They can also be used in a lot of different ways.

Thanks to their durability and high-quality graphics, plastic cards can be used in a lot of different situations.

Though they allow for incredible visual designs, Best Printable ID Cards can also have extra technological functions added to them. Since they have so many uses, businesses can get advantages from printing on plastic. Plastic Can Be Eco-friendly

Plastic cards don't have to have a negative environmental impact. These cards are fully recyclable. There are PVC cards on the market which degrade when they come in contact with such organic materials such as composite and soil, and this can happen as quickly as within four years.

One really good way of reducing your environmental impact is to make use of eco-friendly recycled business cards.

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Fill out the form below to obtain more information and great pricing on custom plastic cards. FARGO CARD PRINTER Fargo PVC ID Card Printers

Fargo printers are a line of card printers made by HID, which is a respected name in the security and identification industries. Fargo PVC ID card printers range from entry-level to high-end, with several different options available at each level. Fargo printers are used in a number of applications: in government offices, corporations, and universities, all of which have Fargo printers in their offices.

Fargo printers are excellent solutions for printing student ID cards, government credentials, membership cards, driver’s licenses, and more.

Plastic Card ID offers several professional-grade 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 provide a variety of Fargo printer supplies, including 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.

This printer produces plastic cards with the most superior technology available. The HDP5000 can create top-quality images which are much more like a glossy photo than a simple gift card or ID badge, and it does this by printing a reverse image on the HDP film underside, and then fusing it to the card surface. The Fargo HDP5000 printer/encoder is jam-packed with features, and can reliably produce cards with high-definition image quality.

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 makes use of re-transfer printing technology, which is the most modern and advanced technology currently available, so it can create outstanding double-sided plastic cards, while ensuring top quality, durability, and reliability, and security for printing all your ID badges. The HDP5000 Duplex offers a flexible modular design with optional laminator and smart card encoding. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer features Fargos High Definition Printing (HDP) technology, which is capable of producing images of the highest quality at affordable prices.

Backed by a lifetime print head warranty and a two-year printer warranty, with the Fargo HDP5000 Duplex, you can be up and running with minimal training, enjoy easy-loading cartridges for cards, ribbons and over-laminates, and own a system with high reliability and durability that pays for itself over time. HDP uses re-transfer printing technology. It is ideal for printing commonly-used technology cards such as contact and contactless smart cards and clamshell proximity cards. This is the most advanced method of card printing available, utilizing dye-sublimation technology to print 300-dpi images on the other side of HDP Film developed by Fargo.

The HDP5000 Film fuses to the surface of your printing cards and conforms to the ridges and the indentations that have been formed by embedded electronics, an extra layer of security and card durability has been developed as a result.

It’s counterfeit proof, which means that if a counterfeiter tries to peel the film apart in order to try to alter the card, the printed image essentially destroys itself.

High Definition Printing will print right up to the edge of exposed smart card contacts. Conventional dye-sub printers need to leave a clear space around contacts to avoid print head damage. Lots of organizations, including colleges, membership and loyalty programs, corporations and businesses, health care facilities, and government agencies, are all increasung their use of multi-function cards.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer is perfect for this kind of printing and customization because of the many options available on the printer, 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 now no longer just limited to the stand-alone type of stations.

A retail chain, for example, can distribute card issuance over a network to any location. On a corporate campus or university, a variety of printer and encoders can be set up in a central location for high-volume production. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer is a great choice for nearly infinite 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 Dual-Sided Laminator and Magnetic Encoder
  • We make ordering your HDP5000 easy! Just order it as a Complete System

ID Card Group makes it easy for you to start your 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)
  • Clear Retransfer Film-1500 prints (84053)
  • 500 Premium Blank PVC Cards (ACS-8030PPWH-500)
  • Cleaning kit (89200)

Cleaning kit (89200) Lifetime AlphaCare support

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)

AlphaCard ID Suite Standard software (ACIS-S11)

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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