Datacard CD820 Instant Issuance System


Issue flat financial cards the way your customers want – securely and on-demand. The Datacard® CD820™ instant issuance system offers tough security and versatile printing and encoding options. When combined with CardWizard® software, it can help support an instant issuance program that will capture more business, improve card activation rates and reduce issuance costs.
  • Impress customers by providing an activated card in a matter of minutes
  • Meet VISA and MasterCard instant issuance security guidelines
  • Increase activation rates, card usage and other revenue-driving metrics
  • Transition to a smart card program seamlessly  


Versatile printing and Flexible Configurations

  • Personalize pre-printed cards with standard monochrome printing, or impress customers with high-quality, edge-to-edge custom photos and graphics.
  • Print direct-to-card, edge-to-edge on one side (simplex) or both (duplex) with Datacard® TruMatch™ printing technology.
  • Securely encode magnetic stripes and/or contact and contactless smart cards.
  • Get additional capacity and flexibility with an optional 6-compartment input hopper.

Strong program security

  • Reduce the risk of fraud with user-selectable encoding and built-in card auditing features.
  • Protect magnetic stripe data from unauthorized interception during network transmission with triple DES or AES-128 encryption.
  • Secure your printer and supplies with a hardware lock suite.

Instant purchasing power

Give your customers truly instant purchasing power. Issue instantly-activated, PIN-protected, ready-to-use debit and credit cards when you combine the CD820 system with Datacard® CardWizard® issuance software.  More than 7,500 financial and retail locations worldwide trust CardWizard software for their instant issuance programs.


  • Print technology
    • Direct-to-card dye-sublimation/resin thermal transfer
  • Print resolution
    • Standard mode: 300 x 300 dots per inch - standard text, bar code and graphics printing
    • High-quality mode: 300 x 600 dots per inch - enhanced text and graphics printing 300 x 1200 dots per inch - enhanced text printing (currently not supported by CardWizard issuance software)
  • Print speed
    • Up to 195 cards/hour – single sided YMCKT printing
    • Up to 133 cards/hour – two sided YMCKT-KT printing
    • Up to 371 cards/hour – monochrome, two sided printing (black HQ)
  • Card capacity
    • Card input hopper capacity – 100 (up to 200)
    • Card output hopper capacity – 100
    • Reject hopper capacity – 10
  • Physical dimensions
    • Single hopper system: 8.8" x 21.2" x 8.8" (22.4 x 53.8 x 22.4 cm)
    • Six-compartment multi-hopper system: 16.5 x 27.5 x 14.5(41.9 x 69.9 x 36.8)
  • Weight
    • Single hopper system: 12 lbs
    • Six-compartment multi-hopper system: 33 lbs
  • Operating system support for printer driver
    • Windows® 8 and 7 (32/64 bit), XP SP3 (32 bit), Windows Server 2012 (64 bit), 2008 (64 bit), 2003 (32 bit)
  • Warranties
    • 24-month standard depot warranty 


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