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Fargo DTC4500e

from $6,073.38 (incl. GST)

POSMarket SKU: Z17796

This model is available in 7 different configurations. Select a configuration from the list below or contact one of our experts on 1300 737 998 for help.

ID Card printer and encoder that provides fast, high-capacity card printing and encoding

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Product Overview

With the HID Fargo DTC4500e plastic card printers and encoder, you get professional quality, full-color credentials. Designed for medium-to-large sized organizations, schools, and government institutions looking for reliable, long-term card printing and encoding solutions.

The Fargo DTC4500e plastic card printer and encoder withstands the daily demands of high-volume card printing. Additional security features - such as password protection and data decryption, locking dual-card hoppers for managing different card stocks, and optional holographic or fluorescent (UV) overlaminates that dramatically increase card durability - also make this the ideal choice for organisations in need of advanced card protection and performance.

The DTC4500e plastic card printer and encoder features a modular design empowering you to add, at any time new functionality as the needs of your organization evolve. For example, an optional dual-sided, printing module can add company- or employee-specific information to the back of a card, such as when a bar code or digital signature is also desired. For production of highly-secure cards that resist forgery and feature increased durability, select either single- or dual-sided holographic image lamination, or go with an embedded iCLASS SE encoder to streamline the creation, encoding, and management of your physical access smart cards from start-to-finish.


  • High-volume performance —Built for organizations requiring robust, high-volume printing every day. Standard features include high-capacity ribbon supplies and dual-input card hoppers that allow for maximum card input capacity and management of multiple card types.
  • 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.
  • Highly versatile — The modular design enables organizations to build on their investment by adding field-upgradeable modules for dual-sided printing, lamination and technology card encoding
  • Maximum protection — Protect blank card stock and printed/encoded cards with optional locking card hoppers
  • Earth friendly — GreenCircle®Certified for efficient energy consumption and eco-friendly (ECO) refill ribbons

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 **Full-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 500 prints, more economical and eco-friendly refill ribbon for cartridge (ECO only)
**Full-color half-panel with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 850 prints, ECO only
**Full-color with two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCKOK*, 500 prints, ECO only
**Full-color with fluorescing, resin black and overlay panel, YMCFKO*, 500 prints, ECO only
**Full-color with fluorescing, two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCFKOK*, 400 prints, ECO only
**Full-color with two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCKK*, 500 prints, ECO only
**Resin black and overlay panel, KO*, 1250 prints, ECO only**Dye-sublimation black and overlay panel, BO*, 1250 prints, ECO only
**Resin black (standard and premium), 3000 prints, ECO only
**Resin green, blue, red, white, silver and gold, 2000 prints, ECO only
**Rewrite technology - no ribbon 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 Print only: .009” - .040” / 9 mil - 40 mil / .229 mm - 1.016 mm; print / lamination: .030” - .040” / 30 mil - 40 mil / .762 mm - 1.02 mm
Accepted Card Types PVC or polyester cards with polished PVC finish; monochrome resin required for 100% polyester cards; optical memory cards with PVC finish; rewrite
Input Hopper Card Capacity Dual-input card hopper (200 cards)
Output Hopper Card Capacity Up to 100 cards (.030˝ / .762 mm)
Reject Hopper Card Capacity Up to 100 cards (.030˝ / .762 mm) - same-side input/output card hopper or lamination module required
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 / Windows Vista® (32 bit & 64 bit) / Server 2003 & 2008 / Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 (32 bit & 64 bit) / MAC OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9/ Linux*** (Available Soon)
Interface USB 2.0 and Ethernet with internal print server
Operating Temperature 65° to 80° F / 18° to 27° C
Humidity 20 – 80% non-condensing
Dimensions Single-sided printer: 9.8” H x 18.1” W x 9.2” D / 249 mm H x 460 mm W x 234 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
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 Single-sided printer: 9 lbs / 4.1 Kg;
Dual-sided 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
Environmental Features GreenCircle Certified card printer (base models only without encoders and lamination module) and refillable supply cartridges (ECO)
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; same-side input/output card hopper; locking card input/output hopper; smart card encoding modules (contact/contactless); magnetic stripe encoding module; printer cleaning kit; Ethernet with internal print server; secure proprietary consumables system
Software Swift IDâ„¢ embedded badging application, FARGO Workbenchâ„¢ diagnostic utility with Color Assistâ„¢ spot-color matching
Display User friendly, SmartScreenâ„¢ graphical display
Printer Security Printer access password protected
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