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How to Clean a Fargo HDP5000 Retransfer Printer

HID Global has provided a video guide on how to clean a Fargo HDP5000 printer. In it, you will see the contents of the cleaning kit as well as how to run the cleaning process. To clean your HDP5000, you will need a 089200 cleaning kit, your computer, and the printer. Before beginning any cleaning process, remove the retransfer film, print film, and card input hopper.

We recommend that you run the basic cleaning process every 1000 cards in order to keep your printer in optimal working condition:

  1. Open the cleaning kit and remove the adhesive backed card.
  2. Remove the paper backing and place the card at the entrance to the printer input feed.
  3. In your PC’s start menu, open “Devices and Printers.”
  4. Right click on the HDP5000 and choose “Printing preferences.”
  5. Within this window, click the “Toolbox” button on the bottom left, then open the “Clean Printer” tab.
  6. Review the instructions provided to make sure that you are prepared to run the cleaning process, then click the “Clean” button at the bottom of the window.

Less frequently (we recommend every 3000 cards), run the alcohol cleaning card:

  1. Open the card and insert it into the input hopper.
  2. Hold the card in place and press the forward button for 10 seconds.
  3. Continue to hold the card and press the back button for 10 seconds.
  4. Feed the card through the printer by pressing the forward button until the card exits the printer.

To clean the printhead (also every 3000 cards, we recommend completing this process with the alcohol cleaning process detailed above):

  1. Disconnect the printer power supply.
  2. Open the printhead cleaning swab.
  3. Open the front panel of the printer.
  4. Remove the ribbon.
  5. Squeeze to saturate the tip of the cleaning swab.
  6. Firmly wipe across the surface of the printhead.

After finishing any cleaning process, replace the ribbon and retransfer film and close the front panel.

To clean the outside of the printer, use the cleaning pad provided in the cleaning kit. Additionally, each new film cartridge comes with a cleaning roller, which is inserted at the input feed. We recommend changing that roller every time you change the film in order to keep your printer at its cleanest.

As always, if you have any questions or need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our experts at +1 704.535.5200 or +1 888.485.4696.

Incompatibility Issue with Certain Evolis Premium Suite and Firmware Versions

Evolis has found an incompatibility issue with some versions of Evolis Premium Suite and some printer firmware versions. Affected users will see an “offline” printer and can correct the issue by following the Evolis Premium Suite update instructions below.

EvolisMaydaySymptoms:

The printer appears as “offline” in the supervision mode in the Evolis Print Center. Communication with the printer and printing are not possible.

Printers affected:

  • Evolis Zenius
  • Evolis Primacy
  • Evolis Elypso
  • Evolis KC200 et Evolis KC200B

Evolis Premium Suite versions affected:

  • 6.18.0.688          (Published 10-July-2015)
  • 6.18.3.733          (Published 27-Aug-2015)
  • 6.18.4.750          (Published 25-Sept-2015)
  • 6.20.0.758          (Published 14-Oct-2015)
  • 6.21.0.800          (Published 19-Nov-2015)

 Printer firmware versions affected:

  • 1607 (or above)

Beginning with Evolis Premium Suite version “6.22.0.838” (published 13-Jan-2016), Evolis has solved this incompatibility error.

Evolis recommends updating Evolis Premium Suite in case the printer appears to be “Offline” in the Evolis Print Center, or in any instance of a client running one of the driver or firmware versions identified above. Following this recommendation will solve the incompatibility problem and may prevent it before it starts.

Clients should use the “Update Verification Wizard”, available from Evolis Print Center | Tools | Update Verification Wizard, to install the latest version of Evolis Premium Suite, and the latest printer firmware. The Update Verification Wizard requires access to the internet so it can connect to and retrieve the most recent updates from the Evolis website. If the host PC is not connected to the internet or you have any trouble following these instructions, please contact Safe-Card ID Services for assistance in retrieving and applying the necessary updates.

These kinds of compatibility issues are why we offer free lifetime support for a printer purchased from us! Our support technicians are available at +1 704.535.5200, or toll-free from the US and Canada at +1 888.485.4696.

How to Clear a Card Jam in a Zebra ZXP Series 7 Printer

Card jams are an occasional problem with any PVC card printer. The Zebra ZXP Series 7 printer is no exception. Zebra has made it easy to clear a jam from these 7 printers, as demonstrated in the short video below.

Instructions

  1.  If your printer stops, check Operator Control Panel and determine if the fault is a card jam.
  2. If so, open and close print cover (or options cover).
  3. This will cause the printer to initialize and move the jammed card to the reject bin (located to the right of OCP).

As always, if you have trouble clearing a jam or any other concerns with your Zebra ZXP Series 7 or any other card printer, call our experts at +1 888.485.4696.

For supplies for the Zebra ZXP Series 7, please browse our selection of ribbons, cards, and cleaning kits.

Evolis Primacy – How to Do a Routine Printer Cleaning

The following video provided by Evolis provides manufacturer instructions illustrating how to complete a routine printer cleaning with a cleaning card.

1. Open the printer lid on the top of the printer.
2. Remove the print ribbon.
3. Close the lid.
4. Open the card input hopper.
5. Remove all blank cards.
6. Shift the card thickness gauge to “MAX”.
7. Remove the adhesive strip from the cleaning card.
8. Place the cleaning card in the input hopper and leave the hopper door open.
9. Press the power button twice.
10. The card will be automatically cycled through the printer and ejected into the output hopper.
11. Remove the card from the output hopper and close the card output hopper.
12. Open the printer lid.
13. Replace the print ribbon and close the lid.
14. Return unused cards to the input hopper.
15. Return the thickness gauge to its correct setting and close the hopper door.

For information about the Evolis Primacy printer, please contact our ID card experts at +1 888.485.4696.

New Video: The Fargo HDP5000 Printer – Imagine

HID Global, a leading manufacturer of ID card printers and security products provides a over the edge printer that exceeds the standards of the majority of ID card printers on the market. The following video illustrates the features of this rugged printer.

The printer shown is available in single and dual sided options. Other options include high security elements such as standard and custom holograms for a single side or both sides of the printer, mag stripe encoding, smart card encoding and more.

If you have specific questions about how this Fargo card printer can meet your organizational requirements, please contact our ID card experts at 888-485-4696. We would be happy to provide information about the Fargo HDP5000 to ensure you receive the correct printer system for your upcoming ID card program.

Evolis Zenius ID Card Printer – Remove and Replace the Cover

Evolis, a French manufacturer of ID card printers, has provied the following video about their newest printer model release, the Evolis Zenius ID card printer. This video demonstrates how to remove and replace the cover on the printer.

If you need assistance in obtaining an Evolis printer or in purchasing card printing supplies, please contact our ID card experts at 888-485-4696.

Datacard Printers – Change the Supplies on a SD Series Card Printer

See how easy it is to change ribbons and cleaning rollers using the Datacard SD series card printer models. This free training video provided by the Datacard Group will demonstrate how to properly change the ribbon and rollers.

Safe-Card ID is an authorized provider of SD series card printers manufacturered by Datacard. If we can assist you with Datacard printers or supplies, we would love to hear from you.

ID Works Software – Connect to a SQL 2008 Database using the OLE DB Connection

Datacard Group has released a free training video demonstrating how to connect your SQL Database to their software by using the OLE DB connection. You will find steps needed to make this connection in their video below.

Safe-Card ID is an authorized distributor of Datacard Printers and supplies. We also supply many types of access cards and badge holders. We look forward to hearing from you when we can assist you with your needed supplies.

ID Works Software – Creating a Record and Printing the Card with ID Works Software

Datacard Group has released free training videos to show how to design an ID card, create a record and print the card using their ID Works software. Following is a free video demonstrating how to print a card through the software.

Safe-Card ID is an authorized distributor of Datacard SD printers and software. If we can assist you with a printer or supplies, we would love to hear from you.