EM2 Direct-to-Card Printer

The Entrust EM2 Direct-to-Card Printer is all about value and versatility. With dual-sided printing, secure card encoding capabilities, and USB and ethernet connectivity, it’s the perfect budget-friendly printer for a variety of applications such as:

  • Corporate IDs
  • Student IDs
  • Retail gift and loyalty cards
  • Membership ID cards
  • Transportation cards



Small footprint
Allows users to work effectively in any location or workstation size.

Print up to 880 single-sided monochrome cards per hour; 225 full-color single-sided cards per hour.


  • Single- or dual-sided printing
  • USB and ethernet connectivity
  • Contact and contact less smart card encoding

The EM2 card printer and its supplies are competitively priced to fit modest budgets.

Secure card option
Smart card and magnetic stripe encoding options allow you to create secure ID cards to give authorized users secure access to facilities, networks, and other privileges.




Standard Features and Specifications


Print technology

  • Dye sublimation

Print capabilities

  • Single- or dual-sided

Print resolution

  • 3OO dots per inch (dpi)

Print speed

  • Single-sided full-color (YMCKT): up to 225 cards per hour (cph)
  • Single-sided monochrome: up to 880 cph

Card capacity

  • Input hopper – up to 125 cards
  • Output hopper – up to 25 cards
  • Reject hopper: 10 cards

Card sizes

  • Thickness: 0.01 in. – 0.04 in. (0.25 mm -1.016 mm)
  • Dimension: CR-80, CR-79

Operating environment

  • 6O°F – 95°F (15°C – 35°C)

Physical dimensions

  • L 17.4 in x W 8.9 in x H 9 in / 44.2 cm x 22.6 cm x 22.9 cm


  • Single-sided printing: 11.3 lbs. (5.13 kg)


  • USB and Ethernet


  • 24 months

Optional Features and Supplies


Magnetic stripe encoding


Smart card encoding

    Loosely coupled:

  • Contact: ISO7816 T=O (T=1) (dual-sided only)
  • Contactless: ISO 14443 A/B, ISO 15693, MIFARE, MIFARE° DESFire° EV1/ EV2, HID Prox, iClass, iClass SE, iClass Seos, dual-sided only: Felica

Color ribbons**

  • YMCKT 250/500 images
  • ymcKT 650 images
  • YMCKT-KT: 350 images
  • ymcKT-KT: 435 images

Monochrome ribbons***

  • Black 1,500 images
  • White 1,500 images
  • Additional monochrome options available