Enhance Your Student Experience with Innovative Student ID Card Solutions

Technology is transforming how students and colleges utilize student IDs. Entrust Datacard™ provides secure and innovative ID card solutions to create exceptional student experiences that meet the unique needs of both Generation Z and school administrators.

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ID Card Printers

Entrust Datacard’s ID desktop card printer solutions represent the ultimate identity platform.
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Protect cardholder data and instantly issue cards with Entrust Datacard software solutions. From entry-level ID badges to secure payment cards, our easy-to-use software fit virtually any card issuance environment.

Staff and student ID card solutions that
create secure learning environments.


Appealing to a New Generation
of College Students

Generation Z is an entirely new breed of college student - “The Mobile Generation” is comprised of tech-savvy multi-taskers with high expectations and short attention spans. You need to ensure that your university school IDs are communicating the appropriate brand image and providing a user experience that appeals to students who value:

  • Mobile connectivity and multi-tasking
  • Authenticity and genuine experiences
  • Creativity, individuality and self-expression
  • Technology, apps, and social media

Learn more about connecting to and communicating with Generation Z.

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Addressing the Challenges Faced by Card Administrators

Card administrators are tasked with providing the best college ID card experience for students and faculty while supporting a university’s strategic objectives - such as re-branding initiatives - all while working under tight budget constraints. Entrust Datacard can guide you through this process, with trusted and proven solutions to help you achieve your goals, including:

  • Creating “Best-in-Class” student
    and faculty ID card experiences
  • Streamlined student orientation
  • Secure ID solutions and access control
  • “One Card” technology using
    mag stripe or contactless cards
  • Branding initiatives
  • Budget management

Want a free evaluation of your campus ID cards, ID card printers and student experience? Find out how we can help you address your card administration challenges.

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Best Practices for Creating Great Student Experiences

Meet and exceed the high expectations of Gen Z with contactless “One Card” solutions that provide access to the dorms, classes, library, fitness center, cafeteria, book store, campus events and more. In addition, Entrust Datacard helps you eliminate lines and bottlenecks by enabling you to capture photos and print at different areas around campus, driving a best-in-class student ID card experience during orientation and throughout the school year.

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Multi-Use Enablement with contactless “One Card” Technology

Eliminate lines with multi-location photo capture and printing capabilities

Reinforce your brand image with vibrant color and precision print quality

Save on ID issuance costs by producing long-lasting ID cards on demand from blank card stock

Enhance campus security with custom tactile impressions and other tamper-resistant features

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ID Card Printers (7)

CR805 Retransfer ID Card Printer

The Entrust Datacard™ CR805™ Retransfer Card Printer delivers vivid color and images with the flexibility and features companies need to issue ID cards.

CD800 Series ID Card Printer

Maximize productivity and increase ID card issuance efficiency with the industry-leading features of the Datacard® CD800™ card printer.

CD800 ID Card Printer with Lamination

Create longer-lasting ID cards that better resist forgery and alteration with the Datacard® CD800™ laminating ID card printer with inline lamination module

SD160 Plastic ID Card Printer

The Datacard® SD160TM card printer offers direct-to-card (DTC) printing technologies to produce attractive cards with high-quality color photos.

SD260 Plastic ID Card Printer

A best-in-class card printer, The SD260 saves time and increases workday efficiency for many ID card issuance and badging applications.

SD360 Automatic Dual Sided ID Card Printer

Bring even more value to your desktop with the Datacard® SD360™ card printer and issue two-sided ID cards and badges with this best-in-class card printer.

SD460 Smart Card Printer, Encoder and Laminator

An all-in-one printer, encoder & laminator, the Datacard® SD460™ card printer adds unique personalization features and secure overlays to help resist fraud.

Software (2)

TruCredential Suite ID Creator Software

Entrust Datacard™ TruCredential Software is a flexible solution that integrates with existing databases to provide an easy-to-use card design, issuance and management system.

Adaptive Issuance Remote Monitoring and Management Software

Datacard® Adaptive Issuance™ Remote Monitoring and Management software brings automated data-gathering and powerful insights to your fleet of devices.