Fargo DTC1500 ID Card Printer

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Built on 20 years of proven direct-to-card printing expertise, the HID® FARGO® DTC1500 card printer and encoder offers the convenience and lower cost of high-capacity consumables along with a comprehensive feature set including...

  1. Built-in dual-side printing activated with the simple use of an RFID tag making after-purchase upgrades effortless.
  2. Card lamination module for applying overlaminates to produce highly secure and durable cards.
  3. Technology card encoders that allow you to easily migrate to contact and contactless smart card technologies (including but not limited to iCLASS SE® or MIFARE®) or simple magnetic stripe and proximity cards as needed.
  4. A Wi-Fi® accessory allows you to conveniently print anywhere, anytime.
  5. Custom watermark overlay and resin scramble data protection.
  6. Password-protected printer operation and AES data encryption.
  7. Built-in Ethernet and USB connection for centralized or remote ID card issuance.
  8. FARGO® Workbench™ diagnostic utility for printer maintenance facilitation, including Color Assist™ spot-color matching.

Base Models

DTC1500 single sided printer - 51400
DTC1500 dual sided printer - 51405
DTC1500 dual sided printer with lamination - 51410

Encoding Options

ISO magnetic stripe encoder
iCLASS, MIFARE/DESFire, and contact smart card encoder
HID Prox, iCLASS, MIFARE/DESFire, and Contact smart card encoder

ID Card Printer Specification

Sided PrintingSingle or dual
Print MethodDirect-to-Card dye-sublimation / resin thermal transfer
Colour CapabilityFull Colour / Monochrome
Resolution300 dpi
Print Speed6 seconds per card (K*); 16 seconds per card (YMCKO*); 24 seconds per card (YMCKOK*)
Accepted Card Thickness.009˝ - .040˝ / 9 mil - 40 mil / .229 mm - 1.016 mm
Data InterfaceUSB 2.0, Standard Ethernet with internal print server
Input Hopper Capacity100 cards (.030˝ / .762 mm)
Lamination AvailableYes
Rewritable CardsYes

Product Consumables