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

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

Plastic Event Badges are not just visually appealing, they can also easily interact with most machines. Because they have so many uses, companies see benefits from printing on plastic. Plastic Can Be Eco-friendly

Recycling old plastic cards to create new cards reduces waste and helps keep old cards out of landfills. It's possible to print durable PVC cards with materials that will bio-degrade within four years when in contact with soil.

One really good way of reducing your environmental impact is to make use of eco-friendly recycled business cards.

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To get more information on custom plastic cards and learn more about our competitive pricing, just fill out the form below. FARGO CARD PRINTER Fargo PVC ID Card Printers

Fargo printers are a line of card printers made by HID, which is a respected name in the security and identification 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 for their card printing requirements.

These excellent printers are perfect for printing driver's licenses, student ID cards, government ID credentials, membership cards and many more.

Plastic Card ID is proud to offer several printers from the Fargo "direct-to-card" line.

Even though each Fargo printer varies from model to model, each provides quality images, durability, and the manufacturers' warranty, so there’s no need to worry about overuse.

We also provide a variety of Fargo printer 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 finest image quality on the market. 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. 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 Perfect for technology cards with embedded electronics, it reliably produces cards in High Definition with the highest image quality available.

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. 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.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex offers uncomplicated operation with simple training, easy-loading cartridges for cards, ribbons and over-laminates, durability that will lower your total cost of ownership, and a lifetime print head warranty plus a two-year printer warranty. HDP uses re-transfer printing technology. It is ideal for printing commonly-used technology cards such as contact and contactless smart cards and clamshell proximity cards. This is the most advanced method of card printing available, utilizing dye-sublimation technology to print 300-dpi images on the other side of HDP Film developed 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.

If the film is peeled apart in an attempt to alter the card, the printed image will almost completely destroy itself.

High Definition Printing can also print right up to the edge of exposed smart card contacts. Conventional dye-sub printers must leave clear space around contact pads to avoid print head damage. Multifunction smart cards are becoming more popular with colleges, loyalty and membership programs, businesses and corporations, health care facilities, and government agencies.

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. The assorted encoding options make it possible for you to create proximity and smart cards based on your unique needs. You no longer have to limit your ID Badge production to stand-alone stations.

It is now possible for a retail chain to distribute cards to any location over a network. On a corporate campus or university, you can set up an array of printer/encoders in a central location to enable high-volume production. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer can be used by practically any organization in any scenario.

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 own 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.
  • 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

Webcam 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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