Fargo DTC1500 Dual Sided ID Card Printer

Fargo DTC1500 Dual Sided ID Card Printer

Fargo DTC1500 Dual Sided ID Card Printer

Item#: 51405
Manufacturer: Fargo
3577.60 Retail Price: $3577.60
More Configurations: 51446, 51444, 51406


  • 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
  • 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 Dual Sided ID Card Printer Description

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.

Fargo DTC1500 Dual 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

Card Printer Supplies


The Fargo DTC1500 Dual 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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