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Fargo DTC4500 Card Printers

DTC 4500 Printer
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    DTC4500 Card Printer/Encoder

    A robust, high-performance card printing solution for large businesses, college and universities, and government institutions. The DTC4500 plastic card printer provides all the security of HID with all the reliability of Fargo for sharp, professional looking, high quality, completely secure ID cards and photo ID badges - easy and quick.

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You get professional quality, full color ID cards and security encoding--all in one pass. Operation and supply replacement are both intuitive, making extensive training unnecessary.

With an unheard of combination of footprint flexibility, field upgrade ability, ease of use, and ease of integration with other HID products, you'll receive maximum value for your asset protection budget from the most trusted name in secure identity solutions.

Key Benefits

Fast speed: In one pass the DTC4500 can print, encode, fluorescent print, and laminate security cards--single- or dual-sided--with a very fast print speed. Its superior performance makes it ideal for users who need the high volume print runs where quality and security are most important.

Enjoy superior performance - In one pass the DTC4500 can print, encode, fluorescent print, and laminate security cards--single- or dual-sided--with a very fast print speed using just one USB or Ethernet connection. The standard 200 card input hopper adds additional capacity and makes it ideal for users who need the high volume print runs where quality and security are most important.

Modular Design: The DTC4500 card printer is field upgradeable, so it can change as your needs change. Add dual sided printing functionality. Add single-or dual sided holographic image lamination for durability and security. Add HID Proximity encoding (125 kHz), iCLASS Contactless encoding (13.56 MHz), or contact chip encoding. Add a same side input/output ID card hopper.

As your needs change, the DTC4500 can change with you.

Easy to place, easy to use: With a modest footprint, and an optional single-side input/output hopper, its minimum size was designed for maximum flexibility. And with long-lasting, spool-loading supplies, a SmartScreenTM graphical display, and an easy, intuitive set up, the DTC4500 was designed and built for organizations that need a higher level of security and performance without the higher levels of capital investment and training time.

Print where you want: The DTC4500 can be easily integrated into existing IT networks and can be used for both centralized or remote card printing.

Maximum convenience:Our standard 200 dual-input card hopper allows you immediate access to two different card stocks for smooth operation.

Reliable: We back each of our Direct-to-Card Printer/Encoders with a global 2-year warranty. A 7th generation product from Fargo, each printer now works seamlessly with HID readers and other asset protection modules.

Key Features:

  • Modular design and field upgradeable
  • Password protection
  • SmartScreen graphical display
  • Supply replacement - Easy spool loading
  • USB or optional Ethernet connectivity
  • 200 card dual-input hopper
  • Optional Dual-side printing
  • Optional Dual-side holographic image lamination
  • Optional 125 kHz, 13.56 MHz, contact chip, and magnetic stripe encoding
  • Optional same-side input/output hopper that holds 200 plastic cards
  • Optional fluorescent printing for additional UV security


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Fargo Printer Ribbons

Fargo Printer RibbonsEliminate ribbon loading and card cleaning hassle! The DTC300’s all-in-one Fargo print ribbon and card cleaning system, the SmartLoad™ Ribbon Cartridge, installs in one easy step. A SmartClean™ Roller is integrated into every ribbon cartridge, so there’s no need to deal with a separate card cleaning mechanism.

Fargo DTC4500 Printer Ribbons
Color Part # Prints per Ribbon Price Each Minimum
Standard Black 45202 3000 $25.95 3 purchase online
Premium Black 45201 3000 $96.95 3 purchase online
YMCKO 45200 500 $142.95 3 purchase online
YMCKOK 45210 500 $159.95 3 purchase online

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