There are a tremendous number of uses for plastic cards.

Their durability and high-quality mean they can be used in a wide range of situations.

They are visual like most PVC Business Cards, but they can also interact with machines. Since they have so many uses, businesses can get advantages from printing on plastic. Plastic Can Be Eco-friendly

Recycling old plastic cards to create new cards reduces waste and helps keep old cards out of landfills. In addition, some PVC cards are biodegradable in soil or composite after only four years.

Plastic cards are actually a good thing for the environment!

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Do you have questions about plastic cards for your business? Would you like a quote? Please fill out this form for a prompt response. 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 Fargo printer series has a wide range of options for all needs, from entry-level to larger bulk printers designed for heavy use. Fargo printers are widely used in places like government offices, corporations, and universities.

Fargo printers are excellent solutions for printing student ID cards, government credentials, membership cards, driver’s licenses, and more.

Plastic Card ID offers several professional-grade 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 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. The Fargo HDP5000 prints ID cards with the highest image quality available. The HDP5000 creates an image quality that looks like a high-quality photograph instead of a classic ID by printing a reverse image on the underside of HDP Film and then fusing the film to the card surface,

The HDP5000 produces ID/Gift cards with the highest image quality available. By printing a reverse image on the underside of HDP Film and fusing the film to the card surface, the HDP5000 creates an image quality that resembles a sharp, glossy photograph than what is usually on an ID or gift card. The Fargo HDP5000 printer/encoder is feature-packed, it is perfect for technology cards with embedded electronics, it produces cards in High Definition with the highest image quality available without fail.

The HDP5000 upgrades easily with additional printing, laminating and encoding modules. Fargo HDP5000 Dual-Sided Retransfer Printer #89640 | 89660 | 89680

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex makes use of re-transfer printing technology, which is the most modern and advanced technology currently available, so it can create outstanding double-sided plastic cards, while ensuring top quality, durability, and reliability, and security for printing all your ID badges. 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 (HDP) technology to deliver the highest image quality at a price that lots of organizations can afford.

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. 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 card printing method available, using dye-sublimation to print 300 dpi images on the underside of HDP film developed by Fargo.

The HDP5000 film can be fused onto card services, conforming precisely to indentations and ridges which get formed by the electronics that are embedded, and providing even greater security and durability.

If a counterfeiter attempts to peel the film off to modify the card, then the printed image will destroy itself.

High Definition Printing can also print up to the edges of exposed smart card contacts. Conventional types of dye-sub printers need to leave a clear space around the contact pads to prevent damages from being caused to the print head. Many organizations have expanded their use of multi-functioning smart carts including Healthcare facilities, corporations and small businesses, and government agencies.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer is ideal for this type of customization because of the many options provided, 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. ID Badge production is no longer confined to stand-alone stations.

A retail chain can now distribute card issuance over a network to any location. On a corporate campus or university, a variety of printer and encoders can be set up 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 allows for easy 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 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 (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) Webcam

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

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