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Datacard SD460 ID Laminating Card System

#Datacard SD460 Laminating System

#Datacard SD460 Laminating System

Designed for medium to large organizations looking for high quality printing and durable, secure ID cards

  • System includes: Datacard SD460 printer, AlphaCard ID Suite Standard software, YMCK ribbon, lamination film, blank cards, cleaning kit, digital camera
  • Dual-sided, dye sublimation printer
  • Quick print speeds – print full-color, laminated cards in 19 seconds
  • 100 card input hopper, 100 card output hopper
  • Single or dual-sided lamination options
MSRP: $6,700
Starting Price: $4,298

You Save: $2,402 (36%)

As Configured: $4,298
  • System includes: Datacard SD460 printer, AlphaCard ID Suite Standard software, YMCK ribbon, lamination film, blank cards, cleaning kit, digital camera
  • Dual-sided, dye sublimation printer
  • Quick print speeds – print full-color, laminated cards in 19 seconds
  • 100 card input hopper, 100 card output hopper
  • Single or dual-sided lamination options
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#Datacard SD460 Laminating System

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The Datacard SD460 Dual-sided ID Card System with Lamination and Tactile Impression is a great solution for medium to large organizations looking for high quality printing and durable, visually secure ID cards.

Datacard SD460 ID Card Printer

A powerful and efficient dual-sided card printer with single or dual-sided lamination and a tactile impression, the Datacard SD460 ID card printer is perfectly designed for medium to large card programs that need to print batches of secure cards.

Datacard SD460 Key Features
  • Printing Capability: Dual-sided
  • Print Technology: Dye sublimation
  • Print Speed: Full color, dual-sided laminated cards in 19 seconds
  • Input/Output Hopper: 100/100
  • Warranty: 30 months (2.5 years)
Efficient ID Card Printing

With 100 card input and output hoppers the SD460 ID card printer can easily handle batches of cards – and its single-pass printing technology makes batch printing even faster and easier! Single-pass printing means the printer will print, encode, and laminate a card in a single pass (without flipping the card and running it through the printer a second time, increasing the time it takes to print a card).

This efficient printer design is important if your organization needs to print large numbers of cards in a short amount of time, such as at the start of the school year or for large events. The SD460 can print up to 200 single-sided, single-sided lamination cards per hour, or 175 dual-sided cards with lamination.

Secure Tactile Impression Printing

Datacard's unique patent-pending tactile impression creates card security you can see and feel. Using a tactile impression die, a design is physically impressed into your card. This makes it even hard to duplicate or tamper with the card – the impression is made over the lamination, so it will tear if someone tries to remove the lamination film.

The basic design options include an Education design, Medical design, Global design, Security design, and a Bank design. Or you can create a custom, unique design for your business for even greater security. This can include your logo, seal, or crest.

When choosing tactile impression, you'll need to make two choices – which die pattern you want, and the location on your card. You can impress the design more than once along the track, but must choose one:

  • Track 1: This track goes along the top of the card (horizontal)
  • Track 2: This track goes along the middle of the card (horizontal)
  • Track 3: This track goes along the lower half of the card (horizontal)

Please note that you should never use the tactile impression over a magnetic stripe, or smart card chip/antenna

Protect Your Cards with Lamination

The SD460 ID card printer comes standard with single-sided lamination, with an option for dual-sided lamination. An essential feature for making long-lasting cards, lamination works by applying a protective film (either clear or with a watermark-style designs) over the top of your printed card.

This clear film gives you several benefits – UV-blocking thick lamination film will protect your card design from fading quickly in sunlight; lamination will protect your card from day-to-day use, such as swiping cards in magnetic stripe readers, that may otherwise damage the card; and lamination makes it harder to tamper with a card.

SD460 Printer Warranty

The Datacard SD460 ID card printer comes with a 30 month (2.5 years) manufacturer warranty.

What’s Included:

  • Datacard SD460 ID card printer with Lamination & Tactile Impressor
  • AlphaCard ID Suite Standard software
  • Digital ID camera
  • YMCK ribbon - 500 prints
  • Lamination Film - 300 prints
  • 500 premium blank Composit cards
  • Cleaning kit
  • Printer power cord & USB cable
  • Lifetime AlphaCare support
  • Upgrade to TrueSupport service plan & receive*:
  • Loaner printer during TrueSupport coverage period
  • Phone-based technical support including remote assistance
  • Complimentary one hour of training annually
  • Complimentary cleaning kit and remote printer check-up provided annually
*Select printers receive 1 year TrueSuppoort FREE More details

Powerful AlphaCard ID Suite Card Design Software

Powerful AlphaCard ID Suite card design and database management software makes it easy to design and print your custom ID cards. It takes just minutes to design cards and badges with security features, cardholder photos, signatures, and encoded data. And with the option to use the built-in database or connect outside databases including Microsoft Excel and Access, you will always have easy access to cardholder information.

AlphaCard ID Suite v11 is now fully Windows 10 compatible and supported. As Microsoft releases ongoing Windows 10 updates, you can rest assured that users of AlphaCard ID Suite v11 will receive continuous support for this Windows 10 compatible software.

AlphaCard ID Suite Standard

With a wide range of capabilities, AlphaCard ID Suite Standard Edition makes it easy to produce professional ID cards with robust security features. AlphaCard ID Suite Standard also supports database connectivity for Microsoft Access, Excel, and Text DB. Design and production are simple with a step-by-step card design wizard. Photos can be captured using any TWIAN or WIA-compliant digital ID camera or device. Design elements such as text, graphics and logos, magnetic stripes and barcodes are easy to incorporate into the design.

New in AlphaCard ID Suite v11: Enhanced card design wizard, improved database functionality and connectivity, high resolution barcodes, and improved language options.

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Technical Specs

Datacard SD460 Duplex

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Printer Coverage
2.5 years (30 months)
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
Features Call if options aren't available online
Available Encoding Options
Magnetic Stripe
Available Factory Options
Available Field Upgrades
Visual Security Features
Printer Lock Options
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
Available MPNs
Customize System
Customize System
When you place an order with AlphaCard, you qualify for full, personal assistance to ensure that your ID card program reaches its full potential. This commitment to strong customer service and support is called AlphaCare. It's completely free and you'll only find it at AlphaCard.
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Choose from Additonal Versions of this System:

Datacard SD260 ID Card Printer

Datacard SD160 ID Card System

Customize your System Components

Datacard SD460 Duplex Printer
This printer can be upgraded with magnetic stripe encoding to hold cardholder data. If upgrading to magnetic stripe encoding, be sure to also select magnetic stripe cards. The SD460 Printer requires a Lamination Module. Please add both printer and lamination module to your shopping cart.
* = Required Option
Datacard SD460 Lamination Module Type
This printer comes with a built-in lamination module, available in both single and dual-sided, to help protect your cards and extend their lifespan. Choose either single-sided lamination or dual-sided lamination. The SD460 system requires both a Printer and Lamination Module, please make sure to add both to your cart.
* = Required Option
AlphaCard ID Software Version 11 - Standard
AlphaCard ID Suite Standard is the most popular edition, with flexible design & printing functionality. Upgrade to AlphaCard ID Suite Professional or Elite for advanced database connectivity, data capture, or smart card encoding. For more info, view the Software Selection Guide or call (800) 717-8080.
* = Required Option
Datacard SD460 Printer Ribbon w/ Cleaning Kit
For dual-sided printer that is full color on the front and back of the card, choose the YMCK ribbon. For dual-sided printing that is full color on the front and black only on the pack, choose the YMCK-K ribbon. All Datacard SD460 printer ribbons come with a cleaning kit
* = Required Option
Datacard Duragard 1 mil Holographic Laminates
Lamination protects your cards and extends their lifespans. Choose from full card lamination, or lamination specially designed for magnetic stripe cards. Then choose a clear lamination or a lamination with a holographic image. Finally, choose the lamination thickness.
* = Required Option
500 Blank Composite Cards
The composite cards included with this system better stand up to the heat of lamination or reverse transfer printing. If you are upgrading to the magnetic stripe encoding version of this printer, be sure to select magnetic stripe cards.
* = Required Option
ID Camera
System includes the Logitech C270 photo ID camera. Upgrade to the Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam for Mac OS compatibility.
* = Required Option
As Configured: $4,298

Select printers include one full year of TrueSupport for free!

Upgrade to TrueSupport for world class, full service technical support. You'll get direct access to our professionally trained technical support experts who have years of experience working with customers just like you. Whether you are setting up an ID card system for the first time, or you need help with troubleshooting, our friendly experts will get you on track quickly.


You can talk directly to our dedicated support team on the phone. On top of our complimentary lifetime email support (1-3 day turnaround) and 30-day setup over the phone, TrueSupport coverage plans will include troubleshooting and technical support via phone and hands-on help via remote desktop assistance during your subscription period from the best technical experts in the industry.


As a TrueSupport subscriber, you'll receive a complimentary cleaning kit and remote printer check-up annually through the duration of your subscription. Through these preventative services, potential future obstacles that could interrupt daily business operations can be avoided.


Within your TrueSupport coverage period, our technical support experts are standing by to offer remote phone support. If your ID card printer requires service, we'll provide a loaner machine to keep your business running while we repair your printer.


Get one hour of training every year to maximize every feature of your investment, or just brush-up on the basics. We want to help you do your job easier!


Options to extend your TrueSupport coverage are available. Call us now for pricing and enrollment (877) 907-9834.

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