FARGO CARD PRINTER

Fargo PVC ID Card Printers

They can be visual like most Custom Plastic Badges, but they can interact with machines in many ways. These type of card printers start at entry-level and proceed up to a high-end, with a number of different options provided at various levels. Fargo printers are widely used: these printers are in demand by several different industries: universities, corporations, and government offices, 

Some Fargo printers are used to print driver's licenses, student ID cards, government ID credentials, membership cards and more. Plastic Card ID is proud to offer several printers from the Fargo "direct-to-card" line.

Even though each Fargo printer varies from model to model, each provides quality images, durability, and the manufacturers' warranty, so there’s no need to worry about overuse.

We also offer a variety of Fargo printer supplies, like printer ribbons, laminate ribbons, and cleaning kits.

FARGO 5000 ID Card Printer The Fargo HDP5000 ID card printer has reversed transfer printing capabilities known to create a high-quality image that can resist tampering, all while lasting twice long as normal ID photo cards, options are also available for dual-sided lamination and printing. HDP5000 produces ID cards with the finest image quality on the market.

By printing a reverse image on the underside of the HDP Film, it fuses the film onto the card’s surface, the HDP5000 also creates an image quality that results in more of a sharp glossy photo than ordinary ID badges. The HDP5000 produces ID/Gift cards with the highest image quality on the market today. By printing a reverse image on the underside of HDP Film, then fusing the film to the card surface, the HDP5000 creates an image quality that looks more like a sharp glossy photo than an ordinary ID badge or Gift card.

The Fargo HDP5000 printer/encoder is feature packed! It’s perfect for technology cards with embedded electronics, and it reliably produces high-definition cards with the highest image quality available.

The HDP5000 easily upgrades to additional printing capabilities, as well as encoding and laminating modules.

Fargo HDP5000 Dual-Sided Retransfer Printer

#89640 | 89660 | 89680 The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex uses cutting-edge retransfer printing technology to produce unparalleled-quality double-sided card prints that are reliable, durable, and secure. The HDP5000 Duplex features a flexible modular design with options for a laminator and smart card encoding.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer offers Fargos High Definition Printing (HDP) technology delivering the highest image quality at a price that a broad range of organizations can afford. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex offers uncomplicated operation with simple training, easy-loading cartridges for cards, ribbons and over-laminates, durability that will lower your total cost of ownership, and a lifetime print head warranty plus a two-year printer warranty. High Definition Printing uses cutting-edge retransfer printer technology, perfect for printing common technology cards, such as contact and contactless smart cards and clamshell proximity cards.

It is the most advanced technology available for card printing, using dye sublimation to produce 300 dpi images on the underside of the film developed by Fargo. The film fuses onto the surface of your cards, conforming to ridges and indentations, providing an extra layer of card durability and security. If a counterfeiter tries to peel the film apart to alter the card, the printed image is essentially destroyed.

High Definition Printing can also print right up to the edge of exposed smart card contacts. Conventional dye-sub printers always leave clear space around contact pads to avoid any damage to the print head. Health care facilities, businesses and corporations, loyalty and membership programs, colleges, and government agencies are all increasing their use of multifunction smart cards.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer is ideal for the above type of personalization because it features a variety of options including single- or dual-sided lamination and card encoding technologies. Its encoding options let you create proximity and smart cards based on your specific needs. ID Badge production is no longer limited to stand-alone stations.

A retail chain, for example, can distribute card issuance over a network to any location. On a corporate campus or university, an array of printer/encoders can be set up in a central location for high-volume production. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer is the ideal choice for numerous scenarios and needs.

Its Ethernet port and internal print server provide the connectivity needed for networked operations.

Most Popular Fargo Dual-Side HDP5000 Printer Configurations:

Fargo 89640: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer Fargo 89641: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Magnetic Encoder Fargo 89660: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Single-Sided Laminator

Fargo 89661: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Single-Sided Laminator and Magnetic Encoder Fargo 89680: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Dual-Sided Laminator Fargo 89681: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Dual-Sided Laminator and Magnetic Encoder

Make it Easy! Order your HDP5000 as a Complete System ID Card Group makes it simple for you to start your ID card program. Order a Complete System and you’ll be ready to start producing professional-looking ID cards with your Fargo HDP5000 immediately.

Choose the system that is right for you based on your printer configuration:

Complete System

Fargo HDP5000 Retransfer Printer Double-Sided

AlphaCard ID Suite Standard software (ACIS-S11)

  • YMCKK Ribbon - 500 prints (84052)
  • Clear Retransfer Film-1500 prints (84053)
  • 500 Premium Blank PVC Cards (ACS-8030PPWH-500)
  • Webcam
  • Cleaning kit (89200)

Lifetime AlphaCare support

  • The Complete System w/Lamination
  • Fargo HDP5000 Printer - Double-Sided w/Lamination (your choice of single- or dual-sided)
  • AlphaCard ID Suite Standard software (ACIS-S11)
  • YMCKK Ribbon - 500 prints (84052)
  • 1.0 mil Over-laminate - 250 prints (82601)
  • Clear Retransfer Film - 1500 prints (84053)
  • 500 Premium Blank Poly/PVC Composite Cards (ACS-8030COMP-PPWH-500)
  • Webcam
  • Cleaning kit (89200)

Lifetime AlphaCare support Plastic Card ID also carries the Single-Sided Fargo HDP5000 Printer by HID Global.

Still, searching for the perfect ID printer for your card printing operation? Contact one of our ID Card experts at

Supplies for Fargo HDP5000

Part # 84051 Full Color (YMCK) Ribbon with Black, (500 Prints)

Part # 84052 Full Color (YMCKK) Ribbon (400 Prints)

Part # 84053 HDP Transfer Film (Transfers approx. 1500 images)

Part # 84060 Black Ribbon only (3000 images)

FARGO 84051

The Fargo 84051 ribbon is for use with the HDP5000 series of card printers, and must be used in conjunction with HDP film for HDP5000 printers Print full-color images as well as text and barcodes with the YMCK Full-Color Ribbon from Fargo. This ribbon fits the HDP5000 series of printers and enables

Fargo 84051 Ribbon YMCK for HDP5000, 500 Images

Fargo Full Color Ribbon for the HDP5000 - YMCK - 500 Prints 84051 - This color ribbon with resin