CR825 Instant Issuance System

The Ultimate Identity Platform

The Entrust Datacard™ CR825™ Retransfer Card Printer is the next generation of print on demand solutions. With brilliant color and great image quality, this new platform gives companies the flexibility and features they need to issue their ID cards– right from their desktop.


A stunning, high-end look for every card design – photo quality imagery and high resolution printing show off your brand to the world.

Improved security of schools, airports and other key facilities - pigment ink for lifelike skin tones and easier card-to-cardholder authentication. In addition, the system has enhanced security features to protect the integrity of your data.

Savings for your card program – long lasting images mean fewer card replacements and system modularity means you can add to the platform as card program needs change. Add new encoding options or lamination with ease.


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Entrust Datacard™ CR825™ Instant Issuance System

This instant issuance system turns blank white stock into highly customized, ready-to-use credit, debit and ATM cards instantly..

Measurable Benefits

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Brilliant looking cards to engage customers and promote your brand

The new CR825 Instant Issuance System uses pigment ink, which provides a wide color spectrum and brilliant looking color, sure to engage customers. Print from blank card stock and reduce costs associated with managing pre-printed card stock.

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High resolution printing for stunning resolution

Pigment ink combined with 600 dpi printing results in extremely high resolutions printing enabling great design elements and clear printing on back of card.

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Enhanced Security to ensure data integrity

A number or security features have been designed into the system to ensure the security of data and protect it from threats. These are standard in every printer.

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Durability options to meet your needs for card life

The new system has the ability to add an additional layer of retransfer film to the card, adding durability to extend the life of the card.

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Connectivity that is easy and scalable

The Entrust Datacard single wire solution is the easiest to deploy in the industry today, and provides a solution that is scalable from 1 to n locations, without limitations you traditionally see.

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Reliability to print cards when you need them

This platform was developed based on years of experience with desktop and central issuance development. We stand behind the quality and reliability of this printer, so you can be certain your print on demand solution is always available.

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CR825 Instant Issuance System Features and Specifications

Print technology Retransfer pigment ink
Print capabilities One- or two-sided printing
Over-the-edge, full-card printing
Full-color images
Print resolution 600 dots per inch (dpi)
Print speed Dual-sided (CMYKP-KPi): up to 60 cards per hour
Color modes True Color (ICC)
  • prints colors the image as defined in the card design
Legacy SR/CR
  • close match to the CR500 Instant Issuance System
  • printer colors with higher saturation and contrast
Card capacity Card thickness: 0.030 inches (0.76 mm) - ISO/CR-80
Input hopper: Single removable hopper - Capacity 125 cards
0.030 inches (0.76 mm) Output hopper: Normal 25 cards;
expandable kit to 125 cards
(Optional) Multi-Hopper: Six-compartment multi-hopper;
six 125-card hoppers; up to 750-card total capacity
Magnetic stripe encoding IAT/ISO magnetic stripe encoding
Optional JIS magnetic stripe encoding
HiCo/LoCo 1,2, and 3 track encoding
EMV Smart Card Encoding Ethernet and USB Single-wire connectivity Contact/Contactless read/write encoding
  • ISO7816 T=0 & T=1
  • ISO14443 A/B

ISO14443 A/B (contact/contactless EMV encoding)
Security features SSL and TLS 1.2 encryption supports Triple DES and AES-128
Electronic (through Datacard® CardWizard®) and mechanical
locks (meets VISA and MasterCard requirements)
Bolt-down provision for securing printer to work area
Kensington style lock compatible (lock sold separately)
Concealed output hopper
LCD display Displays printer status
Access to printer settings
Card debow feature
User-friendly operation Automatic card feed
Quick-change ribbon cassettes
Warranties 36-month system warranty

CR825 Instant Issuance Software Compatibility

Compatible with Datacard® CardWizard® instant issuance software

CR825 Instant Issuance Specifications

Physical dimensions L 21.4 in. x W 10.1 in. x H 15.6 in.
L 54.34 cm x W 25.53 cm x H 39.68 cm
Weight 28 lb. (12.7 kg); with options will vary
Connectivity Ethernet
IPv4 and IPV6
Card types accepted ISO/CR-80 size
3.370 in. x 2.125 in. (85.60 mm x 53.98 mm)
PVC, PET, PET-G, Polycarbonate
Operating environment 60˚ F to 95˚ F (15˚ C to 35˚ C)
20% to 80% non-condensing humidity
Storage environment 5˚ F to 131˚ F (-15˚ C to 55˚ C)
20% to 80%, non-condensing humidity
Electrical requirements
(dual voltage, autosensing)
100/120 V, 50/60 Hz
220/240 V, 50/60 Hz

CR825 Instant Issuance System Supplies

Color ribbons CMYKP-KPi 500 images
Clear retransfer film:
Two options:
1000 images (single-sided), 500 images (dual-sided)
1500 images (single-sided), 750 images (dual-sided)