Datacard - Supplies

Datacard® Certified Supplies

Proven Performance, Superior Quality and Exceptional Results

A critical element of all issuance programs is ensuring the right choice of supplies. Financial institutions, governments, retailers, schools and other issuers depend on high-quality supplies to deliver superior output and optimize system performance.

Datacard® Certified Supplies have personalized billions of credentials for our global markets. With over 40 years of experience and expertise, the Datacard brand has redefined expectations for cutting edge technology, quality and value for our customers. Through in-house development and extensive quality testing, we ensure Datacard Certified Supplies meet or exceed industry standards.



Color Photo Printer Ribbons

A full complement of color photo printer ribbons to meet the most demanding card issuance needs.


Graphics Monochrome Print Ribbons

Monochrome print ribbons incorporate high-yield thermal transfer technology to deliver outstanding results.


Durability Solutions

Extend the life of personalized cards and ID documents


Security Solutions

Security topcoats, laminates and passport overlays optimize security and tamper evidence


Topping Foils and Indent Ribbons

Datacard topping foils and indent ribbons are formulated for superior abrasion resistance and durability.


Cleaning Accessories

Our printer cleaning supplies are designed to meet the unique requirements of your Datacard system to optimize performance and keep it running at peak efficiency.


Card Delivery, Attaching and Fulfillment

Create ready-to-mail personalized packages inline with high quality toner cartridges, affixing stickers, labels and DOD ink.


Other Consumables

A full line of consumables is available to meet the most demanding card issuance needs.

Why Datacard?

Durability SolutionsThe Datacard Difference: Four Decades of Customer Success
Datacard® Certified Supplies have personalized billions of cards and passports worldwide. Every one represents over 40 years of experience and expertise. Precision engineering of systems and supplies is an integral part of our product development process. Through in-house development and extensive quality testing, we ensure Datacard Certified Supplies meet or exceed industry standards. Datacard’s large global distribution network provides rapid local delivery and on-site technical support in more than 120 countries.

Industry Leading Innovation
A new industry was created when Datacard Group introduced the world’s first card personalization and secure ID solutions. From then on, we have worked with world-leading manufacturers to develop advanced supplies technologies.

  • First card personalization supplies
  • First color photo ribbons for desktop printers
  • First truly system-matched ribbons
  • First Intelligent Supplies Technology
  • Hundreds of patents for systems and supplies

Advanced Research and Development
Within our state-of-the art in-house lab, our team of chemical and material engineers is dedicated to inventing and testing supplies technologies that redefine expectations for quality and value.

To earn the Datacard brand, supplies are evaluated and system-tested to measure performance and durability. We strive to provide our customers with the quality, consistency and value they expect.

Leading Industry Standards
Datacard works closely with industry associations to drive standards for security, durability, data management and the environment.

  • American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • Document Security Alliance (DSI)
  • Electronic Funds Transfer Association (EFTA)
  • EUROPAY International
  • Global Platform
  • International Card Manufacturers Association (ICAO)
  • Interpol
  • MasterCard
  • National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU)
  • VISA

Datacard Intelligent Supplies Technology™

Intelligent Supplies Making the Best Even Better
Datacard has developed exclusive Intelligent Supplies Technology™ to communicate directly with your Datacard system. This patented radio frequency (RF) technology is used to identify the supply item as a genuine Datacard® Certified Supply and enables unique features to optimize quality and performance, maximize productivity, extend system life and help lower your total cost-per-card.

Improve efficiency and reduce costs
Datacard Intelligent Supplies Technology™ enables important advantages:

  • Reduce cost - Systems automatically recognize ribbons by reducing and in some cases, eliminating the need to advance an entire set of panels when the supply is loaded or the system is reinitialized. This feature also engages built-in cost efficiencies by minimizing ribbon advance just enough to print images rather than the traditional full card length. This maximizes ribbon yield and reduces waste to provide you with lower cost-per-card.
  • Optimize Performance - Systems and supplies communicate and adjust automatically to ensure exceptional print performance and output quality.
  • Improve productivity - Our automated “low supply” alert allows you to prepare for supply changes and reduces downtime.
  • Increase operational efficiency - Automated supply verification ensures that the job and the supply item match and checks to make sure that adequate supply items are loaded so the job can be run without unnecessary interruption.