Fargo DTC1250e Single Sided ID Card Printer

Item#: 50000
Manufacturer: Fargo

Retail Price: $2258.00
Sale Price: $1505.00 ( Save: $753.00 )
More Configurations:
50020, 50010, 50030
Fargo DTC1250e Single Sided Photo ID System

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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.
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  • Fastest ID card printer in its class
  • Edge-to-edge printing in full-color or monochrome
  • 3-year warranty on printer and printhead

What's Included

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

Fargo DTC1250e Single Sided ID Card Printer Description

Unmatched Quality Printing

When vivid colors and stunning edge to edge credentials are needed, the FARGO DTC1250e delivers astounding results. This direct-to-card single-sided ID card printer offers the ability to deliver both colors that pop and sharp monochrome features.

Versatile and User-Friendly

The FARGO DTC1250e is remarkably easy to set up and use for even the technological novice. Each printer comes with a Built-in Swift ID badging application that can you printing stunning ID badges within seconds. With no need to install additional software, you can begin printing just minutes after opening the box. 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.

Blazing 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).

Operating System Friendly

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:

  • Dual-sided printing module
  • 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 Single 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);

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: Single-sided printer: 8.8˝H x 13.7˝W x 7.9˝D / 224 mm H x 348 mm W x 201 mm D

Weight: 7.5 lbs. / 3.4 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 — three years; printhead — three 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;
  • Dual-sided printing module;
  • Smart card encoding modules (contact/contactless);
  • Magnetic stripe encoding module;
  • 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 Single 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 888-618-9349 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.

Customer Reviews Add New
  • Alicia Smith
    What did you use the printer for: 
    Access Control
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    Once we got everything set up and played with the printer & camera, we got the hang of it easily. Nice color.
  • Brady Reed
    What did you use the printer for: 
    Photo ID
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    Very easy to set up and use. Great quality prints for our employee training badges!!!
  • Joel Dawson
    What did you use the printer for: 
    Photo ID
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    This printer is very user friendly and prints awesome
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