New Datacard® SD360 Desktop Card Printer Improves School Productivity
Two-sided card printer will help streamline staff and student ID card issuance in primary and secondary schools.
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™ two-sided card printer to help primary and secondary schools improve staff and student ID card issuance programs.
“Schools that are looking to get more than student and staff ID cards from their current printer will benefit from the SD360 card printer,” said Russell St. John, senior vice president of global marketing for Datacard Group. “The reliable and easy-to-use SD360 printer will help users produce multi-purpose cards for their schools – simply and without hassle.”
The SD360 card printer’s new technology, faster print speeds and user-friendly interface are designed to help schools streamline their day-to-day operations and create safer environments. Exclusive features include Datacard® TruePick™ anti-jam card handling for reliable operation as well as TrueMatch™ color matching. When used with Datacard® Certified Supplies, TrueMatch color matching produces vibrant images and logos, as well as crisp, bleed-free bar codes and text. Users can also upgrade the SD360 printer with smart card and magnetic stripe encoding modules for more complex operations such as meal purchases and attendance tracking.
The SD360 card printer can help schools meet their environmental commitments through increased energy efficiency and eco-friendly features. The SD360 printer earned the ENERGY STAR® and sets new standards for environmentally conscious desktop printing by utilizing biodegradable ribbon supply cores and recyclable packaging.
“Schools require fast card printing, efficient operation and high print quality from their card printers, and that’s exactly what the SD360 printer delivers,” said Kathleen Phillips, head of desktop personalization systems for Datacard Group. “More and more schools rely on ID cards for access control and checkout automation along with their need for student and visitor identification.”
“Perhaps the most beneficial feature for schools is the SD360 card printer’s ability to help keep student registration lines short and ID operations moving smoothly through user-friendly, highly productive operation,” Phillips continued.
The SD360 card printer will be available for purchase beginning March 1, 2011.
Datacard Group is building on a 40-year heritage of innovation and customer success. Our portfolio of solutions, backed by expert service and support, enable card and secure ID programs for financial, government and other institutions worldwide. With an unmatched commitment to customer satisfaction, Datacard remains the industry’s best-selling brand of secure ID and card personalization solutions. www.datacard.com