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Fargo DTC1500

$4,531.45 (incl. GST)

POSMarket SKU: Z17787

51400: DTC1500 Base Model Card Printer with Ethernet

ID Card Printer & Encoder that provides versatility, cost-effective, secure card printing

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Product Overview
Built on 20 years of proven direct-to-card printing expertise, theHID® Fargo ® DTC1500 card printer and encoder offers the convenience and lower cost of high-capacity consumables along with a comprehensive feature set — enabling organizations to routinely issue highly secure cards and IDs at a fraction of the cost without sacrificing quality. Designed for government, universities and colleges, K-12 schools, healthcare facilities, and small-to-medium businesses, the DTC1500 boasts distinctive security features.

  • Innovative, built-in security features — Easy-to-implement security features such as resin scramble data protection and custom overlay watermark come standard on every unit
  • Low-cost, high-capacity consumables — High-capacity, full- and half-panel color ribbons significantly lower cost-per-card and reduce total cost of ownership
  • Highly versatile — Powerful printing in a modular, scalable design that simplifies in-field equipment upgrades and migration to higher levels of security
  • Earth friendly — GreenCircle® Certified for efficient energy consumption and eco-friendly (ECO) refill ribbons
Security, lower cost, innovation, and versatility — they all come standard with the DTC1500.
Product Specifications
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 Wide array of eco-friendly, high-capacity print ribbons from K to YMCKOKO. Laminate patch options from full card coverage and half panel polyester overlaminates to off-the-shelf and fully custom holographic overlaminates are all available from HID.
Available print ribbons include: • Full-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 500 prints
• Full-color with two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCKOK*, 500 prints
• Full-color with two resin black panels, YMCKK*, 500 prints
• Full-color half-panel with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 850 prints
• Full-color half-panel with two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCKOK*, 650 prints
• Full-color half-panel with two resin black panels and overlay panels, YMCKOKO*, 500 prints
• Resin black, K*, 3000 prints
• Resin white, W*, 2000 prints
Print Speed 6 seconds per card (K*); 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 (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; 100% polyester cards (monochrome resin required); rewrite
Input Hopper Card Capacity 100 cards (.030" / .762 mm)
Output Hopper Card Capacity Up to 100 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® 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 (32 bit & 64 bit) / Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012 / Linux*
Interface USB 2.0, Standard Ethernet with internal print server (Ethernet is optional on BIS-certified units)
Operating Temperature 65° to 80° F / 18° to 27°C
Humidity 20 –80% non-condensing
Dimensions Printer: 9.8" H x 18.7" W x 9.2" D / 249 mm H x 475 mm W x 234 mm D
Printer + lam: 18.9" H x 18.7" W x 9.2" D / 480 mm H x 475 mm W x 234 mm D
Weight Printer: 11 lbs. / 5 Kg
Printer + lam: 20 lbs. / 9.1 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), CCC, BSMI, KC
Supply Voltage 100-240Vac, 50-60Hz, 1.6 Amps max
Supply Frequency 50 Hz / 60 Hz
Environmental Features GreenCircle Certified card printer (base models only without encoders), refillable supply cartridges (ECO), and rewrite technology - no ribbon required
Warranty Printer: three years*;
Printhead: three years*, unlimited card passes with UltraCard™
Encoding Options (HID Encoders) 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/EV2, 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
Options USB 2.0 interface for inline printing and encoding; dual-sided printing module; single- or dual-sided lamination module; smart card encoding modules (contact/contactless); magnetic stripe encoding module; printer cleaning kit; secure proprietary consumables system
Software FARGO Workbench diagnostic utility with Color Assist spot-color matching
Display Color-changing status buttons
51400 DTC1500 Base Model Card Printer with Ethernet $4,531.45
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PDF Document DTC1500 Datasheet.pdf 314KB Download
PDF Document DTC1500 Linux User Guide.pdf 2MB Download
PDF Document DirecttoCard Printers Comparison Chart.pdf 272KB Download
PDF Document DTC1500 Consumables Datasheet.pdf 150KB Download
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