HID FARGO's DTC500 combines reliable ID card printing with networking capabilities for secure issuance throughout the enterprise. It features flexible design for centralized or distributed ID card issuance in large corporations, service bureaus or large educational institutions. Optional Ethernet connectivity and internal print server integrates with existing enterprise networks. The DTC550 has a wide range of features and options for security, productivity, easy management and operation.
HID Fargo DTC550 Direct-to-Card Printer
HID FARGO's DTC500 Series is expertly engineered -- yet surprisingly simple. Whether you print membership cards, employee access cards, student IDs or loyalty cards, you'll be impressed with the rugged reliability, ease-of-use and quiet performance of these versatile and compact printer-encoders.----And now we've added even more modular capability to the DTC525 and DTC515 models. New Card Lamination Modules let you add clear or holographic overlaminates to one or both sides of your cards for maximum durability and security.
The HID DTC550 is one of the most versatile ID card printers available, handling a wide range of secure ID card applications; from on-demand photo IDs, to high-volume customer loyalty cards, to sophisticated access cards with embedded electronics.
The HID DTC550 produces high-quality ID cards
using two different Direct-to-Card (DTC®)
printing methods: dyesublimation
for vivid colors and accurate photographic
images, and resin thermal transfer for sharp
black text and bar codes that can be easily read by infrared or visible light scanners.
You can order the DTC550 with either a singlesided
or dual-sided print engine. With a variety
of options, the DTC550 can save you time by printing,
read/writing and laminating up to three different
e-card technologies — plus magnetic stripe —
all in a single pass. And that includes encoding
smart cards and reading proximity cards.Everywhere you need it
The Fargo DTC550 is an ideal solution for issuing
cards at multiple locations. With an Ethernet port
and internal print server, you can install a DTC550
anywhere on a LAN. That gives greater freedom
when you're planning widespread or high-volume
card issuance for applications such as employee
access cards, government and student IDs, customer
loyalty and membership cards.Protecting against counterfeiters and physical damage
Want to protect ID badges from alteration, counterfeiting
and everyday wear? Add the optional Card Lamination Module
to the DTC550, either factory-installed or as a
field upgrade. Fargo Holographic Overlaminates give your
cards a higher level of security protection and also add a layer of physical protection. They provide durability against swipe abrasion, prevent dye-migration (onto plastic card pouches, for example), and shield against image fading UV light. If your application requires secure
cards that resist forgery and tampering, or if your
cards are subject to extra physical wear, consider
the optional Card Lamination Module.Easily integrates into your infrastructure
A key feature of the DTC550 is that it plays well
with everything else on your network. The DTC550
connects to your Windows®-based PC through its
USB port. It can also be added to your network as
easily as any workgroup printer. And its print driver
provides bi-directional status information, so
you can monitor and manage the DTC550 just as
you would any other networked printer.
The DTC550 is fully compatible with most ID card
issuance software including Fargo Asure ID® Photo
ID software. Plus, Fargo can provide a software
development kit that will help you integrate the
DTC550 into other applications such as security systems
and Human Resources databases.HID Fargo DTC550 Specifications Overview Print Method:
Dye-Sublimation / Resin Thermal Transfer
300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm)
Up to 16.7 million / 256 shades per pixel
** Batch Mode:
• 7 seconds per card / 514 cards per hour (K)*
• 12 seconds per card / 300 cards per hour (KO)*
• 27 seconds per card / 144 cards per hour (YMCKO)*
• 36 seconds per card / 109 cards per hour (YMCKOK)*
• 34 seconds per card / 102 cards per hour *YMCKK/lamination)*
Single- and dual-sided printing for text, logos, bar codes, signatures and photos in full-color
Accepted Card Thickness:
Print only: .020" (20 mil) to .050" (50 mil) / .508mm to 1.27mm (single-sided printing only for 50 mil cards)
.030" (30 mil) to .040" (40 mil) / .762mm to 1.02mm
Input Hopper Card Capacity:
Dual hoppers, 100 cards each (.030" / .762mm)
Output Hopper Card Capacity:
100 cards (.030" / .762mm)
Windows® 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista
CR-80 edge-to-edge (3.36"L x 2.11"W / 85.3mmL x 53.5mmW)
CR-79 (3.30"L x 2.04"W / 83.9mmL x 51.8mmW)
Printer: Two years including one year of free printer loaner support (U.S. only); optional Extended Warranty Program (U.S. only)
Two years, unlimited pass with UltraCard™ Cards
• Card Lamination Module • Card hopper lock
• Printer cleaning kit • Magnetic stripe encoding
• Ethernet with internal print server • E-card encoding
• Dual-sided printing
*Indicates the ribbon type and the number of ribbon panels printed where Y=Yellow, M=Magenta, C=Cyan, K=Resin Black, O=Overlay
**Print speed indicates an approximate print speed and is measured from the time a card drops into the output hopper to the time the next card drops into the output hopper. Print speeds do not include encoding time or the time needed for the PC to process the image. Process time is
dependent on the size of the file, the CPU, amount of RAM and the amount of available resources at the time of the print.HID Fargo DTC550 Features & BenefitsLamination option adds an extra layer of
security and durability to extend card life.
Incomplete or improperly encoded
cards land in the Reject Card Hopper.
SmartScreen™ LCD Control Panel displays
helpful status messages and prompts.
Dual Card Hopper allows printing on
two different card stocks.
Encoding options handle magnetic stripe,
prox, contactless and smart cards.
Ethernet port and internal print server
enable secure network printing.
Fargo DTC550 Direct-to-Card Printer/Encoder Data Sheet(.pdf-653KB)
***For pricing/availability on the HID Fargo DTC500 Series items below Call 1 (866) 204-1382 or e-Mail us at RFQ@BarCodeScannersDiscount.com***
HID Fargo DTC550 Base Model Printer. Featuring: 16MB Memory, 100-240 VAC, Two Year Printer Warranty (including On-Call Express in the US for the first year), Color: Black.