With the Fargo DTC4500e plastic card printers and encoder, you get professional quality, full-color credentials. Designed for medium-to-large sized organizations, schools, and government institutions looking for reliable, long-term card printing and encoding solutions. The professional-grade 55400U DTC4500e plastic card printer and encoder withstands the daily demands of high-volume card printing. The versatility of the DTC4500e is unsurpassed. Driven by an extremely robust and reliable print engine, this high-volume printer delivers speed, power and versatility rolled into one. High-capacity ribbons enable the DTC4500e to print twice as many full-color cards as most printers before the ribbon has to be changed, providing continuous high-quality card printing and encoding.
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).
Dual Sided ID Card Printing
With a dual sided printing module, This ID card printer can automatically print on both sides of a PVC or Composite card.
Single Sided Lamination
This ID card printer incudes a single sided lamination module, which allows you to apply a variety of different laminates (clear, generic holographic, custom holographic, etc.) to only one side of the 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
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.
HID Fargo Warranty 3 years on printer and printhead (unlimited pass with Ultracard™) 1 no-questions-asked printhead replacement 1 year of loaner coverage
Fargo DTC4500e Weight & Dimensions 20 lbs (9.1 kg), 18.7'' x 18.9'' x 9.2'' (475mm x 480mm 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)