Card Printing & Encoding
Direct-to-Card Printer
w High quality output – Simple, reliable and
affordable photo ID card personalization,
delivering a new level of durable, greatlooking credentials.
w Simply plug-and-play – The intuitive userfocused design allows for easy setup, loading
and operation for increased efficiency.
w Convenient and affordable – Create ID cards
right out of the box with its plug-and-play
Swift ID™ embedded badging application.
ACCESS versatility.
Designed for small to medium businesses, the DTC1000 provides maximum efficiency in a sleek userfriendly design. This printer is virtually maintenance-free and prints full-color plastic ID and technology
cards on a budget.
Take advantage of the built-in and optional features that suit your business:
w Dual-sided printing option provides more space for company or cardholder information and security
w Network your printer in seconds with optional Ethernet connectivity to access remotely and in
networked card printing environments.
w The DTC1000 enables migration to contact and contactless smart cards (including HID iCLASS®
technology) or simple magstripe and prox cards with optional technology card encoders.
w Erase and rewrite eco-friendly feature makes the DTC1000 ideal for temporary ID cards, such as visitor
w Prints on a variety of card thicknesses for simple loyalty cards to more sophisticated access control
badges right out of the box, as thin as 9 mil up to 40 mil.
The DTC1000 adds a level of convenience to easily print what you need, including:
w Easy, all-in-one print ribbon and card cleaning cartridge simplifies the ribbon loading process.
w Built-in Swift ID™ badging application software enables you to create ID badges in seconds without
having to install any additional software.
w Edge-to-edge printing in full-color or simple black and white.
w Economical half-panel ribbons to personalize pre-printed cards with a photo and bar code.
w Its intuitive design providing instant system status through color changing buttons.
w Industry’s first inline card printing and technology card encoding with one connection using USB or
optional Ethernet connectivity.
The FARGO® DTC1000 is built with Genuine HID™ technology and is fully interoperable with other
products in the HID ecosystem, enabling organizations to leverage their existing HID technology
Print Method
Dye-Sublimation / Resin Thermal Transfer
300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) continuous tone
Up to 16.7 million / 256 shades per pixel
Print Ribbon Options
Print Speed**
Accepted Standard Card Sizes
Print Area
Accepted Card Thickness
Accepted Card Types
Input Hopper Card Capacity
Output Hopper Card Capacity
Card Cleaning
Software Drivers
Operating Temperature
Agency Listings
Supply Voltage
Supply Frequency
Encoding Options
• Full-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 250 prints
• Full-color half-panel with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 350 prints
• Full-color with two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCKOK*, 200 prints
• Resin black and overlay panel, KO*, 500 prints
• Dye-sublimation black and overlay panel, BO*, 500 prints
• Resin black (standard and premium), 1000 prints
• Resin green, blue, red, white, silver and gold, 1000 prints
• Rewrite technology - No ribbon is required
7 seconds per card (K*); 12 seconds per card (KO*); 24 seconds per card (YMCKO*); 31 seconds per card (YMCKOK*)
CR-80 (3.375˝L x 2.125˝W / 85.6mmL x 54mmW); CR-79 Adhesive Back (3.313˝L x 2.063˝W / 84.1mmL x 52.4mmW)
CR-80 edge-to-edge (3.36˝L x 2.11˝W / 85.3mmL x 53.7mmW); CR-79 (3.3˝L x 2.04˝W / 83.8mmL x 51.8mmW)
.009˝ - .040˝ / 9 mil - 40 mil / .229mm - 1.016mm
PVC or polyester cards with polished PVC finish; monochrome resin required for100% polyester cards;
optical memory cards with PVC finish; rewrite
100 cards (.030˝ / .762mm)
Up to 30 cards (.030˝ / .762mm)
Card cleaning roller integrated into ribbon cartridge; cleaning roller is automatically replaced with each ribbon change
Windows® XP / Vista™ (32 bit & 64 bit) / Server 2003 & 2008 / Windows® 7 / Linux®
USB 2.0, optional Ethernet with internal print server
65° to 80° F / 18° to 27° C
20–80% non-condensing
Single-Sided Printer: 8.8˝H x 13.7˝W x 7.9˝D / 224mmH x 348mmW x 201mmD
Dual-Sided Printer: 9.8˝H x 18.7˝W x 9.2˝D / 249mmH x 475mmW x 234mmD
Single-Sided: 7.5 lbs / 3.4 Kg; Dual-Sided: 10 lbs / 4.54 Kg
Safety: UL 60950-1, CSA C22.2 (60950-1), and CE; EMC: FCC Class A, CRC c1374, CE (EN 55022 Class A, EN 55024), CCC, BSMI, KCC
100-240 VAC, 3.3 A
50 Hz / 60 Hz
Printer – Two years; Printhead – Two years, unlimited pass with UltraCard™
125 kHz (HID Prox) reader; 13.56 MHz (iCLASS, MIFARE, ISO 14443 A/B, ISO 15693) read/write encoder; Contact Smart Card Encoder reads
from and writes to all ISO7816 1/2/3/4 memory and microprocessor smart cards (T=0, T=1) as well as synchronous cards; ISO Magnetic Stripe
Encoding, dual high- and low-coercivity, Tracks 1, 2 and 3
Single Wire Ethernet and USB 2.0 interface for inline printing and encoding (note: single wire Ethernet encoding is only available for iCLASS® and
contact smart card encoding); Dual-Sided Printing Module; Smart Card Encoding Modules(contact/contactless); Magnetic Stripe Encoding Module;
Printer Cleaning Kit; Ethernet with Internal Print Server
Swift ID™ Embedded Badging Application, FARGO Workbench Diagnosis Utility
Color changing status buttons
Printer Security
Kensington® lock compatibility
* Indicates the ribbon type and the number of ribbon panels printed where
Y=Yellow, M=Magenta, C=Cyan, K=Resin Black, O=Overlay, B=Dye
Sublimation Black.
** Print speed indicates an approximate print speed and is measured from
the time a card drops into the output hopper to the time the next card drops
into the output hopper. Print speeds do not include encoding time or the time
needed for the PC to process the image. Process time is dependent on the size
of the file, the CPU, amount of RAM and the amount of available resources
at the time of the print.
This data sheet is for informational purposes only. HID Global makes no warranties,
expressed or implied, in this summary. Company and product names and data used in
sample output are fictitious. Specifications are subject to change without notice. Fargo and
Asure ID are registered trademarks of HID Global in the U.S. and/or other countries.
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