A critical element of all issuance programs is ensuring the right choice of supplies that not only deliver high-quality results, but also optimize the performance of your system.

We engineer superior performance and reliability into every system-matched supply item we offer, meeting or exceeding industry standards. The result is consistent printing, brilliant image quality, high security and exceptional performance for your card program.

Desktop ID Printer Supplies

Secure Identity Supplies

Image Quality and Design: the various supplies we offer allow for a high level of personalization in design and are tested to ensure that your images, graphics, and security features are clear, crisp and consistent.

Security and Durability: protect your card by resisting potential threats; from daily wear-and-tear to advance counterfeiting, while also extending the life of your card.

Optimal Performance: improve the quality of your printing and extend the life of your printer by performing routine maintenance with genuine Entrust Datacard® cleaning supplies.

Print Ribbons

Full Color Print Ribbons

Entrust Datacard offers a full suite of direct-to-card and retransfer color printing options that provide vibrant, life-like images and graphics. We engineer, test, and provide color print ribbons that help our customers produce high quality cards that are rich in color.

Another widely used option to enhance the protection and color of your card solution is UV security printing. Add fluorescent images or texts in a specific color of your choice to enable easy verification and additional security to your card.

Monochrome Print Ribbons

Entrust Datacard monochrome print ribbons can deliver exceptional results for basic text and printing. We offer an array of conventional colors along with metallics that produce crisp text and fine lined details for even your most complex patterns.

Overlays and Laminates

Durability | Security

Protect your card credentials from potential threats, and maintain visual and functional integrity with Entrust Datacard’s security and durability solutions. We strive to develop leading edge solutions that deliver the best quality in durability and security for all of your card’s needs.

To learn more about Entrust Datacard’s durability and security offerings, and to find the right balance for your solution, see the information below.


Our high-quality durability supplies options defend cards against abrasion, moisture, fading and chemical attacks, which ultimately extend the life of cards and reduce costs for reissuance.

Durability is an important consideration in maintaining the appearance and life of a card. Depending on the application, intended lifespan, and usage of your card, Entrust Datacard offers a complete line of protective topcoats, overlays and laminates to meet your needs.

Durability Options

Topcoats - A basic and affordable level of durability:

  • Advantages: provides abrasion and chemical resistance as well as over-the-edge protection; available in clear and holographic
  • Recommended for cards with an expected life of up to 3 years

Entrust Datacard® DuraShield™ Overlay– An advanced durability solution at an entry-level cost:

  • Advantages: Ultra-durable, cost-effective, full-card over-the-edge protection ; available in clear and holographic
  • Recommended for cards with an expected life of 5-7 years

Entrust Datacard® DuraGard® Laminate – The highest level of durability:

  • Advantages: superior abrasion and chemical resistance, near edge-to-edge protection with additional UV resistance that protect cards from fading
  • Recommended for cards required to last more than 7 years


Further protect your card from threats including fraud, forgery and counterfeiting, with our extensive collection of security solutions. Entrust Datacard offers a variety of trusted generic and custom laminates that utilize overt, covert and forensic features.

The security of your card program is becoming increasingly important as the range and frequency of security threats increase. Entrust Datacard continuously develops new and improved security offerings trusted by governments and other institutions worldwide that can help you combat the threats of tampering, forgery and counterfeiting.

Secure Laminate Options

Entrust Datacard® OptiExpress™ Security Feature Set:

  • Entry-level security with level 1 features used for basic ID applications
  • Typically used for applications such as school IDs, healthcare cards, and corporate IDs

Entrust Datacard® OptiSelect™ Security Feature Set:

  • Midrange applications that combine level 1 and 2 features
  • Typically used for applications such as driver’s licenses and national health cards

Entrust Datacard® OptiGram® Security Feature Set:

  • Highest level of security that uses levels 1, 2, and 3 features
  • Tamper evident (TE) version available
  • Typically used for applications such as passports and national IDs

  • Midrange applications that combine level 1 and 2 features
  • Typically used for applications such as driver’s licenses and national health cards

Cleaning Supplies

Optimize performance and peak efficiency

Entrust Datacard offers a full suite of cleaning supplies that extend the life of your card printer and improve the performance of your system. Benefits of using cleaning supplies include:

  • Optimizes performance of card printer
  • Prevents downtime caused by mishandled cards and diminished image quality
  • Reduces damage to Printheads

Cleaning supplies options:

  • Cleaning Swabs: Cleans debris and dust from printheads and hard to reach internal printer areas.
  • Cleaning Cards: Cleans debris from card track and transport rollers.
  • Sleeves: Adhesive coated sleeves/rollers for continuous card cleaning.