Datacard Group, Minnetonka, Minn., launched the Datacard® SD360™ two-sided card printer to help primary and secondary schools improve ID card issuance programs. 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.