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Fargo C50 ID Card Printers

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Fargo C50 Card Printer
The Fargo C50 Card Printer is an easy-to-use, affordable color single-sided ID card printer. It prints using the same basic dye-sublimation/resin thermal transfer technologies that the more expensive direct-to-card (DTC) printers but is designed for small volume printing. This printer prints 300 dpi on CR80 and CR-79 cards ranging from 9 mil to 40-mil thickness.

This basic printer has a USB interface (NO Ethernet interface is available) and comes standard with a Two-Year Printer Warranty.

Simple – Begin printing cards in minutes. ?

Affordable – Get the hardware, software, ribbons and support you need in a single, cost effective package.
Reliable – Experience outstanding performance and unrivaled quality from the leading brand in card issuance.
Unsurpassed Customer Support and Care – From ordering to installation, users receive outstanding and ongoing product support the minute they open the box.

Print Technology

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

Ribbon Options

Options include easy-to-use ribbon with disposable ribbon cartridge (EZ) and more economical and eco-friendly refill ribbon for cartridge (ECO).
Both EZ and ECO:
• Full-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 100 prints
• Full-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 250 prints
• Resin black (standard and premium), 1000 prints
ECO only:
• Full-color half-panel with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 350 prints
EZ only:
• Resin green, blue, red and white, 1000 prints ?
• Silver and gold metallic, 500 prints
• Rewrite technology – no ribbon is required

Card Information

Accepted Standard Card Sizes: CR-80 (3.375? L x 2.125? W / 85.6 mm L x 54 mm W); CR-79 Adhesive Back (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: Print only: .009? – .040? / 9 mil – 40 mil / .229 mm – 1.016 mm; print / lamination: .030? – .040? / 30 mil – 40 mil / .762 mm – 1.02 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: 50cards (.030? / .762 mm)
Output Hopper Card Capacity: Up to 30 cards (.030? / .762 mm)
Card Cleaning: Card cleaning roller integrated into ribbon cartridge; cleaning roller is automatically replaced with each ribbon change

Printer Information

Print Speed**: 7 seconds per card (K*); 12 seconds per card (KO*); 24 seconds per card (YMCKO*)
Memory: 32 MB RAM
Software Drivers: Windows XP / Windows Vista (32 bit & 64 bit) / Server 2003 & 2008 / Windows 7 / Windows 8 (32 bit & 64 bit) / MAC OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8 / Linux***
Interface: USB 2.0
Warranty: Printer – two years; printhead – two years, unlimited pass with UltraCard™
Encoding Options: None
Other Options:
• printer cleaning kit
• secure proprietary consumables system
Software: Swift ID embedded badging application, FARGO Workbench diagnostic utility with Color Assist™ spot-color matching
Display: Color changing status buttons

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions: 8.8?H x 13.7?W x 7.9?D / 224 mm H x 348 mm W x 201 mm D
Weight: 7.5 lbs / 3.4 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
Environmental Features: All configurations without a lamination module are ENERGY STAR qualified printers
Supply Voltage: 100-240Vac, 50-60Hz, 1.6 Amps max.
Supply Frequency: 50 Hz / 60 Hz
Operating Temperature: 65° to 80° F / 18° to 27° C

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