There are a tremendous number of uses for plastic cards.

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

On top of their terrific visual appeal, Plastic Cards ID also have the capability of interacting with machines in a number of different ways. No matter what line of business you are in, there is an innovative and growth-sparking use for printed plastic cards. Plastic Can Be Eco-friendly

You can prevent cards from ending up in the landfill by recycling old plastic cards. This keeps outdated cards out of the trash. And if they do need to be thrown out, bio-degradable plastics allow these cards to decompose in a matter of years.

If you are looking for ways to be more eco-conscious, recycled plastic business cards are the way to go.

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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 a line of PVC ID card printers made by HID, a name that is respected in the ID card and security industries. Fargo PVC ID card printers come in both entry-level and high-end, with a variety of options available for each level in between. Fargo printers are widely used: these printers are in demand by several different industries: universities, corporations, and government offices, 

These printers are capable of handling a broad range of card types including photo IDs, access cards, visitor badges, student payment system cards and more.

Plastic Card ID is very happy to provide a number of printers from the line of Fargo "direct to card" printers.

While features vary between models, each Fargo printer delivers the highest image quality, durability, and a comprehensive warranty to protect against breakdowns.

We also have a variety of other Fargo products available such as printer ribbons, cleaning kits,and laminate ribbons. 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. 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.

This printer produces plastic cards with the most superior technology available. By printing the image on the underside of the film and fusing it to the card’s surface, the printer creates an image quality that looks more like a glossy photo than an ordinary 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 can be upgraded 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. It is the most advanced card printer technology available, producing superior double-sided card print quality, reliability, security, and durability for your badge printing 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 technology, providing the highest image quality at a price that lots of organizations can afford.

It is supported by a lifetime warranty on the print head and a two-year warranty on the printer itself, and the Fargo HDP5000 Duplex can be operated very easily without much training, while also including cartridges which are easy-loading, ribbons and overlaminates, and a high level of reliability which will reduce total 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. 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 adheres to the surface of your plastic cards, conforming to ridges and indentations formed by embedded electronics, providing an extra layer of durability and security.

If a counterfeiter tries to pull the film apart in an attempt to alter the card, the printed image is destroyed.

High Definition Printing can also 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. Health care facilities, businesses and corporations, loyalty and membership programs, colleges, and government agencies are all increasing their use of 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. You no longer have to limit your ID Badge production to stand-alone stations.

For example, a retail chain store can now distribute and issue cards through a network to any location necessary. 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 is the ideal choice for countless scenarios.

The Ethernet port along with its internal print server offer all the connectivity which is necessary for operations which are to be networked.

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
  • We make ordering your HDP5000 easy! Just order it as a Complete System

ID Card Group makes it easy for you to start your ID card program.

  • Order a Complete System and you can quickly begin producing professional-quality ID cards with your Fargo HDP5000 printer right away.
  • Choose the system that works best for 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 (choose between 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

The Single-Sided Fargo HDP5000 Printer by HID Global is also available from Plastic Card ID

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