CD820 Financial Card Printing System

Issue flat financial cards securely and on demand

Issue flat financial cards the way your customers want – securely and on-demand. The Datacard® CD820™ instant issuance system offers tough security and versatile printing and encoding options. When combined with CardWizard® software, it can help support an instant issuance program that will capture more business, improve card activation rates and reduce issuance costs.

  • Impress customers by providing an activated card in a matter of minutes.
  • Meet VISA and MasterCard instant issuance security guidelines.
  • Increase activation rates, card usage and other revenue-driving metrics.
  • Transition to a smart card program seamlessly..

Helpful Resources

Contact Sales navigate_next
description Sales Contact Form

1-888-690-2424 Live agents available 8am - 6pm EST Monday - Friday

Financial Card Printer Supplies navigate_next

Purchase financial card printer and embosser supplies and parts in our newly redesigned online store.

Contact Support navigate_next

Global support contact information for all products and services organized by country.

Printer Support navigate_next

Find downloadable resources you need to support your Entrust Datacard card printer.

Videos navigate_next

View videos related to your Entrust Datacard product, including educational and how-to videos. 

Documentation navigate_next

Want to learn more about your Entrust Datacard product?  Here you’ll find brochures, data sheets, white papers and more that provide you the information you need.

Make an Instant Impact, Drive Revenue

Increase customer loyalty, improve card activation rates and create cross-selling opportunities.

Measurable Benefits

world icon

Instant Purchasing Power

Give your customers truly instant purchasing power. Issue instantly-activated, PIN-protected, ready-to-use debit and credit cards when you combine the CD820 system with Datacard® CardWizard® issuance software. More than 7,500 financial and retail locations worldwide trust CardWizard software for their instant issuance programs.

blue card icon

Versatile Printing and Flexible Configurations

Personalize pre-printed cards with standard monochrome printing, or impress customers with high-quality, edge-to-edge custom photos and graphics. Print direct-to-card, edge-to-edge on one side (simplex) or both (duplex) with Datacard® TruMatch™ printing technology. Securely encode magnetic stripes and/or contact and contactless smart cards. Get additional capacity and flexibility with an optional 6-compartment input hopper.

purple shield icon

Strong Program Security

Reduce the risk of fraud with user-selectable encoding and built-in card auditing features. Protect magnetic stripe data from unauthorized interception during network transmission with triple DES or AES-128 encryption. Secure your printer and supplies with a hardware lock suite.

Launch your Instant Issuance program with the right mix of affordability, security and simplicity. See how Entrust Datacard can help.

Technical Support

Support Your System

Get downloads, documentation and support for your On-Demand Card Issuance products:

Need More Help?

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

  • Print technology
    • Direct-to-card dye-sublimation/resin thermal transfer
  • 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 and graphics printing 300 x 1200 dots per inch - enhanced text printing (currently not supported by CardWizard issuance software)
  • Print speed
    • Up to 195 cards/hour – single sided YMCKT printing
    • Up to 133 cards/hour – two sided YMCKT-KT printing
    • Up to 371 cards/hour – monochrome, two sided printing (black HQ)
  • Card capacity
    • Card input hopper capacity – 100 (up to 200)
    • Card output hopper capacity – 100
    • Reject hopper capacity – 10
  • Physical dimensions
    • Single hopper system: 8.8" x 21.2" x 8.8" (22.4 x 53.8 x 22.4 cm)
    • Six-compartment multi-hopper system: 16.5 x 27.5 x 14.5 (41.9 x 69.9 x 36.8)
  • Weight
    • Single hopper system: 12 lbs
    • Six-compartment multi-hopper system: 33 lbs
  • Operating system support for printer driver
    • Windows® 8 and 7 (32/64 bit), XP SP3 (32 bit), Windows Server 2012 (64 bit), 2008 (64 bit), 2003 (32 bit)
  • Warranties
    • 36-month standard depot warranty