There are great number of uses for plastic cards.

With a premium plastic card, you can print advanced graphics of superior quality on a card that can last for a lifetime.

They are visual like most PVC Business Cards, but they can also interact with machines. No matter what line of business you are in, there is an innovative and growth-sparking use for printed plastic cards. 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 on the market which are bio-degradable within four years, when they interact with soil and composite organic materials.

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 ID card printers made by HID, a respected name in the identification and security industries. Fargo PVC ID card printers come in both entry-level and high-end, with a variety of options available for each level in between. Fargo printers are widely used: these printers are in demand by several different industries: universities, corporations, and government offices, 

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 also proud to offer many printers from the Fargo "direct-to-card" lineup.

Capabilities vary from model to model, but each Fargo printer offers excellent image quality, durability of the machine, and a manufacturer’s warranty to protect against breakdowns.

We make several Fargo printing Supplies available including laminate ribbons, printer 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. 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. 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 feature-packed, it is perfect for technology cards with embedded electronics, it produces cards in High Definition with the highest image quality available without fail.

The HDP5000 upgrades easily 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 advanced card printer technology available - to produce superior double-sided cards that will be every bit as reliable, durable, and visually distinct as you need them to be. The HDP5000 Duplex also has a versatile modular design which includes an optional smartcard encoder and laminator. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer offers Fargo's High Definition Printing (HDP) technology, delivering superior image quality at a price that is affordable for most organizations.

Backed by a lifetime print head warranty and a two-year printer warranty, the Fargo HDP5000 Duplex offers easy operation, easy-loading cartridges for cards, ribbons and over-laminates, and a high reliability and durability that will lower your overall cost of use and ownership. 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 HDP Film developed by Fargo.

The film fuses onto the surface of your cards, conforming to ridges and indentations, providing an extra layer of card durability and security.

If a counterfeiter tries to peel the film apart in an attempt to alter the card, the printed image is essentially destroyed along with any chance of pirating the card.

The High Definition Printing can also print right up to the edge of exposed any smart card contacts. Conventional dye-sub printers need to leave a clear space around contacts to avoid print head damage. Lots of organizations, including colleges, membership and loyalty programs, corporations and businesses, health care facilities, and government agencies, are all increasung their use of multi-function cards.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer is ideal for this type of customization because of the many options provided, including single- or dual-sided lamination and card encoding technologies. Its encoding options let you create proximity and smart cards based on your specific needs. ID Badge production is no longer confined to stand-alone stations.

For example, a retail chain can distribute card issuance over a network to any location. On a corporate campus or university, an array of printer/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 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
  • We make ordering your HDP5000 easy! Just order it 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.
  • 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)

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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