There are a tremendous number of uses for plastic cards.

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

Plastic Event Badges are not just visually appealing, they can also easily interact with most machines. 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, some PVC cards are biodegradable in soil or composite after only four years.

New cards can be made from recycled plastic too, further reducing the environmental footprint.

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To get more info on custom plastic cards and competitive pricing, fill in 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. Fargo card printers range from entry-level to high-end, with lots of options at each level. Fargo printers are widely used: these printers are in demand by several different industries: universities, corporations, and 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 provides 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 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. The HDP5000 creates an image quality that looks like a high-quality photograph instead of a classic ID by printing a reverse image on the underside of HDP Film and then fusing the film to the card surface,

The HDP5000 can make ID/Gift cards with the highest image quality available in the marketplace. 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 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 upgrades easily with additional printing, laminating and encoding 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 features Fargos High Definition Printing (HDP) technology, which is capable of producing images of the highest quality at affordable prices.

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 uses retransfer printer technology and is perfect for printing the most popular technology cards, including contact and contactless smart cards, 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.

If the film is peeled apart in an attempt to alter the card, the printed image will almost completely destroy itself.

High Definition Printing is capable of printing right up to an edge of the exposed smartcard. 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 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. 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 confined to stand-alone stations.

A retail chain, for example, can distribute card issuance over a network to any location. At a college or university or on a corporate campus, an array of printer/encoders can be set up in a central location for large production runs. 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:

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

It’s easy for you to start an ID card program by using ID Card Group.

  • 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 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

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

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