With a good plastic card, the business possibilities are endless.

Because of the tremendous durability and high-quality graphics, plastic cards can be used in a wide variety of situations.

You can also add tech features, like magnetic stripes and chips, to expand your Plastic Card Printer horizons even further. Given this huge range of possibility, any business can find a good use for a printed plastic card. Plastic Can Be Eco-friendly

You can reduce waste and keep used-up cards away from landfills by recycling your old plastic cards. There are PVC cards on the market which degrade when they come in contact with such organic materials such as composite and soil, and this can happen as quickly as within four years.

Any business desiring to reduce its impact on the environment should use eco-friendly business cards.

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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 made by HID, a well-known and reputable name in the identification and security industries. These type of card printers start at entry-level and proceed up to a high-end, with a number of different options provided at various levels. Fargo printers are commonly used by government offices, universities and corporations, usually used in their card printing offices.

Some Fargo printers are used to print driver's licenses, student ID cards, government ID credentials, membership cards and 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 provide a variety of Fargo printer supplies, including printer ribbons, laminate ribbons and cleaning kits. FARGO 5000 ID Card Printer

The Fargo HDP5000 ID card printer uses reverse transfer printing, producing a top-quality image that resists tampering and lasts twice as long as a normal ID card photo. This printer also features options for dual-sided printing & 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 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 can make ID/Gift cards with the highest image quality available in the marketplace. 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 feature packed! It’s perfect for technology cards with embedded electronics, and it reliably produces high-definition cards with the highest image quality available.

The HDP5000 upgrades easily, which means you can add additional printing, laminating and encoding modules. Fargo HDP5000 Dual-Sided Retransfer Printer #89640 | 89660 | 89680

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex works with high-quality, retransfer printing technology - it is the most advanced card printing technology in the industry - it makes superior, high-quality double-sided card printing that’s both durable and reliable, and great for overall security for your badge printed program. The HDP5000 Duplex offers 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 of print head warranties as well as a two-year printer warranty, the Fargo HDP5000 Duplex offers an easy operation that only requires very minimal training, it is highly durable and reliable, has cartridges for cards that loads very easily, it over-laminates, and has quality ribbons, high reliability, and durability that can reduce the total cost of owning this printer.  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 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 film fuses to the surface of the cards, including conforming to ridges and indentations created by embedded electronics, providing an extra layer of security and durability.

In the case of a counterfeiter trying to peel the film apart in an attempt to alter the card, the printed image will almost completely destroy itself.

High Definition Printing will 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. Many organizations have expanded their use of multi-functioning smart carts including Healthcare facilities, corporations and small businesses, and government agencies.

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. It has a multi-faceted encoding capability which allows you to produce smartcards and proximity cards in accordance with your business needs. Producing ID badges is no longer confined to standalone stations.

For example, a retail chain can distribute card issuance over a network to any location. A wide array of printers or encoders can be set up at a central location to produce high-volume print jobs at places such as universities or corporate campuses. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer is perfect for numerous 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 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 start your ID card program.

  • Order a Complete System today and begin producing professional-looking ID cards using your Fargo HDP5000 printer as soon as you receive your shipment!
  • Choose the system that is right 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)
  • Webcam

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)

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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