You can use plastic cards for a whole variety of different applications.

With a premium plastic card, you can print advanced graphics of superior quality on a card that can last for a lifetime.

Plastic Card Printer are not just visually appealing, they can also easily interact with most 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 landfill use and old card waste by recycling old plastic cards into new cards. 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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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 different options available at each level. Fargo printers are utilized by a number of government offices, universities, and corporations, most commonly used in their card printing offices.

These are excellent printers for doing up driver’s licenses, membership cards, student ID cards, and government ID credentials.

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

Even though each Fargo printer varies from model to model, each provides quality images, durability, and the manufacturers' warranty, so there’s no need to worry about overuse.

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 makes ID cards with the highest possible image quality that is available. By printing a reverse image on the underside of HDP Film, then fusing the film to the card surface, the HDP5000 creates an image quality that looks more like a sharp glossy photo than an ordinary ID badge.

The HDP5000 produces ID/Gift cards with the highest image quality on the market today. Printing a reverse image on the underside of HDP Film then fusing the film to the card surface allows the HDP5000 to create an image so high in quality that is more closely resembles a glossy photo as opposed to an ordinary ID badge or gift card. The Fargo HDP5000 printer/encoder is jam-packed with features, and can reliably produce cards with high-definition image quality.

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 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 optional laminator and smart card encoding. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer offers Fargo’s high definition printing (HDP) technology to deliver the highest image quality at a price that lots of organizations can afford.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex offers uncomplicated operation with simple training, easy-loading cartridges for cards, ribbons and over-laminates, durability that will lower your total cost of ownership, and a lifetime print head warranty plus a two-year printer warranty. High Definition Printing uses retransfer printer technology and is great for printing contact and contactless smart cards, clamshell proximity cards, and other common technology 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 HDP Film developed 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.

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. Many organizations are expanding their use of multi-function smartcards, for instance loyalty and membership programs, universities, corporations, government agencies, and healthcare facilities.

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.

A retail chain can now distribute card issuance over a network to any location. On a corporate campus or university, a variety of printer and encoders can be set up in a central location for high-volume production. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer is perfect for numerous 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
  • Keep it Simple! Order your HDP5000 as a Complete System

ID Card Group makes it easy 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 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)
  • 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 (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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