The best news is, you can put these gorgeous cards to use in many different ways.

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

One great example of the range of PVC Plastic Card Manufacturer is the technology that can be added to them. Stripes and chips enable many new applications. With so many possible uses for plastic cards, it makes good sense for businesses to be printing on plastic. Plastic Can Be Eco-friendly

While you might not associate plastic with environmental friendliness, it's actually very easy to recycle old plastic cards. PVC cards can also be biodegradable after four years when they are in contact with organic materials (like composite and soil).

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

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For competitive pricing and more information on custom plastic cards, please fill out the form below. 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 range from entry-level to high-end, complete with different options available at every level. Fargo printers are widely used by government offices, universities, and corporations for their card printing requirements.

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 very happy to provide a number of printers from the line of Fargo "direct to card" printers.

From one model to the next, capabilities very significantly, but all Fargo printers provide excellent image quality, long-lasting durability, and a solid manufacturer warranty to safeguard the equipment against 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 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 can produce ID cards with top quality graphics. 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, blurry ID badge photo.

The HDP5000 produces ID/Gift cards with the highest image quality available. The HDP5000 prints a reverse image on the underside of HDP Film and then fuses the film to the card surface, producing an image quality so good, it looks like a photograph. The Fargo HDP5000 printer/encoder is feature packed! It’s perfect for technology cards with embedded electronics, and it reliably produces high-definition cards 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 advanced card printer technology available—to produce superior double-sided card print quality, reliability, durability and security for your badge printing program. The HDP5000 Duplex features 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.

It is supported by a lifetime warranty on the print head and a two-year warranty on the printer itself, and the Fargo HDP5000 Duplex can be operated very easily without much training, while also including cartridges which are easy-loading, ribbons and overlaminates, and a high level of reliability which will reduce total ownership cost. High Definition Printing uses retransfer printer technology and is ideal for printing the most commonly used 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 HDP5000 Film fuses to the surface of your cards, conforming to ridges and indentations formed by embedded electronics, and provides an extra layer of card durability 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 is capable of printing right up to an edge of the exposed smartcard. Conventional dye-sub printers must leave clear space around contact pads to avoid print head damage. Colleges, loyalty and membership programs, businesses and corporations, health care facilities and government agencies are all expanding their use of multi-function smart cards.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer is perfect for this type of customization because it offers a variety of options, such as 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. ID Badge production is now no longer just limited to the stand-alone type of stations.

For example, a retail chain can distribute card issuance over a network to any location. On a corporate campus or university, a variety of printers/encoders can be established 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
  • Convenience is key! Order your HDP5000 as a Complete System

ID Card Group makes it easy for you to begin your Brand new 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 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)
  • 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)

Webcam Cleaning kit (89200) Lifetime AlphaCare support

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

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