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Entrust Sigma DS3 Card Printer With Tactile Impression Module (TIM)


The Entrust Sigma DS3 with TIM card printer delivers instantly-issued ID cards with superior speeds & a unique security feature like color tactile printing. Features like inline magnetic stripe encoding and smart card encoding secure your cards. The DS3 w/TIM achieves productivity and security not seen before in ID card printing.

  • Simple: From unboxing to issuing ID cards and mobile flash passes to managing your printer, we made sure Sigma was the most user-friendly ID card issuance solution in the world, with elements such as pre-loaded ribbon cassettes.
  • Secure: Our industry-leading issuance security architecture will keep your cards and your customers’ data safe and secure each step of the issuance process
  • Smart: Forward-thinking technology and scalability allow you to expand your ID card program as your needs evolve
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Out of Box Experience

Reduces the complexity and frustrations of unboxing specifically engineered to start the ultimate printing experience.

Standard Features 

Print Technology

  • Dye sublimation

Print Capabilities

  • Single or dual-sided

Print Resolution

  • 300 dots per inch (dpi) (300 X 600, 300 X 1200)

Print and color tactile speed

  • Tactile Impression Module speed to 150 cards per hour (cph)

Card Capacity

  • Input hopper: 125 cards
  • Output hopper: 25 cards
  • Reject hopper: 10 cards

Card Sizes

  • 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 26.25 in x W 8.9 in x H 9.5in / L 66.7 cm x 22.6cm x 24.1cm


  • 21.5 lbs (9.75 kg)


  • USB & Ethernet


  • 36 Months


Color ribbons*

  • YMCKT 250/500 images
  • ymcKT 650 images
  • YMCKT-KT 350 images
  • KT 1000 images
  • KTT 750 images
  • YMCKF-KT 300 images
  • YMCKL-KT 300 images
  • ST-KT 500 images
  • GT-KT 500 images
  • YMCK & YMCK-KK 500 images

Monochrome ribbons

  • Black, white, blue, red, green, scratch-off, silver matte, gold matte, silver metallic, and gold metallic: 1500 images

Tactile foil cassettes

  • Silver metallic, gold metallic, copper metallic, and black gloss: 1000 images
  • White gloss: 750 images

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