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Fargo DTC-550 Single Sided Printer (Double Sided Optional)


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    • Prints Smart ID badges with Embedded Electronics and Holographic Overlaminate.

    • Prints in Color and Monochrome; Print speed is 144 cards per hour (YMCKO).

    • USB 1.1 interface is standard; Optional 10BASE-T Ethernet available for Networking.

    • Dual Output Card Hopper holds 100 cards each. Accepted Card thickness is 20 mil to 40mil.

    • The full color print ribbon, YMCKO, yields 500 prints



    When you want to print high volume cards in a short time, the Fargo DTC550 is the perfect machine for you. It increases your productivity, and comes with high reliability and high security that you need.

    Its versatility saves you money. The Dual Hopper enables you to print different types of cards on the same system at the same time.

    Greater efficiency and high security is provided by user password that deters card tampering and counterfeiting making your organization more secure.

    A SmartScreen LCD Control Panel displays print status including any errors that might have occurred. This is helpful because it will reduce delay time by prompting the message on time.


    Card Printing and Encoding: The Fargo DTC550 streamlines card printing and encoding with intuitive controls, and simplified materials loading. The card can be encoded for 3 different card technologies – contactless smart card, contact smart card, and proximity card reader with the addition of magnetic stripe and laminated all in one efficient pass.

    Double Production: The dual hopper increases production. You can easily switch from one hopper to the other. You can use one hopper for cards that have to encode lots of information, and the other hopper for less information printing.

    High Security Lamination: Lamination adds durability and high level of security to your cards. The Holographic Overlaminate is a layer added on the surface of the card providing visual security element. It prevents tampering and counterfeiting.

    Saving Your Time: The printer takes out the improperly encoded cards out of the production stream, and automatically routes them to the Reject Card Hopper. This is just before the card is sent to be printed, saving you time. Otherwise the card would have been placed in the finished output hopper, and you would have to reject it later on.

    Long Lasting Ribbon Cartridge: When you send information to be printed, the blank card first passes through the cleaning rollers. This removes any debris from the card. This ensures better print quality, and that no cartridge is damaged. In this way the cartridge lasts for a longer time.


    Printing modesContinuous-tone
    Printing speed7 seconds per card / 514 cards per hour (K)* 12 seconds per card / 300 cards per hour (KO)* 25 seconds per card / 144 cards per hour (YMCKO)* 33 seconds per card / 109 cards per hour (YMCKOK)* 35 seconds per card / 102 cards per hour (YMCKK/lamination)*
    Resolution(11.8 dots/mm), 300 dots per inch (dpi)
    Ribbon TypeFull-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 500 prints Full-color with two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCKOK*, 400 prints Full-color with two resin black panels, no overlay panel, YMCKK*, 500 prints Resin black (3,000 prints); green,
    Card typesPVC
    Card Hopper100 cards (.030” / .762mm thick)
    Card thickness20 mil to 30 mil (.020" to .030" / .51mm to .76mm)
    Memory16MB RAM
    Accepted standard card sizesCR-80 (3.375"L x 2.125"W / 85.6mmL x 54mmW)
    Print areaCR-80 edge-to-edge (3.37"L x 2.11"W / 85.5mmL x 53.5mmW) CR-79 (3.30"L x 2.05"W / 83.9mmL x 52.2mmW)
    ConnectivityUSB 1.1 (USB 2.0 compatible)
    Electrical100–240 VAC, 3.3 A
    DimensionsDTC550: 10.75"H x 18.5"W x 11"D / 273mmH x 470mmW x 279mmD DTC550 + Lam: 10.75"H x 30.5"W x 11"D / 273mmH x 775mmW x 279mmD Lam Module: 10.25"H x 30"W x 11"D / 260mmH x 762mmW x 279mmD
    Weight (lbs)20
    WarrantyPrinter – One year; optional Extended Warranty Program (U.S. only) Printhead – One year, unlimited pass with UltraCard™ Cards
    NoteTerms and Conditions may apply

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