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SD160 Card Printer

The Datacard SD160 ID card printer offers the perfect mix of affordability, security and simplicity to get your ID program started. Perfect for creating stunning full colour high-resolution ID cards with the options for inline encoding and advanced security.

  • Ease of use – Simply plug and print integration with intuitive operation
  • Affordable cost, long-term value
  • Security – Detailed Logos, graphics, signatures and UV layers provide covert security

Our SD160 DataCard ID Card Printers are currently used in many members clubs, small businesses, sports clubs and many other establishments through out Australia for many years.

Businesses in Australia choose us as their preferred ID Card printer supplier because we have over 20 years of experience in photo ID card printing, a team of experienced and Datacard certified service technicians in every state, and we are Australia’s only official distribution partner for Datacard products.

Contact us today to learn more about our range of ID Card Printers and how they can help you run your business efficiently at an affordable price.



Highly flexible and versatile ID Card Printer — and packed with performance enhancing features — the Datacard® SD160™ card printer is the affordable way to print cards for many types of applications, including:

  • Corporate IDs
  • Healthcare IDs
  • Student, visitor or staff IDs
  • Retail, hospitality and Loyalty cards
  • Local government IDs
  • Visitor IDs

Launch Your ID Card Printer — Quickly, Simply and Affordably

The Datacard® SD160™ card printer delivers the perfect mix of affordability, security and simplicity to get your ID card issuance program started. An extension of our proven Datacard® SD Series, this economical ID card printer provides the right combination of technologies you need to efficiently print high-quality cards for less. Featuring rewritable printing, inline magnetic stripe encoding, a unique ultraviolet (UV) printing security feature and intuitive operation, the versatile SD160 card printer empowers you to meet a wide range of ID issuance applications requirements — while protecting your bottom line.

Affordable cost, long-term value. The smart choice for producing a wide variety of high quality photo ID cards or badges at a lower cost-per-card, this unique, economical system can be scaled up as your needs and requirements grow.

Proven reliability. Our enhanced technology platform offers absolute dependability, backed by our 24-month warranty. Print and personalize outstanding color and monochrome cards with high-quality, full-color or single-color photos, graphics and text.

Ultimate versatility and flexibility. The SD160 card printer offers full-color, monochrome or rewritable printing with single-pass efficiency — plus inline encoding. You can encode magnetic stripes for physical or logical access control and machine readable authentication, as well as rewrite cards instantly, without the time and cost of reissuance.

Economical Security. Unlike comparably priced card printers, this system includes a UV ink option that prints an invisible layer of covert security. Add more layers of security by printing logos, graphics, photos, signature and other information to protect your people, places and processes.



  • One-sided (simplex) card printing
  • Color, monochrome and rewritable printing
  • Reloadable supply cartridges with drop-in cleaning roller
  • Automatic 100-card input hopper and 25-card ouput hopper standard with optional 200-card input hopper and 100-card output hopper
  • SDK support for third-party application development
  • Intuitive LCD panel with soft-touch controls
  • Optional magnetic stripe encoding
  • Standard USB connectivity
  • Low-yield print ribbons: YMCKT, 250 image; ymcKT, 650 image; UV ribbon option: YMCKFT, 300 image

Print Full SD160 DataCard ID Card Printer Specification Sheet Here



SD160 Printer Driver – Datacard XPS Card Printer Driver v7.6

SD160 Firmware

How To Videos

SD160 and SD260 Card Printers: Fixing a Broken Ribbon


SD and CD Series Card Printers: Installing the Printer Driver


SD160 and SD260 Card Printers: Loading Cards Into the Printer


SD160 and SD260 Card Printer: Loading the Printer Ribbon and Cleaning Sleeve


SD160 and SD260 Card Printers: Powering on the Printer


SD160 and SD260 Card Printers: Removing a Card Jam


SD160 and SD260 Card Printer: Running the Cleaning Card Video


Case Study


For nearly 30 years, DED Limited, based in the South East of England, has been a leading designer, manufacturer and distributer of ID card printers. With an emphasis on quality, this highly valued Entrust Datacard partner acquires at least one new customer per day — often through recommendations from its portfolio of extremely satisfied customers.

CHALLENGE: Severn Area Rescue Association (SARA) needed to produce IDs for its volunteers but couldn’t justify using funds donated for life-saving missions to purchase an ID card printer.

SOLUTION: DED Limited — with the support of Entrust Datacard — donated a Datacard® SD160™ card printer so SARA volunteers could produce high quality ID cards in-house.

RESULT: SARA volunteers now save time by issuing ID cards to new volunteers upon joining the organization.

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SD160 Promotion 2018




SD160 Data Sheet

SD160 Specifications