The professional-grade Fargo 52010 DTC4250e ID card printer and encoder is able to produce large quantities of extremely durable credentials both quickly and easily. Ideal for small to mid-size businesses, schools, and local government agencies that require reliable printing, the DTC4250e ID card printer and encoder features a flexible and modular design that can be easily adapted whenever your organization grows or your printing needs change. The DTC4250e can also be password protected so only approved operators can print and encode security cards and visitor badges.
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.
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.
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 Note: Mylar-backed thin cards are recommended
Interface USB 2.0 & Ethernet with 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.
Warranty 3 years on printer and printhead (unlimited pass with Ultracard™) 1 no-questions-asked printhead replacement 1 year of loaner coverage
Fargo DTC4250e Weight & Dimensions 8 lbs (3.63 kg), 18.1'' x 9.8'' x 9.2'' (460mm x 249mm x 234mm)
HID Fargo Printer Includes USB cable US/International power cords CD with printer drivers & user guide
Printer Options Encoding: ISO magnetic stripe (field-upgradeable) Contact smart card encoding (factory ordered) HID Prox reader (factory ordered) iClass, MIFARE, ISO read/write encoder (factory ordered)
Ethernet with internal print server Dual-sided printing module - field-installable Same-side input/output hopper - field-installable Dual-input card hopper - field-installable