Entrust Datacard CR805 Retransfer ID Card Printer

The Entrust Datacard™ CR805™ Retransfer Card Printer is the next generation of print on demand solutions. With brilliant color and great image quality, this new platform gives companies the flexibility and features they need to issue their ID cards– right from their desktop.

• Pigment ink for brilliant, long lasting images and designs.
• 600 dpi for high definition printing, and to print micro text, bar codes and other elements.
• Over-the-edge printing with retransfer technology to print on multiple card types including technology cards.
• Ability to apply two layers of retransfer film for additional card durability.
• Option for enhanced durability and security by adding an inline lamination module and optional tactile impression module.

A stunning, high-end look for every card design – photo quality imagery and high resolution printing show off your brand to the world.

Improved security of schools, airports and other key facilities – pigment ink for lifelike skin tones and easier card-to-cardholder authentication. In addition, the system has enhanced security features to protect the integrity of your data.

Savings for your card program – long lasting images mean fewer card replacements and system modularity means you can add to the platform as card program needs change. Add new encoding options or lamination with ease.

CR805 Printer Standard Features and Specifications

Print technology

  • Retransfer pigment ink

Print capabilities

  • Single or dual-sided, over-the-edge printing

Print resolution

  • 600 dots per inch (dpi)

Print speed

  • Full color printing
  • Single-sided (CMYKP) – up to 100 cards per hour (cph)
  • Double-sided (CMYKP-KP) – up to 66 cards per hour (cph)

Color modes

  • True Color (ICC) – prints color as close as possible to image as defined in the card design
  • Legacy SR/CR – Close match to the CR500 Instant Issuance System
  • Vivid – printer colors with higher saturation and contrast

Card capacity

  • Input hopper – 125 cards
  • Output hopper – 25 cards (Optional 125 card)
  • Card input size – 0.030 inches to 0.040 inches (0.76 mm to 1.01mm)

Operating environment

  • 60°F – 95°F (15°C – 35°C)

Physical dimensions

  • L 21.4 in. x W 10.1 in. x H 15.6 in.
  • L 54.34 cm x W 25.53 cm x H 39.68 cm


  • 28 lb. (12.7 kg); with options will vary


  • USB and Ethernet


  • Printer: 36 month standard warranty
  • Printhead: Limited lifetime warranty

CR805 Optional Features and Supplies

Magnetic stripe encoding

  • ISO/IAT Magnetic Stripe Encoding
  • JIs Magnetic Stripe Encoding

SmartCard encoding

  • Single wire – Contact ISO 7816 T=0, 1
  • Contactless ISO 14443 A/B Protocols, Mifare Protocols &FeliCa (DES & AES)
  • Loosely Couple – Contact ISO 7816 T=0, 1
  • Contactless ISO 14443 A/B Protocols, Mifare Protocols &FeliCa
    • HID iCLASS, Read/write or read-only encoder
    • PC Prox

Color ribbons

  • CMYKP: 1000 images (single-sided); 500 images (dual-sided)
  • CMYKP-KP: 750 images
  • CMYP-KPi: 750 images
  • CMYKP-KPi: 500 images
  • FCMYP-KP: 750 images

Clear retransfer film

  • 1000 images (single-sided), 500 images (dual-sided)
  • 1500 images (single-sided), 750 images (dual-sided)