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.
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.
Card Sizes Accepted CR80 - standard PVC or PET (CR80 is the size of a standard credit card) CR79 - adhesive-back (CR79 is slightly smaller than the size of a standard credit card)
Card Thickness Accepted 9-40 mil
Card Printer Interface USB 2.0 & Ethernet w/ internal print server
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 3 years on printer and printhead (unlimited passes with UltraCard™)
Fargo DTC1000Me Weight & Dimensions 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg), 13.7'' x 8.8'' x 7.9'' (348mm x 224mm x 201mm)
HID Fargo Printer Includes USB cable US/International power cords CD with printer drivers & user guide