Fargo HDP8500 Dual Sided ID Card Printer and Flattener

Item#: 88550
Manufacturer: Fargo

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Fargo HDP8500 Dual Sided ID Card Printer and Flattener Description

High Definition printing

delivers the highest image quality–layered on the highest functioning cards. HDP Film fuses to the surface of proximity and smart cards, conforming to ridges and indentations formed by embedded electronics.

Rugged and Robust

The HDP8500 looks and feels more solid than other desktop printers. Its solid metal cabinetry and precision-engineered interior components provide improved resistance to parts fatigue and general wear from routine and repeated use.

Fargo HDP8500 Dual Sided ID Card Printer and Flattener Specifications

Print Method - HDP Dye-Sublimation/Resin Thermal Transfer

Print Platform - Dual-sided printing (standard)

Resolution - 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm)

Colors - Up to 16.7 million/256 shades per pixel

Print Speed (batch mode)**
  • Up to 1200 cards per shift/24 seconds per card
  • (YMC with transfer)*
  • Up to 992 cards per shift/29 seconds per card
  • (YMCK with transfer)*
  • Up to 720 cards per shift/40 seconds per card
  • (YMCKK with transfer)*

Simultaneous Printing/Encoding - Standard

User Interface - Touch-Screen Display

Accepted Standard Card Sizes - CR-80 (3.370" L x 2.125" W/85.6 mm L x 54 mm W)

Accepted Card Thickness - .030" (30 mil) to .050" (50 mil)/.762 mm to 1.27 mm

Dual Input Card Cartridges/Capacity -(2) 200-card hoppers; Total capacity 400 cards
(.030"/.762 mm)

Output Hopper Card Capacity - (1) 200-card hopper (.030"/.762 mm)

Software Drivers - Windows® 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista (32 & 64 bit)/7
(32 & 64 bit); Mac OS X v10.4/v10.5; and Linux***

Print Area - Over-the-edge on CR-80 cards


  • Printer – Three years
  • Printhead – Lifetime; unlimited pass

  • Card lamination module–dual-sided (simultaneous)
  • Secure Proprietary Consumables System
  • Magnetic stripe encoding
  • Custom Secure Holographic HDP Film and Overlaminate
  • Smart card encoding (contact/contactless)
  • Andon Production Status Light
  • iCLASS® Programming Platform Kit
  • ISO Card Flattener
  • Printer cleaning kit
  • Laser Engraving (Q3, 2012)

Card Printer Supplies


The Fargo HDP8500 Dual Sided ID Card Printer and Flattener features a 3-year warranty on printer and lifetime warranty on printhead.

Protect your investment with our extended warranty plans.

To order an extended warranty please call 888-618-9349 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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