The  ImageMaster D-40 is a high-speed, dual-sided plastic card printer with features and performance that operates well in the most demanding environments. The D-40 offers high-speed dual-sided printing with parallel card processing capability, in a configuration that is geared for high volume card printing. The ImageMaster D-40 is one of the fastest dual-sided high-quality printer on the market today and is capable of producing cards at speeds of up to 4000 cards per hour (cph) single-side and 1500 cph dual-sided. The ImageMaster D-40 monochrome thermal printer allows you to personalize cards for customers, clients and employees, with unmatched speed and reliability.


  • Delivers fast monochrome printing up to 4000 cph single sided and 1500 cph dual sided.

  • Programmable card cleaning to help maintain quality.

  • Can operate as a stand-alone unit with keyboard.

  • 500-card input hopper and output stacker.

  • Works in line with the NBS 1500 Mailing System to create a low-cost issuance and fulfillment.

  • Delivers fast monochrome printing: up to 4000 cph single-sided & 1500 cph dual-sided.

  • Programmable card cleaning to help maintain quality.

  • Can operate as a stand-alone unit with keyboard.

  • Supports Ethernet and Serial connectivity.

  • Options for magnetic encoding & contact or contactless smart card personalization - or both.

  • 500 card input hopper & output stacker

  • LCD screen displays printer status and diagnostics

  • Easy to change ribbon and thermal print head

  • Clear card support is standard





Industry pioneering technology and development.
Durable and reliable design making the ImageMaster Series ideal for mass card issuance.

Established partner network that covers the globe and supported by our world class support services and training programs.
Provider of innovative software, high security hardware and in-depth product training.


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Output Hopper

Card Stack

Print Ribbon Take-Up

Reject Tray

Print Ribbon Supply

Cleaning Tape Take Up

Input Hopper

Open Top Cover


Single/Dual-sided Fast, monochrome printing single-sided and double-sided printing Print method Thermal transfer (mono) Card encoding options Magnetic encoding: 3 track, Dual Coercivity, ISO 7811, Bit to Bit (binary), JISA, JISC and JISA/ISO in single pass Smard Card Smart Card ISO 7816 personalization, Contactless (RF) Mifare card, ISO A & ISO B and others
Warranty 12 month Printer interfaces Two-line, 40-character LCD Keyboard for manual data entry, RS-232C Serial 9 Pin; Ethernet 10/100bT, TCP/IP printing using LPR/LPD or Raw socket Software drivers Supports online printing from a variety of host computers including PC running Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10, and AS-400 Supports both internally generated layouts using ASCII text fields from host computer, or full Microsoft Windows® compatibility with Windows 7, 8, and 10. Supported by NBS SmartSys™ Tabletop batch issuance software, a user-friendly, Windows card design and production application, ideal for batch issuance. Smartsys™ Link option increases production by allowing Smartsys to connect a batch of up to eight D-40s. Fonts/Images 300 dots per inch (11.8 dots per mm) resolution. Ribbons Full range of monochrome color ribbons (full and half widths) available. Shipped with Swiss Regular: 6, 8, 10, 14, 18, 24 pt, Swiss Italics: 6, 8, 10, 14 pt, OCRA: 10, 12 pt, Dutch Bold: 6, 8, 10, 18, 24 pt, Any True-Type font can be downloaded from Microsoft Windows to support customized fonts PC Dash Board software for use in downloading additional fonts and images also used for flash loading of firmware for easy updates. It also can be used to back the machine settings. Barcodes EAN 13 & 8, UPC-A, Code 39, Codabar, Code 128, Code I 2 of 5. When utilizing Smartsys you can also produce QR codes & PDF417 Card capacity 500 input hopper and output stacker, 25 - reject tray, Two production counters, one re-settable In-line mailer interface option is available Weight 70 lbs (31.8kg) Power source 110-230 Volts, 50-60 Hz FCC Class B, CE and ETL approved Dimensions 16” (407mm) D x 24” (610mm) W x 23” (585mm) Environment Operating temperature: 15°C to 30°C, Relative humidity: 20% to 65% non-condensing, Storage temperature: -5°C to 70°C, Storage humidity: 20% to 70% non-condensing, Ventilation: Free air Monochrome Print speed Single-sided: Up to 4000 cards per hour, Dual-sided: Up to 1500 cards per hour Maintenance Automatic card cleaning mechanism with user configurable cleaning Card Specifications Types PVC & composite PVC - including breakaway and key cards Maximum print area 0.100” +/- 0.010” from side edges of card Card width/length ISO CR-80-ISO 7810: 53.98mm (W) x 85.60mm (L) / 3.375” x 2.125” Card thickness 0.024” (0.61 mm) to 0.030” (0.76mm) , (Optional)Thin card kit for 0.015” (0.38mm) and 0.020” (0.51 mm) cards


• Bottom side ISO (Dualco Mag Stripe Encoding)

• Top side ISO (Dualco Mag Stripe Encoding)

• JIS A Magnetic Stripe Encoding

• JIS C Magnetic Stripe Encoding

• Topside Smart Card Contact: PCSC Coupler

• Contacteless Smart Card

• Thin Card kit (0.015" and 0.020" thick cards)

• NBS 1500 Mailer

Print Head


Cleaning Tape Supply

Switch Panel

Magnetic Encoding

LCD Panel


FINANCE: NBS has served the financial market for over 40 years and has been at the technological forefront for banks and credit unions. Our continual improvements have helped provide solutions for magnetic stripe cards and smart cards (both contact and contactless).

LOYALTY: Enhanced your customer’s loyalty –  strengthen relationships, conveniently track valuable data and create powerful brands.

GAMING & LEISURE: The Casino / Gaming & Leisure market primarily requires an instant issuance solution for high-quality, highly-reliable cards for players/members/guests that can be provided quickly and easily.  

EDUCATION: Faculty and students require a card to handle all of their academic activities securely.  NBS has an academic ID solution that makes it simple and affordable to issue the latest ID card technologies.


CENTRAL ISSUANCE: We understand that in a central card issuance environment, time is money – and you just can’t afford poor hardware performance or difficult to navigate software – this is where NBS can help. NBS has been developing its state-of-art central issuance hardware & software for over 40 years to limit these inefficiencies. NBS Central Issuance software provides a full spectrum of card issuance capabilities with advanced production performance and management information controls. 


Our Xpressi card issuance software can be bundled together with selected hardware, to give you a complete solution for selected market/ industry. However, this does not mean you are locked into one package because these bundles are scalable and designed to grow with you. The ability to start small and add more places of issuance when the time is right for you. Our bundled solutions start with as little as one branch/ premises. To find out more information on our bundles, speak to your nearest regional sales manager.