Printing &
High Definition Printer/Encoder
High Definition Printing™
HDP® in 600 dpi delivers the highest
image quality layered on the highest
functioning cards. HDP film is fused to
the surfaces of proximity or smart cards,
conforming to ridges and indentations
formed by the embedded electronics
inside the card. As a result, images and
text printed on the card are crisper and
more vibrant.
Take high definition cards to the
next level with the precision print
quality of the FARGO® HDP5600
Sharper, crisper images and text for any
high-definition film, instead of the directly to the
Colors are vibrant. Images and text are crisp.
cards won’t compromise image quality. The
Quality is second to none. ID cards printed on
the FARGO® HDP5600 card printer/encoder
Dual-sided printer/encoder
Lamination and dual card input hopper options
A flexible, modular system that can grow
with your needs.
The HDP5600 offers the versatility to meet
your card application needs today and in
the future. With add-on dual-sided printing,
encoding and lamination modules, the
system’s flexible architecture lets you expand
or reduce production instantly. For greater
system capacity, an optional dual-card input
hopper lets you easily manage multiple card
types and higher card volumes, expediting
even the biggest production jobs. And for
one-step, inline printing and encoding, HID
Global offers multiple, field-upgradable
encoder options. It’s also the most efficient
with improvements at every level, including
64MB memory and a comprehensive set
of integration tools, making it easy to use
and easy to maintain with only minimal
training. Finally, because the HDP5600
easily integrates with other products within
the HID Global portfolio, you can leverage
your existing Genuine HID Technology™
card, the often uneven surface of technology
HDP5600 can also print up to the very edge of
smart chip contacts and virtually over the edge of
do more than protect your organization — they
each card so images are always sharp.
reflect the value you place on your brand. The
The printer’s Wi-Fi® capabilities also allow you to
HDP5600 produces ID cards with the highest
produce high definition IDs anytime, anywhere.
image and text quality available, making it a
A retail chain, for example, can distribute card
smart choice for retail stores, recreation facilities,
issuance over a network to any location. On
and any organization whose brand image is
a corporate campus or university, an array of
paramount. Not only are colors more brilliant
printer/encoders can be set up in a central
and images sharper, but the high quality, 600 dpi
location for high-volume production. The printer’s
resin printing capabilities of the HDP5600 give
Ethernet port and internal print server provide
you the ability to precisely print small text and
the connectivity needed for virtually any
crisply defined barcodes like never before. The
networked operation.
HDP5600 also includes a built-in Workbench™
diagnostic utility and Color Assist™ tool to help
your organization better match spot colors on
company logos and service marks. Leveraging
the 600 dpi option, the printer can even
accurately reproduce complex characters, such
as Kanji, Arabic and Cyrillic.
It’s also right for organizations that demand more
functionality from their ID cards. Government
agencies, healthcare facilities, businesses and
corporations, loyalty and membership programs,
and colleges and universities are all expanding
their use of multi-function smart cards. Encoding
options allow configuration of the HDP5600 to
produce highly secure contact and contactless
smart cards that address your specific needs.
And print quality is never sacrificed: because
these precise images and text are printed onto
Proven fifth-generation HDP® technology and
HID Global introduced high definition printing
(HDP) in 1999, and we’ve been perfecting the
technology ever since. The HDP5600 reflects our
commitment to customer-inspired innovation
and the evolution of our family of High Definition
Printing solutions. Reliable and robust, HID
Global’s fifth-generation HDP5600 card printer/
encoder offers the print quality your organization
can count on and the technology advancements
you want. What’s more, fifth-generation reliability
means more peace of mind and less printer
downtime -- and because the printhead never
comes in contact with card surfaces or debris, it’s
never damaged in the printing process. In fact, it
carries a lifetime warranty.
High quality meets affordability.
Greater card security and durability.
The HDP5600 is one of the most economically
Cards produced by high definition printing
priced reverse transfer printers on the market
solutions are more secure and durable than other
today and offers the most affordable 600 dpi
types of cards. They are inherently tamper-
solution available, making the HDP5600 an ideal
evident — if a counterfeiter tries to peel apart the
solution for a broad range of organizations. In
layers, the image essentially destroys itself. They
addition, half-panel ribbons are available to use in
also resist wear and tear by putting a durable
your HDP5600 printer, further reducing your cost
layer of HDP film between the card image and the
per image by as much as 30 percent.
outside world.
For increased protection, highly durable HDP
For enhanced durability and security, the highly
film is optional and provides even greater
versatile HDP5600 also provides the ability to add
abrasion resistance. Using new and advanced
a holographic overlaminate or holographic HDP
materials, this HDP film is three times more
film to the front of an ID card. An overlaminate
durable than standard re-transfer films and can
on both sides doubles the protection – and
extend traditional card life by two to four years
the HDP5600 laminates both sides of a card
– all without requiring additional investments
simultaneously in one efficient pass.
in separate lamination hardware and protective
card overlaminates. By forgoing these additional
products, organizations can reduce the cost of
card personalization equipment by up to 45
percent and materials by 25 percent or more.
Only with the HDP5600 are you ensured the
broadest options for keeping cost-per-card at a
minimum, lowering your total cost of ownership.
Take card printing to the next level.
Only one card printer offers 5th generation
retransfer technology for every need – from sharp
and vibrant photo ID cards to multi-functional,
high-security applications, the HDP5600 delivers
on the promise of ultimate image quality and
printer reliability, all at an affordable price point.
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Specifications Overview
(complete HDP5600 specs available at
Print Method:
Print Speed (batch mode):**
Accepted Standard Card Sizes:
Accepted Card Thickness:
HDP Dye-Sublimation / Resin Thermal Transfer
600 dpi (23.6 dots/mm) or 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm)
Up to 16.7 million / 256 shades per pixel
• up to 24 seconds per card / 150 cards per hour (YMC* with transfer)**
• up to 29 seconds per card / 124 cards per hour (YMCK* with transfer)**
• up to 40 seconds per card / 90 cards per hour (YMCKK* with transfer)**
• up to 35 seconds per card / 102 cards per hour (YMCK* with transfer and dualsided, simultaneous lamination)**
• up to 48 seconds per card / 75 cards per hour (YMCKK* with transfer and dualsided, simultaneous lamination)**
CR-80 (3.375˝ L x 2.125˝ W / 85.6 mm L x 54 mm W)
.030˝ (30 mil) to .050˝ (50 mil) / .762 m m to 1.27 mm
Input Card Cartridge Capacity:
100 cards (.030˝ / .762 mm)
Output Hopper Card Capacity:
200 cards (.030˝ / .762 mm)
Software Drivers:
Print Area:
Included Software
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / Server 2012 / Server 2012 R2 / Server 2008 / Server
2008 R2 / Server 2003 R2 / Server 2003 R1,
Mac OS X v10.10 / v10.9 / v10.8 / v10.7 / v10.6 and Linux***
Over-the-edge on CR-80 cards
• Printer - Three years including one year of free printer loaner support (U.S. only);
­optional Extended Warranty Program (U.S. only)
• Dual card input hopper
• Card lamination module – single-sided
or dual-sided (simultaneous)
• Smart card encoding (contact/contactless)
• Dual-sided printing
• Physical locks for card hoppers
and consumables access
• Printer cleaning kit
• Magnetic stripe encoding
• 200-card input hopper
• Secure Proprietary Consumables
• Custom Secure Holographic HDP Film
and Overlaminate
• Wi-Fi® Module
FARGO Workbench Diagnostic Utility with Color Assist spot-color matching
* Indicates the ribbon type and the number of ribbon panels printed where Y=Yellow, M=Magenta, C=Cyan, K=Resin Black, I=Inhibit, F=Fluorescing, H=Heat Seal.
** 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, print resolution, the CPU, amount of RAM and the amount of available resources at the time of the print.
*** Linux driver support availability expected Q1 2016. Linux versions: Ubuntu 10.04 / 12.04 / 14.04, Debian 6 / 7 / 8, Fedora 20 / 21 / 22, openSUSE 13.1 / 13.2
The next generation
of smart card applications.
With the HDP5600, you can print in high
definition and encode multifunction cards
for a variety of applications:
Government IDs
Whether it is for drivers’
licenses, national
IDs, or employee and
contractor badges,
government agencies
demand reliable and
secure card issuance. The HDP5600 is a
versatile, easy-to-use and cost-effective
printer/encoder for producing highly secure,
durable government IDs. Its high definition
printing capabilities produce cards that
are resistant to wear, tear and tampering.
Optional Visual Security Solutions™ materials
provide added fraud and counterfeit
Corporate IDs
From large corporations
to small businesses, the
HDP5600 is streamlining
issuance of multifunctional employee
ID cards used for visual
identification, time and attendance, access
control and payment functions. In a singlestep, inline process, the printer personalizes
smart cards with text and color, and writes
pre-programmed access card data to the
card. The printer’s inline processing saves
time, speeds ID issuance, and effectively
reduces data entry errors that occur in the
common two-step card personalization and
data encoding process.
Student IDs
Yesterday’s student
photo ID is today’s
multi-function card
on school and college
campuses around the
world. A single card can
be used for physical access to buildings,
logical access to networks, library checkout
and other services, as well as cashless and
debit card transactions on- and off-campus.
The HDP5600 makes on-the-spot issuance
of these multi-functional student IDs fast
and efficient. For IDs that experience a lot of
wear and tear, robust, secure and tamperresistant high definition printing technology
is the right choice.
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