PolyGuard™ LMX wasteless overlaminates
can reduce high volume laminate materials
costs by as much as 50%.
An iCLASS SE® encoder enables your
printer to be compatible with the HID
Global secure identity ecosystem.
Locking hoppers and consumable
doors provide additional security.
A Wi-Fi® accessory allows you to
conveniently print anywhere, anytime.
Dual material option allows for different
laminates on the front and back of your
personalized cards.
Reliable, high-volume performance – Built for organizations requiring robust, highvolume printing and laminating every day, enabling users to print and manage large
volumes of multiple card types at one time.
Low-cost, wasteless lamination – Innovative lamination technology allows for up to
50% lower consumables costs, reducing total cost of ownership.
Fastest lamination speed – Printer / laminator heats up and is ready to initiate
lamination in just 45 seconds, saving users time on large lamination projects.
Rugged, robust, durable – All-in-one printing and laminating solution can withstand
the harshest environments, providing the most card protection in the industry.
The DTC5500LMX all-in-one Direct-toCard (DTC®) printing and lamination
solution delivers on the promise of reliable,
high-volume production at an ultra-low
cost-per-card. This enables cost-conscious
organizations to routinely issue secure,
durable cards in high volumes without
sacrificing quality.
Designed to meet the needs of medium
and large corporations, universities, and
government and healthcare facilities,
the DTC5500LMX includes dual card
hoppers and supports high-capacity, fullcolor ribbon and laminate consumables
-- reducing costs while maximizing
productivity. The solution also utilizes an
innovative wasteless lamination technology
that can cut high-volume laminate
materials costs by up to 50%.
The DTC5500LMX offers hands-free dualside, one-material lamination but without
the dual-side price. When only a single
material is desired for both the front and
back of a card, this new standard feature
allows for convenient dual-side lamination
without manual intervention. A dual-side,
two-material option is also available.
The DTC5500LMX features HID Global’s
new iON™ technology, delivering the
shortest and fastest pre-heat cycle in the
industry. In addition, the solution can reach
optimal operating temperature in just 45
seconds, minimizing critical downtime on
large volume projects.
Utilizing HID Global’s new wasteless
PolyGuard™ LMX overlaminates, the
DTC5500LMX extends card life by
providing the highest level of card
coverage protection in the industry. From
creating photo IDs and government
credentials, to gift and loyalty cards,
the DTX5500LMX’s patch placement
consistency and rounded laminate corners
ensure sharp, professional-looking cards
every time.
Stylish, yet dependable and robust under
the most challenging printing conditions,
the easy-to-operate DTC5500LMX sets
a new standard in quality, cost-saving,
high-volume card printing/encoding and
Password–protected printer operation and fluorescent panel
Built-in Ethernet and USB connection for centralized or remote
ID card issuance.
SmartScreen™ graphical status display.
FARGO® Workbench™ diagnostic utility for printer maintenance
facilitation, including Color Assist™ spot-color matching.
Interoperable with Asure ID® card personalization software for
badge design, database management and technology card
Works with EasyLobby® Secure Visitor Management Solutions
ENCODING OPTIONS (Supported smart card and magnetic stripe
125kHz (HID PROX) reader.
3.56 MHz (iCLASS® Standard/SE/SR/Seos®, MIFARE Classic®
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.
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 and Laminate 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
Wide array of ECO-friendly print ribbons from K to YMCKOKO. Laminate patch options from full card coverage and half panel
polyester overlaminates to off-the-shelf and fully custom holographic overlaminates are all available from HID. Please see for a complete list of our most current offerings.
6 seconds per card (K*); 16 seconds per card (YMCKO*); 24 seconds per card (YMCKOK*)
CR-80 (3.375˝ L x 2.125˝ W / 85.6 mm L x 54 mm W)
CR-80 edge-to-edge (3.370˝ L x 2.125˝ W / 85.6 mm L x 54 mm W)
Print / lamination: .030˝(30 mil) - .040˝ (40 mil) / .762 mm - 1.02 mm
PVC, PET or Composite with polished PVC finish; monochrome resin required for 100% polyester cards; optical memory cards with PVC
finish; rewrite
Dual-input card hopper (200 cards)
Up to 100 cards (.030˝ / .762 mm)
Card cleaning roller integrated into ribbon cartridge; cleaning roller is automatically replaced with each ribbon change
128 MB RAM
Windows® 7, 8 and 10 (32 bit & 64 bit) / Windows Server 2003/2008/2012
MAC OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10/10.11 / Linux*** (Available Soon)
USB 2.0 and Ethernet with internal print server
65° to 90° F / 18° to 32° C
20–80% non-condensing
Printer + lam: 12.9˝ H x 34.9˝ W x 9.3˝ D / 327.7 mm H x 866.5 mm W x 236.2 mm D
Printer + lam: 39 lbs / 17.7 kg
Safety: UL 60950-2, CSA C22.2 (60950-07), and CE; EMC: FCC Class A, CE (EN 55022 Class A, EN 55024), CCC, BSMI, KCC
120-240Vac, 50-60Hz, 1.6 Amps max.
50 Hz / 60 Hz
Printer – three years; Printhead – three years, unlimited pass with UltraCard®
Supported Access Control
Credential Programming
iCLASS® Std/SE/SR/Seos, MIFARE Classic™, MIFARE DESFire® EV1, HID Prox
Single wire Ethernet and USB 2.0 interface for inline printing and encoding (note: single wire Ethernet encoding is only available for iCLASS®,
MIFARE®, and contact smart card encoding); Wi-Fi® Module; locking card input/output hopper and ribbon drawer; smart card encoding modules (contact/contactless); magnetic stripe encoding module; printer cleaning kit; secure proprietary consumables system; andon production
status light
FARGO Workbench™ diagnostic utility with Color Assist™ spot-color matching
User friendly, SmartScreen™ graphical display
* Indicates the ribbon type and the number of ribbon panels printed where Y=yellow, M=magenta, C=cyan, K=resin black, O=overlay
** 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.
***Call for Linux OS availability
North America: +1 512 776 9000
Toll Free: 1 800 237 7769
Europe, Middle East, Africa: +44 1440 714 850
Asia Pacific: +852 3160 9800
Latin America: +52 55 5081 1650
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