CARD printing & encoding
Direct-to-Card Printer
The DTC4000 not only meets current
needs, it also scales to meet future
requirements with optional fieldupgradeable modules:
Highly versatile – Powerful printing in a modular and scalable design that simplifies
equipment upgrades and migration to higher levels of security
Easy-to-use – Efficient setup, supplies loading and printing with all-in-one print
ribbon and card cleaning cartridge and SmartScreen™ graphical display
Enhanced security – Standard printer password protection and fluorescent panel
printing provide a cost-effective and dynamic means of increasing card security
Earth friendly – ENERGY STAR® certified for efficient energy consumption
Designed for medium-sized businesses,
schools and local government institutions
seeking versatility in a convenient,
professional and secure printer/encoder
system, the DTC4000 is ideal for flexible,
easy and reliable color printing and
encoding of technology cards.
Dual-sided printing module provides
more space for cardholder information
and security features like duplicate
photo and digital signature.
Optional same-side input/output card
hopper and movable SmartScreen™
graphical display help fit the printer
into tight spaces.
The DTC4000 combines versatility with
simplicity to easily print what you need
Dual-input card hopper holds 200
cards for higher capacity printing and
Optional Ethernet connectivity allows for
remote printer sharing by many users.
Sleek design with changeable footprint
can accommodate office environments
where space is an issue.
Technology card encoding modules
for magnetic stripe, proximity, contact
(factory upgrade) and/or contactless
technology cards, such as iCLASS®,
enable access control and other
SmartScreen™ graphical display with
easy-to-follow prompts ensures you’ll
always know printer status.
Eco-friendly erase and rewrite feature is
ideal for creating temporary ID cards.
Industry’s first inline card printing and
technology card encoding with one
connection using USB or optional
Ethernet connectivity.
Fully compatible with Asure ID® card
personalization software for badge
design, database management and
technology card encoding.
The FARGO® DTC4000 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
Reject Hopper Card Capacity
Card Cleaning
Software Drivers
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
Full-color with fluorescing, resin black and overlay panel, YMCFKO*, 200 prints
Full-color with fluorescing, two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCFKOK*, 175 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 / 85.6 mm L x 54 mm W); CR-79 Adhesive Back (3.313˝ L x 2.063˝ W / 84.1 mm L x 52.4 mm W)
CR-80 edge-to-edge (3.36˝ L x 2.11˝ W / 85.3 mm L x 53.7 mm W);
CR-79 (3.3˝ L x 2.04˝ W / 83.8 mm L x 51.8 mm W)
.009˝ - .040˝ / 9 mil - 40 mil / .229 mm - 1.016 mm
PVC or polyester cards with polished PVC finish; monochrome resin required for100% polyester cards; optical memory cards
with PVC finish; rewrite
100 cards (.030˝ / .762 mm)
Up to 100 cards (.030˝ / .762 mm)
Up to 100 cards (.030˝ / .762 mm) - same-side input/output card hopper required
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 / MAC OS X 10.5/10.6 / Linux***
USB 2.0, optional Ethernet with internal print server
Operating Temperature
65° to 80° F / 18° to 27° C
20 – 80% non-condensing
Agency Listings
Environmental Features
Supply Voltage
Supply Frequency
Encoding Options
Printer Security
Single-Sided Printer: 9.8˝ H x 17.6˝ W x 9.2˝ D / 249 mm H x 460 mm W x 234 mm D
Dual-Sided Printer: 9.8˝ H x 18.2˝ W x 9.2˝ D / 249 mm H x 475 mm W x 234 mm D
Single-Sided: 8 lbs. / 3.63 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),
ENERGY STAR® qualified printer
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 - Upgradeable; Dual-Input Card Hopper (200 cards) - Upgradeable; Same-Side Input/Output Card Hopper - Upgradeable;
Contactless Smart Card Encoding - Upgradeable; Contact Smart Card Encoding - Factory Upgrade; Magnetic Stripe Encoding Upgradeable; Printer Cleaning Kit; Ethernet with Internal Print Server - Upgradeable; Secure Proprietary Consumables System
Swift ID™ Embedded Badging Application, FARGO® Workbench Diagnosis Utility
User friendly, SmartScreen™ graphical display
Printer access password protected
* 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.
***Linux versions: Ubuntu 8.04/9.04, Red Hat 5, Fedora 7/8/9/10/11, Open Suse 10.3, Debian 5.03/5.04, Mandiva one 2009
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Toll Free: 1 800 237 7769
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Asia Pacific: +852 3160 9800
Latin America: +52 477 779 1492
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