These cards can also be used in so many different 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. With so many possible uses for plastic cards, it makes good sense for businesses to be printing on plastic. Eco-Friendly Plastic

You can reduce waste and keep used-up cards away from landfills by recycling your old plastic cards. Of course, some cards will inevitably wind up in the trash. That's why PVC cards are now available that will decompose naturally within a few years when kept in soil.

Plastic cards are actually a good thing for the environment!

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Fargo printers are made by HID, a well-known and reputable name in the identification and security industries. Fargo PVC ID card printers range from entry-level to high-end, complete with different options available at every level. Fargo printers are widely-used, including in universities, corporations, and even government offices.

Some Fargo printers are used to print driver's licenses, student ID cards, government ID credentials, membership cards 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, which produces a high-quality image resisting tampering and lasting up to twice as long as a normal ID card photo. It also includes options for dual-sided printing and lamination. HDP5000 prints ID cards with the best image quality on the market. 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.

The HDP5000 produces ID/Gift cards with the highest image quality available. 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 and encoder offers a lot of great features that are perfect for technology cards with embedded electronics. It also reliably creates high-definition cards with great quality images.

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 to produce superior dual-sided print quality, durability, reliability, and security for your badge printing. The HDP5000 Duplex offers a flexible modular design with optional laminator and smart card encoding. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer offers Fargo’s high definition printing (HDP) technology to deliver the highest image quality at a price that lots of organizations can afford.

Backed by a lifetime print head warranty and a two-year printer warranty, the Fargo HDP5000 Duplex offers simple operation with easy-to-load consumables, minimal training required, and a high reliability and durability that will result in great savings for your organization. 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. It is the most advanced method of card printing available, using dye sublimation technology to print crisp, 300-dpi images on the underside of the film created by Fargo.

The HDP5000 film can be fused onto card services, conforming precisely to indentations and ridges which get formed by the electronics that are embedded, and providing even greater security and durability.

If a counterfeiter tries to pull the film apart in an attempt to alter the card, the printed image is destroyed.

High Definition Printing can also print up to the edges of exposed smart card contacts. Conventional dye-sub printers must leave clear space around contact pads to avoid print head damage. Health care facilities, businesses and corporations, loyalty and membership programs, colleges, and government agencies are all increasing their use of multifunction smart cards.

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 allow you to produce proximity and smart cards to suit your business’s needs. ID Badge production is no longer limited to stand-alone stations.

For example, a retail chain can produce cards from any of their locations. At a college or university or on a corporate campus, an array of printer/encoders can be set up in a central location for large production runs. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer is the perfect choice for a lot of different scenarios.

Its internal print server and its Ethernet ports make connectivity available for networked operations as needed

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

ID Card Group makes it easy for you to start your ID card program.

  • Simply order a complete system to begin printing professional-quality ID cards with your Fargo HDP5000 printer.
  • Choose the system that is best for your needs 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)
  • Cleaning kit (89200)

Cleaning kit (89200) Lifetime AlphaCare support

Complete System w/Lamination

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

Webcam Cleaning kit (89200) Webcam

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

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