There are great number of uses for plastic cards.

Thanks to their durability and high-quality graphics, plastic cards can be used in a lot of different situations.

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

You can reduce waste by recycling all your old plastic cards into brand-new useful 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 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 used in a number of applications: in government offices, corporations, and universities, all of which have Fargo printers in their 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 also proud to offer many printers from the Fargo "direct-to-card" lineup.

While capabilities vary from model to model, each Fargo printer provides excellent image quality, machine durability, and a manufacturer’s warranty that protects you in the unlikely event of a breakdown.

We also offer a number of Fargo printer 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 produces 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.

This printer produces plastic cards with the most superior technology available. Printing a reverse image on the underside of HDP Film then fusing the film to the card surface allows the HDP5000 to create an image so high in quality that is more closely resembles a glossy photo as opposed to an ordinary ID badge or gift card. The Fargo HDP5000 printer and encoder offers a lot of great features that are perfect for technology cards with embedded electronics. It also reliably creates high-definition cards with great quality images.

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 Duplex also has a versatile modular design which includes an optional smartcard encoder and laminator. 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 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 makes use of re-transfer print technology, and provides a perfect solution for printing all the most commonly used cards, for instance contact smartcards, contactless smartcards, and clamshell proximity cards. This happens to be one of the most advanced methods of car printing available, the use of advanced dye-sublimation technology has been able to produce crisp print jobs, with 300-dpi images on the underside of HDP Films that are developed 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 up to the edges of exposed smart card contacts. Most conventional dye sublimation printers have to leave a clear space by contact pads in order to prevent damage to the print head. Lots of organizations are expanding their use of multi-function smart cards, including businesses and corporations, government agencies, and health care facilities.

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. 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 multiple locations. On a corporate campus or university, an array of printer/encoders can be set up in a central location for high-volume production. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer can be used by practically any organization in any scenario.

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 include the following:

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
  • Why not make things easier on yourself? Order your HDP5000 as a complete system today.

ID Card Group makes it easier than ever to start your own 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 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)
  • 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 Cleaning kit (89200) Lifetime AlphaCare support

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

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