Entrust Sigma DS3

Sigma The next generation of direct-to-card printing! 


The Entrust Sigma DS3 direct to card printer delivers instantly-issued ID cards at superior speeds that will increase productivity.  The secure architecture ensures data is safe with features like encryption technology, TPM Module, and Secure Boot​.  Features like inline magnetic stripe encoding, smart card encoding, UV ribbon, and luster color ribbon secure your cards while the intuitive printer dashboard enables printer management from a mobile phone.   The DS3 achieves simplicity and security not seen before in ID card printing.

• Simple: From issuing ID cards and mobile flashpasses to managing your printer, we made sure Sigma was the most user-friendly ID card issuance solution in the world

• Secure: Our industry-leading issuance security architecture will keep your cards and your customers’ data safe and secure each step of the issuance process

• Smart: Forward-thinking technology and scalability allow you to expand your ID card program as your needs evolve



The world’s most user-friendly ID card printer

• Intuitive printer dashboard lets you see printer status, order supplies, check cleaning status, update firmware, or contact help – all from your mobile device

• Seamless self-service lets you access how-to videos and other helpful resources by simply scanning a  QR code on the LCD display

• Variable LED light ring lets you incorporate brand colors or other customization into your ambient environment

• Pre-loaded ribbon cassettes make switching ribbons easy


Dye sublimation Print technology

Single- or dual-sided Print capabilities

300 dots per inch (dpi) (300 X 600, 300 X 1200) Print resolution

Print speed:

Single-sided color ribbon: up to 250 cards per hour (cph)

Double-sided color ribbon: up to 180 cards per hour (cph)

Card capacity:

Input hopper: 125 cards
Output hopper: 25 cards

Card sizes:
Thickness: 0.010 inches to 0.040 inches (0.25mm - 1.016mm)
Dimension: ID-1, CR-79

Operating environment:
Temperature: 60°F to 95°F (15°C to 35°C)
Humidity: 20-80% RH – non condensing

Physical dimensions:
L 17.4 in x W 8.9 in x H 9 in / 44.2 cm x 22.6 cm x 22.9 cm

12.1 lbs (5.49 kg); varies with options

USB, WIFI (optional) and Ethernet