CE870 Instant Issuance System

Versatile, high-quality credit card embosser and printer

Issue embossed credit and debit cards anywhere, anytime with the Datacard® CE870™ instant issuance system. The powerful CE870 system offers the flexibility to issue a variety of card types in a wide range of formats — with special characters and multiple languages. Create card programs that align perfectly with emerging consumer demands for customization, personalization, flexibility, on-demand service and integration with self-service kiosk applications.


A variety of physical and logical security features protect your program and ensure compliance with industry standards.

 high-quality, embossed financial cards on-demand.
Minimize card pre-printing, inventory and mailing costs.
Improve cardholder satisfaction and differentiate your brand.
Improve activation rates, card usage and other revenue-driving metrics with instant issuance.
Configure the modular system to meet your exact requirements.
Connect your business to card issuance opportunities in the fast-rising self-service economy with hardware that adapts to a wide range of kiosk environments.

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See how Instant Issuance differentiates a large Credit Union and elevates their service.

Increase customer loyalty, improve card activation rates and create cross-selling opportunities.

Measurable Benefits

Compliant Smart Card Personalization

Configure the Ideal System

Add optional EMV®-compliant smart card personalization, direct-to-card printing for elements like account information and full-color head shots, mag-stripe encoding, or a high-capacity, six-compartment input hopper to create the ideal printer for your precise requirements.

High-Quality Card Embossing

High-Quality Card Embossing

Enhance the appearance and security of financial cards with high-quality embossing and indent printing — up to 150 characters.

Robust Security and Reporting

Robust Security and Reporting

Ensure compliance with Visa and MasterCard security standards with software-controlled locks and advanced SSL/TLS encryption that supports 3DES and AES-128. A bolted-down base and a Kensington style lock-down bracket are also available. Perform clear and concise auditing and reporting.

Seamless Compatibility

Seamless Compatibility

Integrate the CE870 system with the complete line of Datacard® instant issuance offerings, including Datacard® CardWizard® issuance software.

Kiosk Functionality

Kiosk Functionality

Easily integrate with a wide variety of multi-purpose kiosk solutions that include external card readers and other configurations to offer program flexibility. The kiosk hardware enhancements allow the system to meet the security and reliability required in kiosk environments with card recapture functionality and dependable, proven hardware.

Make an Instant Impact, Drive Revenue

Increase customer loyalty, improve card activation rates and create cross-selling opportunities.

Technical Support

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For immediate assistance Entrust Datacard has Customer Care Centers that are available to serve customers in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific regions.



75-character embossing/indenting wheel, financial format per ID-1  ISO 7811-3

Front, rear or both sides of the card 



60 seconds to encode mag stripe, indent, emboss and top the  card

64 seconds to print monochrome graphics, encode mag stripe, indent, emboss and top the card

78 seconds to print color graphics, encode mag stripe, indent, emboss and top the card 



Magnetic stripe encoding

ISO 7811, three track high- and low-coercivity 



Automatic card feed with 100-card input hopper based on 0.030  in. card thickness

Output hopper, 10-card capacity

Reject bin, up to 5-card capacity

Exception card slot 



Software activated lock to secure card stock, supplies and reject card hopper

SSL/TLS encryption, supports 3DES and AES-128

Bolt-down ready • KL-style table lock compatible (lock sold separately)

Concealed output hopper

Password protected cabinet

Non-resettable card counter for auditing 



2-line LCD display

User interface languages available: English, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese 



Top module (single hopper system): 8.8 in. W x 21.2 in. D x 8.8 in. H

Top module (six-compartment multi-hopper system): 16.5 in. W x 27.5 in. D x 14.5 in. H • Bottom module (embosser): 15 in. W x 27.5 in. D x 10.5 in. H 



Top module (single input hopper, encoding, printing): 12 lbs. • Top module (six-compartment multi-hopper, encoding, printing): 33 lbs.

Bottom module (indenting, embossing, topping, card output): 40 lbs. 



Ethernet and USB 



36-month system warranty