The Datacard 506346-022 CD800 card printer efficiently produces great-looking ID cards in less time than any other comparable desktop printer. It’s engineered and built to handle the higher volumes and technical requirements of state and local government, corporate and educational card issuance. When your application demands speed, performance and reliability in a compact and efficient unit, the CD800 card printer is the ideal choice.
Direct to Card Printing Technology
This ID card printer utilizes “direct-to-card” printing technology, which diffuses ink (in the form of a ribbon) directly to a blank PVC or Composite card material. The technology is literally named to describe the one step process in which the print head heats up then comes in direct contact with the ribbon and blank card substrate Direct to card printers and their simple printing process improve efficiency, and are ideal for high volume printing requirements. Card printing that utilizes direct contact with a fixed printhead results in “edge to edge” printing, which leaves a small unprinted border around the perimeter of the card.
This ID card printer prints with a resolution of 300 dpi (dots per inch) or 11.8 dpm (dots per millimeter).
Single Sided ID Card Printing
This ID card printer can print on only one side of a PVC or Composite card.
This ID card printer is also with a contact station, allowing you to read and encode a card with an embedded contact chip.