Fargo DTC1500 Single Sided ID Card Printer

Fargo DTC1500 Single Sided ID Card Printer

Fargo DTC1500 Single Sided ID Card Printer

Item#: 51400
Manufacturer: Fargo
2788.24 Retail Price: $2788.24
More Configurations: 51401, 51440, 51441, 51442


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

What's Included

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

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HID® FARGO® DTC1500 ID Card Printer & Encoder: Cost-Effective, Versatile, and Secure Card Printing

Fargo DTC1500 Single Sided ID Card Printer Description

For the past 20 years, Fargo has been working to perfect the direct-to-card printing process and with the HID® FARGO® DTC1500 they’ve come pretty close. With the convenience and cost savings of high-capacity consumables, this printer also enables a host of features that allow organizations to print high-quality and secure cards in mass. The cost-savings and printing features make this printer an ideal fit for government agencies, universities, academic institutions and healthcare organizations.

For many institutions, it is the speed of production which will be the biggest selling point. The Fargo DTC1500 is capable of creating up to 225 full color single-sided counterfeit resistant cards in just one hour.

Fargo DTC1500 comes with a resin scramble data protection feature that adds an additional layer of security by hiding any information printed with a resin panel. For added peace of mind when it comes to security, you’ll have standard password protection and AES 256 data encryption as well.

It also offers unique and cutting edge printing features such as a resin threshold. This results in a true “K-panel” printing that operators can manually set and adjust for unprecedented precision. The end result is an affordable system to print high-quality secure IDs with great precision and security than ever before. As far as single-sided printers go, FARGO delivers on all points with this offering.

The standard options to allow the printer to establish a connection with a workstation are either USB 2.0 or an Ethernet interface, both of which are offered as standard. If you prefer to allow access to the printer from further afield then by adding the Fargo WiFi accessory you can allow anyone to create your ID cards no matter where in the world they may be.

Visual ID cards can be very useful but sometimes a higher degree of security is required. By including magnetic stripe encoding in your ID card printing you can program cards with access control systems or embed company or cardholder data within the card.

The Fargo DTC 1500 is supplied with a three-year manufacturer’s warranty which covers repairs to both the printer and the printhead.

Fargo DTC1500 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 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: 9.8" H x 18.7" W x 9.2" D / 249 mm H x 475 mm W x 234 mm D

Weight: 11 lbs / 5 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

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The Fargo DTC1500 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 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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