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  • Fargo DTC1250e ID Card Printer (Single Sided)
  • Fargo DTC1250e ID Card Printer (Single Sided)
  • Fargo DTC1250e ID Card Printer (Single Sided)
  • Fargo DTC1250e ID Card Printer (Single Sided)
  • Fargo DTC1250e ID Card Printer (Single Sided)

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Retail Our Price
$2,545.92 $1,529
Item #: 50000
Interface Option  
Magnetic Encoder  
Smart Card Encoder  

Learn more about the DTC1250e specifications

We sell the complete line of Fargo DTC1250e Supplies

Description  more details

The ideal card printing solution for small businesses, schools, and local governments, the FARGO® DTC1250e card printer/encoder is the fastest printer in its class, allowing you to produce 50% more visually-rich, full-color credentials in the same amount of time. Its small, compact footprint makes it easy to use in a variety of office environments and can be easily upgraded to include an embedded iCLASS SE® encoder (part of the iCLASS SE platform), enabling you to produce secure, personalized membership and loyalty photo IDs in one single, seamless step. An optional Wi-Fi® accessory is also available to help you print anytime, anywhere.

Using theFARGO Workbench™ diagnostic utility software you can easily maintain your printer over time. The DTC1250e also features an intuitive, user-focused SmartScreen™ graphical display, enabling efficient set-up, operation and maintenance of your technology investment.

Backed by a global three-year warranty, each of our seventh generation FARGO printers 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.

Fastest Printer In It's Class
Minimize wait time for cards and IDs with this speedy card printer.

High-Quality Output
Simple, reliable and affordable photo ID card personalization, delivering a new level of durable, great-looking credentials.

Simple Plug-and-Play
The intuitive user-focused design allows for easy set-up, loading and operation for increased efficiency.

Convenient and Affordable
Create ID cards right out of the box with plug-and-play Swift ID™ embedded badging application.

End-to-End Control, Flexibility and Security
The optional iCLASS SE® encoder (part of the iCLASS SE open encoder platform) can be fully integrated into your printer, allowing you to create, encode (read/write) and manage your secure credentials from start-to-finish. Design personalized ID badges locally and then program them to work with your current physical access control system (PACS), streamlining your ordering, inventory management, and issuance processes.

Additional Data Protection
Secure data sent to printer with AES-256 decryption.

The DTC1250e offers the following built-in and optional features:

  • ƒƒA dual-sided printing module that enables you to add additional company or cardholder information as needed. ƒ
  • ƒA Wi-Fi accessory for Ethernet enabled printers, allowing you to print anywhere, anytime.
  • Choose from either the easy-to-use all-in-one ribbon cassette (EZ ribbons) or the more economical and eco-friendly refill ribbon (ECO ribbons) option. ƒƒ
  • An optional iCLASS SE® encoder that enables your printer to be compatible with the HID secure identity ecosystem. This includes the ability to program the HID PACS data in the printer. The encoder provides an additional layer of security to your identity program by allowing for processing of Secure Identity Object (SIO) data, and enabling the printer to become a Trusted Identity Platform (TIP) endpoint.
  • ƒƒOptional internal server for secure printing over a network, enabling distributed card issuance in seconds. ƒƒ
  • Optional 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 mag stripe and prox cards as needed.
  • ƒƒEco-friendly erase and rewrite feature, ideal for creating temporary ID cards, such as visitor badges. ƒƒ
  • Ability to print on a variety of card thicknesses to create simple loyalty cards as thin as 9mm, or access control badges as thick as 40 mm.

Learn more about the DTC1250e specifications

We sell the complete line of Fargo DTC1250e 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).

Both EZ and ECO:

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


ECO only:

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


EZ only:

  • ƒƒFull-color with two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCKOK*, 200 prints
  • ƒƒResin black and overlay panel, KO*, 500 prints
  • ƒƒResin black (premium), 1000 prints
  • ƒƒDye-sublimation black and overlay panel, BO*, 500 prints
  • ƒƒResin green, blue, red, white, silver, gold, 1000 prints
  • ƒƒSilver and gold metallic, 500 prints


Rewrite technology - no ribbon is required

 Print Speed**:     6 seconds per card (K*); 8 seconds per card (KO*); 16 seconds per card (YMCKO*); 24 seconds per card (YMCKOK*)
 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:     100 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 bit & 64 bit)/
MAC OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8 / Linux***
 Interface:     USB 2.0, optional Ethernet with internal print server
 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
Dual-sided printer: 9.8˝H x 18.7˝W x 9.2˝D / 249 mm H x 475 mm W x 234 mm D
   Weight:     Single-sided: 7.5 lbs / 3.4 Kg; dual-sided: 10 lbs / 4.54 Kg
  Agency Listings:
    Safety: UL 60950-2, CSA C22.2 (60950-07), and CE; EMC: FCC Class A, CE (EN 55022 Class A, EN 55024),
  Supply Voltage:
    100-240Vac, 50-60Hz, 1.6 Amps max
  Supply Frequency:
    50 Hz / 60 Hz
  Warranty:     Printer – three years; printhead – three years, unlimited pass with UltraCard®
  Encoding Options:     Supported smart card and magnetic stripe technologies: 125 kHz (HID Prox) reader; 13.56 MHz (iCLASS® Standard / SE / SR / Seos, MIFARE Classic®, MIFARE Plus®, MIFARE DESFire®, MIFARE DESFire® EV1, ISO 14443 A/B, ISO 15693) read/write encoder; contact smart card encoder reads from and writes to all ISO7816 1/2/3/4 memory and microprocessor smart cards (T=0, T=1) as well as synchronous cards; ISO magnetic stripe encoding, dual high- and low-coercivity, tracks 1, 2 and 3
   Supported Access Control
Credential Programming:
    iCLASS® Standard/SE/SR/Seos, MIFARE Classic™, MIFARE DESFire® EV1, HID Prox
  Options:     Single wire Ethernet and USB 2.0 interface for inline printing and encoding (note: single wire Ethernet encoding is only available for iCLASS® , MIFARE®, and contact smart card encoding) - Ethernet-enabled printer supports wireless accessory; dual-sided printing module; smart card encoding modules (contact/contactless); magnetic stripe encoding module; printer cleaning kit; ethernet with internal print server; secure proprietary consumables system
  Software:     Swift ID™ embedded badging application, FARGO Workbench™ diagnostic utility with Color Assist™ spot-color matching

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

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