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Enhance Your Student Experience with
Innovative Student ID Card Solutions

Technology is transforming how students and colleges utilize student IDs. Entrust Datacard™ provides secure and innovative ID card solutions to create exceptional student experiences that meet the unique needs of both Generation Z students and school administrators.

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University ID Software Solution Guide
Learn more about our software solutions for Higher Education.

Create a School ID Card Program that
Appeals to a New Generation of Students

Generation Z students are tech-savvy, social multitaskers with short attention spans and high expectations. They’ve grown up in a world where they rate everything from online purchases to phone apps. You need to adapt your campus ID programs to ensure your university or college IDs appeal to students who value:

  • Mobile connectivity and multi-tasking
  • Authenticity and genuine experiences
  • Creativity, individuality and self-expression
  • Technology, apps, and social media

Learn more about connecting to and communicating with Generation Z.

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Empowering Card Program Administrators
With Flexible Student ID Card Printer Technologies

Card administrators need to a provide best-in-class college ID card experience for students and faculty. They also need to support a university’s strategic objectives – such as re-branding initiatives – while working under tight budget constraints. We can guide you through the process of choosing the right student ID card printer technology for your needs, including:

  • “One Card” solutions using
    mag stripe or contactless cards
  • Distributed issuance and
    printing for streamlined
    student orientation
  • High quality branding and printing flexibility
  • Secure ID solutions and access control
  • Budget management

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Find out how we can help you address your card administration challenges.

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One Card Enablement –
The Key to Great Student Experiences

Meet and exceed the high expectations of Gen Z students with contactless One Card solutions that provide access to the dorms, library, fitness center, cafeteria, book store, campus events and more. Issue ID cards with smart chips, magnetic stripes or radio frequency that can be programmed and used to pay for meals, do laundry and enter secure facilities.

Create A True One-Card Experience for University Life

Learn how a personalized ID card can impact the student experience on campus.

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Use as payment for meal plans, cafeterias and coffee shops.

Access sporting events, plays, concerts and other campus activities.

Enter dorms, classrooms and other secure facilities.

Use for conducting laundry and vending machine transactions.

Access benefits in libraries, copy centers, computer labs and more.

Confirm identity for online or in-person class registration.

Capitalize on student and staff discounts offered by local merchants.

Integrate your school ID with local transit companies to create added value.

Implementing One Card Solutions on Your Campus

Find out how we can help integrate One Card solutions on your campus.

Distributed Enrollment and Issuance of Photo ID Cards
for a Streamlined Orientation

Simplifying the issuance process and making it highly personalized are key to a best-in-class student ID card program. Our server-based software lets you capture student photos and demographic data anywhere on campus. It also allows you to print at multiple locations or batch print IDs at your convenience. This helps streamline the entire photo ID card process – and students will love that there are no long lines on orientation day.

Is distributed enrollment and issuance a better, more efficient option?

Learn how new technology and deployment options can energize your campus ID card program.

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High-Quality Branding and Unmatched ID Card Printing Flexibility

The flexibility of our card design software makes it easy to customize IDs for each student while maintaining your school’s brand guidelines. Our advanced card printing technologies allow you to deploy smart cards, RF cards, magnetic stripes and other machine-readable technologies, providing seamless integration with access control systems across your campus.

  • Create highly customizable ID cards that comply with your school’s branding standards.
  • Provide Gen Z students with ID cards that reflect their individuality.
  • Reinforce your brand image with vibrant color and precision print quality.
  • Save on ID issuance costs by producing long-lasting ID cards on demand from blank card stock.
  • Issue technology-rich cards that integrate seamlessly with access controls and other systems on your campus.

Creating a Five-Star Experience for
Card Administrators

Entrust Datacard has more than 40 years of experience working with university card program administrators to develop innovative education ID solutions. We offer a range of student ID card printers to meet your specific cost, functionality and aesthetic goals, including highly reliable print engines that deliver best-in-class card quality and long-term reliability.

Understanding the Student Journey

See how a personalized campus ID card can help create a 5-star experience for students.

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Cost-Saving Modularity

The modular design of our software and printers allows you to add new features quickly and affordably — and protect your investment.

Tactile Images

Add innovative branding and enhanced security to your ID cards with our exclusive tactile impression feature.

Rapid Replacement

An available program ensures that your ID card operations remain productive — even if one of your printers requires service.

System-Matched Supplies

Easy-to-order printer supplies — including ribbons and holographic overlays — are designed to extend card life and reduce reissuance costs.

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Support Your System

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For immediate assistance Entrust Datacard has Customer Care Centers that are available to serve customers in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific regions.



ID Card Printers (7)

CR805 Retransfer ID Card Printer

The Entrust Datacard™ CR805™ Retransfer Card Printer delivers vivid color and images with the flexibility and features companies need to issue ID cards.

CD800 Series ID Card Printer

Maximize productivity and increase ID card issuance efficiency with the industry-leading features of the Datacard® CD800™ card printer.

CD800 ID Card Printer with Lamination

Create longer-lasting ID cards that better resist forgery and alteration with the Datacard® CD800™ laminating ID card printer with inline lamination module

SD160 Plastic ID Card Printer

The Datacard® SD160TM card printer offers direct-to-card (DTC) printing technologies to produce attractive cards with high-quality color photos.

SD260 Plastic ID Card Printer

A best-in-class card printer, the SD260 saves time and increases workday efficiency for many ID card issuance and badging applications.

SD360 Automatic Dual Sided ID Card Printer

Bring even more value to your desktop with the Datacard® SD360™ card printer and issue two-sided ID cards and badges with this best-in-class card printer.

SD460 Smart Card Printer, Encoder and Laminator

An all-in-one printer, encoder & laminator, the Datacard® SD460™ card printer adds unique personalization features and secure overlays to help resist fraud.

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Entrust Datacard™ TruCredential Software is a flexible solution that integrates with existing databases to provide an easy-to-use card design, issuance and management system.

Adaptive Issuance Remote Monitoring and Management Software

Datacard® Adaptive Issuance™ Remote Monitoring and Management software brings automated data-gathering and powerful insights to your fleet of devices.