In addition, plastic cards can be used a wide range of ways.

Because of their extreme durability and excellent graphics, plastic cards are often used in a great number of different situations.

Plastic Event Badges are not just visually appealing, they can also easily interact with most machines. Given this huge range of possibility, any business can find a good use for a printed plastic card. Plastic Can Be Eco-friendly

You can prevent cards from ending up in the landfill by recycling old plastic cards. PVC cards can also be biodegradable after four years when they are in contact with organic materials (like composite and soil).

Any business wishing to lower its impact on the environment, should be using recycled business cards.

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Do you have questions about plastic cards for your business? Would you like a quote? Please fill out this form for a prompt response. FARGO CARD PRINTER Fargo PVC ID Card Printers

Fargo printers are a part of the PVC ID card printer line that is made by HID, a well-respected name in the security and identification market place. The Fargo printer series has a wide range of options for all needs, from entry-level to larger bulk printers designed for heavy use. Fargo printers are widely used by government offices, universities, and corporations for their card printing requirements.

The printers are excellent solutions for printing drivers’ licenses, government ID credentials, student ID cards, membership cards, and much more.

Plastic Card ID is proud to offer several printers from Fargo’s “Direct-to-Card" line.

While capabilities vary from model to model, each Fargo printer provides excellent image quality, machine durability, and a manufacturer’s warranty that protects you in the unlikely event of a breakdown.

We also offer a number of supplies for Fargo printers, including printer ribbons, laminate ribbons, and cleaning kits. FARGO 5000 ID Card Printer

The Fargo HDP5000 ID card printer uses reverse transfer printing, which produces a high-quality image that resists tampering and lasts up to twice as long as a normal ID card photo, with options for dual-sided printing & lamination. HDP5000 produces ID cards with the best image quality in the industry. HDP5000 is capable of creating an image quality approximating a glossy photo, by printing a reverse image on the backside of HDP film, and fusing that film right onto a plastic card surface.

This printer produces plastic cards with the most superior technology available. The HDP5000 can create top-quality images which are much more like a glossy photo than a simple gift card or ID badge, and it does this by printing a reverse image on the HDP film underside, and then fusing it to the card surface. The Fargo HDP5000 printer/encoder is loaded with a variety of features! This printer is ideal for technology cards with embedded electronics due its production of cards in High Definition with the superior image quality.

The HDP5000 easily upgrades to additional printing capabilities, as well as encoding and laminating modules. Fargo HDP5000 Dual-Sided Retransfer Printer #89640 | 89660 | 89680

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex uses cutting-edge retransfer printing technology to produce unparalleled-quality double-sided card prints that are reliable, durable, and secure. The HDP5000 Duplex features a flexible modular design with optional laminator and smart card encoding. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer features Fargos High Definition Printing (HDP) technology, which is capable of producing images of the highest quality at affordable prices.

Backed by a lifetime print head warranty and a two-year printer warranty, the Fargo HDP5000 Duplex is easy to use with little instruction, has easy-loading cartridges for ribbons, cards, and overlaminates, and the kind of durability and reliability that you could want from a great card printer. High Definition Printing makes use of re-transfer print technology, and provides a perfect solution for printing all the most commonly used cards, for instance contact smartcards, contactless smartcards, and clamshell proximity cards. It is the most advanced card printing method available, using dye-sublimation to print 300 dpi images on the underside of HDP film developed by Fargo.

The HDP5000 Film fuses to the surface of your cards and conforms to any indentations and ridges formed by embedded electronics to create an extra layer of durability and security.

If a counterfeiter attempts to peel the film off to modify the card, then the printed image will destroy itself.

The High Definition Printing can also print right up to the edge of exposed any smart card contacts. Conventional dye-sub printers always leave clear space around contact pads to avoid any damage to the print head. Many organizations are expanding their use of multi-function smartcards, for instance loyalty and membership programs, universities, corporations, government agencies, and healthcare facilities.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer is perfect for this type of customization because it offers so many options including single- or dual-sided lamination and card encoding technologies. The assorted encoding options make it possible for you to create proximity and smart cards based on your unique needs. You no longer need to rely on stand-alone stations to produce ID cards and badges.

A retail chain, for example, can distribute card issuance over a network to any location. On location for a corporation or university, an array of printers/encoders can be set up in a central location for high-volume production. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer is the ideal choice for limitless scenarios.

Its Ethernet port and internal print server provide the connectivity needed for networked operations.

Most Popular Fargo Dual-Side HDP5000 Printer Configurations:

Fargo 89640: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer

Fargo 89641: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Magnetic Encoder

  • Fargo 89660: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Single-Sided Laminator
  • Fargo 89661: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Single-Sided Laminator and Magnetic Encoder
  • Fargo 89680: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Dual-Sided Laminator
  • Fargo 89681: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Dual-Sided Laminator and Magnetic Encoder
  • We make ordering your HDP5000 easy! Just order it as a Complete System

ID Card Group makes it easier than ever to start your own ID card program.

  • All you have to do is order a complete system, and you can easily start producing professional-looking ID cards with Fargo HDP5000 printer right now.
  • Choose the system that is right for you based on your printer configuration:
  • Complete System
  • Fargo HDP5000 Retransfer Printer Double-Sided
  • AlphaCard ID Suite Standard software (ACIS-S11)
  • YMCKK Ribbon - 500 prints (84052)
  • Clear Retransfer Film-1500 prints (84053)
  • 500 Premium Blank PVC Cards (ACS-8030PPWH-500)
  • Webcam

Cleaning kit (89200) Lifetime AlphaCare support

The Complete System w/Lamination

Fargo HDP5000 Printer - Double-Sided w/Lamination (your choice of single- or dual-sided)

YMCKK Ribbon - 500 prints (84052)

YMCKK Ribbon - 500 prints (84052)

1.0 mil Over-laminate - 250 prints (82601)

AlphaCard ID Suite Standard software (ACIS-S11)

500 Premium Blank Poly/PVC Composite Cards (ACS-8030COMP-PPWH-500)

Webcam Cleaning kit (89200) Lifetime AlphaCare support

Plastic Card ID also carries the Single-Sided Fargo HDP5000 Printer by HID Global.

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