Support for your SD160 Plastic ID Card Printer


Support solutions for the SD160 card printer featuring rewritable printing, inline magnetic stripe encoding, a unique ultraviolet (UV) printing security feature and intuitive operation, the SD160 card printer provides security and simplicity while protecting your bottom line. 

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InFocus Firmware Update, firmware versions D3.17.5 or D2.15.3 are now available

Updated 10/17/2017

This firmware is intended for all SD, CD and CE series card printers using the following versions of Windows: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit)

Begin your InFocus firmware upgrade now

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Developer Tools 

Datacard XPS Card Printer Driver v7.4 Software Developers Kit

Updated 10/01/2018

The Software Development Kit provides codes samples and documentation to software developers for developing Microsoft Windows applications that work with SD, CD, CE and CR series card printers and the version 7.4 XPS card printer driver. Samples are provided as source code and compiled binaries for Visual C++, Visual C#, Visual Basic, and java. Developers who need application control of printing preferences, application control of card movement, or require data from the card must use the SDK.

NOTE: The v7.4 SDK requires XPS Card Printer Driver v7.3 or later.

SD,CD, CR and CE Series Card Printers Windows Driver SDK Programmer's Reference Guide Rev E

Updated 10/28/2018

The Application Programming Interface (API) built into the XPS Card Printer Windows driver (referred to as “the driver” in the remainder of this Guide) provides two methods that your application can use to control card personalization operations through the driver. Both use builtin Windows operating system interfaces.

Design Software

TruCredential Suite Evaluation Software v7.5

Updated 7/24/2018

Download a complementary trial version of the next generation ID software.

Datacard® TruCredential Suite software offers all the tools you need to efficiently design, manage and deliver secure ID cards and credentials.

Offering a series of feature-rich editions and an enhanced web-based user experience, the TruCredential Suite leverages core technologies to meet a wide range of application requirements and credential types. Please take a moment to fill out the form below. Once completed, you will be able to download an evaluation copy of TruCredential Professional Edition software for yourself and see why this innovative identification software is essential for your identification program.

The TruCredential software has a 90 day expiration date.

Click here to download Evaluation software version 7.5

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User Guides

XPS Driver 7.4 Release Notes

Updated 9/24/2018

The release notes are for the Datacard XPS Card Printer Driver uses Microsoft XPS print technology to support card production using an SD160, SD260, SD260L, SD360, SD460, CD800, CL900, CD820, CE840 & CR805 systems.

SD160 & SD260 Series Printer Quick Install Guide

Updated 4/28/2017

Quick Install Guide for printers using the XPS Card Printer Driver.

SD160 & SD260 Installation and Administrators Guide

Updated 4/28/2017

SD160/SD260 Installation and Administrators Guide (527527-001) This manual contains system administrator information and can be useful when designing, setting up, or implementing a card design program. The guide contains advanced user information including how to use the Printer Manager’s advanced settings.

SD160 & SD260 Series Card Printer User Guide

Updated 4/28/2017

This manual provides user information for the SD160 and SD260 Card Printers. The manual includes: - An overview of printer components and options, and a description of the system label. - How to use the printer, including how to power the printer on and off, how to use the front panel and LCD menus, card processing basics, how to print a test card, and how to load and replace supplies. - How to perform routine maintenance and troubleshooting tasks

XPS Card Printer Driver Guide


The Card Printer Driver uses Microsoft XPS print technology to support printing from currently available applications. This chapter provides a task overview of what the Card Printer Driver does, and a description of the communication between the Card Printer Driver and the card printer.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 7, 32‐ and 64‐bit
  • Windows 8.1, 32‐ and 64‐bit
  • Windows Server 2003 R2, 32‐bit
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, 64‐bit
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

SD/CD/CE Series Card Printer XPS Plug-in Guide

Updated 3/06/2015

This Guide explains how to use Datacard® ID Works® Identification Software, Datacard® IDCentre™ Identification Software, or Datacard® WebID® Identity Information Software with Datacard SD, CD, and CE Series printers

SD Printer Repackaging for Shipment

Updated 3/06/2015

Repackaging Guide for SD Printers Rev B.