Datacard 280P

Issue high-quality credit and debit cards on demand with the Datacard® 280P card personalization system. This reliable system offers a range of personalization capabilities, making it ideal for issuing embossed credit, debit and ATM cards.

Deliver attractive, durable credit or debit cards instantly.
Improve productivity with fast performance.
Protect cards and data with security features.


High productivity

The 280P system enables on-demand issuance in a fast, single-pass operation with speeds up to 380 cards per hour. It also offers a variety of card input and output configurations to help optimize production workflow.

Flexible capabilities

Create credit and debit cards with embossed characters, smart card chips, logos, text and bar codes. You can start with high-quality embossing, then add indent printing, color topping or monochrome graphics printing capabilities as your needs change. Easy upgradeability also keeps the initial investment low.

Strong security

Protect credit cards and cardholder data with built-in security features. The 280P system traps used foil ribbons and rejected cards to keep account numbers safe. It also supports direct downloading of cardholder data, so you know how many cards are issued, who authorized and printed them, and who received them.

93-character embossing wheel
Automatic card feed with 200-card input
Dual operating mode (online or offline)
Error checking software with auto-recovery
RS-232 communications
2-line by 40-character message display
Nine stored formats
Two automatic card counters
Exception card capability
Password access
Security key-lock on system cabinet
Print drivers for Microsoft® Windows® 95, 98, NT® 4.0, 2000 Professional and XP operating systems


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Smart card personalization module
Magnetic stripe encoding module
Color topping module
Indent printing module
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327X or 5256 internal communication interface
Variety of card input/output configurations
User prompts in language of choice
Pop-up keyboard
Printer interface
Standard or CR-50 card capability
Security key-lock on input hopper and reject stacker