Fargo 51700 C50 Single Sided (USB)

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SKU: 51700
MSRP: $1,799.00
$1,259.30 each


The Fargo 51700 C50 is an easy-to-use and affordable printer that can reliably print full-color employee ID, loyalty, payment or membership cards. The Fargo C50 ID Card printer is a perfect fit for a low card print volume applications, as it is geared to be an excellent affordable, entry level printer. With a smart and sleek design, the printer requires very little maintenance and can easily fit into the smallest offices settings.

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.


HID Fargo 51975 Printing Capability
Single side printing

Printing Speeds (sec/card)
7 seconds (monochrome (K) single-sided card)
12 seconds (monochrome with overlay (KO) single-sided card)
24 seconds (full-color (YMCKO) single-sided card)

Input Hopper Capacity
50 Cards

Output Hopper Capacity
30 Cards

Card Sizes Accepted
CR79 - adhesive back
CR80 - standard credit card size

Card Thickness Accepted
9-40 mil

Card Printer Interface
USB 2.0

Software Drivers
Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Server 2003 & 2008, Vista (32- & 64-bit), Windows 7 (32- & 64-bit), Windows 8 (32- & 64-bit)
Additional drivers coming:*
Linux Ubuntu 12.04, Debian 7.0, Fedora 18, Mandriva 2011, Red Hat 6.4, Open Suse 12.3
Mac OS X v10.5, v10.6, v10.7, & v10.8
All drivers include Fargo Workbench Printer Utility & Swift ID™ Embedded Badging Application
*Drivers are expected to be available in Q4 2014. Release date is subject to change.

HID Fargo Warranty
2 years on printer and printhead (unlimited pass with Ultracard™)

Fargo C50 Weight & Dimensions
7.5 lbs (3.4 kg), 8.8''H x 13.7''W x 7.9''D (224mm x 348mm x 201mm)

HID Fargo Printer Includes
USB cable
US/International power cords
CD with printer drivers & user guide

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