Fargo DTC1000 ID Card Printer

This model has been discontinued. Our recommended replacement is the Fargo DTC1250e.

Fargo DTC1000

Single Side Printer

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Dual Side Printer

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Fargo DTC1000 Ribbons  are still available, and can be found within our web-store.

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Sharp, quality ID cards are delivered for small and medium organizations that require full color plastic ID card technology on a budget.

Easy ribbon change and printer cleaning capabilities with the easy all in one print ribbon. The new ribbon cartridge is replaced in a snap.  Open the panel, replace the cartridge and close the panel. Your finished! With cleaning rollers included in each ribbon cartridge, the printer is virtually maintenance free.

Edge to edge printing is available in full color or simple black-and-white print.

Printer Key Features

  • Print on a variety of card thcknesses ranging from 9 ml to 40 ml.
  • Dual sided card printing is available as an option for additional card personalization.
  • Erase and rewriteable feature available by taking the ribbon cartridge out of the printer.
  • Ethernet upgrade is available to network your printer.
  • Optional encoders available for magstripe, prox cards, contact and contactless smart cards.

Printer Specifications

Print Method

Dye-Sublimation / Resin Thermal Transfer


300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) continuous tone


Up to 16.7 million / 256 shades per pixel

Print Ribbon Options

• Full-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 250 prints
• Full-color half-panel with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 350 prints
• Full-color with two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCKOK*, 200 prints
• Resin black and overlay panel, KO*, 500 prints
• Dye-sublimation black and overlay panel, BO*, 500 prints
• Resin black (standard and premium), 1000 prints
• Resin green, blue, red, white, silver and gold, 1000 prints
• Rewrite technology - No ribbon is required

Print Speed**

7 seconds per card (K*); 12 seconds per card (KO*); 24 seconds per card (YMCKO*); 31 seconds per card (YMCKOK*)

Accepted Standard Card Sizes

CR-80 (3.375˝L x 2.125˝W / 85.6mmL x 54mmW); CR-79 Adhesive Back (3.313˝L x 2.063˝W / 84.1mmL x 52.4mmW)

Print Area

CR-80 edge-to-edge (3.36˝L x 2.11˝W / 85.3mmL x 53.7mmW); CR-79 (3.3˝L x 2.04˝W / 83.8mmL x 51.8mmW)

Accepted Card Thickness

.009˝ - .040˝ / 9 mil - 40 mil / .229mm - 1.016mm

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˝ / .762mm)

Output Hopper Card Capacity

Up to 30 cards (.030˝ / .762mm)

Card Cleaning

Card cleaning roller integrated into ribbon cartridge; cleaning roller is automatically replaced with each ribbon change



Software Drivers

Windows®    XP / Vista™   (32 bit & 64 bit) / Server 2003 & 2008 / Windows®    7 (coming soon) / Linux®


USB 2.0, optional Ethernet with internal print server

Operating Temperature

65° to 80° F / 18° to 27° C


20–80% non-condensing


Single-Sided Printer: 8.8˝H x 13.7˝W x 7.9˝D / 224mmH x 348mmW x 201mmD Dual-Sided Printer: 9.8˝H x 18.7˝W x 9.2˝D / 249mmH x 475mmW x 234mmD


Single-Sided: 7.5 lbs / 3.4 Kg; Dual-Sided: 10 lbs / 4.54 Kg

Agency Listings

Safety: UL 60950-1, CSA C22.2 (60950-1), and CE; EMC: FCC Class A, CRC c1374, CE (EN 55022 Class A, EN 55024), CCC, BSMI, KCC

Supply Voltage

100-240 VAC, 3.3 A

Supply Frequency

50 Hz / 60 Hz


Printer – Two years; Printhead – Two years, unlimited pass with UltraCard™

Encoding Options

125 kHz (HID Prox) reader; 13.56 MHz (iCLASS, MIFARE, 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


Single Wire Ethernet and USB 2.0 interface for inline printing and encoding (note: single wire Ethernet encoding is only available for iCLASS®    and contact smart card encoding); Dual-Sided Printing Module; Smart Card Encoding Modules(contact/contactless); Magnetic Stripe Encoding Module; Printer Cleaning Kit; Ethernet with Internal Print Server


Swift ID™    Embedded Badging Application, FARGO Workbench Diagnosis Utility


Color changing status buttons

Printer Security

Kensington®   lock compatibility


Need help with your Fargo Printer? Our blog gives step by step instructions for many printer questions.

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