Entrust Sigma DS4 Financial Card Printer

Instant financial issuance, right out of the box

The Sigma DS4 Financial Instant Issuance System instantly issues secure, flat financial cards to banks, credit unions, and retailers. The DS4 works securely with both on-prem and cloud solutions and features a future-proof modular design. The DS4 offers:

  • Full color or monochrome direct-to-card printing
  • Magnetic stripe encoding
  • Contact or contactless smart card encoding


  • Banking
  • Retail

Types of cards

  • Credit Cards
  • Debit Cards
  • ATM Prepaid Cards
  • Contactless Cards
  • Encoded and Personalized Pre-Printed Cardstock

Item Specification

• Full-color Printing
o Up to 250 cards per hour, single-sided (YMCKT*)
o Up to 180 cards per hour, two-sided (YMCKT-KT*)
• Monochrome Printing
o Up to 500 cards per hour, two-sided (black HQ*)
• Magnetic stripe encoding
• ISO 7811, three track high- and low-coercivity
Print Technology
• Dye-sublimation/Resin thermal transfer
• Automatic card feed with 125-card input hopper based on 0.030 in. card thickness
• 25-card output standard
• Separate reject location and holding tray, 10-card capacity
• Front exception card slot
Security Features
• Software activated lock to secure card stock, supplies and reject card hopper
• SSL/TLS encryption, supports AES-256
• Bolt-down ready
• Secure cable lock (sold separately)
• Concealed output hopper
• Password protected cabinet
• Non-resettable card counter for auditing
Secure Ribbon Scramble
• Printing with Secure Ribbon Scramble allows users to specify the card fields that are to be securely printed, making defined personal data difficult to read from the used ribbon supply
• Software needed: IFI Software 6.10 or 8.2.6
• Available for all UV monochrome ribbons and standard (ISEGA) black and white non-UV ribbons
• Only recommended for personalization fields, not recommended for non-personalization information
• Graphical LCD Display
• User interface languages available: English, Spanish, German, Italian and Japanese
Physical Dimensions
• Single hopper system: 17.4 X 8.9 X 9″ (44.2 X 22.6 X 22.9 cm)
• Six-compartment multi-hopper system: 23 X 13.4 X 16.2″ (58.4 X 34 X 41.1 cm)
• Single input hopper, encoding, printing: 12.1 lbs (5.49 kg)
• Six-compartment multi-hopper, encoding, printing: 30.9 lbs (14.02 kg)
Card Thickness
• 0.68 mm to 0.84 mm (27 mil to 33 mil)
• Ethernet
Driver Operating
• Supported by Instant Financial Issuance Software 6.7 (On-prem) and 8.2 (as a Service)
System Support
• Windows 10 32 bit – professional or enterprise
• Windows 10, version 1909 64-bit – home, professional
• 36-month warranty
• Six-compartment multi-hopper
• Six 125-card hoppers
• 750-card total capacity
Smart Card
• Contact and contactless smart card encoding for ISO 14443 A/B, ISO 15693
• Single-wire connectivity
• Supports production of EMV® level-1 compliant cards
Print Technology
• One-sided (simplex) and two-sided (duplex), edge-to-edge printing
• Full-color and monochrome printing capability
• Standard mode: 300 x 300 dots per inch, standard text, bar code and graphics printing
• Datacard® TrueMatch™ printing technology
• Ability to conform to ICC color workflow
Additional Features
• Printer Dashboard
• LED Light Bar
• Printhead Protector
• Quick Connect Error Recovery