They can also be used in a lot of different ways.

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

Though they allow for incredible visual designs, Plastic Card Printer can also have extra technological functions added to them. Since they have so many uses, businesses can get advantages from printing on plastic. Plastic Can Be Eco-friendly

You can prevent cards from ending up in the landfill by recycling old plastic cards. There are PVC cards on the market which are bio-degradable within four years, when they interact with soil and composite organic materials.

Plastic cards are actually a good thing for the environment!

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For any questions about printed plastic card and to learn more about our competitive pricing, 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 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 in places like government offices, corporations, and universities.

Fargo printers are great for printing things such as government ID credentials, student ID cards, driver's licenses, membership cards and important types of cards.

Plastic Card ID is also proud to offer many printers from the Fargo "direct-to-card" lineup.

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 make several Fargo printing Supplies available including laminate ribbons, printer 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. The Fargo HDP5000 prints ID cards with the highest image quality available. Printing a reverse image on the underside of HDP Film and then fusing the film to the card surface allows the HDP5000 to deliver an image quality that looks more like an expensive photograph than an ID badge.

The HDP5000 produces ID/Gift cards with the highest image quality available. 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 loaded with a variety of features! This printer is ideal for technology cards with embedded electronics due its production of cards in High Definition with the superior image quality.

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 retransfer printing to produce superior dual-sided print quality, durability, reliability, and security for your badge printing. 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 delivering the highest image quality that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Backed by a lifetime print head warranty and a two-year printer warranty, the Fargo HDP5000 Duplex is easy to use with little instruction, has easy-loading cartridges for ribbons, cards, and overlaminates, and the kind of durability and reliability that you could want from a great card printer. HDP uses re-transfer printing technology. It is ideal for printing commonly-used 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 HDP Film developed 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.

In the case of a counterfeiter trying to peel the film apart in an attempt to alter the card, the printed image will almost completely destroy 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, loyalty and membership programs, businesses, health care facilities, and government agencies are all expanding their use of multi-function 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. The multi-faceted encoding options give the chance to produce proximity and smart cards based on your specific and unique needs. You no longer have to limit your ID Badge production to stand-alone stations.

For example, a retail chain can 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 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

ID Card Group makes it easier than ever to start your own 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 best 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

Webcam 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)

Clear Retransfer Film - 1500 prints (84053)

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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