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The Ultimate Identity Platform

The Entrust™ Artista CR805™ Retransfer Card Printer (formerly 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.

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Virtual Credential Builder

Explore the world of ID card security features with our free interactive tool that lets you create virtual IDs by adding and removing security features and other elements.

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High-End Look for Every Design

Show off your brand with photo-quality imagery and high resolution printing.

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Improved Security

Pigment ink for lifelike skin tones and easier card-to-cardholder authentication.

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Long-Term savings

Long lasting images mean fewer card replacements. System modularity reduces total replacement upgrades.

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Lasting Impressions

Pigment ink resists UV fading, resulting in longer lasting images and fewer card replacements.

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High Resolution Printing

600 dpi pigment ink printing enables the printing of small text, OCR codes, and 1D and 2D barcodes.

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Data Integrity

Integrated security features in every printer ensure data is protected from threats.

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Reliably Fast

Print up to 100 one-sided cards per hour or up to 55 two-sided cards per hour.

Tech Specs

Entrust Artista CR805 Retransfer Card Printer (formerly Entrust Datacard™ CR805™ Retransfer Card Printer)

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 110 cards per hour (cph)
    • Double-sided (CMYKP-KP) - up to 65 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 - prints color as close as possible to the SR200, SR300, and SR300e card printers

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

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

Primeless Color Panel Ribbons and Retransfer Film

  • CMYK: 1,000 images single-sided (500 dual-sided)
  • CMYK-K: 1,000 images dual-sided
  • Clear Retransfer Film: 1,000 images single-sided (500 dual-sided)

Color Ribbons with Primer Panel and Retransfer Film

Two options:

  • CMYKP-KPi: 500 images dual-sided
  • FCMYP-KPi: 750 images dual-sided
  • Clear Retransfer Film:
    • 1,500 images single-sided (750 dual-sided)
    • 1,000 images single-sided (500 dual-sided)

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