Fargo HDP8500 Dual Sided ID Card Printer

Fargo HDP8500 Dual Sided ID Card Printer

Fargo HDP8500 Dual Sided ID Card Printer

Item#: 88500
Manufacturer: Fargo
Call (800)-897-7024 for Pricing
HID® FARGO® HDP8500 - Industrial ID Card Printing & Encoding

Fargo HDP8500 Dual Sided ID Card Printer Description

With the FARGO HDP8500, you’ll get a print system loaded with features that ensure reliability, from enhanced card and consumable material handling to air filtration. You’ll get a system that performs–it has one of the highest card input capacities in the industry and requires minimal operator intervention, saving time and money. And, you’ll get a system that’s designed for operational and issuance security. The HDP8500 is enabled within the HID Global Trusted Identity Platform™ (TIP). With its built-in security features from operator PIN number access and multi-locking entry points, to data encryption and resin ribbon data-erase functionality, you’ll know your system is secure.With the new FARGO® HDP8500 Industrial Card Printer/Encoder, HID Global delivers the most reliable, high duty performance ID card printer in the industry.

The FARGO HDP8500, featuring HID’s High Definition Printing™ (HDP®) technology, is the superior industrial ID printer for extended-run, high throughput credential personalization and issuance. It’s especially suited for the high duty cycle requirements of large government ID card programs,laborious service bureau conditions,and demanding university and large enterprise environments.

Fargo HDP8500 Dual Sided ID Card Printer Specifications

  • Dual-Sided Printing - Standard
  • Printer Warranty - 3 year
  • Printhead Warranty - Lifetime
  • Print Resolution - 300 DPI
  • Cards per Shift - Up to 1000/8-hour shift
  • Single-side YMC Print Speed - Up to 1200 cards per shift/24 seconds per card (YMC with transfer)*
  • Single-side YMC Print Speed - Up to 1200 cards per shift/24 seconds per card (YMC with transfer)*
  • Dual-side YMCKK Print Speed - Up to 720 cards per shift/40 seconds per card (YMCKK with transfer)*
  • Multiple Print Mode Selection - Yes
  • Simultaneous Printing / Encoding - Yes
  • Memory - 32MB RAM
  • Printer Password Protection - Yes (Workbench and display)
  • Locking Card Input Hopper - Yes
  • Locking Card Output Hopper - Yes
  • Lockable Printer and Laminator Housing - Yes
  • Security Resin Erase - Yes (Standard)
  • Network Data Encryption - Yes
  • Interface- USB 2.0 & Ethernet standard
  • One-Wire USB Encoding - Standard
  • Internal Ethernet Server - Standard
  • Supported Software Drivers - Windows® 2000 / XP / Server 2003 / Vista (32 & 64 bit); Windows 7; MacOS X v10.4 / v10.5 & Linux
  • Touch Screen Display - 3.2” display for status and help information
  • Dual-Cooling Fans - Yes
  • Replaceable Fan Filter - Yes
  • Card Input Capacity (2 Hoppers) - 400
  • Dual Input Hopper Capability - Yes
  • Card Output Capacity (1 Hopper) - 200
  • Card Thickness - 30-50 mil
  • Card Exception Feed - Yes
  • Card Cleaning Station - Two
  • Cartridge Loadable Ribbons - Yes
  • Fluorescing/UV Ribbon - Yes
  • Full-Color — YMC (maximum images per roll) - 750
  • Full-Color — YMCK (maximum images per roll) - 500
  • Full-Color — YMCKK (maximum images per roll) - 500
  • Full-Color — Half-Panel YMCK (maximum images per roll) - 850
  • HDP Film (maximum images per roll) - 1500
  • Dimensions - 15.5" H x 28.2" W x 14.0" D
  • Weight (printer only) - Dual-sided only: 61 lbs / 27.7 kg
  • Heavy Duty Metal Enclosure - Yes
  • Fully Accessible Card Path - Yes
  • Lamination* - Yes
  • Dual-Sided Simultaneous Lamination* - Yes
  • Andon Production Status Light* - Yes
  • ISO Card Flattener - Yes
  • Laser Engraving* - Yes (Q3 2012)
  • ISO Magnetic Encoding* - Yes
  • Contact Smart Card Encoding* - Yes
  • Contactless Smart Card Encoding* - Yes

*Indicates the ribbon type and the number of ribbon panels printed where Y=Yellow, M=Magenta, C=Cyan, K=Resin Black, I=Inhibit, F=Fluorescing, H=Heat Seal.**Option available from factory or as a field upgrade.

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The Fargo HDP8500 Dual Sided ID Card Printer 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 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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