Limited Edition Pink Datacard® SD260™ Card Printer
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The Datacard XPS Card Printer Driver uses Microsoft XPS print technology to support card production on the SD, CD and CE series systems. The following Operating Systems (latest service pack recommended) are supported with the XPS Card Printer Driver v4.1
- Windows 8, 32 and 64-bit
- Windows 7, 32 and 64-bit
- Windows XP with SP3, 32-Bit
- Windows 2003 R2 Server, 32-bit
- Windows 2008 Server 64-bit
- Windows 2008 R2 Server, 64-bit
- Windows 2012 R2 Server, 64-bit
Documentation describing the installation and use of the printer and driver can be downloaded from the Documentation tab above.
To achieve the best possible results from the driver, you must update your printer’s firmware to version D220.127.116.11 (for the D2 firmware series). The latest firmware is located under the Firmware link above or on the Firmware tab below.
This version of firmware includes improved monochrome printing of small fonts, bar codes, and images. The instructions for updating firmware are included in this download. Please read and understand all instructions before upgrading the printer’s firmware.
To achieve the best possible results of the features in version 2.1 of the XPS Card Printer Driver, this firmware file must be downloaded and installed.
This manual provides user information for the SD and CD Series 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.
SD/CD Quick Install Guide (527247-001) Rev. B
SD/CD Installation and Administrators Guide (527249-001) Rev. B
The Card Printer Driver uses Microsoft XPS print technology to support printing from currently available applications. It also supports applications developed using Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008 operating systems.
- About the Printer Driver
- XPS Driver Installation
- Driver Management Tasks
- Card Design Tasks
- Troubleshooting Library
The Application Programming Interface (API) built into the XPS Card Printer Windows driver (referred to as “the driver”) provides two means for your application to control card personalization operations using the driver. Both use built-in Windows operating system interfaces.
- One means of control is the use of the driver Print Ticket. Print Ticket is a required feature of any driver using the XML Paper Specification (XPS) print driver architecture introduced with Windows Vista (and available on Windows XP when the XPS Essentials Pack is installed). Through the Print Ticket, your application can override the driver’s printing preferences on a job-by-job basis.
- The other means of control is the use of the Windows IBiDiSpl interface. The IBiDiSpl interface is the Microsoft preferred API for printer control. Using the IBiDiSpl interface, your application places the driver in “interactive mode” where the application has fine-grained job control and can access data on the card during the card personalization process.