These cards will also last for a long time, no matter what the application.

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

Like most Plastic Gift Cards For My Business, they can be visual, but plastic cards can interact with machines in a lot of ways. Given this huge range of possibility, any business can find a good use for a printed plastic card. A Commitment To The Environment

One of the most underrated features of plastic is the ease with which it can be recycled. It's possible to print durable PVC cards with materials that will bio-degrade within four years when in contact with soil.

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

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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 respected name in the identification 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. You'll find Fargo card printers in use at all sorts of businesses, from colleges and universities to government agencies.

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

We offer a number of different supplies for your Fargo printer, for instance printer ribbons, cleaning kits, and laminate ribbons. 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 prints ID cards with the best image quality on the market. 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. 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/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 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 also has a versatile modular design which includes an optional smartcard encoder and laminator. 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 re-transfer printer technology. It is ideal for printing the most common technology used in cards, including contact and contactless smart cards as well as clamshell proximity cards. This is the most advanced method of card printing available, using dye-sublimation technology to print sharp, 300-dpi images on the underside of HDP Film developed by Fargo.

The HDP5000 Film fuses to the surface of your cards, conforms to ridges and indentations formed by embedded electronics, and provides an extra layer of card 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 this type of customization because it offers so many options including single- or dual-sided lamination and card encoding technologies. It has a multi-faceted encoding capability which allows you to produce smartcards and proximity cards in accordance with your business needs. ID Badge production is no longer limited to stand-alone stations.

For example, a retail chain can distribute card issuance over a network to any location. On location for a corporation or university, an array of printers/encoders can be set up in a central location for high-volume production. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer is the ideal choice for limitless 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

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

  • Order yourself a Complete System to begin producing professional-grade ID cards using your Fargo HDP5000 printer in just minutes!
  • 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)
  • 500 Premium Blank PVC Cards (ACS-8030PPWH-500)
  • 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)

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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