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Datacard SD460 ID Card Printer with Laminator & Tactile Impressor

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Efficient single-pass printing for high-quality laminated cards with secure tactile impression

  • Dual-sided, dye sublimation printer
  • Quick print speeds – print full-color dual-sided, laminated, tactile dye impressed cards in 24 seconds
  • 100 card input hopper, 100 card output hopper
  • Single or dual-sided lamination options
  • Upgrade options: Magnetic stripe encoding
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MSRP: $7,208.99
Price: $4,798

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  • Dual-sided, dye sublimation printer
  • Quick print speeds – print full-color dual-sided, laminated, tactile dye impressed cards in 24 seconds
  • 100 card input hopper, 100 card output hopper
  • Single or dual-sided lamination options
  • Upgrade options: Magnetic stripe encoding
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Datacard SD460 Overview

  • Printing Capability: Dual-sided
  • Print Technology: Dye sublimation
  • Print Speed: Full color dual-sided, laminated, tactile die impressed cards in 24 seconds
  • Input/Output Hopper: 100/100
  • Warranty: 30 months (2.5 years)

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.

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.

Printer Options & Upgrades

The SD460 comes with these printer upgrades:

  • Dual-sided lamination
  • Magnetic stripe encoding

SD460 Printer Warranty

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

Everything You Need in One Box

ID card printer, software, ribbon, cards, camera and a cleaning kit

All of our complete ID card systems come with the printer, software, and supplies you need to successfully start an ID card program right out of the box.

AlphaCard ID Suite Software

With AlphaCard ID Suite you can design, print, and manage ID cards and badges for any professional application. From basic photo IDs to multifunctional ID badges, you can do it all with AlphaCard ID Suite

Software Features:
  • Customizable record layouts for easy navigation
  • Advanced card design tools
  • Built-in database & options to import a database
  • Encode barcodes, magnetic stripe cards & more
Technical Specs

Datacard SD460 with Laminator & Tactile Impressor

Compare the Datacard SD460 with Laminator & Tactile Impressor to other printers using the Printer Comparison Tool.

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Dual-Sided Printer
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Single-Sided Printer
Dual-Sided Printer
Printer Coverage
2.5 years (30 months)
Loaner Coverage
Printhead Coverage
2.5 years (30 months)
Print Technology
Dye Sublimation
Re-Writable Printing
Card Capacity
Input Hopper
Output Hopper
Single Feed Mode
Print Speed
Full Color
30 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
Contact Card
Contactless Card
HID Prox
Magnetic Stripe
Available Factory Options
Hopper Upgrades
Printer Lock
Available Field Upgrades
Hopper Upgrades
Printer Lock
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
Lamination station 1, 2 and impressor: 26.6 in. x 10.6 in. x 20.2 in. (675 mm x 270 mm x 513 mm)
37 lbs
Available MPNs
Customize System
Customize System
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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 with Tactile Impressor
This printer comes with a built-in lamination module, available in both single and dual-sided with tactile impressor, to help protect your cards and extend their lifespan. Choose either single-sided lamination or dual-sided lamination. Please note: The SD460 Printer System requires both the Printer and the Lamination Module.
* = Required Option
Datacard Tactile Impression Die
Datacard's unique Tactile Impression Die allows you to physically imprint a design into your cards for added security. Select one of the pre-set designs below, or select a custom tactile impression die to create your own.
* = Required Option
Datacard SD460 Tactile Impression Location
In addition to choose a tactile impression die, you need to select the track (location on the card). You can impress the design more than once per track, but must choose one of three locations.
  • 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)
* = Required Option
AlphaCard Price: $4,798

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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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