They can also be used in a lot of different ways.

Because of their extreme durability and excellent graphics, plastic cards are often used in a great number of different situations.

You can also add tech features, like magnetic stripes and chips, to expand your Plastic Card Printer horizons even further. There are so many uses for plastic cards, it might just blow your mind! Plastic Can Be Eco-friendly

You can prevent cards from ending up in the landfill by recycling old plastic cards. In addition to being highly durable and lasting a long time, PVC cards are capable of decomposing under the right conditions.

If you are looking for ways to be more eco-conscious, recycled plastic business cards are the way to go.

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To find out about our affordable pricing, or to obtain more information, just fill out this form. 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. 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 in places like government offices, corporations, and universities.

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.

Capabilities vary from model to model, but each Fargo printer provides excellent image quality, machine durability, and a warranty to protect against breakdowns.

We offer a number of different supplies for your Fargo printer, for instance printer ribbons, cleaning kits, and laminate ribbons. 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. HDP5000 produces ID cards with the highest 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 ID badge.

The HDP5000 produces ID/Gift cards with the highest image quality available. By printing the image on the underside of the film and fusing it to the card’s surface, the printer creates an image quality that looks more like a glossy photo than an ordinary badge or gift card. The Fargo HDP5000 printer/encoder is feature-packed Perfect for technology cards with embedded electronics, it reliably produces cards in High Definition with the highest image quality available.

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 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 offers a flexible modular design with optional laminator and smart card encoding. This printer also offers High Definition Printing technology, so that it can deliver the best quality images which most organizations will be able to afford.

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 state of the art retransfer printer technology, and is perfect for printing the most popular cards requiring the most common technology, these include contactless as well as contact cards, 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 fuses to the surface of your cards, conforms to ridges and indentations formed by embedded electronics, and provides an extra layer of card 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.

High Definition Printing can also print right up to the edge of exposed smart card contacts. Traditional dye-sub printers must leave clear space around contact pads to avoid print head damage. Colleges, loyalty and membership programs, businesses and corporations, health care facilities and government agencies are all expanding their use of multi-function smart cards.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer is ideal for the above type of personalization because it features a variety of options including single- or dual-sided lamination and card encoding technologies. It has a multi-faceted encoding capability which allows you to produce smartcards and proximity cards in accordance with your business 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. 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 is the perfect choice for a lot of different scenarios.

The Ethernet port along with its internal print server offer all the connectivity which is necessary for operations which are to be networked.

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 Magnetic Encoder and Dual-Sided Laminator 
  • Make it Easy! Order your HDP5000 as a Complete System

ID Card Group makes it easy for you to begin your Brand new ID card program.

  • All you have to do is order a complete system, and you can easily start producing professional-looking ID cards with Fargo HDP5000 printer right now.
  • Choose the system that is best for your needs 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)
  • Clear Retransfer Film-1500 prints (84053)
  • Webcam

Cleaning kit (89200) 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

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

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