These cards can also be used in so many different ways.

The quality and durability of plastic cards means they are used in lots of situations.

On top of their visual appeal, Plastic Gift Card Printing can also be used to interact with machines. There are so many uses for plastic cards, it might just blow your mind! Plastic Can Be Eco-friendly

While you might not associate plastic with environmental friendliness, it's actually very easy to recycle old plastic cards. PVC cards can also be biodegradable after four years when they are in contact with organic materials (like composite and soil).

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

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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 a line of PVC ID card printers made by HID, a leader in identification and security. Fargo card printers range from entry-level to high-end, with lots of options at each level. Fargo printers are widely-used, including in universities, corporations, and even government 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.

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 also offer a wide range of supplies, including printer ribbons, laminate ribbons, and cleaning kits. FARGO 5000 ID Card Printer

The Fargo HDP5000 ID card printer makes use of a process called reverse transfer printing, and it makes a high-quality image which is tamper-resistant, and has twice the life of a normal ID card photo, and includes options for lamination and double-sided printing. 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 card surface, the HDP5000 creates an image quality that looks more like a sharp glossy photo than an ordinary ID badge.

The HDP5000 can also print high-quality gift cards. 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 or Gift card. The Fargo HDP5000 printer/encoder is packed with innovative features and is perfect for technology cards with embedded electronics. This printer produces cards with the best image quality available.

The HDP5000 upgrades easily with 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 key features offered by the HDP5000 Duplex include a flexible modular design that contains optional laminating 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.

Backed by a lifetime print head warranty and a two-year printer warranty, the printer provides simple operation with minimal training required, easy-loading cartridges, and a high level of reliability and durability that will lower ownership cost. High Definition Printing uses cutting-edge retransfer printer technology, perfect for printing common technology cards, such as contact and contactless smart cards and clamshell proximity cards. This printing system provides the most advanced card printing methodology available, making use of dye sublimation technology in order to print ultra-crisp 300 dpi images on the reverse side of Fargo's HDP film.

The HDP5000 Film fuses to the surface of your cards, conforming 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 essentially destroys itself.

High Definition Printing can also print right up to the edge of exposed smart card contacts. Conventional dye-sub printers always leave clear space around contact pads to avoid any damage to the print head. Colleges, membership programs, businesses, health care facilities and government agencies are all adopting multifunction smart cards.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer is ideal for customization, because it can deliver so many options such as single-sided lamination or dual sided lamination, as well as various card encoding technologies. Its multifaceted encoding options will let you produce proximity and smart cards according to your specifications. 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 printers/encoders can be established 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 allows for easy 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
  • You can 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 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 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 Lifetime AlphaCare support Lifetime AlphaCare support

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

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