Fargo DTC1500 Printer – Relied on for any Card Print Application


Fargo card printers can be relied on to cater for any application.  Fargo are a worldwide leader in secure card identity systems and which are known for their high print quality. These printers are in demand worldwide as they’re affordable, simple and provide professional results.

Fargo produces a wide variety of plastic ID card printers, of which the DTC1500 is one. It’s a printer that has been built on Fargo's Secure Mark Technology, and its user-friendly to ensure it produces ID cards with clear, identifiable prints.

Card Personalization

Typical applications include printing of chip cards, ID card printing and access control solutions. You’ll find that the printer isn’t only specialized for card printing and encoding,  but in personalizing your chip- or plastic cards as well as magnetic stripe cards.

Fargo card printers such as this one are the perfect card producing printer and the new DTC1500 is the latest card printer to hit the market. Small businesses, colleges, universities and government departments are typical examples of where this particular card printer will be useful. You can also upgrade the DTC1500 with a variety of modules.

When you’re looking to buy a Fargo ID card printer, they’re always designed to issue high quality ID cards every time. Before choosing your printer, remember there are differences between the Fargo ID card printers. 

A Host of Useful Add-Ons

Always make sure the printer you opt for is compatible with the operating system that you use. If you need to encode data on magnetic cards, buy a card printer with the right encoder. The DTC1500 offers optional encoding capabilities. In fact this card printer can be upgraded as needed, and wifi or single sided lamination as well as encoding can be added without factory assistance.

Let’s look at some key features of this DTC1500 -

  • high printing quality - 300 dpi
  • Thermal-resin erase and rewrite capabilities for reusing visitor badges and temporary ID cards  
  • Built-in Ethernet and USB connection. The DTC1500 card printer can be accessed remotely by many  computers across a local area network. Its compatible with Fargo's DTC wifi accessory which is sold separately. This allows you to add wireless connectivity to your printer at any time.
  • Print Speed - 6 seconds per card -K, 16 seconds per card  - YMCKO and 24 seconds per card -YMCKOK
  • Colour: Full Colour / Monochrome
  • A wifi accessory allows you to print anywhere, anytime
  • Watermark – users will be able to apply a customized, transparent security logo or text to the card as a permanent watermark. This watermark is printed within the card’s overlay panel. It makes duplication all but impossible. No need to buy additional equipment – you can can add this watermark design to your cards at no additional production cost. Fargo uses the overlay of a standard YMCKO ribbon.
  • Super secure – regular password protection as well as AES256 data encryption. With its theft-proof security features, your card printing programme runs safely without data theft and unauthorized use. 
  • Resin Scramble Data Protection – hides ‘K’ panel information printed with a resin panel
  • Environmental features such as GreenCirclecertified card printer – energy efficient
  • Dual-side printing – in fact available as a single-sided or dual-sided printer 
  • High-quality print resolution guarantees super sharp text and barcodes 
  • Magnetic stripe encoding
  • Lamination available
  • Full and Half-Panel colour ribbons
  • Flexible design allows for field upgrades for encoding, lamination and dual-sided printing
  • Credential Cam Digital Photo ID Webcam – this web-enabled camera comes included with your  DTC1500. It is compact in design and adapts to all card printing applications. Users will be amazed at the simplicity of the plug and play process that will have users placing images on cards within minutes.
  • 3 Year Warranty on the printer and the print head
  • Card Printer service Guarantee comes free with ever card printer sold. Extended warranties are handled in-house by the trained Fargo technical support team. 

High Capacity but Ever Affordable Printing

This cool DTC1500 card printer is made for the reliable production of safe, durable credentials, and it economically makes use of low-cost but high-capacity print ribbons. You’re always going to be able to benefit from an average production cost for each card that is lower than that of similar printers without sacrificing on print quality. It’s output is 150 dual-sided cards per hour and 100-card capacity hoppers.


Fargo doesn’t disappoint and they also offer Card Printer Training. You can buy a custom training session with their in-house Technical Support so that in a jiffy your DTC15000 ID card printer can be up and running.

Simply insert the YMCKO ribbon and start producing up to 500 full-colour badge cards with amazing graphics in high definition.  You’ll understand the user’s interface, learn about the printers special features and how to load consumables and soon you’ll be on you way to quickly and easily design and manage professional-quality photos for all your ID badges.
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