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SD260 Card Printer

The Datacard SD260 Membership ID Card Printer provides unrivalled print quality, reliability and performance. Designed as the workhorse, the SD260 is built to integrate effortlessly and produce single sided photo quality prints in any environment.

  • Tried and tested reliability with fast print speed
  • Perfect for advanced networking and inline card encoding requirements
  • Security – Detailed Logos, graphics, signatures and UV layers provide covert security

Our SD260 Datacard Membership ID Card Printers are currently used by first time printing sites, businesses with network printing requirements, simplex printing with magnetic Stripe or Smart Card solutions and many other establishments through out Australia for many years.

Businesses in Australia choose us as their preferred Membership ID Card printer supplier because we provide unparallel reliability and performance from an affordable and complete solution, network capable printers with advanced Mag stripe and Smart Card encoding available, and we are Australia’s only official distribution partner for Datacard products.

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


The SD260™ card printer delivers outstanding print quality, reliability, easy operation and efficiency in a small footprint. SD Series printers outperform in their categories so you can do the same in yours. Whether you need a more secure workplace or a convenient solution for customer, student or staff identification, SD series card printers are 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

The Best Card Issuance Value On Anyone’s Desktop

The Datacard® SD260™ one-sided card printer is packed with industry-leading innovations that make desktop ID card printing simple and economical. As part of the SD Series 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 competitive features and price, SD Series printers are a great value.

Superior speed and productivity. Print more cards in less time. SD Series printers are significantly faster than any other desktop card printers in their class. And TruePick™ antijam 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 help you integrate SD Series printers into third-party applications as well as existing systems.



  • Direct-to-card dye-sublimation/resin thermal transfer
  • One-sided, edge-to-edge printing; manual two-sided printing
  • Full-color and monochrome printing
  • Alphanumeric text, logos and digitized signatures; 1D/2D bar code images
  • Printer pooling/sharing
  • UV Printing
  • Rewrite Capability

Print Full SD260 DataCard Membership ID Card Printer Specification Sheet Here



SD260 Printer Driver – Datacard XPS Card Printer Driver v7.6

SD260 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

PARTNER PROFILE — Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)

Printer of accreditation and ID badges at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.

CHALLENGE: Issuing thousands of cards per year for Lord’s Cricket Ground, MCC needed to update its card printing technology to increase productivity and produce higher quality cards.

SOLUTION: Working with U.K.-based technology supplier Bannerbridge Plc., Datacard Group deployed Datacard® SD260™ card printers to MCC.

RESULT: MCC is now issuing higher quality ID cards faster than ever before.

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SD260 Data Sheet

SD260 Specifications