There are great number of uses for plastic cards.

Because of their durability and the high quality of the graphics, you can use plastic cards in a whole slew of different situations.

Plastic Card Printer are not just visually appealing, they can also easily interact with most machines. Because of the many uses of plastic cards, companies see benefits compared to traditional materials. Eco-Friendly Plastic

In addition to lasting longer, plastic cards are readily recycled instead of winding up in a landfill. It's possible to print durable PVC cards with materials that will bio-degrade within four years when in contact with soil.

When made and handled the right way, plastic cards can be a very eco-friendly option for your business.

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To learn more about plastic card printing, ask any questions or get a price quote, please fill out the form below. FARGO CARD PRINTER Fargo PVC ID Card Printers

Fargo printers are a line of PVC ID card printers made by HID, a name trusted by the identification and security industries. 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 widely used: these printers are in demand by several different industries: universities, corporations, and government offices, 

The printers are excellent solutions for printing drivers’ licenses, government ID credentials, student ID cards, membership cards, and much more.

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

From one model to the next, capabilities very significantly, but all Fargo printers provide excellent image quality, long-lasting durability, and a solid manufacturer warranty to safeguard the equipment against a breakdown.

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 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. The Fargo HDP5000 prints ID cards with the highest image quality available. By printing a reverse image on the underside of the HDP Film, it fuses the film onto the card’s surface, the HDP5000 also creates an image quality that results in more of a sharp glossy photo than ordinary ID badges.

The HDP5000 produces ID/Gift cards with the highest image quality on the market today. 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 idea for printing cards with embedded technology and images that need to be of the highest quality.

The HDP5000 easily upgrades to additional printing capabilities, as well as encoding and laminating modules. Fargo HDP5000 Dual-Sided Retransfer Printer #89640 | 89660 | 89680

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex uses re-transfer printing technology, which is the most advanced available for card printers, to create superior dual-sided card print quality, durability, reliability, and security for badge-printing. 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.

Backed by a lifetime print head warranty and a two-year printer warranty, the Fargo HDP5000 Duplex offers simple operation with easy-to-load consumables, minimal training required, and a high reliability and durability that will result in great savings for your organization. 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 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 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 tries to peel the film apart in an attempt to alter the card, the printed image is essentially destroyed along with any chance of pirating the card.

The High Definition Printing can also print right up to the edge of exposed any smart card contacts. Conventional dye sublimation printers must leave clear space around contact pads to avoid print head damage. Multifunction smart cards are becoming more popular with colleges, loyalty and membership programs, businesses and corporations, health care facilities, and government agencies.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer is perfect for this kind of printing and customization because of the many options available on the printer, including single- or dual-sided lamination and 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 now no longer just limited to the stand-alone type of stations.

For example, a retail chain store can now distribute and issue cards through a network to any location necessary. 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 the ideal choice for countless scenarios.

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
  • Make it Easy! Order your HDP5000 as a Complete System

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

  • Just order one Complete System, then you can quickly start making professional-looking ID cards using your Fargo HDP5000 printer.
  • Choose the system 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)
  • Clear Retransfer Film-1500 prints (84053)
  • 500 Premium Blank PVC Cards (ACS-8030PPWH-500)
  • Cleaning kit (89200)

Cleaning kit (89200) Lifetime AlphaCare support

Complete System w/Lamination

Fargo HDP5000 Printer - Double-Sided with Lamination (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)

Clear Retransfer Film - 1500 prints (84053)

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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