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  • Fargo C50 ID Card Printer (Single Sided)
  • Fargo C50 ID Card Printer (Single Sided)
  • Fargo C50 ID Card Printer (Single Sided)
  • Fargo C50 ID Card Printer (Single Sided)

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$1,799 $1,098
Item #: 51700

Learn more about the C50 specifications

We sell the complete line of Fargo C50 Supplies

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Designed for businesses, schools and government agencies, the HID Global FARGO® C50 is an easy-to-use and affordable printer that can reliably print full-color employee ID, loyalty, payment or membership cards. With a sleek, smart design, the printer requires virtually no maintenance and can easily fit into the smallest offices settings. Includes a two year warranty.

The FARGO® C50 card printer offers a simple and reliable solution – at a price everyone can afford. Plug-and-play, the C50 can create personalized IDs for membership and loyalty cards, casino employee IDs, or visitor badges for schools whenever and wherever you need them, in five minutes or less.

Featuring a sleek, compact design, the C50 makes it an easy to fit even in the smallest of office settings. Designed with efficiency in mind, the C50 comes with built-in Swift ID™ badging software, automatic printer health monitoring via the included FARGO Workbench™ diagnostic utility and an easy to install, all-in-one printer ribbon and card cleaning cartridge, making your in-house card printing virtually worry-free.

Backed by a global two-year warranty, the C50 can be seamlessly integrated to work with other HID products, ensuring that you receive and retain the maximum value from the most trusted name in secure identity solutions.

Printer includes 100 print YMCKO ribbon and 100 blank PVC cards.

Begin printing cards in minutes.

Get the hardware, software, ribbons and support you need in a single, cost effective package.

Experience outstanding performance and unrivaled quality from the leading brand in card issuance.

Unsurpassed Customer Support and Care
From ordering to installation, users receive outstanding and ongoing product support the minute they open the box.

The C50 can go from box to printing cards in minutes, providing you with a new level of printing convenience. Features of the C50 include:

  • All-in-one printer ribbon and card cleaning cartridge simplifies the ribbon loading process. ƒ
  • Built-in Swift ID® badge application allows you to create ID badges in seconds without having to install any additional software.
  • FARGO Workbench™ printer maintenance and diagnostic software ensures optimal performance at all times.
  • Enjoy edge-to-edge printing in full-color or monochrome.
  • Intuitive design provides instant, system status updates through color-changing buttons.
  • Expert online and phone support.

Learn more about the C50 specifications

We sell the complete line of Fargo C50 Supplies
Print Method:     Dye-sublimation / resin thermal transfer
Resolution:     300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) continuous tone
Colors:     Up to 16.7 million / 256 shades per pixel
Print Ribbon Options:    

Options include easy-to-use ribbon with disposable ribbon cartridge (EZ) and more economical and ecofriendly refill ribbon for cartridge (ECO). When placing an order for subsequent ribbons, please specify the part number to guarantee ribbon compatibility with your individual printer.

Both EZ and ECO:

  • ƒƒFull-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 100 prints
  • Full-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 250 prints ****
  • Resin black (standard and premium), 1000 prints


ECO only:

  • ƒƒFull-color half-panel with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 350 prints


EZ only:

  • ƒƒResin green, blue, red, and white, 1000 prints
  • ƒƒSilver and gold metallic, 500 prints


Rewrite technology - no ribbon is required

 Print Speed**:     7 seconds per card (K*); 12 seconds per card (KO*); 24 seconds per card (YMCKO*)
 Accepted Standard Card Sizes:     CR-80 (3.375˝L x 2.125˝W / 85.6 mm L x 54 mm W); CR-79 Adhesive Back (3.313˝L x 2.063˝W / 84.1 mm L x 52.4 mm W)
Print Area:     CR-80 edge-to-edge (3.36˝L x 2.11˝W / 85.3 mm L x 53.7 mm W); CR-79 (3.3˝L x 2.04˝W / 83.8 mm L x 51.8 mm W)
 Accepted Card Thickness:     .009˝ - .040˝ / 9 mil - 40 mil / .229 mm - 1.016 mm
Accepted Card Types:     PVC or polyester cards with polished PVC finish; monochrome resin required for100% polyester cards;
optical memory cards with PVC finish; rewrite
 Input Hopper Card Capacity:     50 cards (.030˝ / .762 mm)
 Output Hopper Card Capacity:     Up to 30 cards (.030˝ / .762 mm)
Card Cleaning:     Card cleaning roller integrated into ribbon cartridge; cleaning roller is automatically replaced with each ribbon change
Memory:     32 MB RAM
 Software Drivers:     Windows® XP / Vista™ (32 bit & 64 bit) / Server 2003 & 2008/ Windows® 7 & Windows® 8 (32 & 64 bit), MAC OS X 10.5/10.6/ 10.7/10.8 / Linux***
 Interface:     USB 2.0
 Operating Temperature:     65° to 80° F / 18° to 27° C
 Humidity:     20–80% non-condensing
 Dimensions:     Single-sided printer: 8.8˝H x 13.7˝W x 7.9˝D / 224 mm H x 348 mm W x 201 mm D
 Weight:     Single-sided: 7.5 lbs / 3.4 Kg
Agency Listings:     Safety: UL 60950-2, CSA C22.2 (60950-1-07), and CE; EMC: FCC Class A, CE (EN 55022 Class A, EN 55024), CCC, BSMI, KC
Supply Voltage:     100-240Vac, 50-60Hz, 1.6 amps max.
Supply Frequency:     50 Hz / 60 Hz
 Warranty:     Printer – two years; printhead – two years, unlimited pass with UltraCard™
Options:     Printer cleaning kit; USB; secure proprietary consumables system
 Software:     Swift ID® embedded badging application, FARGO Workbench™ diagnostic utility
 Display:     Color changing status buttons


* Indicates the ribbon type and the number of ribbon panels printed where Y= yellow, M= magenta, C= cyan, K= resin black, O= overlay, B= dye sublimation black.
** Print speed indicates an approximate print speed and is measured from the time a card drops into the output hopper to the time the next card drops into the output hopper. Print speeds do not include encoding time or the time needed for the PC to process the image. Process time is dependent on the size of the file, the CPU, amount of RAM and the amount of available resources at the time of the print.
***Linux versions: Ubuntu 12.04, Debian 7.0, Fedora 18, Mandriva 2011, Red Hat 6.4, Open Suse 12.3.
**** Limited availability - contact your FARGO dealer for availability.

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