batch, you get consistently great results from the first card to the last.

Great Card Print Performance
Datacard SD260 features the industry-exclusive TruePick™ card handling feature that accurately picks cards, standard and thin, every time with no adjustments. New precise printhead technology increases overall production speeds.

Fits Anywhere
The SD260 card printer fits on any desktop and is ideal for many card printing applications. It is equipped with a manual feed card hopper for single-card printing (or an optional 100-card input hopper) and 25-card output hopper.

Most Popular Datacard SD260 Printer Model Configurations
535500-001 - Simplex SD260 Printer with Manual Card Feed Input Hopper
535500-002 - Simplex SD260 Printer with 100-Card Input Hopper
535500-003 - Simplex SD260 Printer with Manual Card Feed Input Hopper and Magnetic Stripe Encoder
535500-004 - Simplex SD260 Printer with 100-Card Input Hopper and Magnetic Stripe Encoder

Make it Easy! Order Your Magicard SD260 as a Complete System
ID Card Group makes it simple for you to start your ID card program. Just order our Complete System so you can easily begin producing professional-looking ID cards using your Datacard SD260 right away. Systems include:

  • Datacard SD260 Printer
  • 1 Single-sided color ribbon w/cleaning kit (534000-002)
  • 500 PVC Cards (ACS-8030PPWH-500)
  • AlphaCard ID Suite Light v11 Software
  • Webcam
  • Printer power cord & USB cable
  • Lifetime AlphaCare support

Contact an ID Expert at 877-868-0012 for more information about the Datacard SD260 today!

What's Included:

  • Datacard SD260 ID Card Printer
  • Printer power supply
  • USB cable
  • Install disk
  • Printer guides
  • Lifetime AlphaCare support

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Datacard SD260 -

Single-Sided Printer
Dual-Sided Printer
Discount ID Price
Single-Sided Printer
Dual-Sided Printer
Printer Coverage
3 years
Loaner Coverage
Printhead Coverage
3 years
Print Technology
Dye Sublimation
Re-Writable Printing
Card Capacity
Input Hopper
100 or single feed
Output Hopper
Single Feed Mode
Print Speed
Full Color
30 seconds
7 seconds
Avg. Cost Per Card
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Max. Ribbon Yield
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Accepted Card Sizes
Card Thickness
30 mil
Features Call if options aren't available online
Available Encoding Options
Magnetic Stripe
Available Factory Options
Hopper Upgrades
Printer Lock
Available Field Upgrades
Hopper Upgrades
Printer Lock
Visual Security Features
UV Ribbon Option
Printer Lock Options
Kensington security lock for printer
Connection Type
OS Compatibility
Windows 7 (32 Bit)
Windows 7 (64 Bit)
Windows 8 (32 Bit)
Windows 8 (64 Bit)
Windows 10 - 32 bit
Windows 10 - 64 bit
Windows 2008 Server - 64 bit
Windows 2012 Server - 64 bit
Mac Compatible
Physical Specs
6.9" W x 8.8" H x 15.4" D
8.1 lbs
Available MPNs

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