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Fargo DTC1250e Single-side ID-Card Printer

  • Fargo DTC1250e Single-side Printer
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Product Description

FARGO DTC1250e Single Side Printer/Encoder

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The FARGO® 1250e card printer/encoder is the ideal card printing solution for small businesses, schools, and local governments. The FARGO® 1250e card printer/encoder is the fastest printer in its class, allowing you to produce 50% more visually-rich, full-color credentials in the same amount of time.

Its compact footprint makes it easy to use in a variety of office environments and can be easily upgraded to include an embedded iCLASS SE® encoder (part of the iCLASS SE platform), enabling you to produce secure, personalized membership and loyalty photo IDs in one single, seamless step. An optional Wi-Fi® accessory is also available to help you print anytime, anywhere.

Using the included FARGO Workbench™ diagnostic utility software can help you easily maintain your printer over time. The DTC1250e also features an intuitive, user-focused SmartScreen™ graphical display, enabling efficient set-up, operation and maintenance.

ENERGY STAR® Certified Product:

Provides organizations with a high-performance, energy-efficient photo ID printing solution that supports corporate sustainability initiatives while reducing costs. As part of its new ENERGY STAR rating, the default time for sleep mode has been lowered from two hours to five minutes, and printer design enhancements reduce the power consumption while in standby or sleep mode. [ENERGY STAR qualified card printer (base models only without encoders)]

Printer Brochure

To best match your individual needs, please call SafeCard ID toll-free at 1-888-485-4696 for a free consultation with one of our experts.

Printer Standard Specifications

Capabilities: single side printing; color & monochrome printing.

Print Speed
6-8 seconds/card (K/KO)
16 seconds/card (YMCKO)
300 dpi continuous tone
Hopper Capacity
Input: 100
Output: 30
Card Size:
CR-79/CR-80--standard credit card size
Card Thickness:
.009" - .040"
9 mil - 40 mil
.229mm - 1.016mm
Card Types:
  • PVC or polyester with polished PVC finish
  • Rewrite
USB 2.0 (3.0 compatible); Optional Ethernet with internal print server
Compatible Operating Systems:
Apple OSX
Server 2003, 2008, 2012 & 2016 / Windows 7, 8.1, 10 & 11
10.5 / 10.6 / 10.7 / 10.8 / 10.9
Printer: 3 years (with free registration)
Printhead: 3 years
Printer Dimensions:
8.8"H x 13.7"W x 7.9"D
224mm H x 348mm W x 201mm D
Printer Weight:
7.5 lbs
3.4 kg
Other Included Items:
  • Swift ID® badging software
  • FARGO Workbench™ maintenance and diagnostic software
Printer Options (available at additional cost):
  • Magnetic stripe encoding
  • Smart card (contact/contactless) encoding


Compatible Printer Ribbons

Monochrome (K) Full Color (YMCKO) Full Color Dual-Side (YMCKOK)
Fargo 45101 (Premium)
45102 (Standard)
Black Resin Print Cartridges
 Fargo 45000 Full Color n/a


Warranty Information

Printer – three years; Print-head – three years, unlimited pass with UltraCard®
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