Fargo DTC1250e Dual Sided ID Card Printer

Fargo DTC1250e Dual Sided ID Card Printer

Fargo DTC1250e Dual Sided ID Card Printer

Item#: 50100
Manufacturer: Fargo
Retail Price: $3338.40
Sale Price: $1798.00 ( Save: $1540.40 )


  • Dual-sided printing for stunning credentials
  • Fully compatible with all OS including Mac and Linux
  • 3-year warranty on printer and printhead

What's Included

  • Fargo DTC1250e Dual-Sided printer
  • USB cable
  • US/international power cords
  • CD with printer drivers and user guide
  • 3-year warranty

Looking for a Complete ID Card System?

Our photo ID systems include everything that you need to start printing your cards within minutes. Each system includes an ID card Printer, ID card software, a camera, PVC cards and a ribbon. Yes, I want to see the Fargo DTC1250e Dual Sided Photo ID System

Fargo DTC1250e Dual Sided ID Card Printer Description

Exception Print Quality

The FARGO DTC1250e is a premier printer that offers vivid colors on stunning edge to edge credentials for an amazing price. This direct-to-card dual-sided ID card printer offers the ability to deliver crisp monochrome features and vibrant colors that pop.

Versatile and User-Friendly

The FARGO DTC1250e presents a user-friendly platform that can have anyone printing stunning IDs and credentials in minutes. Each printer comes with a Built-in Swift ID badging application which starts delivering results within seconds of hitting the print button. With no need to install additional software, you can begin printing just as soon as you open the box and plug it in. You’ll also have the choice between an easy (EZ) all-in-one print and card cleaner or an eco-friendly (ECO) refill ribbon. For easy maintenance a card cleaning roller is even integrated into the ribbon cartridge.

Stunning Print Speeds

Because productivity requires the efficient use of time, the DTC1250e can print full color cards at a rate of 16 seconds per card (YMCKO) and monochrome cards at 6 seconds per card (K).

Ready to Operate on Any System

Let’s face it, the last thing you want to find out when you purchase the DTC1250e is that it doesn’t work with your operating system. That’s why this printer comes with drivers compatible with all major operating systems to include: Windows® 7, Windows® 8 (32 bit & 64 bit), MAC OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8 and Linux.

Secure, Flexible, and Streamlined

When security matters, you can add an optional iCLASS SE® that can allow you to create,encode, and manage secure credentials with ease. This means you can design your personalized ID badges and then program them to work with your local physical access control system.


With a 3-year warranty on the printer and printhead, you’ll have the utmost confidence in the FARGO DTC1250e.

Applications Perfect for the FARGO DTC1205e

  • Employee ID cards
  • Student ID cards
  • Access control badges
  • Loyalty cards
  • Gift cards
  • Membership cards
  • Payment cards

Available Options:

  • Magnetic stripe encoding module
  • Smart card encoding modules
  • iCLASS SE® encoder that enables your printer to be compatible with the HID secure identity ecosystem
  • Ethernet with internal print server
  • A Wi-Fi accessory for Ethernet-enabled printers
  • Eco-friendly erase and rewrite feature to issue temporary ID cards

Fargo DTC1250e Dual Sided ID Card Printer Specifications

Print Method: Dye-sublimation / resin thermal transfer

Resolution: 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) continuous tone

Colors: Up to 16.7 million / 256 shades per pixel

Print Ribbon Options: Options include easy-to-use ribbon with disposable ribbon cartridge (EZ) and more economical and eco-friendly refill ribbon for refill cartridge (ECO).

Both EZ and ECO

  • Full-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO, 100 prints
  • Full-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO, 250 prints
  • Resin black (standard and premium), 1000 prints

ECO only

  • Full-color half-panel with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO, 350 prints

EZ only

  • Resin green, blue, red and white, 1000 prints
  • Silver and gold metallic, 500 prints
  • Rewrite technology - no ribbon is required

Print Speed: 6 seconds per card (K); 8 seconds per card (KO); 16 seconds per card (YMCKO); 24 seconds per card (YMCKOK)

Accepted Standard Card Sizes: CR-80 (3.375?L x 2.125?W / 85.6 mm L x 54 mm W); CR-79 adhesive back (3.313?L x 2.063?W / 84.1 mm L x 52.4 mm W)

Print Area: CR-80 edge-to-edge (3.36?L x 2.11?W / 85.3 mm L x 53.7 mm W); CR-79 (3.3?L x 2.04?W / 83.8 mm L x 51.8 mm W)

Accepted Card Thickness: .009? - .040? / 9 mil - 40 mil / .229 mm - 1.016 mm

Accepted Card Types: PVC or polyester cards with polished PVC finish; monochrome resin required for100% polyester cards; optical memory cards with PVC finish; rewrite

Input Hopper Card Capacity: 100 cards (.030? / .762 mm)

Output Hopper Card Capacity: Up to 30 cards (.030? / .762 mm)

Card Cleaning: Card cleaning roller integrated into ribbon cartridge; cleaning roller is automatically replaced with each ribbon change

Memory: 32 MB RAM

Software Drivers: Windows® XP / Vista™ (32 bit & 64 bit) / Server 2003 & 2008 / Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 (32 bit & 64 bit)/MAC OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8 / Linux

Interface: USB 2.0, optional Ethernet with internal print server

Operating Temperature: 65° to 80° F / 18° to 27° C

Humidity: 20—80% non-condensing

Dimensions: 9.8?H x 18.7?W x 9.2?D / 249 mm H x 475 mm W x 234 mm D

Weight: 10 lbs. / 4.54 Kg

Agency Listings: Safety: UL 60950-2, CSA C22.2 (60950-07), and CE; EMC: FCC Class A, CE (EN 55022 Class A, EN 55024), CCC, BSMI, KC

Supply Voltage: 100-240Vac, 50-60Hz, 1.6 Amps max

Supply Frequency: 50 Hz / 60 Hz

Warranty: Printer: 3 years; printhead: 3 years, unlimited pass with UltraCard®


  • Single wire Ethernet and USB 2.0 interface for inline printing and encoding (note: single wire Ethernet encoding is only available for iCLASS®, MIFARE®, and contact smart card encoding)
  • Ethernet-enabled printer supports wireless accessory;
  • Smart card encoding modules (contact/contactless);
  • Magnetic encoding;
  • Ethernet with internal print server;

Software: Swift ID™ embedded badging application, FARGO Workbench™ diagnostic utility with Color Assist™ spot-color matching

Display: Color changing status buttons

Card Printer Supplies


The Fargo DTC1250e Dual Sided ID Card Printer features a 3-year warranty on printer and printhead.

Protect your investment with our extended warranty plans.

To order an extended warranty please call 800-897-7024 Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am to 5pm

All our extended warranty plans include:

  • Toll-free technical support

    Call 800-897-7024 Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am to 5pm or chat with us.

  • Parts and labor

    All parts and labor are included. Printheads are not covered after the first year.

  • Optional printer loaner

    We will send you a loaner while we service your printer so you can keep printing your badges.

  • Questions? Call us today at 800-897-7024 to speak with an ID expert.

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