Fargo DTC1500 Dual Sided ID Card Printer with Single Sided Lamination

Fargo DTC1500 Dual Sided ID Card Printer with Single Sided Lamination

Fargo DTC1500 Dual Sided ID Card Printer with Single Sided Lamination

Item#: 51410
Manufacturer: Fargo
6609.20 Retail Price: $6609.20
More Configurations: 51411, 51445


  • Low-cost, high-capacity consumables
  • Direct-to-card printing
  • 3-year warranty on printer and printhead

What's Included

  • Fargo DTC1500 Dual Sided ID Card Printer with Lamination
  • USB cable
  • US/international power cords
  • CD with printer drivers and user guide
  • 3-year warranty

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Fargo DTC1500 Dual Sided ID Card Printer with Single Sided Lamination Description

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.

Fargo DTC1500 Dual Sided ID Card Printer with Single Sided Lamination 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 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.

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The Fargo DTC1500 Dual Sided ID Card Printer with Single Sided Lamination 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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