Entrust Datacard receives patent for innovative card personalization process

Entrust Datacard announced that the company was awarded U.S. Patent No. 10,049,320 (“Card Printing Mechanism with Card Return Path”) on Aug. 14, 2018.

This newly patented technology facilitates duplex card printing without the need for a second card printing mechanism, which reduces the cost and footprint of card personalization systems.

With nearly 50 years of innovation in identity security and quality assurance, and several patents currently pending directed towards drop-on-demand (DoD) applications, Entrust Datacard continues to provide solutions to its diverse customer base.

This newly granted patent is directed towards card processing mechanisms and methods that include a return card travel path that is separate from the primary card travel path, which allows a card to be reintroduced back onto the primary card travel path and transported through a card processing station (for example, a printing mechanism) a second time.

“We strive to bring our customers the most forward thinking technologies possible and this newly issued patent is evidence of our continued commitment to innovation in this space,” said Dan Good, vice president, bureau solutions for Entrust Datacard.

“For nearly 50 years, we’ve kept our finger on the pulse of innovation in the security and card personalization space, continuously investing in new technologies that have allowed us to provide the most cutting edge solutions to our customers. We will continue to invest in and create solutions that not only meet our customers’ needs, but exceed their expectations.”

Since 1969, Entrust Datacard has been granted more than 200 U.S. patents and numerous additional patents in Europe and China.

Realizing the value patented techniques, systems and mechanisms bring to their diverse customer base of financial, government and digital businesses around the world, Entrust Datacard continues to innovate and apply for additional patents each year.