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

Use these durable and attractive cards for loyalty programs, contact information, VIP badges, photo IDs and more.

You can also add tech features, like magnetic stripes and chips, to expand your Plastic Card Printer horizons even further. Because they have so many uses, companies see benefits from printing on plastic. Plastic Can Be Eco-friendly

In addition to lasting longer, plastic cards are readily recycled instead of winding up in a landfill. Of course, some cards will inevitably wind up in the trash. That's why PVC cards are now available that will decompose naturally within a few years when kept in soil.

When made and handled the right way, plastic cards can be a very eco-friendly option for your business.

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Now that you're ready for more information about your custom plastic cards and our competitive pricing, just 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. The printers are available from entry-level to high-end, with several options at each level available. 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 is proud to offer several printers from the Fargo "direct-to-card" line.

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

We also offer a number of supplies for Fargo printers, including printer ribbons, laminate ribbons, and cleaning kits. FARGO 5000 ID Card Printer

The Fargo HDP5000 printer uses reverse transfer printing, which produces a high-quality image resisting tampering and lasting up to twice as long as a normal ID card photo. It also includes options for dual-sided printing and lamination. HDP5000 produces ID cards with the highest image quality on the market today. HDP5000 is capable of creating an image quality approximating a glossy photo, by printing a reverse image on the backside of HDP film, and fusing that film right onto a plastic card surface.

This printer produces plastic cards with the most superior technology available. The HDP5000 prints a reverse image on the underside of HDP Film and then fuses the film to the card surface, producing an image quality so good, it looks like a photograph. The Fargo HDP5000 printer/encoder is jam-packed with features, and can reliably produce cards with high-definition image quality.

The HDP5000 can be upgraded 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 HDP5000 has a flexible modular design with optional laminator and smart card encoding. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer offers Fargos High Definition Printing (HDP) technology and provides the highest image quality available at reasonable prices that are affordable by a wide range of organizations.

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 cutting-edge retransfer printer technology, perfect for printing common technology cards, such as contact and contactless smart cards 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 the film created by Fargo.

The HDP5000 Film fuses to the surface of your printing cards and conforms to the ridges and the indentations that have been formed by embedded electronics, an extra layer of security and card durability has been developed as a result.

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

High Definition Printing can also print to the edge of exposed smart card contacts. Conventional 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 increasing their use of multifunction smart cards.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer is perfect for this type of customization because it offers a variety of options, such as single- or dual-sided lamination and card encoding technologies. Its encoding options let you create proximity and smart cards based on your specific needs. You no longer need to rely on stand-alone stations to produce ID cards and badges.

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 ideal choice for numerous scenarios and needs.

Its internal print server and its Ethernet ports make connectivity available for networked operations as needed

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

ID Card Group makes it easier than ever to start your own 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)
  • 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 carries the Single-Sided Fargo HDP5000 Printer by HID Global.

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