You can use plastic cards for a whole variety of different applications.

Because of their extreme durability and excellent graphics, plastic cards are often used in a great number of different situations.

They are visual like most PVC Business Cards, but they can also interact with machines. It's easy to see why many businesses prefer to print on plastic, because of the huge range of potential uses. Plastic Can Be Eco-friendly

You can recycle old plastic cards into new cards to reduce waste and keep old cards out of landfills. There are PVC cards on the market which degrade when they come in contact with such organic materials such as composite and soil, and this can happen as quickly as within four years.

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

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To find out about our affordable pricing, or to obtain more information, just fill out this form. FARGO CARD PRINTER Fargo PVC ID Card Printers

Fargo printers are a line of PVC ID card printers made by HID, a name that is respected in the ID card 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 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 the Fargo "direct-to-card" line.

Printing capabilities vary from model to model, but all of Fargo’s printers produce high-quality images and are protected against breakdowns by a manufacturer warranty.

We also offer a variety of Fargo printer supplies, like 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. 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 produces ID/Gift cards with the highest image quality on the market today. 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 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 upgrades easily with additional printing, laminating and encoding modules. Fargo HDP5000 Dual-Sided Retransfer Printer #89640 | 89660 | 89680

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex works with high-quality, retransfer printing technology - it is the most advanced card printing technology in the industry - it makes superior, high-quality double-sided card printing that’s both durable and reliable, and great for overall security for your badge printed program. The HDP5000 Duplex features 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, 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 cutting-edge retransfer printer technology, perfect for printing common technology cards, such as contact and contactless smart cards and clamshell proximity cards. It is the most advanced card printing method available, using dye-sublimation to print 300 dpi images on the underside of HDP film developed by Fargo.

The film fuses to the surface of the cards, including conforming to ridges and indentations created by embedded electronics, providing an extra layer of security and durability.

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.

The High Definition Printing can also print right up to the edge of exposed any smart card contacts. Most conventional dye sublimation printers have to leave a clear space by contact pads in order to prevent damage to the print head. Many organizations have expanded their use of multi-functioning smart carts including Healthcare facilities, corporations and small businesses, and government agencies.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer is ideal for customization because there are so many options for single- or dual-sided lamination and card encoding technology. Its assorted encoding options make it possible for you to produce proximity and smart cards specific to your needs. ID Badge production is no longer limited to stand-alone stations.

A retail chain, for example, 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 the ideal choice for countless scenarios.

The Ethernet port along with its internal print server offer all the connectivity which is necessary for operations which are to be networked.

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
  • Keep it Simple! Order your HDP5000 as a Complete System

ID Card Group makes it easy for you to begin your Brand new ID card program.

  • Just order a Complete System and you can easily begin producing professional-looking ID cards using 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)
  • Webcam

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) Lifetime AlphaCare support

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

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