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  • Datacard CR805 ID Card Printer

Datacard® CR805 Single or Double Sided Retransfer ID Card Printer

Model Number:  CR805 512643-001

Next level security and durability from Datacard®!

The Datacard® CR805 ID Card Printer is ideal for companies and organisations requiring high levels of security and durability from their cards.  Featuring innovative, patent pending technology the CR805 offers:

  • Datacard® Durashield™ clear and holographic overlays provide full, edge to edge coverage and are virtually impossible to remove intact.  Providing additional security and four times the durability of basic laminates, you can save money on card reissuance.  Additionally, serialised laminates, let you link each card you print to a specific identity in your database, to help deter counterfeiting.
  • Single-pass printing, encoding.  Vibrant, high resolution, edge to edge printing, encoding all in a single pass for greater efficiency.
  • Encoder upgrade options enable encoding of contact and contactless smart cards and magnetic stripe.

Features and Benefits

  • Print up to 100 cards per hour single-sided
  • Cost-effective security and durability features
  • Standard 100 or optional 200 card input hopper
  • Backlit LCD offers at-a-glance print status
  • Inline card debower flattens cards after lamination
  • Secure storage for rejected cards
  • Easy to load colour ribbon and retransfer film
  • Easy access to colour-coded laminating cartridges with easy-to-load supplies
  • Ethernet or USB port for network connectivity

Please note printers are not supplied with a ribbon so don’t forget to add one to your cart.

  Datacard CR805 ID Card Printer 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)
  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)
Colour 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
  Physical specifications 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
  Weight 28 lb. (12.7 kg); with options will vary
  Connectivity  USB and Ethernet
  Warranties Printer: 36 month standard warranty
Printhead: Limited lifetime warranty


  CR805 Printer Options

  Magnetic stripe encoding  ISO/IAT Magnetic Stripe Encoding
JIs Magnetic Stripe Encoding
  Smart card personalisation

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
 Colour 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
  End-user upgradeable  options Two options:
1000 images (single-sided), 500 images (dual-sided)
1500 images (single-sided), 750 images (dual-sided)

Why Choose ID Card Centre?

At ID Card Centre, we genuinely care about our customers. Whether you're purchasing for the first time or one of our many long-standing clients. When purchasing with us, our guarantees to you are:

•    All in stock orders when placed before 3pm will be shipped the same day.

•    We guarantee 100% satisfaction or your money back.

•    Price match guarantee on all our products.

Still unsure? Contact us today through our live chat or call us on 01604 422 422.

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Fast, Reliable, UK Next Working Day Delivery - free on web orders over £150!

All orders for stock items, received prior to 3.00pm, will be dispatched the same day. It may still be possible to dispatch orders after this time so if your order is urgent please call us to check.

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We endeavour to always offer the best possible prices to our customers.  Therefore if you’ve received a cheaper quote elsewhere, for exactly the same product or service, please let us know and if we can't beat it we'll price match it!

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Our extensive product experience, honest advice and technical support along with our price match promise, low cost and fast delivery options and hassle free returns means we're sure you'll be more than satisfied with the service from ID Card Centre!

Flexible, secure payment options

We offer four secure payment options for all web orders.  

  • All Major Credit and Debit Cards including American Express
  • Bank Transfer
  • Invoice
  • PayPal


Delivery Times for UK

 Delivery Times for Europe

Delivery Times for Asia 

Delivery Times for USA and the Rest of the World 

UPS Standard

Next business day Flat rate of £6.50 + VAT per web order, free on orders over £150 

2 - 3 business days from despatch

Not available

Not available

UPS (Express) Saver

Next business day by 12pm

Next business day delivery

2 - 5 business days from despatch

1 - 2 business days from despatch

UPS Express

Next business day by 10.30am

Next business day by 12pm

2 - 4 business days by 12pm

1 - 2 business days by 12pm

UPS (Worldwide)   Express Plus 

Next business day by 9am

Next business day by 9am

2 - 4 business days by 9am

1 - 2 business days by 9am

Shipping amounts for all UPS services other than our Standard Flat Rate shipping are calculated on weight and volume at the checkout.

If you need same day or weekend delivery we may be able to arrange this so please contact us before placing your order.


If you want to find out information about our returns policy then click here.

ID Card Printers
Printer Manufacturer Datacard
Print Technology Re-Transfer,Laminator
Single or Double Sided? Double Sided
Printer Features Near Edge Printing,Ethernet,Windows Compatible
Encoding Options Magnetic Stripe Encoder,Contact Smart Card Encoder,Contactless Smart Card Encoder
Print Volume 3 High (over 10k cards per year)
Printer Type Purchase
ID Card Centre Authorised Reseller

Datacard CR805 ID Card Printer

  • Brand: Datacard
  • Product Code: CR805
  • SKU:
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £1,534.50

  • Inc Tax: £1,841.40

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Datacard CR805

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