The best news is, you can put these gorgeous cards to use in many different ways.

Their durability and high-quality mean they can be used in a wide range of situations.

Though they allow for incredible visual designs, PVC Cards Custom Printing can also have extra technological functions added to them. Because of the many uses of plastic cards, companies see benefits compared to traditional materials. Plastic Can Be Eco-friendly

You can reduce waste by recycling all your old plastic cards into brand-new useful cards. PVC cards can also be biodegradable after four years when they are in contact with organic materials (like composite and soil).

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

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To learn more about plastic card printing, ask any questions or get a price quote, please 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, a name trusted by the identification and security industries. Fargo card printers range from entry-level to high-end, with lots of options at each level. You'll find Fargo card printers in use at all sorts of businesses, from colleges and universities to government agencies.

Fargo printers are excellent solutions for printing student ID cards, government credentials, membership cards, driver’s licenses, and more.

Plastic Card ID is also proud to offer many printers from the Fargo "direct-to-card" lineup.

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 printer uses reverse transfer printing to produce high-quality images that resist tampering and last up to twice as long as normal ID card photos, with options for dual-sided printing and lamination. HDP5000 produces ID cards with the highest image quality on the market today. Printing a reverse image on the underside of HDP Film and then fusing the film to the card surface allows the HDP5000 to deliver an image quality that looks more like an expensive photograph than an ID badge.

The HDP5000 can also print high-quality gift cards. By printing a reverse image on the underside of HDP Film, then fusing the film to the card surface, the HDP5000 creates an image quality that looks more like a sharp glossy photo than an ordinary ID badge or Gift card. The Fargo HDP5000 printer/encoder is feature-packed, which makes it perfect for technology cards with embedded electronics, because it reliably produces cards in High Definition with the highest image quality available.

It's very easy to upgrade the HDP5000 with modules for additional printing, encoding, and laminating. Fargo HDP5000 Dual-Sided Retransfer Printer #89640 | 89660 | 89680

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex uses retransfer printing technology - the most cutting-edge technology available - to create high quality, reliable and durable double-sided card prints for your badge printing needs. The HDP5000 Duplex offers a flexible modular design with optional laminator and smart card encoding. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer offers Fargos High Definition Printing (HDP) technology delivering the highest image quality at a price that a broad range of organizations can afford.

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. High Definition Printing uses retransfer printer technology and is perfect for printing common technology cards, including contact and contactless smart cards, and clamshell proximity cards. This printing system provides the most advanced card printing methodology available, making use of dye sublimation technology in order to print ultra-crisp 300 dpi images on the reverse side of Fargo's HDP film.

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.

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

High Definition Printing can also print up to the edges of exposed smart card contacts. Conventional dye-sub printers need to leave a clear space around contacts to avoid print head damage. Lots of organizations are expanding their use of multi-function smart cards, including businesses and corporations, government agencies, and health care facilities.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer is a great choice for customizations uses for multiple purposes. Why? Because it provides a lot of different options that include, single or double-sided lamination as well as card and encoding technologies. Its multifaceted encoding options will let you produce proximity and smart cards according to your specifications. ID Badge production is no longer confined to stand-alone stations.

For example, a retail chain store can now distribute and issue cards through a network to any location necessary. On a corporate campus or university, a variety of printers/encoders can be established 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
  • Keep it Simple! Order your HDP5000 as a Complete System

It’s easy for you to start an ID card program by using ID Card Group.

  • Order a Complete System and you can quickly begin producing professional-quality ID cards with your Fargo HDP5000 printer right away.
  • Based on your printer configuration, select the system that is most suitable for you:
  • 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)
  • Cleaning kit (89200)

Cleaning kit (89200) Lifetime AlphaCare support

Complete System w/Lamination

Fargo HDP5000 Printer - Double-Sided w/Lamination (choose between single or double-sided)

AlphaCard ID Suite Standard software (ACIS-S11)

YMCKK Ribbon - 500 prints (84052)

1.0 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) Webcam

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

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