Datacard CD800

The Datacard CD800 card printer brings the New Look of Leadership to enterprise class desktop card printers, built for outstanding speed, printing quality, flexibility and reliable performance.

The Datacard® 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.

Print capabilities:

    • One-sided (simplex) or optional two-sided (duplex) edge-to-edge printing
    • Full-color and monochrome printing capability in the same printer Alphanumeric text, logos and digitized signatures; 1D/2D bar code images Printer pooling/sharing (available soon)

Print resolution:

    • Standard mode: 300 x 300 dots per inch; standard text, bar code and graphics printing
    • High-quality mode:300 x 600 dots per inch; enhanced text, bar code and graphics printing
    • 300 x 1200 dots per inch; enhanced text and bar code printing 256 shades per color panel

Print speed:

    • Full-color printing Up to 220 cards per hour printing cards on one side (YMCKT*)
    • Up to 165 cards per hour printing cards on two sides (YMCKT-K*)
    • Monochrome printing: Up to 1,000 cards per hour printing cards on one side (Black HQ*)

Card capacity Automatic feed:

    • 100-card input for 0.030 in. (0.76 mm) cards; 25-card output standard Front exception card slot
    • Separate reject location and holding tray (two-sided printer model only) Input hopper empty detection

Printer driver:

    • Adjustable color controls with image preview
    • Pre-set area to block printing on magnetic stripe, with escapes for custom areas
    • Utilizes Windows® XPS-based technology for high-fidelity printing
    • Secure disabling of card remake
    • Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows operating system printer driver
    • User interface languages available: English, Arabic, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Portuguese

CD800 Printer Field Upgradeable Options:

  • Magnetic stripe encoding ISO 7811 three-track option (high- and low-coercivity) JIS Type II single-track option
  • Support for standard and custom data formats
  • Smart card personalization Contact/contactless all-in-one reader iCLASS® by HID, read/write encoder Third-party OEM smart card option ready
  • Two-sided (duplex) printing Factory option or field upgradeable
  • Extended 100-card output hopper Extended 200-card input hopper Kensington® security lock for printer

Physical dimensions:

    • One-sided printing: L 17.4 in. x W 8.8 in. x H 8.8 in. (44.2 cm x 22.4 cm x 22.4 cm) Two-sided printing: L 21.2 in. x W 8.8 in. x H 8.8 in. (53.8 cm x 22.4 cm x 22.4 cm)


    • One-sided printing: 9.0 lbs (4.1 kg) (depending on options) Two-sided printing: 12.0 lbs (5.4 kg) (depending on options)


    • Bidirectional USB 2.0; Ethernet 10 Base-T/100-Base-TX (with activity light)

Plastic cards accepted:

    • ISO ID-1/CR-80 size cards: 3.370 in. x 2.125 in. (85.6 mm x 53.98 mm) PVC with glossy laminate surface
    • Select key fob cards (ISO ID-1/CR-80 size cards) Datacard®
    • StickiCard™ adhesive-backed plastic cards

Card thickness accepted:

  • 0.010 in. to 0.037 in. (0.254 mm to 0.939 mm)