Fargo 51401 DTC1500 Single Sided Magnetic Stripe (USB/Ethernet)

The Fargo 51401 DTC1500 is built on 20 years of proven direct-to-card printing expertise. The HID® FARGO® DTC1500 card printer/encoder offers convenience and a lower cost of high-capacity consumables along with a comprehensive feature set. This enables organizations to routinely issue highly secure cards and IDs at a fraction of the cost without sacrificing quality. Designed for government ID projects, universities and colleges, K-12 schools, healthcare facilities, and small-to-medium businesses, the DTC1500 boasts of distinctive security features ideal for these organizations.

DTC1500 Standard Features

This Fargo 51401 DTC1500 direct to card printer can print on one (base model) or two (with RFID upgrade card) sides of the card, connect via USB or ethernet, and comes standard with a complete three-year warranty.

Direct to Card Printing Technology

This ID card printer utilizes “direct-to-card” printing technology, which diffuses ink (in the form of a ribbon) directly to a blank PVC or Composite card material. The technology is literally named to describe the one step process in which the print head heats up then comes in direct contact with the ribbon and blank card substrate Direct to card printers and their simple printing process improve efficiency, and are ideal for high volume printing requirements. Card printing that utilizes direct contact with a fixed printhead results in “edge to edge” printing, which leaves a small unprinted border around the perimeter of the card.

300 dpi

This ID card printer prints with a resolution of 300 dpi (dots per inch) or 11.8 dpm (dots per millimeter).

Single Sided ID Card Printing

This ID card printer can print on only one side of a PVC or Composite card.

Magnetic Stripe Encoding

This ID card printer includes a magnetic stripe encoding module. With an ISO magnetic stripe encoding module, you will be able to encode both high and low coercivity magnetic stripes embedded within a plastic or composite card. By configuring your printer and encoder, data can be stored across the three available magnetic stripe tracks; these magnetic stripe tracks can be used in a variety of third party systems. Systems that utilize magnetic stripe technology include: door access, payment, loyalty, etc.

Custom Watermark Overlay

This Fargo ID Card Printer can apply a customized, transparent security image such as a logo, symbol, or text – to be integrated as a permanent watermark within the printed card’s overlay panel. This makes duplication virtually impossible. The Fargo DTC1500 custom watermark provides organizations with a cost-efficient way to significantly increase card security and thwart would-be-counterfeiters without additional investment in holographic overlaminates or foil cards.

Resin Scramble

This Fargo ID Card Printer includes a Resin Scramble feature, which allows a user to “erase” their resin printed data from the used ribbon. This feature is turned on via a setting within the printer driver which obfuscates text by printing the K panel several times, shifting the panel slightly each time. This added security feature ensures that personal information is not left on the spent ribbon when disposed of.

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