Fargo 55500 DTC4500e Dual Sided/Dual Sided Laminator
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 55500 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.
Dual Sided Lamination
This ID card printer incudes a dual sided lamination module, which allows you to apply a variety of different laminates (clear, generic holographic, custom holographic, etc.) to both sides of the card.
HID Fargo 55500 Printing Capability
Single-sided & dual-sided printing
Printing Speeds (sec/card)
6 seconds (monochrome (K) single-sided card)
8 seconds per single-sided monochrome (KO) card
16 seconds (full-color (YMCKO) single-sided card)
24 seconds (full-color (YMCKOK) dual-sided card)
Input Hopper Capacity
Dual Hoppers - 100 each (200 total)
Output Hopper Capacity
Up to 100 cards (.030 ̋ / .762 mm)
Card Reject Hopper
Up to 100 cards (.030 ̋ / .762 mm) requires same-side input/output card hopper
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
.030 ̋ - .040 ̋ / 30 mil - 40 mil / .762 mm - 1.02 mm
USB 2.0 & Ethernet with internal print server
Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Server 2003 & 2008, Vista (32- & 64-bit), Windows 7 (32- & 64-bit), Windows 8 (32- & 64-bit)
HID Fargo Warranty
3 years on printer and printhead (unlimited pass with Ultracard™)
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
US/International power cords
CD with printer drivers & user guide
ISO magnetic stripe (field-upgradeable)
Contact smart card encoding (factory ordered)
HID Prox reader (factory ordered)
iClass, MIFARE, ISO read/write encoder (factory ordered)
Same-side input/output hopper - field-installable