• Retransfer card printing
  • Single-sided printing
  • USB and Ethernet connectivity
  • 2-year warranty


Printing Capabilities

  • Print Method: HDP Dye-Sublimation / Resin Thermal Transfer
  • Resolution: 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm)
  • Colors: Up to 16.7 million / 256 shades per pixel

Print Speed**

Batch Mode:

  • 26 seconds per card / 138 cards per hour (YMC with transfer)*
  • 32 seconds per card / 113 cards per hour (YMCK with transfer)*
  • 47 seconds per card / 77 cards per hour (YMCKK with transfer)*
  • 37 seconds per card / 97 cards per hour (YMCK with transfer and dual-sided, simultaneous lamination)*
  • 55 seconds per card / 65 cards per hour (YMCKK with transfer and dual-sided, simultaneous lamination)*


  • Single Wire USB 2.0 Encoding
  • Memory: 16MB RAM
  • Display: User-friendly, SmartScreen™ LCD Control Panel
  • Interface: USB 2.0 (high speed) and Ethernet with internal print server
  • Operating Temperature: 65° to 90° F / 18° to 32° C
  • Supply Voltage: 100-240 VAC, 3.3 A
  • Humidity: 20 – 80% non-condensing


  • HDP5000: 11.50”H x 12.25”W x 9.25”D / 292mmH x 313mmW x 235mmD
  • HDP5000 + Dual-Sided Module: 11.50”H x 17.50”W x 9.25”D / 292mmH x 445mmW x 235mmD
  • HDP5000 + Single-Sided Lam Module: 12.75”H x 25”W x 9.25”D / 324mmH x 635mmW x 235mmD
  • HDP5000 + Dual-Sided Module + Dual-Sided Lam Module: 12.75”H x 30”W x 9.25”D / 324mmH x 762mmW x 235mmD
  • Lam Module: 12.75”H x 12.25”W x 9.25”D / 324mmH x 313mmW x 235mmD


  • HDP5000: 16 lbs. / 7.3 kg, HDP5000 + Dual-Sided Module: 22 lbs. / 10 kg
  • HDP5000 + Single-Sided Lam Module: 28 lbs. / 12.7 kg
  • HDP5000 + Dual-Sided Module + Dual-Sided Lam
  • Module: 36 lbs. / 16.4 kg
  • Agency Listings:
  • Safety: UL 60950, CSA C2.2 No 60950, CB report (EN 60950), and CE mark
  • EMC: FCC Part15 Class A, EN 55022: 1998 Class A, CRC c1374, EN 61000-3-2: 2000,EN 61000-3-2: 1995, EN 55024: 1998, CE mark, and CCC mark
  • Supply Voltage: 100-240 VAC, 3.8A
  • Supply Frequency: 50 Hz / 60 Hz


  • Fargo Workbench Diagnostic Utility
  • Software Drivers: Windows® 2000 / XP / Server 2003 / Vista (32 bit); Mac OS X v10.4 / v10.5; and Linux****
  • System Requirements: x86 based PC or compatible, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, or Windows Vista, 500MHz computer with 256MB of RAM or higher, 500MB free hard disk space or higher

Options and Accessories

  • ISO Magnetic Stripe Encoding, dual high- and low-coercivity, Tracks 1, 2 and 3
  • Contactless Smart Card Encoder (HID iCLASS and MIFARE)
  • 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
  • Prox Card Reader (HID read-only)
  • Card Lamination Module – single-sided or dual-sided (simultaneous)***
  • Magnetic stripe encoding
  • 200-card input hopper
  • Smart card encoding (contact/contactless)
  • Dual-sided printing
  • Door and cartridge locks
  • Printer cleaning kit

Supplies and Media

Print Ribbon Options

  • Full-color, YMC*, 750 prints
  • Full-color with resin black, YMCK*, 500 prints
  • Full-color with two resin black panels, YMCKK*, 500 prints,
  • Full-color with resin black and heat seal panel for difficult-to-print surfaces, YMCKH*, 500 prints
  • Full-color with resin black and inhibit panel for signature or other non-printing areas, YMCKI*, 500 prints
  • Full-color with fluorescing and resin black, YMCFK*, 500 prints
  • Resin black, K, 3000 prints
  • HDP Film Options:
  • Clear (1,500 prints)
  • Standard Holographic (500 prints)
  • Custom Holographic, special order (500 prints)

Overlaminate Options

  • Thermal Transfer Overlaminate, .25 mil thick, 500 prints
  • PolyGuard® Overlaminate, 1.0 mil and .6 mil thick, 250 prints (PolyGuard available in a CR-80 patch size)
  • All overlaminates available in clear, standard holographic design or custom holographic design


  • Accepted Standard Card Sizes: CR-80 (3.370”L x 2.125”W / 85.6mmL x 54mmW)
  • Print Area: Over-the-edge on CR-80 cards
  • Accepted Card Thickness:
  • Print only: .030” (30 mil) to .050” (50 mil) / .762mm to 1.27mm
  • Print/Lamination: .030” (30 mil) to .050” (50 mil) / .762mm to 1.27mm

Accepted Card Types:

  • ABS, Laminated PVC, PET, PETG, proximity, smart and mag stripe cards, optical memory cards
  • Note: ABS and PVC cards are not recommended for use in the HDP5000 Lamination Module.***
  • Input Card Cartridge Capacity: 100 cards (.030” / .762mm)
  • Output Hopper Card Capacity: 200 cards (.030” / .762mm)
  • Card Cleaning: Replaceable cleaning roller (included with each print ribbon)


  • Printer – Two years including one year of free printer loaner support (U.S. only); optional Extended Warranty Program (U.S. only)
  • Printhead – Lifetime; unlimited pass

Fargo Secure Materials:

  • Fargo Card Printer/Encoders require highly specialized media to function properly. To maximize printedcard quality and durability, printhead life and printer/encoder reliability, use only Fargo Secure Materials.
  • Fargo warranties are void, where not prohibited by law, when non-Fargo Secure Materials are used.

* Indicates the ribbon type and the number of ribbon panels printed where Y=Yellow, M=Magenta, C=Cyan, K=Resin Black, I=Inhibit, F=Fluorescing, H=Heat Seal

** Print speed indicates an approximate print speed and is measured from the time a card drops into the output hopper to the time the next card drops into the output hopper. Print speeds do not include encoding time or the time needed for the PC to process the image. Process time is dependent on the size of the file, the CPU, amount of RAM and the amount of available resources at the time of the print.

*** ABS and PVC cards are not recommended for use in the HDP5000 Lamination Module. (Free card proofing available. Please contact your local integrator for more information.)

**** Linux versions: Ubuntu 7.10, Red Hat Enterprise Desktop 5, Fedora Core 7, Fedora Core 8, openSUSE 10.3.

Especially designed for small to medium businesses, the DTC1250e provides maximum efficiency in a sleek user-friendly design.

Built with Genuine HID technology, it is fully interoperable with other products in the HID ecosystem, enabling organizations to leverage their existing HID technology investments.

This printer is virtually maintenance-free, hassle-free and prints full-color plastic ID and technology cards on a budget.