Fargo ID Card Printers

Fargo ID Card Printers are easy-to-use, versatile and very reliable solutions to print professional ID Cards on demand.

  • Direct to card or reverse transfer technology
  • Single or dual sided printing and laminating capabilities
  • Magnetic and smart card encoding options
  • Price match guarantee and free shipping on all orders.
  • Free consultations with an ID expert.
Fargo C50 ID Card Printer

Fargo C50 ID Card Printer

  • Compact, affordable and easy-to-use single-sided solution
  • Includes ID badging application to design professional badges
  • 2-year warranty on printer and printhead
Fargo DTC1250e ID Card Printer

Fargo DTC1250e ID Card Printers

  • Fastest card printer in its category
  • Plug-and-play solution to print stunning edge-to-edge badges
  • 3-year warranty on printer and printhead
Fargo DTC1500 ID Card Printer

Fargo DTC1500 ID Card Printers

  • Low-cost, high-capacity consumables
  • Direct-to-card printing
  • 3-year warranty on printer and printhead
Fargo DTC4250e ID Card Printer

Fargo DTC4250e ID Card Printers

  • Robust ID card printers for superb credentials.
  • Loaded with security features for maximum card security     
  • 3-year warranty on printer and printhead
Fargo DTC4500e ID Card Printer

Fargo DTC4500e ID Card Printers

  • Versatile card printer built for robust, high-volume printing
  • Ultra secure with standard printer password protection and fluorescent panel printing
  • 3-year warranty on printer and printhead
Fargo HDP5000 ID Card Printer

Fargo HDP5000 ID Card Printers

  • Professional reverse transfer printer for high definition color images
  • Tamper-proof HDP film for maximum security and card durability
  • Connectivity, lamination and smartcard encoding options
Fargo DTC5500LMX ID Card Printer

HID Fargo DTC5500LMX ID Card Printers

  • Largest card patch coverage in the industry
  • First laminating card printer to be GreenCircle® Certified
  • Every machine has dual-side printing and dual-side lamination capability
Fargo HDP5600 ID Card Printer

Fargo HDP5600 ID Card Printers

  • Proven 5th generation HDP technology
  • High resolution printing
  • Retransfer printing flexibility
  • Optional 600 dpi print resolution capability
Fargo HDP8500 ID Card Printer

Fargo HDP8500 ID Card Printers

  • The most reliable, high duty performance ID card printer in the industry.
  • High throughput credential personalization and issuance.
  • Especially suited for the high duty cycle requirements of large government ID card programs
Fargo HDP6600 ID Card Printer

Fargo HDP6600 ID Card Printers

  • Single or dual sided printing
  • Magnetic encoding option
  • Flattener option
  • Retransfer printing
  • 3-year warranty on printer and lifetime warranty on printhead


Fargo offers a wide range of ID card printers to meet every ID requirement. From entry-level card printers to highly secure laminating card printers, find out which Fargo ID card printer will answer your needs.

  • Fargo C50: Entry-levelsolution to print high-quality badges on a budget.
  • Fargo DTC1250e: Replaces Fargo DTC 1000. Ideal for small-to-medium businesses in need of a reliable and fast solution to print high-quality ID cards on demand.
  • Fargo DTC1500: Single- or double-sided direct-to-card printing/encoding, single-sided lamination, and a built-in, custom watermark overlay function for security images and resin-scramble data protection making duplication impossible, all at low cost.
  • Fargo DTC4250e: Replaces Fargo DTC 4000. Available as a single or dual-sided model, the Fargo DTC 4250e ID card printer delivers secure credentials for all your applications.
  • Fargo DTC4500e: Replaces Fargo DTC 4500. Available as a single or dual-sided model, the Fargo DTC 4500e ID card printer is loaded with security features to ensure maximum card security. 
  • Fargo HDP5000: Get unmatched print quality with this retransfer Fargo ID card printer. Encoding and lamination options are available.
  • Fargo DTC5500lmx: Premium direct-to-card printing and the quickest, most cost-efficient and wasteless lamination solution available; provides reliable, high-volume secure-card production at an ultra-low cost-per-card without sacrificing quality. A complete printer and lamination solution.
  • Fargo HDP5600: Retransfer printer and encoder uses proven 5th-generation HDP technology and offers several card-encoding options and the highest printing resolution available for those who need to routinely issue high-definition ID cards.
  • Fargo HDP8500: Designed for high-volume and high-security applications, the Fargo HDP8500 combines the benefits of a retransfer printer and state-of-the-art features such as dual input hoppers or a card flattener.

Fargo ID card printers are built to issue high-quality badges time after time. Before choosing your printer, consider these differences between Fargo ID card printers:

  • Direct-to-card printing vs. retransfer: Fargo offers direct-to-card printers but for over the edge printing, retransfer ID card printers are also available. Retransfer Fargo ID card printers provide unmatched print quality, even on uneven surfaces (proximity cards, smart cards, or pre-punched cards).
  • USB vs. Ethernet: Fargo ID card printers come with USB connection but if your printer will be on a network, don’t forget to select a printer with Ethernet connectivity.
  • Windows vs. Mac: make sure that the printer that you select is compatible with the operating system that you use, especially if you are using a Mac.
  • Basic vs. encoding options: if you need to print and encode data on magnetic or smart cards, opt for a card printer with the right encoder. All Fargo ID card printers offer optional encoding capabilities.
  • Single vs. dual-sided lamination: some Fargo ID card printers offer single or dual-sided lamination modules. Laminating your cards helps reduce the risk of counterfeiting and tampering while extending the lifespan of your cards.

Some Fargo ID card printers – DTC4500, HDP5000 and HDP8500 – are available with a lamination module to add an extra layer of protection to your printed cards.

Fargo ID card printers can apply different types of laminates:

  • Clear laminates: a clear protective layer of 0.6 or 1.0 mil is applied to your printed cards.
  • Standard holographic laminates: choose laminates with holograms for added security as holograms are hard to duplicate.
  • Custom holographic laminates: instead of opting for a standard hologram that another company may also use, go for your own custom design. This option guarantees maximum protection to your cards.

Laminates can be patches or overlay. Patch laminates leave an unprotected border around the edge of your cards while overlay laminates cover the entire surface of your cards.

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