There are great number of uses for plastic cards.

Not only are these cards highly durable, but the beautiful graphics that are printed on them will remain eye-catching.

Though they allow for incredible visual designs, Best Printable ID Cards can also have extra technological functions added to them. Because they have so many uses, companies see benefits from printing on plastic. A Commitment To The Environment

You can reduce waste and keep used-up cards away from landfills by recycling your old plastic cards. This keeps outdated cards out of the trash. And if they do need to be thrown out, bio-degradable plastics allow these cards to decompose in a matter of years.

If your business wants to be eco-friendlier, recycled plastic business cards are a great step to take.

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Fill out the form below to obtain more information and great pricing on custom plastic cards. FARGO CARD PRINTER Fargo PVC ID Card Printers

Fargo printers are a line of PVC card printers made by HID, which is a respected name in the identification and security industries. Fargo PVC ID card printers offer products for both novice and experienced customers, with a variety of options available. Fargo printers are widely used by government offices, universities, and corporations.

These printers are capable of handling a broad range of card types including photo IDs, access cards, visitor badges, student payment system cards and 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 wide range of 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 tamper-resistant card that lasts twice as long as a typical credit card, with options for dual-sided printing and lamination. HDP5000 produces ID cards with the highest image quality on the market today. By printing a reverse image on the underside of HDP Film and fusing the film to the card surface, the HDP5000 can create an image that looks more like a glossy high-quality photograph than what you would normally see on an ID card.

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 that has the quality of a sharp glossy photo rather than a typical, 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.

The HDP5000 is easily upgradeable with additional printing, laminating and encoding modules. 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 has a flexible modular design with optional laminator and smart card encoding. This printer also offers High Definition Printing technology, so that it can deliver the best quality images which most organizations will be able to afford.

Backed by a lifetime print head warranty and a two-year printer warranty, with the Fargo HDP5000 Duplex, you can be up and running with minimal training, enjoy easy-loading cartridges for cards, ribbons and over-laminates, and own a system with high reliability and durability that pays for itself over time. 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 happens to be one of the most advanced methods of car printing available, the use of advanced dye-sublimation technology has been able to produce crisp print jobs, with 300-dpi images on the underside of HDP Films that are developed by Fargo.

The HDP5000 Film adheres to the surface of your plastic cards, conforming to ridges and indentations formed by embedded electronics, providing an extra layer of durability and security.

If a counterfeiter tries to peel the film apart in an attempt to alter the card, the printed image essentially destroys itself.

High Definition Printing prints all way up to the edge of exposed smart card contacts. Conventional dye-sub printers need to leave a clear space around contacts 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 only available to stand-alone stations.

A retail chain can distribute card issuance over a network to any of their locations. On a corporate campus or university, a variety of printer and encoders can be set up in a central location for high-volume production. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer is a great choice for nearly infinite 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

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

  • Order a Complete System today and begin producing professional-looking ID cards using your Fargo HDP5000 printer as soon as you receive your shipment!
  • 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

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) Lifetime AlphaCare support

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

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