Entrust Sigma DS3 ID Card Printer

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The Entrust Sigma DS3 direct to card printer delivers instantly-issued ID cards at fast print speeds to effectively manage large volume issuance and increase productivity. The printer prints to all types of PVC cards delivering photo-like images and crisp detailed text to each card.

  • Unrivalled out of the box experience
  • Fast print speeds
  • Unmatched visual card and printer security
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Entrust Sigma DS3 Product Review

The Entrust Sigma DS3 card printer allows you to work smarter and faster with no compromise on quality. This unrivalled printer means you can produce high-definition, vibrant and secure photo ID cards. With unmatched card and printer security features, the risk of cloned cards is reduced dramatically. The Sigma DS3 really is a stand out machine for any organisation looking to print a high volume of secure photo ID cards.

Key Printer Features

Printer Type

Single or Dual-sided, dye sublimation printing with 300 dpi resolution

Print Speed

Offering full colour print speeds of up to 250 single-sided or 180 dual-sided cards per hour, this printer is designed for use in businesses with larger production requirements.

Card Types

The Sigma DS3 issues physical ID (card) and a digital ID (mobile flashpass) at the same time. The input hopper has a capacity up to 125 cards, output hopper up to 25 cards and reject hopper up to 10 cards, ideal for medium to large sized print batches.

Card input size:

  • Thickness - 0.25mm - 1.016mm
  • Dimension - ID-1, CR-79

Ease of Use

The unrivalled out of the box experience reduces the complexity and frustrations of setup specifically engineered to start the ultimate printing experience in a matter of minutes. The new printer dashboard app makes reordering supplies, running cleaning cycles and updating firmware simple, and it can all be managed from the palm of your hand via an app that can be installed during the initial printer driver setup.


This printer has optional encoding modules available including:

Magnetic Stripe Encoding

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

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 15693, MiFare Series, DESFire Series,
  • HID iClass Series, HID Prox (125 KHZ)


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


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


The Sigma DS3 Printer has a sleek, professional design with room for personalisation thanks to the bold front and variable LED light ring around the machine.


  • 44.2 cm x 22.6 cm x 22.9 cm


  • 5.49 kg


Ensure your data is safe from intruders with encryption technology, TPM Module, and Secure Boot all available with this high-end security ID card printer. Customer data sent between software and printer is encrypted and not stored in the printer after printing is completed.

The tactile impression feature is a unique, high-level security feature available designed to increase the tamper resistance of a card and also to ensure cloned card attempts much easier to spot.

The luster speciality print ribbon allows you to include additional card security that can easily be applied. Adding text and images with the luster panel creates a colour-shifting translucent effect that is only viewable under a UV light. Cloned card attempts can be easily identified.

Expert Verdict

With more encoding and security capabilities, the Entrust Sigma DS3 is the ideal next generation security printer for medium to large sized organisations. With higher print speeds, this printer ensures high productivity without compromising on print quality, ideal for arrange of business needs.

UK (excluding Northern Ireland)

Free Delivery Free UK Delivery for online orders over £100
1-2 working days £8.95 + VAT per order
1-2 working days pre 12 noon  £13.50 + VAT per order
1-2 working days pre 2pm  £13.00 + VAT per order
Same Day Delivery Depending on your location we can quote for same-day delivery directly from us or one of our distribution partners. Please contact us prior to placing the order.


Northern Ireland

Next Working Day £18.50 + VAT
Express 2-Day £12.50 + VAT


European Union

UPS 2 Working Days £20.00 per order


*Please note, our cut-off time for next working day delivery on stock items is 3pm.*



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