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FA R G O ®
Direct-to-Card Printers
The right choice for
easy printing, encoding
and/or laminating ID cards across your organization.
Versatility meets simplicity
The new advanced generation of HID Global’s
FARGO® DTC printers is comprehensive,
reliable and flexible, providing color and
technology card personalization with
upgradeable security and scaleable
equipment. It features an intuitive user
experience, sleek and adaptable design and
innovative tools to help any organization
efficiently migrate to a higher level of security.
Invest with confidence in
Genuine HID™ printers
With more than 140,000 installations around
the world, HID Global is the expert in building
card identity systems that help make your
organization more productive — whether
you issue full-color technology cards or
basic monochrome photo IDs. Best of all, the
technology is backed by the trusted industry
expert in the delivery of secure identity
solutions, HID Global.
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Sleek and modular design protects your
investment with a wide range of easy-toinstall upgrades.
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Easy-to-use features and functionality
mean you don’t have to be an IT expert
to keep your printers working or to train
others to use them. The simple user
interface, on-board diagnostics and easy
ribbon loading make printing hassle free.
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Convenience is built in with HID Global’s
unique embedded Swift ID™ badging
application, enabling you to create your
own ID badges in seconds without having
to install additional software.
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Exceptionally compact and flexible
design enables you to meet office space
requirements by providing a powerful
printer with a small footprint.
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Inline color and technology card
personalization with a single Ethernet or
USB connection.
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Protect your investment with a first-rate,
two-year warranty.
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Included FARGO Workbench diagnostic
utility facilitates printer maintenance. Its
Color Assist tool matches spot colors,
ensuring accurate prints of graphics such
as company logos.
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Full interoperability with Genuine HID
technology guarantees compatibility with
other products within the HID ecosystem,
enabling organizations to leverage
existing HID technology investments.
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Optional project-focused Secure
Proprietary Consumables System elevates
the security of large card issuance
projects.
FARGO®
DTC1000
Simple, reliable and
affordable photo ID
card personalization
Reliable printing as
easy as 1-2-3
Using the DTC1000 couldn’t be easier. Its
plug-and-play Swift ID™ embedded badging
application reinforces convenience by
eliminating the need to install application
software. This means the printer is ready to
use right out of the box.
Its small footprint makes it easy for the
DTC1000 to accommodate any desktop
configuration, and the intuitive user-focused
design communicates system status through
color-coded buttons.
With convenience in mind, DTC1000 easyloading, all-in-one print ribbon and card
cleaning cartridge simplify the ribbon and
cleaning roller loading process.
Convenient, versatile and affordable, the
DTC1000 is ahead of every other card printer
in its class. It encodes and prints exceptional,
Getting the most out of the DTC1000 to meet
your specific card printing and encoding needs
is simple. Take advantage of the built-in and
optional features that suit your business:
Built-in erase and rewrite feature. Helps
eliminate the waste of short-lived cards (visitor
badges, transit cards, etc). It’s all done with
special heat-sensitive cards — no conventional
print ribbon is involved.
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Cards thick or thin. Out of the box, the
DTC1000 prints on ID cards as thin as 9 mil
and thicker smart cards up to 40 mil.
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Single- or dual-sided printing.
Optional dual-sided printing module provides
more space for company or cardholder
information and security features.
The FARGO® DTC1000 Direct-to-Card
printer is simplicity at its finest. Its
sleek user-friendly design is geared
towards anyone looking for a highquality card personalization printer to
make great-looking, full-color plastic
ID and technology cards on a budget.
The FARGO DTC1000M Monochrome
Direct-to-Card printer is the ideal
solution for economical single-color
resin printing applications like loyalty
cards or fast personalization of preprinted cards.
Stand-alone or networked environment.
Ethernet with internal print server as an option
allows for remote printer sharing by many
users.
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high-quality photo ID cards, allowing for
full-color edge-to-edge images. Alternatively,
economical half-panel ribbons personalize preprinted cards with a photo and bar code.
No software required: Swift ID™ embedded
badging software eliminates the need to
install PC software, so the printer is ready to
use out of the box.
FARGO®
DTC4000
Easily adapts to evolving
security, printing and
encoding needs
The FARGO DTC4000 Direct-toCard printer is ideal for mid-size
organizations seeking versatility
in a convenient, professional and
secure printing and encoding
system. Whether you need employee
access cards or membership cards
for a gym, the DTC4000 produces
brilliant photo ID cards as well as
bar codes and digital signatures
for more sophisticated access
control and identification cards. Its
sleek, scaleable design simplifies
equipment upgrades and migrations
to higher levels of security.
Versatility for your current and
future needs
The DTC4000 delivers powerful printing and
versatility rolled into one. By using different
card technologies, card types and ribbons, the
DTC4000 combines a high level of flexibility
with the simplicity to easily print what you
need. You can personalize blank cards with
full-color, edge-to-edge images. Even more, the
erase and rewrite card feature helps eliminate
the waste of short-lived cards such as visitor
badges. And the DTC4000 is fully compatible
with most ID card issuance applications
including Asure ID® Photo ID software which
offers unique capabilities when used with HID
FARGO printers.
With its built-in security for passwordprotected printer operation, and optional
field-upgradeable modules, the DTC4000 not
only meets your current needs, it also scales to
meet your future requirements:
More security. Provides increased card
security with optional fluorescent (UV) ribbon
or holographic foil card printing.
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Technology options. Field-upgradeable
modules enable migration to higher levels
of security: encode data for magnetic
stripe, proximity, contact and/or contactless
technology cards, such as iCLASS®, for access
control or other applications.
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The DTC4000’s high resolution graphical
SmartScreen™ displays error handling
similar to that of a copy machine. Its userfriendly interface steps you through the
entire printing process.
Increased capacity. Field-upgradeable dualinput card hopper, holds 200 cards for higher
capacity printing and encoding.
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Connectivity. Industry’s first printer
to support a less complex IT network
infrastructure by printing and inline encoding
technology cards through one USB or Ethernet
connection.
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Stand-alone or networked environment.
Ethernet with internal print server option allows
for remote printer sharing by many users.
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No more hassle, no more
headache
Its sleek and compact design makes the
DTC4000 ideal for office environments where
space is an issue, and the field-upgradeable
same-side input/output card hopper helps the
printer fit into the tightest spaces.
For maximum efficiency and convenience, the
high-resolution SmartScreen™ graphical display
addresses error handling similarly to a copy
machine. And the user-friendly interface steps
you through the entire printing process so
anyone can print cards easily with virtually zero
training. The easy-to-follow prompts also make
sure you’ll always know printer status. What’s
more, the DTC4000 eliminates the hassle of
changing the ribbons and cleaning roller with
an all-in-one print ribbon and card cleaning
cartridge.
FARGO®
DTC4500
High security and modularity
for high-performance
personalization
The versatility of the DTC4500 is unsurpassed.
From loyalty cards to sophisticated access
cards with embedded electronics, this highvolume printer delivers speed, power and
versatility all at once. It produces ID cards
using two different printing methods: dyesublimation for vivid colors and accurate
photographic images, and resin thermal
transfer for sharp black text and bar codes that
can be easily read by infrared or visible light
scanners.
Maximum security, future-proof versatility.
Built-in DTC4500 printer password protection
guarantees secure printing, while options such
as fluorescent ribbons for ultraviolet (UV)
printing offer a cost-effective and dynamic
increase in security. What’s more, the DTC4500
offers additional field-upgradeable options for
migration to higher levels of security and other
card issuance requirements in the future:
field-upgradeable high-speed dual-sided
simultaneous lamination also saves time.
Custom holographic overlaminates. For a
higher level of card security and an additional
layer of physical protection against wear and
tear.
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Single- or dual-sided printing. The fieldupgradeable dual-sided printing module
provides more space for cardholder
information and security features such as
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duplicate photo and digital signature.
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Technology options. Field-upgradeable
modules encode data for magnetic stripe,
proximity, contact and/or contactless
technology cards, such as iCLASS®, for access
control or other applications.
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Easily integrated...
everywhere you need it.
Easily connect to PCs through built-in USB
and Ethernet ports. An internal print server
lets you install a DTC4500 anywhere on a
LAN for greater freedom in widespread or
high-volume card issuance. Additionally, the
DTC4500 is fully compatible with most ID card
personalization software, including Asure ID®,
which offers unique capabilities when used
with HID FARGO printers.
Optional card lamination. For applying
overlaminates to produce tamper-proof,
secure cards that resist forgery; unique,
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GS FIPS 201
APPROVED
FARGO® DTC4500 Direct to Card Printer has been approved as FIPS 201 compliant by the
United States General Services Administration (GSA) under the card printer category and
has been added to the GSA FIPS 201 Approved Products List.
The FARGO® DTC4500 printer/
encoder is the workhorse of HID
Global’s FARGO Direct-to-Card printer
line. With its heavy-duty engine and
high-performance design, the printer
comes with a standard dual-input card
hopper for increased card capacity
and the ability to manage more than
one card type at once. High-capacity
ribbons enable the printer to produce
more full-color cards than most
printers before the ribbon has to be
changed, reducing user intervention
and printer downtime. This printer is
the number one choice for fast, highcapacity card printing and encoding.
With easy set up and a user-friendly
SmartScreen™ graphical display
for print status, the DTC4500 is
extraordinarily simple to use.
Custom overlaminates
are available for a
field-upgradeable
single- or unique,
high-speed, dualsided simultaneous
laminator.
PRODUCT COMPARISON
FEATURES
DTC1000M
DTC1000
DTC4000
DTC4500
Resin thermal transfer
Dye-sublimation;
Resin thermal transfer
Dye-sublimation;
Resin thermal transfer
Dye-sublimation;
Resin thermal transfer
N/A
Factory ordered
Field-upgradeable
Field-upgradeable
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Field-upgradeable
Field-upgradeable
Field-upgradeable
Field-upgradeable
Contact smart card encoding
N/A
Factory ordered
Field-upgradeable
Field-upgradeable
125 kHz (HID Prox) reader
N/A
Factory ordered
Field-upgradeable
Field-upgradeable
13.56 MHz (iCLASS®, MIFARE™, ISO 14443
A/B, ISO 15693) read/write encoder
N/A
Factory ordered
Field-upgradeable
Field-upgradeable
Inline printing and encoding through
a single USB or Ethernet connection
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Rewrite technology
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Factory ordered
Factory ordered
Field-upgradeable
Color changing status buttons
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SmartScreen graphical display
N/A
N/A
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Same-side input/output card hopper
N/A
N/A
Field-upgradeable
Field-upgradeable
Dual-input card hopper
N/A
N/A
Field-upgradeable
Printer password protection
N/A
N/A
Fluorescent panel (UV printing)
N/A
N/A
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Single- or dual-sided simultaneous lamination
N/A
N/A
N/A
Field-upgradeable
ENERGY STAR® qualified products
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Non-lamination units
only
2-year warranty
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DTC1000M
DTC1000
DTC4000
DTC4500
Corporate ID
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Membership Card
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Gift Card
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Loyalty Card
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Mass Transit
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Student ID
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Print method
Dual-sided printing
Swift ID™
Magnetic stripe encoding
USB connectivity
USB and Ethernet with internal print server
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Ribbon cartridge loading
APPLICATIONS
APPLICATION/PRINTER
Health Card
Drivers License
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National ID
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