They can also be used in a lot of different ways.

Use these durable and attractive cards for loyalty programs, contact information, VIP badges, photo IDs and more.

Though they allow for incredible visual designs, Best Printable ID Cards can also have extra technological functions added to them. Given this huge range of possibility, any business can find a good use for a printed plastic card. Plastic Can Be Eco-friendly

One of the most underrated features of plastic is the ease with which it can be recycled. There are PVC cards available which are bio-degradable within a few years, when they come into contact with soil or composite materials.

Plastic cards are actually a good thing for the environment!

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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

ID card and security industry leader HID brings you the Fargo printer family, advanced units specially made for PVC ID creation. Fargo PVC ID card printers range from entry-level to high-end, complete with different options available at every level. Fargo printers are used in a number of applications: in government offices, corporations, and universities, all of which have Fargo printers in their offices.

These are excellent printers for doing up driver’s licenses, membership cards, student ID cards, and government ID credentials.

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 offers excellent image quality, machine durability and a manufacturer 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 utilizes reverse transfer printer to produce high-quality images that resist tampering and last up to twice as long as other ID card photos. The printer has options for dual-sided printing as well as lamination. HDP5000 produces ID cards with the best image quality in the industry. 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 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.

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 to produce superior dual-sided print quality, durability, reliability, and security for your badge printing. The HDP5000 Duplex features a flexible modular design with optional laminator and smart card encoding. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer features Fargo’s High Definition Printing (HDP) technology and offers top-quality products at a price that is affordable for many if not most businesses and organizations.

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 uses state of the art retransfer printer technology, and is perfect for printing the most popular cards requiring the most common technology, these include contactless as well as contact cards, 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 adheres to the surface of the cards and conforms to any ridges or indentations formed by embedded electronics and adds an extra layer of strength and security.

In the case of a counterfeiter trying to peel the film apart in an attempt to alter the card, the printed image will almost completely destroy itself.

High Definition Printing will print right up to the edge of exposed smart card contacts. Conventional dye-sub printers always leave clear space around contact pads to avoid any damage to the print head. Colleges, membership programs, businesses, health care facilities and government agencies are all adopting multifunction smart cards.

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. Its multifaceted encoding options allow you to produce proximity and smart cards to suit your business’s needs. Producing ID badges is no longer confined to standalone stations.

For example, a retail chain can distribute card issuance over a network to any location. A wide array of printers or encoders can be set up at a central location to produce high-volume print jobs at places such as universities or corporate campuses. 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
  • Make it Easy! Order your HDP5000 as a Complete System

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

  • Order a Complete System and you’ll be ready to start producing professional-looking ID cards with your Fargo HDP5000 immediately.
  • 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)

YMCKK Ribbon - 500 prints (84052)

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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