You can use plastic cards for a whole variety of different applications.

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

They are visual like most PVC Business Cards, but they can also interact with machines. With so many possible uses for plastic cards, it makes good sense for businesses to be printing on plastic. Plastic Can Be Eco-friendly

You can reduce waste by recycling all your old plastic cards into brand-new useful cards. In addition to being highly durable and lasting a long time, PVC cards are capable of decomposing under the right conditions.

One really good way of reducing your environmental impact is to make use of eco-friendly recycled business cards.

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To get more information on custom plastic cards and learn more about our competitive pricing, just fill out the form below. FARGO CARD PRINTER Fargo PVC ID Card Printers

Fargo printers are a line of PVC ID card printers made by HID, which is a highly-respected name in security and identification industries. Fargo card printers range from entry-level to high-end, with lots of options at each level. Fargo printers are widely-used, including in universities, corporations, and even government offices.

Fargo printers are great for printing things such as government ID credentials, student ID cards, driver's licenses, membership cards and important types of cards.

Plastic Card ID is proud to offer several printers from the Fargo "direct-to-card" line.

While capabilities vary from model to model, each printer provides excellent image quality, machine durability, and a warranty to protect against breakdowns.

We also offer a number of Fargo printer supplies, 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 can produce ID cards with top quality graphics. By printing a reverse image on the underside of the HDP Film, it fuses the film onto the card’s surface, the HDP5000 also creates an image quality that results in more of a sharp glossy photo than ordinary ID badges.

The HDP5000 produces ID/Gift cards with the highest image quality available. When users print a reverse image on the underside of the HDP Film, after fusing the film to the card’s surface, the HDP5000 then makes the image quality appear more like a sharp glossy photo, even more so than the ordinary ID badges or Gift cards. The Fargo HDP5000 printer/encoder is packed with innovative features and is perfect for technology cards with embedded electronics. This printer produces cards with the best image quality available.

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

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex makes use of re-transfer printing technology, which is the most modern and advanced technology currently available, so it can create outstanding double-sided plastic cards, while ensuring top quality, durability, and reliability, and security for printing all your ID badges. The HDP5000 Duplex also has a versatile modular design which includes an optional smartcard encoder and laminator. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer offers Fargos High Definition Printing (HDP) technology delivering the highest image quality that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Backed by a lifetime print head warranty and a two-year printer warranty, the printer provides simple operation with minimal training required, easy-loading cartridges, and a high level of reliability and durability that will lower ownership cost. HDP (high definition printing) uses retransfer printer technology and is great for printing the most commonly used technology cards, such as contact and contactless smart cards, as well as 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, adhering to ridges and indentations formed by embedded electronics, and offers an extra layer of card durability and security.

It’s counterfeit proof, which means that if a counterfeiter tries to peel the film apart in order to try to alter the card, the printed image essentially destroys itself.

High Definition Printing can also print right up to the edge of exposed smart card contacts. Conventional dye-sub printers must leave clear space around contact pads to avoid print head damage. 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 ideal for the above type of personalization because it features a variety of options including single- or dual-sided lamination and card encoding technologies. The multifaceted encoding options make it easy for you to produce both proximity and smart cards based on your needs. ID Badge production is no longer limited to stand-alone stations.

A retail chain, for example, can distribute card issuance over a network to any location. Printers and encoders can even be set up on college campuses for convenient high-volume production of ID cards that students can pick up on location. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer is the ideal choice for countless scenarios.

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

Most Popular Fargo Dual-Side HDP5000 Printer Configurations include the following:

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
  • Keep it Simple! Order your HDP5000 as a Complete System

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

  • Just order one Complete System, then you can quickly start making professional-looking ID cards using your Fargo HDP5000 printer.
  • 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)
  • Clear Retransfer Film-1500 prints (84053)
  • Webcam

Cleaning kit (89200) Lifetime AlphaCare support

Complete System with Lamination

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

AlphaCard ID Suite Standard software (ACIS-S11)

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

mil Over-laminate - 250 prints (82601)

Clear Retransfer Film - 1500 prints (84053)

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

Cleaning kit (89200) Cleaning kit (89200) Lifetime AlphaCare support

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

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