Robust, high-volume card printing allowing basic ID card printing to highly sophisticated access cards that have embedded electronics. Using both the dye-sublimation and resin thermal transfer printing methods, cards produced have vivid colors and sharp text and bar codes for scanners.
High capacity print ribbons and dual input card hoppers allow for maximum card printing and management of different card types.
Designed to provide an easy way to increase security levels, the Fargo DTC4500 printer provides printer password protection, flourescent panel printing, optional single or dual sided lamination and additional security options.
Printer Key Features
Optional single or dual sided simultaneous lamination for highly secure cards and increased durability.
Dual sided card printing is available as an option for additional card personalization and security features..
Standard dual card input hopper for increased capacity and managing more than one card type at a time.
Optional encoders available for magstripe, prox cards, contact and contactless smart cards.
Ethernet upgrade is available to network your printer.
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*, 500 prints
• Full-color half-panel with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 850 prints
• Full-color with two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCKOK*, 500 prints
• Full-color with fluorescing, resin black and overlay panel, YMCFKO*, 500 prints
• Full-color with fluorescing, two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCFKOK*, 400 prints
• Full-color with two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCKK*, 500 prints
• Resin black and overlay panel, KO*, 1250 prints
• Dye-sublimation black and overlay panel, BO*, 1250 prints
• Resin black (standard and premium), 3000 prints
• Resin green, blue, red, white, silver and gold, 2000 prints
• Rewrite technology - no ribbon required
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)
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
Print Only: .009˝ - .040˝ / 9 mil - 40 mil / .229mm - 1.016mm; Print/Lamination: .030˝ - .040˝ / 30 mil - 40 mil / .762mm - 1.02mm
Accepted Card Types
PVC or polyester cards with polished PVC finish; monochrome resin required for100% polyester cards;
optical memory cards with PVC finish; rewrite
Card cleaning roller integrated into ribbon cartridge; cleaning roller is automatically replaced with each ribbon change
32 MB RAM
Windows® XP / Vista™ (32 bit & 64 bit) / Server 2003 & 2008 / Windows® 7 (coming soon) / Linux®
USB 2.0 and Ethernet with internal print server
65° to 80° F / 18° to 27° C
Single-Sided Printer: 9.8˝H x 18.1˝W x 9.2˝D / 249mmH x 460mmW x 234mmD Dual-Sided Printer: 9.8˝H x 18.7˝W x 9.2˝D / 249mmH x 475mmW x 234mmD Printer + Lam: 18.9˝H x 18.7˝W x 9.2˝D / 480mmH x 475mmW x 234mmD
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
100-240 VAC, 3.3 A
50 Hz / 60 Hz
Printer – Two years; Printhead – Two years, unlimited pass with UltraCard™
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 - Upgradable; Same-Side Input/Output Card Hopper - Upgradable; Smart Card Encoding (contact/contactless) - Upgradable; Magnetic Stripe Encoding - Upgradable; Printer Cleaning Kit; Ethernet with Internal Print Server - Upgradable
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