Gift Card Printing & More

It's as simple as 1, 2, 3...


1. Take a blank white card to be designed on


2. Print on the blank white cards using the design and layout you created


3. After designing and printing, load some value to the cards to make it ready for use

The FARGO HDP5000 Card Printer/Encoder

A feature-packed, versatile, easy-to-use, and affordable printer!

  • Perfect for technology cards with embedded electronics
  • Reliable for producing cards in High Definition with the highest image quality available
  • Upgrades easily with additional printing, laminating and encoding modules

Key features: [+][-]

  • Optional single-sided or simultaneous dual-sided lamination for higher card security
  • Dual-sided card printing option lets you double the print area available without manually reloading cards
  • SmartScreen� LCD Control Panel displays helpful status messages and prompts
  • Cartridge-based card handling allows for both faster reloading and quicker switching to different card stocks
  • High yield ribbon, film and overlaminate cartridges load fast and eliminate the waste of torn materials from re-spooling
  • Encoding options include magnetic stripe, proximity, and contact and contactless smart cards
  • USB and Ethernet connectivity included, plus an internal print server for secure network printing
Benefits of printing your own gift card
  • Full control over issuing gift cards
    • You can control and track all gift card sales more effectively, as compared to purchasing preprinted cards
  • Unlimited custom designs for your gift cards and no wait time
    • You can make as many different styles as you want, and even customers can custom design the cards they want
    • You can print the card right behind the counter and give it to the customer
  • The branded gift cards add value to your business
    • If the gift cards have your logo or business name on it, this adds brand value as compared to simply using Visa prepaid gift cards, or something similar
  • You add instore credit to the card as compared to cash on the card, like with an American Express gift card
    • The customer can only spend the credits with you at your store
    • You redeem the revenue as the business owner in the process
The best printers for the job

Only High Definition Printers are qualified!

High Definition Printing (HDP) vs Direct To Card (DTC)
  • Card images are reverse-printed to the underside of the HDP Film
  • It is fused to the card surface for a virtually tamper-proof card
  • This process yields a higher quality image
  • Card images are printed directly onto the card surface
  • Can print images over the edge of the card
  • Can print cards edge-to-edge, but not over the edge
  • HDP printheads print onto the film, instead of the surface
  • Printed images can go right up to the edge of a smart card contact chip
  • Can be damaged if they pass over the slightly raised smart card contact chip
  • Design must leave a clear space around the chip to be protected
  • HDP Film fuses smoothly over the dips and bumps of these cards
  • This creates a consistently high-quality card image
  • DTC printheads print directly on to the card
  • This results to irregular print quality, especially over the embedded electronics