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They can be visual like most Printing On PVC Cards Service, but they can interact with machines in many ways. Because they have so many uses, companies see benefits from printing on plastic. Eco-Friendly Plastic

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Fargo printers are a line of PVC ID card printers made by HID, a respected name in the identification and security industries. 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 used in a number of applications: in government offices, corporations, and universities, all of which have Fargo printers in their offices.

These excellent printers are perfect for printing driver's licenses, student ID cards, government ID credentials, membership cards and many more.

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

While capabilities vary from model to model, each Fargo printer provides excellent image quality, machine durability, and a manufacturer’s warranty that protects you in the unlikely event of a breakdown.

We also have a variety of other Fargo products available such as printer ribbons, cleaning kits,and laminate ribbons. FARGO 5000 ID Card Printer

The Fargo HDP5000 ID card printer utilizes reverse transfer printing, producing high-quality images that resists tampering and last twice as long as a traditional ID card photo, with options for dual-sided printing and lamination. HDP5000 can produce ID cards with top quality graphics. By printing a reverse image on the underside of HDP film, then fusing the film with the surface of the plastic card, the HDP5000 creates an image quality that looks more like a sharp glossy photo than an ID badge.

The HDP5000 can make ID/Gift cards with the highest image quality available in the marketplace. The HDP5000 can create top-quality images which are much more like a glossy photo than a simple gift card or ID badge, and it does this by printing a reverse image on the HDP film underside, and then fusing it to the card surface. The Fargo HDP5000 printer/encoder is feature-packed, it is perfect for technology cards with embedded electronics, it produces cards in High Definition with the highest image quality available without fail.

The HDP5000 is easily upgradeable with additional printing, laminating and encoding modules. Fargo HDP5000 Dual-Sided Retransfer Printer #89640 | 89660 | 89680

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex uses retransfer printing technology - the most cutting-edge technology available - to create high quality, reliable and durable double-sided card prints for your badge printing needs. The HDP5000 Duplex features a flexible modular design with optional laminator and smart card encoding. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer offers Fargos High Definition Printing (HDP) technology delivering the highest image quality that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Backed by a lifetime print head warranty and a two-year printer warranty, the Fargo HDP5000 Duplex offers simple operation with minimal training, easy-loading cartridges for cards, ribbons and over-laminates, and a high reliability and durability that will lower your total cost of ownership. High Definition Printing uses cutting-edge retransfer printer technology, perfect for printing common technology cards, such as contact and contactless smart cards and clamshell proximity cards. It is the most advanced method of card printing available, using dye sublimation technology to print crisp, 300-dpi images on the underside of the film created by Fargo.

The HDP5000 Film fuses to the surface of your cards and conforms to any indentations and ridges formed by embedded electronics to create an extra layer of durability and security.

If a counterfeiter tries to peel the film apart in an attempt to alter the card, the printed image essentially destroys itself.

High Definition Printing can also print right up to the edge of exposed smart card contacts. Conventional dye sublimation printers must leave clear space around contact pads to avoid print head damage. Colleges, membership programs, businesses, health care facilities and government agencies are all adopting multifunction smart cards.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer is ideal for this type of customization because of the many options provided, including single- or dual-sided lamination and card encoding technologies. The multi-faceted encoding options will help you produce proximity cards and smart cards based on your business’s specific needs. ID Badge production is no longer confined to stand-alone stations.

For example, a retail chain store can now distribute and issue cards through a network to any location necessary. On location for a corporation or university, an array of printers/encoders can be set up in a central location for high-volume production. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer can be used by practically any organization in any scenario.

Its Ethernet port and internal print server provide 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
  • You can make it easy! Order your HDP5000 as a Complete System

ID Card Group makes it simple for you to start your ID card program.

  • Order a Complete System and you’ll be ready to start producing professional-looking ID cards with your Fargo HDP5000 immediately.
  • Choose the system that works best for 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

Webcam Lifetime AlphaCare support

The 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)

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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