The Fargo DTC 1500 Dual-sided ID card printer is ideal for organizations who desire to produce secure, high-quality ID cards for a cost-effective price. Ideally suited to business needs, as well as academic institutions and government agencies the DTC 1500 has 100-card input and output hoppers so it can create secure ID cards quickly, and with the minimum of fuss.
The ability to manually set the resin threshold levels provides the operator with a way to print barcodes and crisp, dark text that will stay clear and pristine for the lifetime of the card.
As security is always a concern the DTC 1500 provides a custom watermark function built into the system so that a logo or other unique image of your choice can be incorporated directly onto the card making counterfeiting exceptionally difficult.
Additional security is provided by AES 256 data encryption and password protection, as well as resin scramble data protection which will stop anyone reading the used ribbon to identify any information that has been printed onto the card.
The DTC 1500 dual-sided printer is adaptable and scalable with the ability to add a variety of modules as your printing needs evolve.
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 Speed**: 6 seconds per card (K*); 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 (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 for 100% polyester cards; optical memory cards with PVC finish; rewrite
Input Hopper Card Capacity: 100 cards (.030˝ / .762 mm)
Output Hopper Card Capacity: Up to 100 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® 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 (32 bit & 64 bit) / Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012
Interface: USB 2.0, Standard Ethernet with internal print server (Note: Ethernet optional on BIS-Certified Units)
Operating Temperature: 65° to 80° F / 18° to 27° C
Humidity: 20–80% non-condensing
Dimensions (Printer + lam): 18.9" H x 18.7" W x 9.2" D / 480 mm H x 475 mm W x 234 mm D
Weight (Printer + lam): 20 lbs / 9.1 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
Environmental Features: GreenCircle® Certified card printer (base models only without encoders), refillable supply cartridges (ECO), and rewrite technology - no ribbon required
Warranty: Printer – three years; printhead – three years, unlimited pass with UltraCard®
Software: Swift ID™ embedded badging application, FARGO Workbench™ diagnostic utility with Color Assist™ spot-color matching
Display: Color changing status buttons
* Indicates the ribbon type and the number of ribbon panels printed where Y=yellow, M=magenta, C=cyan, K=resin black, O=overlay.
** Print speed indicates an approximate print speed and is measured from the time a card drops into the output hopper to the time the next card drops into the output hopper. Print speeds do not include encoding time or the time needed for the PC to process the image. Process time is dependent on the size of the file, the CPU, amount of RAM and the amount of available resources at the time of the print.
All our extended warranty plans include:
Call 800-897-7024 Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am to 5pm or chat with us.
All parts and labor are included. Printheads are not covered after the first year.
We will send you a loaner while we service your printer so you can keep printing your badges.