Datacard announces SD360 desktop card printer

MINNETONKA, MINN — March 1, 2011 — Datacard Group, the world leader in secure ID and card personalization solutions, today announced the launch of the Datacard SD360 desktop card printer for two-sided card printing.

"We’re especially proud to release the SD360 printer and expand the SD Series as a sign of our commitment to innovation," said Russell St. John, senior vice president of global marketing for Datacard Group. "Our fundamental goal of solving customer concerns really becomes evident in the SD Series card printers. We have worked diligently to elevate our own standards, as well as the industry’s, by setting benchmarks in unmatched speed, quality and performance."

The SD360 card printer offers automatic two-sided printing capabilities for more efficient ID card issuance. It is the second in the SD Series, which started with the launch of the SD260 one-sided card printer this past fall.

The SD Series offers technology exclusive to Datacard Group, such as TrueMatch color matching for unparalleled color reproduction and more vibrant images as well as TruePick anti-jam card handling for more reliable operation.

The SD Series card printers set new standards for environmentally conscious printing. They are both ENERGY STAR qualified printers, use Earth-friendly biodegradable supply cores and feature recyclable packaging and a power-down button for increased energy efficiency.

"We looked for ways that the SD Series card printers could benefit customers, starting with higher productivity," said Kathleen Phillips, head of desktop personalization systems for Datacard Group. "From there, we developed anti-jamming technology, faster two-sided printing and user-friendly operation - all with the goal of bringing more productive card printing to our customers."

"The SD360 card printer shows growth for the desktop business at Datacard Group while strengthening our 40-year commitment to customer-centricity," Phillips continued.

The SD360 card printer is available for purchase beginning today, March 1, 2011.