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Fargo DTC1500 ID Card Printers

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Fargo DTC1500 ID Card Printer
The HID Fargo DTC1500 card printer/encoder is built on 20 years of proven direct-to-card printing expertise and enables small-medium sized organizations to routinely issue highly secure cards and IDs at a fraction of the cost without sacrificing quality.

The DTC1500 boasts of distinctive security features including a built-in, custom watermark overlay function that allows for the application of a customized transparent security image such as a logo, symbol, or text as part of the card’s overlay panel – making card duplication virtually impossible. The DTC1500 custom watermark provides organizations with a cost-efficient way to significantly increase card security and thwart would-be-counterfeiters without additional investment in holographic overlaminates or foil cards. The DTC1500 also features a unique resin scramble data protection feature which renders used panels unreadable. Standard password protection and AES 256 data encryption provide additional peace of mind.

Additionally, the DTC1500’s modular design has field-upgradeable features including built-in dual-side printing that can be activated with the simple use of an RFID tag. Optional lamination or encoding modules can also be added at any time helping you preserve your investment.

• Field upgradeable/modular design: dual-sided printing, magnetic and smartcard encoding, lamination
• Built-in custom overlay function
• Resin scramble data protection
• Low-cost, high-capacity consumables
• Earth friendly


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 Ribbon Options: Wide array of ECO-friendly, high-capacity print ribbons from K to YMCKOKO. Laminate patch options from full card coverage and half panel polyester overlaminates to off-the-shelf and fully custom holographic overlaminates are all available from HID. Available print ribbons include:
– Full-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 500 prints
– Full-color with two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCKOK*, 500 prints
– Full-color with two resin black panels, YMCKK*, 500 prints
– Full-color half-panel with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 850 prints
– Full-color half-panel with two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCKOK*, 650 prints
– Full-color half-panel with two resin black panels and overlay panels, YMCKOKO*, 500 prints
– Resin black, K*, 3000 prints
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: Printer: 9.8 H x 18.7 W x 9.2 D / 249 mm H x 475 mm W x 234 mm D
: Printer + lam: 18.9 H x 18.7 W x 9.2 D / 480 mm H x 475 mm W x 234 mm D
Weight: Printer: 11 lbs / 5 Kg
: Printer + lam: 20 lbs / 9.1 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®

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