FARGO CARD PRINTER

Fargo PVC ID Card Printers

They can be visual like most Name Tag Printer, but they can interact with machines in many ways. Fargo PVC ID card printers range from entry-level to high-end, with several different options available at each level. Fargo printers are widely used, such as in government offices, corporations, and universities.

Fargo printers are excellent solutions for printing student ID cards, government credentials, membership cards, driver’s licenses, and more. Plastic Card ID is proud to offer several printers from the Fargo "direct-to-card" line.

Even though each Fargo printer varies from model to model, each provides quality images, durability, and the manufacturers' warranty, so there’s no need to worry about overuse.

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. The Fargo HDP5000 prints ID cards with the highest image quality available.

Printing a reverse image on the underside of HDP Film and then fusing the film to the card surface allows the HDP5000 to deliver an image quality that looks more like an expensive photograph than an ID badge. The HDP5000 produces ID/Gift cards with the highest image quality on the market today. By printing a reverse image on the underside of HDP Film, then fusing the film to the card surface, the HDP5000 creates an image quality that looks more like a sharp glossy photo than an ordinary ID badge or Gift card.

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, which means you can add additional printing, laminating and encoding modules.

Fargo HDP5000 Dual-Sided Retransfer Printer

#89640 | 89660 | 89680 The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex uses re-transfer printing. It is the most advanced card printer technology available, producing superior double-sided card print quality, reliability, security, and durability for your badge printing program. The HDP5000 Duplex features a flexible modular design with optional laminator and smart card encoding.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer offers Fargo's High Definition Printing (HDP) technology, delivering superior image quality at a price that is affordable for most organizations. It is supported by a lifetime warranty on the print head and a two-year warranty on the printer itself, and the Fargo HDP5000 Duplex can be operated very easily without much training, while also including cartridges which are easy-loading, ribbons and overlaminates, and a high level of reliability which will reduce total ownership cost. 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 happens to be one of the most advanced methods of car printing available, the use of advanced dye-sublimation technology has been able to produce crisp print jobs, with 300-dpi images on the underside of HDP Films that are developed by Fargo. The film fuses to the surface of the cards, including conforming to ridges and indentations created by embedded electronics, providing an extra layer of security and durability. If a counterfeiter tries to peel the film apart to alter the card, the printed image is essentially destroyed.

High Definition Printing will print right up to the edge of exposed smart card contacts. Conventional dye-sub printers must leave clear space around contact pads to avoid print head damage. Lots of organizations are expanding their use of multi-function smart cards, including businesses and corporations, government agencies, and health care facilities.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer is a great choice for customizations uses for multiple purposes. Why? Because it provides a lot of different options that include, single or double-sided lamination as well as card and encoding technologies. The multi-faceted encoding options give the chance to produce proximity and smart cards based on your specific and unique needs. You no longer have to limit your ID Badge production to stand-alone stations.

It is now possible for a retail chain to distribute cards to any location over a network. On a corporate campus or university, an array of printer/encoders can be set up in a central location for high-volume production. You can apply the Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer’s capabilities to countless scenarios.

Its Ethernet port and internal print server supply the connectivity needed for networked operations.

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

We make ordering your HDP5000 easy! Just order it as a Complete System ID Card Group makes it simple for you to start your ID card program. All you have to do is order the Complete System, and you’ll be able to instantly produce professional ID cards with your HDP5000 printer.

Choose the system that is best 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)
  • 500 Premium Blank PVC Cards (ACS-8030PPWH-500)
  • 500 Premium Blank PVC Cards (ACS-8030PPWH-500)
  • Webcam
  • Cleaning kit (89200)

Lifetime AlphaCare support

  • The 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 as well as text and barcodes with the YMCK Full-Color Ribbon from Fargo. This ribbon fits the HDP5000 series of printers and enables

Fargo 84051 Ribbon YMCK for HDP5000, 500 Images

Fargo Full Color Ribbon for the HDP5000 - YMCK - 500 Prints 84051 - This is a color ribbon with resin