The Entrust Sigma DS3 direct-to-card printer is an outstanding combination of simplicity and security Cutting-edge features such as inline magnetic stripe encoding and smart card encoding secure your cards while the intuitive printer dashboard facilitates printer management from a mobile phone. The additional security features in the CLM provides an extra level of protection for ID Cards from tampering and counterfeiting. The lamination options for the Sigma DS3 CLM include UV Printing, Holographic Laminates and Luster Printing.

Why should you choose Entrust Sigma DS3?

  • Physical card security
  • Management of printer from a mobile device
  • Cloud delivery model for software
  • Physical and Digital issuance
  • Secure printing environment
  • High level of quality and reliability
  • An integrated solution incorporating hardware, software and supplies


  • Out of Box Experience
  • Printer Dashboard
  • Issuance Flexibility
  • Unmatched Security
  • Purposeful Design
  • Physical & Digital

Standard Features & Supplies

Print Technology: Dye sublimation
Print Capabilities: Single or dual-sided
Print Resolution: 300 dots per inch (dpi) (300 X 600, 300 X 1200)
Monochrome printing: Up to 1100 cards per hour single-sided

Print Speed:

Printer Only – Full color printing
Single-sided color ribbon – up to 250 cards per hour (cph)
Double-sided color ribbon – up to 180 cards per hour (cph)

Card Capacity:

Input hopper – up to 125 cards (up to 200 optional)
Output hopper – up to 25 cards (up to 100 optional)
Reject hopper – up to 10 cards

Card Sizes

Card input size:
Thickness – 0.010 inches to 0.040 inches
(0.25mm – 1.016mm)
Dimension – ID-1, CR-79, CR-80

Operating Environment

Temperature: 60°F to 95°F (15°C to 35°C)
Humidity: 20-80 % RH – non condensing

Physical Dimensions

L 17.4 in x W 8.9 in x H 9 in / 44.2 cm x 22.6 cm x 22.9 cm


12.1 lbs (5.49 kg); with options will vary


USB & Ethernet


36 Months Printer & Printhead Warranty

Optional Features & Supplies

Magnetic stripe encoding :

ISO 7811 three-track support (high- and low- coercivity)
JIS Type II Single-track option


Six-compartment multi-hopper
(Six 125-card hoppers, 750-card total capacity)


Wi-Fi types: 802.11g/n
Authentication modes: None, WPA2 Personal
Dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz

Smart Card Encoding

Single Wire or Loosely coupled
Contact smart card encoding: ISO 7816 T=0 (T=1),
Class A 5V (3V and 1.8V)
Contactless smart card encoding: ISO 14443 – A (B),
ISO 14443 – A (B), ISO 15693, MiFare Series, DESFire Series,
HID IClass Series, HID Prox (125 KHZ)

Color Ribbons

YMCKT (250/500)
ymcKT (650)
YMCKT-KT (350)
KT (1000)
KTT (750)
YMCKF-KT (300)
YMCKL-KT (300)
ST-KT (500)
GT-KT (500)
YMCK & YMCKK (500)