FARGO CARD PRINTER

Fargo PVC ID Card Printers

They can be visual like most Blank Badge Cards, but they can interact with machines in many ways. The Fargo printer series has a wide range of options for all needs, from entry-level to larger bulk printers designed for heavy use. Fargo printers are commonly used by government offices, universities and corporations, usually used in their card printing offices.

Fargo printers are perfect for printing driver’s licenses, ID cards, credential cards, membership cards, and much more. Plastic Card ID is proud to offer several printers from the Fargo "direct-to-card" line.

While features vary between models, each Fargo printer delivers the highest image quality, durability, and a comprehensive warranty to protect against breakdowns.

We also offer a variety of Fargo printer supplies, like printer ribbons, laminate ribbons, and cleaning kits.

FARGO 5000 ID Card Printer The Fargo HDP5000 ID card printer utilizes reverse transfer printer to produce high-quality images that resist tampering and last up to twice as long as other ID card photos. The printer has options for dual-sided printing as well as lamination. HDP5000 makes ID cards with the highest possible image quality that is available.

HDP5000 is capable of creating an image quality approximating a glossy photo, by printing a reverse image on the backside of HDP film, and fusing that film right onto a plastic card surface. The HDP5000 produces ID/Gift cards with the most superior 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 perfect for technology cards with embedded electronic capabilities. It produces cards in high definition with the highest quality image available.

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

Fargo HDP5000 Dual-Sided Retransfer Printer

#89640 | 89660 | 89680 The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex uses retransfer printing to produce superior dual-sided print quality, durability, reliability, and security for your badge printing. The HDP5000 has a flexible modular design with optional laminator and smart card encoding.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer offers Fargos High Definition Printing (HDP) technology and provides the highest image quality available at reasonable prices that are affordable by a wide range of 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 perfect for printing common technology cards, including contact and contactless smart cards, and clamshell proximity cards.

This printing system provides the most advanced card printing methodology available, making use of dye sublimation technology in order to print ultra-crisp 300 dpi images on the reverse side of Fargo's HDP film. The HDP5000 film can be fused onto card services, conforming precisely to indentations and ridges which get formed by the electronics that are embedded, and providing even greater 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 can also print up to the edges of exposed smart card contacts. Conventional dye-sub printers always leave clear space around contact pads to avoid any damage to the print head. Colleges, loyalty and membership programs, businesses and corporations, health care facilities and government agencies are all increasing their use of multifunction smart cards.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer is perfect for this type of customization because it offers so many options including single- or dual-sided lamination and card encoding technologies. Its assorted encoding options make it possible for you to produce proximity and smart cards specific to your needs. ID Badge production is no longer limited to stand-alone stations.

For example, a retail chain can produce cards from any of their locations. Printers and encoders can even be set up on college campuses for convenient high-volume production of ID cards that students can pick up on location. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer is a great choice for nearly infinite 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

Convenience is key! Order your HDP5000 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 a complete system and you can easily start producing professional-looking ID cards with your Fargo HDP5000 right away.

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)
  • 500 Premium Blank PVC Cards (ACS-8030PPWH-500)
  • 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 (choose between single or double-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 intended for use with the HDP5000 series of card printers and must be used 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 color ribbon with resin