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FARGO CARD PRINTER

On top of their terrific visual appeal, Plastic Card Printer also have the capability of interacting with machines in a number of different ways. Fargo printers are a line of PVC ID card printers made by HID, a leader in identification and security. Fargo PVC ID card printers come in both entry-level and high-end, with a variety of options available for each level in between.

Fargo printers are widely used by government offices, universities, and corporations for their card printing requirements. These printers are capable of handling a broad range of card types including photo IDs, access cards, visitor badges, student payment system cards and more.

Plastic Card ID is proud to offer several printers from the Fargo "direct-to-card" line.

While capabilities vary depending on the model, each Fargo printer delivers superior image quality, machine durability, and a comprehensive manufacturer warranty to protect against breakdowns.

We also offer a number of Fargo printer supplies, including printer ribbons, laminate ribbons and cleaning kits. FARGO 5000 ID Card Printer The Fargo HDP5000 ID card printer uses reverse transfer printing, which produces a high-quality image that resists tampering and lasts up to twice as long as a normal ID card photo, with options for dual-sided printing & lamination.

HDP5000 produces ID cards with the highest image quality available. By printing a reverse image on the underside of HDP Film, then fusing the film to the card surface, the HDP5000 creates an image that has the quality of a sharp glossy photo rather than a typical, blurry ID badge photo. The HDP5000 produces ID/Gift cards with the highest image quality available.

When users print a reverse image on the underside of the HDP Film, after fusing the film to the card’s surface, the HDP5000 then makes the image quality appear more like a sharp glossy photo, even more so than the ordinary ID badges or Gift cards.

The Fargo HDP5000 printer/encoder is idea for printing cards with embedded technology and images that need to be of the highest quality.

The HDP5000 upgrades easily with additional printing, laminating, and encoding modules.

Fargo HDP5000 Dual-Sided Retransfer Printer #89640 | 89660 | 89680 The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex works with high-quality, retransfer printing technology - it is the most advanced card printing technology in the industry - it makes superior, high-quality double-sided card printing that’s both durable and reliable, and great for overall security for your badge printed program.

The HDP5000 Duplex features a flexible modular design with options for a laminator and smart card encoding. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer offers Fargos High Definition Printing (HDP) technology delivering the highest image quality at a price that a broad range of organizations can afford. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex offers uncomplicated operation with simple training, easy-loading cartridges for cards, ribbons and over-laminates, durability that will lower your total cost of ownership, and a lifetime print head warranty plus a two-year printer warranty.

High Definition Printing uses retransfer printer technology and is ideal for printing the most commonly used technology cards, including contact and contactless smart cards, and clamshell proximity cards. This is the most advanced method of card printing available, utilizing dye-sublimation technology to print 300-dpi images on the other side of HDP Film developed by Fargo. The HDP5000 Film adheres to the surface of your plastic cards, conforming to ridges and indentations formed by embedded electronics, providing an extra layer of durability and security.

If a counterfeiter attempts to peel the film off to modify the card, then the printed image will destroy itself. High Definition Printing can also print up to the edges of exposed smart card contacts. Conventional dye-sub printers need to leave a clear space around contacts to avoid print head damage.

Health care facilities, businesses and corporations, loyalty and membership programs, colleges, and government agencies are all increasing their use of multifunction smart cards. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer is ideal for customization, because it can deliver so many options such as single-sided lamination or dual sided lamination, as well as various card encoding technologies. The multifaceted encoding options make it easy for you to produce both proximity and smart cards based on your needs.

ID Badge production is no longer only available to stand-alone stations. A retail chain, for example, can distribute card issuance over a network to any location. On a corporate campus or university, you can set up an array of printer/encoders in a central location to enable high-volume production.

You can apply the Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer’s capabilities to countless scenarios.

Its internal print server and its Ethernet ports make connectivity available for networked operations as needed

Most Popular Fargo Dual-Side HDP5000 Printer Configurations: Fargo 89640: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer Fargo 89641: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Magnetic Encoder

Fargo 89660: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Single-Sided Laminator Fargo 89661: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Single-Sided Laminator and Magnetic Encoder Fargo 89680: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Dual-Sided Laminator

Fargo 89681: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Dual-Sided Laminator and Magnetic Encoder Make it Easy! Order your HDP5000 as a Complete System ID Card Group makes it easy for you to start your ID card program.

Order a Complete System today and begin producing professional-looking ID cards using your Fargo HDP5000 printer as soon as you receive your shipment!

Choose the system that is right for you based on your printer configuration:

Complete System

Fargo HDP5000 Retransfer Printer Double-Sided

  • AlphaCard ID Suite Standard software (ACIS-S11)
  • YMCKK Ribbon - 500 prints (84052)
  • Clear Retransfer Film-1500 prints (84053)
  • 500 Premium Blank PVC Cards (ACS-8030PPWH-500)
  • Webcam

Cleaning kit (89200)

  • Lifetime AlphaCare support
  • Complete System w/Lamination
  • Fargo HDP5000 Printer - Double-Sided w/Lamination (your choice of single- or dual-sided)
  • AlphaCard ID Suite Standard software (ACIS-S11)
  • YMCKK Ribbon - 500 prints (84052)
  • 1.0 mil Over-laminate - 250 prints (82601)
  • Clear Retransfer Film - 1500 prints (84053)
  • 500 Premium Blank Poly/PVC Composite Cards (ACS-8030COMP-PPWH-500)
  • Webcam

Cleaning kit (89200) Lifetime AlphaCare support

Plastic Card ID also carries the Single-Sided Fargo HDP5000 Printer by HID Global.

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Supplies for Fargo HDP5000

Part # 84051 Full Color (YMCK) Ribbon with Black, (500 Prints)

Part # 84052 Full Color (YMCKK) Ribbon (400 Prints)

Part # 84053 HDP Transfer Film (Transfers approx. 1500 images)

Part # 84060 Black Ribbon only (3000 images)        

FARGO 84051 The Fargo 84051 ribbon is for use with the HDP5000 series of card printers, and must be used in conjunction with HDP film for HDP5000 printers Print full-color images along with text and barcodes with the YMCK Full-Color Ribbon made by Fargo.

This ribbon fits the HDP5000 series of printers and enables

Fargo 84051 Ribbon YMCK for HDP5000, 500 Images