With over 20 years of experience in the direct-to-card printing industry, Fargo delivers a uniquely versatile printer with dual-sided capabilities in the HID® FARGO® DTC1500. This dual-side printing can be activated with the simple use of an RFID tag making after-purchase upgrade with little effort. For organizations looking to issue high quality and secure IDs while saving costs along the way, this particular version is quite hard to beat.
Perfect for government agencies, academic institutions, healthcare organizations and small to medium sized businesses, there is rarely a demand met by these organizations the DTC 1500 can’t meet. When security matters, this system offers a built-in custom watermark overlay function.
This allows you to add fully customized transparent security images such as a logo, symbol or text. This custom watermark makes counterfeiting extremely difficult while saving costs along the way. Not to mention you’ll have standard password protection and AES 256 data encryption at your fingertips.
Beyond just security, the DTC 1500 presents a unique ability to print darker, crisper text and barcodes with its resin threshold settings. Made to be adaptable and scalable, one can add optional lamination or encoding modules at any time. This is top security, lower costs and a brand organizations small and large have come to trust with its ID printing needs.
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.