The best news is, you can put these gorgeous cards to use in many different ways.

Not only are these cards highly durable, but the beautiful graphics that are printed on them will remain eye-catching.

They are visual like most PVC Business Cards, but they can also interact with machines. There are so many uses for plastic cards, it might just blow your mind! Plastic Can Be Eco-friendly

You can reduce waste and keep used-up cards away from landfills by recycling your old plastic cards. In addition, some PVC cards are biodegradable in soil or composite after only four years.

If your business wants to be eco-friendlier, recycled plastic business cards are a great step to take.

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For any questions about printed plastic card and to learn more about our competitive pricing, please fill out the form below. FARGO CARD PRINTER Fargo PVC ID Card Printers

ID card and security industry leader HID brings you the Fargo printer family, advanced units specially made for PVC ID creation. Fargo PVC ID card printers come in both entry-level and high-end, with a variety of options available for each level in between. Fargo printers are used in a number of applications: in government offices, corporations, and universities, all of which have Fargo printers in their offices.

These printers are capable of handling a broad range of card types including photo IDs, access cards, visitor badges, student payment system cards and more.

Plastic Card ID is proud to offer several printers from the Fargo "direct-to-card" line.

From one model to the next, capabilities very significantly, but all Fargo printers provide excellent image quality, long-lasting durability, and a solid manufacturer warranty to safeguard the equipment against a breakdown.

We also offer a wide range of supplies, including printer ribbons, laminate ribbons, and cleaning kits. FARGO 5000 ID Card Printer

The Fargo HDP5000 ID card printer uses reverse transfer printing, which produces a high-quality image that resists tampering and lasts up to twice as long as a normal ID card photo, with options for dual-sided printing & lamination. HDP5000 produces ID cards with the finest image quality on the market. The HDP5000 creates an image quality that looks like a high-quality photograph instead of a classic ID by printing a reverse image on the underside of HDP Film and then fusing the film to the card surface,

The HDP5000 produces cards with the highest image quality available. Printing a reverse image on the underside of HDP Film then fusing the film to the card surface allows the HDP5000 to create an image so high in quality that is more closely resembles a glossy photo as opposed to 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 retransfer printing technology - the most cutting-edge technology available - to create high quality, reliable and durable double-sided card prints for your badge printing needs. The HDP5000 Duplex features a flexible modular design with optional laminator and smart card encoding. This printer also offers High Definition Printing technology, so that it can deliver the best quality images which most organizations will be able to afford.

It is supported by a lifetime warranty on the print head and a two-year warranty on the printer itself, and the Fargo HDP5000 Duplex can be operated very easily without much training, while also including cartridges which are easy-loading, ribbons and overlaminates, and a high level of reliability which will reduce total ownership cost. High Definition Printing makes use of re-transfer print technology, and provides a perfect solution for printing all the most commonly used cards, for instance contact smartcards, contactless smartcards, 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 HDP5000 Film fuses to the surface of your cards, adhering to ridges and indentations formed by embedded electronics, and offers an extra layer of card durability and security.

If a counterfeiter tries to peel the film apart in an attempt to alter the card, the printed image essentially destroys itself.

High Definition Printing prints all way up to the edge of exposed smart card contacts. Traditional dye-sub printers must leave clear space around contact pads to avoid print head damage. Colleges, membership programs, businesses, health care facilities and government agencies are all adopting multifunction smart cards.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer is ideal for customization because there are so many options for single- or dual-sided lamination and card encoding technology. It has a multi-faceted encoding capability which allows you to produce smartcards and proximity cards in accordance with your business needs. You no longer need to rely on stand-alone stations to produce ID cards and badges.

For example, a retail chain can distribute card issuance over a network to multiple locations. An array of printers and encoders can be set up in a central location for high-volume production. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer is perfect for numerous scenarios.

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 Magnetic Encoder and Dual-Sided Laminator 
  • Make it Easy! Order your HDP5000 as a Complete System

ID Card Group makes it easy for you to start your own ID card program.

  • Simply order a complete system to begin printing professional-quality ID cards with your Fargo HDP5000 printer.
  • 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)
  • 500 Premium Blank PVC Cards (ACS-8030PPWH-500)
  • Clear Retransfer Film-1500 prints (84053)
  • Webcam

Cleaning kit (89200) Lifetime AlphaCare support

Complete System w/Lamination

Fargo HDP5000 Printer - Double-Sided w/Lamination (choose between single or double-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.

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