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The New Fargo DTC Printers

A breakthrough in direct to card printing, the Fargo DTC printer/encoders are illustrated in the following HID Global produced video. These new printers produce a fantastic ID card at an affordable price point.

Fargo DTC1000
Hassle free ribbon installation
Easy, plug and play printing
Easy to use Swift ID card application at no additional cost

Fargo DTC4000
Migrate to higher security
Moveable smart screen with on-board diagnostics
Enhanced security with UV printing
Optional same side input & output hoppers
Ugradeable encoding modules for added security

Fargo DTC4500
Maximum Security
Maximum Power
Optional single-sided lamination or dual sided, simultaneous lamination for maximum security
Print and encode inline via one USB or ethernet cable
A powerful printer for high volume printing.

For a free consultation with an ID card expert about these new Fargo printer models, contact our sales and service at 888-485-4696.
Experts in the new printer lineup: Fargo DTC1000, Fargo DTC4000 and Fargo DTC4500

Evolis Tattoo 2 – How to Clean the Cleaning Rollers

To make sharp looking personalized cards, it is important to keep your ID card printer in a clean environment. Even then, it is important to follow the manufacturer cleaning recommendations to keep your printer printing it’s best. Following is an Evolis video demonstrating how to clean the printer’s cleaning rollers.

1. Open the printer cover.

2. Remove the ribbon.

3. Locate the cleaning roller and remove it.

4. Use a cleaning wipe from your Evolis cleaning kit.

5. Remove any dust by gently rubbin the wipe across the roller surface.

6. Once the roller is clean and dry, place it back into the printer and make sure it is in the appropriate position.

7. Set the ribbon back in place and close the printer cover.

8. Remove the printer feeder.

9. Clean the roller with the wipe by gently rubbing it.

10. Reattach the feeder to the printer and push it until it clicks back into place.

11. The printer is now ready for printing.

If you are interested in information about the Evolis Tattoo 2 printer or other Evolis printers available, contact our ID card experts at 888-485-4696.

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SwiftID™ from HID Global

SwiftID™ is a ID card design application that comes free with the new Fargo DTC1000 printer, Fargo DTC4000 printer and Fargo DTC4500 printer models. The software allows an affordable option for designing and printing identification cards straight out of the box. Software installation on your computer for this application is not required.

This software is a basic card design and printing option for cards such as a visitor card or loyalty card. Since there is no database available with this application, the cards that have been printed can not be stored as in some ID card software such as the Asure ID software versions.

SwiftID™ is embedded within the printer. Only one PC can access the application at a given time. If you need multiple users to access the application, you can network the printer. When the printer is on a network, a PC on the network can access SwiftID™ by entering the printer’s IP address followed by /swiftID.html. The application can be accessed through the web browser, but it does not require an Internet connection.

Requirements for this application include an Adobe Flash player and a Windows or Mac conpatible web browser. To operate properly on the Mac, the printer must have an Ethernet connection. If you connect your printer by USB and later decide to connect to Ethernet, please follow the directions in the printer’s user guide to make both connections work.

Technical questions for this application are handled by HID’s technical support group.

Reasons to upgrade to the Asure ID software include a wider variety of font selections and bar code printing options. Any database management would need to be handled through a software upgrade. The SwiftID™ also does not have the capability to provide magentic stripe encoding or technology card encoding.

For additional information about the new Fargo printer models and options, contact our ID card experts at 888-485-4696.

Evolis Tattoo2 – How to Install a Print Ribbon

To print custom printed cards with an Evolis Tattoo 2 printer from Evolis, a print ribbon needs to be installed in the printer. Following you will find a list of steps to install a print ribbon in the Evolis Tattoo 2 printer. You will also find the steps in an Evolis produced video illustrating ribbon installation.

1. Open the printer cover.
2. Take a new ribbon and insert it inside the printer making sure it is properly positioned.
3. Close the printer cover.

The printer ribbon will automatically synchronize itself for card printing.

If you are interested in information about the Evolis Tattoo 2 printer or other Evolis printers available, contact our ID card experts at 888-485-4696.

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Evolis Tattoo2 – How To Load PVC Cards

The Evolis Tattoo 2 id card printer provides full color or monochrome custom printed cards. To load blank cards into the printer correctly, follow the steps illustrated in this Evolis produced video. Steps are listed below.

1. Press on both sides of the feeder and detach it from the printer by lifting it up and out.

2. Flip the feeder over to use its underside.

3. Depress the plate and insert the cards. Repeat this process until you have loaded the feeder with the required number of cards.

4. Insert the the feeder back into the printer. The feeder will be positioned correctly when you can hear a click upon inserting the feeder into the printer.

If you are interested in information about the Evolis Tattoo 2 printer or other Evolis printers available, contact our ID card experts at 888-485-4696.

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Evolis Tattoo 2 – How to Use the Output Hopper

The Evolis Tattoo 2 printer is shipped with a detachable card hopper that will receive printed cards. Evolis has provided a video displaying how the output hopper is attached to the printer for use.

The hopper will accept 15 standard 30 ml PVC cards. It is attached by carefully lifting the front of the printer and placing the output hopper in place as shown in the video.

If you are interested in information about the Evolis Tattoo 2 printer or other Evolis printers available, contact our ID card experts at 888-485-4696.

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Fargo DTC4500 ID Card Printer – New Release

A new line of Fargo printers is out this month. These PVC card printers offer printing capabilities with encoding options that print in a simple, flexible way. Field-upgradeable options are available to allow upgrades to the printer as your neds change. The printer is backed by a two year warranty from HID Global, the world leader in secure identity solutions.

Fargo DTC1000

The Fargo DTC5000 Card Printer/Encoder

” Modular design and field upgradeable
” Password protection
” SmartScreen graphical display
” Supply replacement – Easy spool loading
” USB or optional Ethernet connectivity
” 200 card dual-input hopper
” Optional Dual-side printing
” Optional Dual-side holographic image lamination
” Optional 125 kHz, 13.56 MHz, contact chip, and magnetic stripe encoding
” Optional same-side input/output hopper that holds 200 plastic cards
” Optional fluorescent printing for additional UV security

For complete information about this new printer and other Fargo printer models, contact our ID card specialists toll free at 888-485-4696.

Fargo DTC4000 Printer – A New Fargo Printer Model

Fargo is releasing a new line of printers this month. These card printers provide a simple and flexible way to print color plastic cards that can be encoded with the latest technology. When your needs change, field-upgradeable options allow you to add to your printers capabilities. The printer is backed by a two year warranty from HID Global, the world leader in secure identity solutions.

Fargo DTC1000

The Fargo DTC4000 Card Printer/Encoder

” Modular design and field upgradeable
” Password protection
” Rewrite capable
” SmartScreen graphical display
” Supply replacement – Easy cartridge loading
” USB or optional Ethernet connectivity
” Optional Dual-side printing
” Optional 125 kHz, 13.56 MHz, contact chip, and magnetic stripe encoding
” Optional same-side input/output hopper that holds 200 plastic cards
” Optional fluorescent printing for additional UV security

For complete information about this new printer and other Fargo printer models, contact our ID card specialists toll free at 888-485-4696.

Fargo DTC1000 – The latest Fargo Printer

This month, Fargo is releasing a new line of printers. The printers provide a flexible, simple way to provide custom color identification cards that can be encoded with the latest technology. Field-upgradeable options allow you to expand whenever your needs change. The printer is backed by a two year warranty from HID Global, the world leader in secure identity solutions.

Fargo DTC1000

The Fargo DTC1000 Card Printer/Encoder

” Compact design for maximum flexibility
” Supply replacement – Easy cartridge loading
” Color-changing status buttons
” Emedded Badging application
” Rewrite capable
” USB or optional Ethernet connectivity
” Input hopper holds 100 plastic cards
” Optional Dual-side printing
” Optional magnetic stripe, 125 kHz, 13.56 MHz, and contact chip encoding

For complete information about this new printer and other Fargo printer models, contact our ID card specialists toll free at 888-485-4696.

Consider The Evolis Quantum Printer

The Evolis Quantum is a special ID card printer designed for running thousands of cards per week through a printer. This printer will hold up to the pressure of running for hours and hours at a time.

This card printer can provide personalization of PVC cards with a black monochrome ribbon. The printer can print a card holder name on a card in seconds. The printer is also capable of printing full color cards in one pass with custom personalization and encoding, if required, on the card.

This printer can accomplish the high volume print jobs easier than standard ID card printers. The amount of prints available in a single ribbon is much larger than in most badge printers. The print ribbons for the Evolis Quantum provide 3,000 prints per roll. This ribbon quantity keeps production moving as print ribbons do not need to be changed as frequently as printers that have a standard 200 to 500 count print ribbon.

Another feature allowing high volume printing is the card input and output hopper size. The Quantum card printer holds 500 cards in the input hopper and 500 cards in the output hopper. The hoppers are also exchangeable allowing you to preload additional input hoppers for easy transfer when it is time to replace cards in an empty hopper.

For more information about the Evolis Quantum or other Evolis printer models, contact our ID card experts at 888-485-4696.