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Their durability and high-quality mean they can be used in a wide range of situations.

They are visual like most Plastic Card Printer, but they can also interact with machines. With so many possible uses for plastic cards, it makes good sense for businesses to be printing on plastic. Plastic Can Be Eco-friendly

You can reduce waste and keep used-up cards away from landfills by recycling your old plastic cards. In addition, some PVC cards are biodegradable in soil or composite after only four years.

Plastic cards are actually a good thing for the environment!

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Fargo printers are a line of card printers made by HID, which is a respected name in the security and identification 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, including in universities, corporations, and even government offices.

Fargo printers are great solutions for printing student ID cards, government ID credentials, membership cards, driver’s licenses, and 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 offers excellent image quality, machine durability and a manufacturer 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 has reversed transfer printing capabilities known to create a high-quality image that can resist tampering, all while lasting twice long as normal ID photo cards, options are also available for dual-sided lamination and printing. HDP5000 produces ID cards with the highest image quality on the market today. By printing a reverse image on the underside of HDP Film and fusing the film to the card surface, the HDP5000 can create an image that looks more like a glossy high-quality photograph than what you would normally see on an ID card.

The HDP5000 produces ID/Gift cards with the most superior image quality available. By printing a reverse image on the underside of HDP film, then fusing the film to the surface of the card, the printer creates an image quality that looks more like a glossy photo than an ordinary gift card. The Fargo HDP5000 printer and encoder offers a lot of great features that are perfect for technology cards with embedded electronics. It also reliably creates high-definition cards with great quality images.

The HDP5000 can be upgraded easily 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 advanced card printer technology available—to produce superior double-sided card print quality, reliability, durability and security for your badge printing 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 Fargo’s High Definition Printing (HDP) technology to deliver the highest quality images at a price that lots of organizations can afford.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex offers simple operation with minimal training, easy-loading cartridges for cards, ribbons, and over-laminates, and its reliability and durability are sure to lower your total cost of ownership. It also features a lifetime print head warranty and a two-year printer warranty. High Definition Printing makes use of re-transfer print technology, and provides a perfect solution for printing all the most commonly used cards, for instance contact smartcards, contactless smartcards, and clamshell proximity cards. It is the most advanced card printing method available, using dye-sublimation to print 300 dpi images on the underside of HDP film developed by Fargo.

The HDP5000 Film fuses to the surface of your cards, adhering to ridges and indentations formed by embedded electronics, and offers an extra layer of card durability and security.

It’s counterfeit proof, which means that if a counterfeiter tries to peel the film apart in order to try 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-sub printers must leave clear space around contact pads to avoid print head damage. Lots of organizations, including colleges, membership and loyalty programs, corporations and businesses, health care facilities, and government agencies, are all increasung their use of multi-function cards.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer is ideal for this level of customization thanks to options such as single or dual-sided lamination and card encoding technology. Its assorted encoding options make it possible for you to produce proximity and smart cards specific to your needs. ID Badge production is now no longer just limited to the stand-alone type of stations.

For example, a retail chain can distribute card issuance over a network to any location. On a corporate campus or university, a variety of printers/encoders can be established in a central location for high-volume production. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Printer can be the perfect choice for a whole catalog of scenarios.

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

Most Popular Fargo Dual-Side HDP5000 Printer Configurations include the following:

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 simple for you to start your ID card program.

  • Order yourself a Complete System to begin producing professional-grade ID cards using your Fargo HDP5000 printer in just minutes!
  • 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

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

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

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