Affordable – Economical and reliable ID issuance.
Convenient operation – Plug-and-play, with minimal maintenance required.
Efficient – Simple all-in-one card personalization with optional magnetic stripe encoding.
Interoperable – Compatible with both Asure ID® card personalization software and
EasyLobby® Secure Visitor Management software, as well as similar third-party applications.
Additional Data Protection – Secure data sent to printer with AES-256 decryption.
The FARGO® DTC1000Me Monochrome
printer delivers the ultimate simplicity in
card personalization. The affordable printer
is easy to use, virtually maintenancefree and economical to operate.
Simple one-color, single-side,
edge-to-edge printing.
Leverage mobile printing with a
wireless accessory for Ethernetenabled printers.
Choose from either the easy-to-use,
all-in-one ribbon cassette (EZ ribbons)
or the more economical and ecofriendly refill-ribbon (ECO ribbons).
Print to standard CR-80 and CR-79
cards, from 9 mil to 40 mil thick.
Optional, cost-effective, resin-erase
and rewrite capability for visitor
badges and temporary workers.
Optional magnetic stripe encoding.
Bank and financial services
payment cards.
Casino employee and member ID Cards.
Small- to medium-sized business
employee and temporary badges.
Retail loyalty program member ID and
payment cards.
The DTC1000Me is a cost-effective,
low-to-moderate-volume card issuance
solution for organizations such as
casinos, financial services firms, small
businesses and retailers. An eco-friendly
erase-and-rewrite option also makes
the printer ideal for visitor badges and
temporary worker ID applications.
The DTC1000Me prints a single color,
edge-to-edge image on one side of a
standard CR-80 or CR-79 identification
card. The resin thermal transfer process
assures clear reproduction of photo
images, bar codes and alphanumeric data.
Connect quickly via USB or optional
Ethernet port and begin creating ID
badges within seconds. With the builtin Swift ID™ application, you can start
printing without having to install any
additional software. Receive instant
system status cues through color-coded
buttons during your printing operation.
Ribbon options include standard or
premium black; or your choice of green,
blue, red, white, silver, gold, silver metallic
or gold metallic. Choose from easy (EZ),
all-in-one print resin ribbon and card
cleaner or the more economical and
eco-friendly (ECO) refill resin ribbons.
For magnetic stripe cards, an optional
module enables inline, one-step
encoding and card printing.
The FARGO DTC1000Me Monochrome
printer is built to the quality and reliability
standards of every Genuine HID® product.
It is fully interoperable with other
HID Global® products and solutions,
as well as most third-party systems,
enabling organizations to leverage their
existing technology investments.
Model Name
DTC1000Me Monochrome
Print Method
Dye-sublimation / resin thermal transfer
Print Ribbon Options
Print Speed**
300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm)
Monochrome: black, green, blue, red, white, silver metallic and gold metallic
Options include easy-to-use ribbon with disposable ribbon cartridge (EZ) and
more economical and eco-friendly refill ribbon for cartridge (ECO).
ƒƒ Resin black (standard and premium): 1,000 prints, Both EZ and ECO
ƒƒ Resin black and overlay panel, KO*: 500 prints, EZ only
ƒƒ Resin green, blue, red, and white: 1000 prints, EZ only
ƒƒ Resin silver and gold metallic: 500 prints, EZ only
ƒƒ Rewrite technology - no ribbon is required
ƒƒ Standard resin black refillable ribbon cartridge (included)
6 seconds per card (K*); 8 seconds per card (KO*)
Accepted Standard Card Sizes
CR-80, 3.375 in. L x 2.125 in W (85.6 mm L x 54 mm W); CR-79 adhesive back, 3.313 in L x 2.063 in W (84.1 mm L x 52.4 mm W)
Print Area
CR-80 edge-to-edge, 3.36 in L x 2.11 in W (85.3 mm L x 53.7 mm W); CR-79, 3.3 in L x 2.04 in W (83.8 mm L x 51.8 mm W)
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
Print only: .009" - .040" / 9 mil - 40 mil / .229 mm - 1.016 mm
PVC or polyester cards with polished PVC finish; monochrome resin required for 100% polyester cards;
optical memory cards with PVC finish
(.030" / .762 mm)
Up to 30 cards at (.030" / .762 mm)
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, 2012 / Windows® 7, 8 & 10 (32 & 64 bit), MAC: OS X
10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10; Linux***
USB 2.0, optional Ethernet with internal print server
65° to 80° F / 18° to 27° C
20% to 80% non-condensing
8.8" H x 13.7" W x 7.9" D (224 mm H x 348 mm W x 201 mm D)
7.5 lbs (3.4 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, KC
100-240Vac, 50-60Hz, 1.6 Amps max.
50 Hz / 60 Hz
Printer – three years; printhead – three years, unlimited pass with UltraCard®
ISO magnetic stripe encoding, dual high- and low-coercivity, Tracks 1, 2 and 3
Ethernet with internal print server, printer cleaning kit, Ethernet-enabled printer supports
wireless accessory, secure proprietary consumables system
Swift ID™, embedded badging application
FARGO Workbench™ diagnostic utility
Color changing status buttons
* Indicates the ribbon type and the number of ribbon panels printed where K=resin black and 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.
*** 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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