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Datacard CD800 printer

Exceptional Enterprise-Class Card Issuance

Datacard CD800 Series
Card Printers

With industry-leading speed, print quality and reliable performance, the Datacard® CD800 series of printers provide exceptional, enterprise-class card issuance. Packed with industry-leading innovations and field upgradable, the CD800 printers (simplex, duplex, and inline lamination) offer outstanding speed, print quality, modularity, flexibility and reliable performance that make them the best value on the market.

The CD800 offers a high resolution print mode with up to 300 x 1200 dpi to give you sharper text, 2D bar codes and complex characters. The laminating module comes with the option of an industry-first tactile impression unit that makes cards more secure by physically altering the card and overlay. The laminator also comes with a debow feature and an optional bar code reader for serialized laminates.

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Advance to the Next Level of Security
CD800 CLM Laminating Printer

Datacard CD800 CLM Laminating Printer

Organizations including government agencies, corporations and education establishments face serious and escalating security threats. Issuers need next-level strategies and technology to: help prevent ID card counterfeiting and fraud, to better protect their people and facilities, and to meet demands for faster service. The Datacard® CD800™ card printer with inline lamination module directly addresses these needs with features that include: high-performance overlays, a unique tactile impression, a bar code reader and a card debow feature.

This all-in-one printer, encoder and laminator delivers everything you need to integrate the science of security and durability to your ID card issuance program.

Laminator options include:

  • Single- or dual-sided lamination
  • Tactile impression unit
  • Bar code reader to read serialized laminates
  • Kensington security lock to protect the printer, card stock and supplies

Laminator Features

Tactile Impression Feature
An optional tactile impression personalization feature creates an impression on the card and physically alters the substrate and overlay to help prevent counterfeiting. Choose from a set of standard designs or create a custom one specific to your organization, elevating security and your brand. More info

Supply Options Offer Added Security & Durability
Revolutionary new supplies include Datacard® DuraShield™ clear and holographic overlays that offer a mix of security, durability and affordability. These overlays take security and durability to new levels by providing full edge-to-edge coverage that’s virtually impossible to remove intact. Datacard DuraGard® laminates (0.5 and 1.0 mil) meet the highest industry durability standards and prolong the life of high-use cards that are costly to re-issue. Use serialized laminates with a unique identifier number pre-printed on the overlay that can be read by an inline bar code reader to provide an audit trail and validate the secure overlay.

Issue Cards Fast
Print, laminate and impress a tactile feature on up to 210 cards per hour. Designed using best practices, the CD800 card printer is highly efficient, reliable and engineered to meet industry standards.

Modularity Between the Printer and Laminator
The modular compatibility of the CD800 dual-sided printer and the CLM inline laminator allow customers to initially purchase the CD800 printer and add the laminator at a later time.

CD800 Single-Sided and Dual-Sided Printers

Standard features include:

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  • Ethernet and USB connectivity
  • Enhanced print resolution modes resolutions up to 300 × 1200 dpi
  • Industry-leading print speeds
  • TruePick®card handling for reliable performance
  • Browser-based printer managerIT administrators can work remotely to manage and diagnose the printer
  • Modular design with field-upgradeable options offer flexibility

CD800 Printer options include:

  • Magnetic stripe encoder
  • Six-compartment multi-hopper input (see below)
    six 100-card hoppers for a 600-card total capacity
  • Smart card personalization
  • Open card
  • Extended 100-card output hopper (available for single-hopper)
  • Extended 200-card input hopper (available for single-hopper)
  • Kensington security lock

CD800 Highlighted Features

Industry-Leading Print Speeds
The CD800 printer dramatically improve your card issuance throughput with printing speeds that rival the fastest card printers in its class. The CD800 prints up to 220 color cards/hour (one-sided), 165 cards/hour (two-sided) and up to 1,000 monochrome cards/hour.

Industry-Leading Image Quality
Reproduce intricate graphics such as state seals and school emblems with the enhanced print modes (300 × 600 dpi for color printing). Resolutions up to 300 × 1200 dpi—an industry first—mean that fine text (6-point), 2D bar codes and complex two-byte character sets print sharp, legible and bleed-free. Exclusive TrueMatchprinting technology delivers vibrant colors that more closely match the colors on your screen.

Reliable Operation with Anti-Jam Card Handling
The CD800 printer features an all-new, card picking design, TruePick technology, to help ensure reliable card picking. This industry-exclusive card handling technology virtually eliminates jams by accurately picking cards, standard or thin, with no adjustments.

Convenient, Browser-Based Printer Manager
The browser-based Printer Manager allows users to check printer status and control printer settings, all in a single interface. Simply enter the printer Internet IP address in your web browser, and the Printer Manager provides a single source of easy access to review and update settings, run a cleaning cycle or check supplies status.

Easy Operation
The ergonomically designed reloadable supply cartridgewhich includes both the printer ribbon and cleaning rollerloads easily into the top of the printer. Intuitive icons and messages on the soft-touch LCD control panel guide you through printer operation, so you're never wondering what to do next.

CD800 with Six Compartment Multi-Hopper

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