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Fargo DTC1000

  • A highly professional plastic card printer that provides fast and efficient encoding and printing solution.
  • Side printing: Single
  • Printer Speed: 24 seconds per card / 150 cards per hour (YMCKO)
  • Networking: USB 2.0 (high speed) and Ethernet with internal print server.
  • Output Card Hopper Capacity: Up to 30 Cards.
  • Input Card Hopper Capacity: 100 Cards.
  • Accepted Card Thickness: 9 mil to 40 mil.
  • Accepted Card Sizes: CR-80, CR-79 Adhesive Back
  • Print Method: Dye-sublimation / resin thermal transfer
  • Resolution: 300 dpi
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Category:ID Card Printers and SystemsManufacturer:Fargo
Applications:Access Control, Credit Cards, Education, Employee Cards, Gift Cards, Government, Membership ID CardsBrand:Fargo
Capabilities:Laminating, Single Side PrintingColor Type:Color
Encoding:Contact Smart Card, HiD iClass, HiD Prox, ISO Magentic Stripe, MIFARE / DESFireSecurity:Medium
Type:ID Card PrintersModel:DTC1000

The DTC 1000 is a plastic card encoding and printing solution that is used extensively in schools, small companies, financial institutions and other government organizations. It provides a highly reliable mean of printing photo ID cards. It is a high definition printer that delivers high resolution (300 dpi) professional quality ID cards with security encoding.

The DTC 1000 has a very compact and modular design. Its small footprint enables it to adjust in any kind of setting without occupying much space.  It’s easy to use interface and color coded buttons provides ultimate operational convenience. It has a simple plug and play set-up. It is equipped with the in-built swift ID application that helps in creating the custom design badges by using the web browser without any additional software

The DTC 1000 is a completely secure investment with a warranty of two years. With the options of both single and double sided printing, it provides maximum value to its users. It is also available in USB or Ethernet connectivity. You can also integrate it with other HID asset protection products without having any compatibility issue, as it is manufactured with original HID technology. You can also customize it by optional easy to install add-on upgrades. Regarding security encoding, the available options are magnetic stripe coding, 125 kHz, 13.56 MHz or contact chip coding. Its input hopper is capable to hold 100 plastic cards and output hopper can hold 30 plastic cards.


The DTC 1000 is very easy to handle and maintain. The cartridge supplies and easy mechanism for card reloading makes it very convenient to operate. With this much convenience, it eliminates the need for user trainings. Its erase and rewrite feature makes it perfect for the temporary cards. It consumes only 24 seconds per card and is capable of printing 150 cards per hour, which makes it the fastest and cost effective way of printing photo ID cards.

  • Very simple, reliable and on-budget solution for ID card encoding and printing. It does not need any investment in training or installation of additional software. Its plug and play Swift ID badging application makes it very convenient to operate. It can be used right out from the box.
  • Due to its small footprint and compact design, it easily fits on your desk. Adding to the office décor, the DTC 1000 adds sophistication to the corporate environment.
  • It is available with the optional feature of both single-sided and dual-sided printing. In Dual sided option, you can have more space for printing user information and other security features. You can select single or dual option according to your needs.
  • It is equipped with the color coded button which allows you to keep check on work status.
  • The printer is really easy to maintain. Using the cleaning roller provided with each ribbon, you can easily load the ribbon.
  • It delivers exceptional encoding and printing performance. It supports edge to edge photo printing. It also allows use of half-panel ribbons. It proves more economical and moreover it allows you to personalize pre-printed cares with a bar code and a photo.
  • With the default features of erase and rewrite, it eliminates the waste of short-term cards.
  • It can easily print cards having thickness from 9 millimeter to 40 millimeter.
  • You can use it both as stand-alone and in a networked environment. Ethernet with internal print server enables multiple users to avail its service in a networked environment.
  • Cost effective printing solution: Perfect and cost-effective solution for high quality ID card encoding and printing.
  • Design: Sleek, flexible and user-friendly design that supplements the corporate environment of your office. Having small foot-print, this ID card encoding and printing solution occupies less space.
  • Customization: It allows customization with a wide range of easy to install add-on upgrades.
  • Easy to use: With a simple interface, it is very easy to operate and does not require any operational expert. Having a diagnostic board and ribbon supply loading, it ensures a simple and trouble-free printing process.
  • Badging application: It is equipped with an inbuilt “Swift ID” application which allows users to quickly create ID badges without the need of any extra software.
  • Compatibility: it is fully compatible with HID other products. Users can use it in combination with their existing HID products for enhanced functionality.
  • Warranty: Secure investment with two years warranty.

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  • Fargo is manufactured by HID Global. HID Global is the trusted leader in delivering secure identity solutions to millions of customers worldwide. Its focus is on creating customer value with technology-based access solutions, issuance solutions, embedded technology solutions and logistics technology solutions.
    Popular Fargo products include the Persona C30e Card Printer Encoder, DTC400e Card Printer Encoder and DTC550 Card Printer Encoder. Recently Fargo introduced the simple, affordable, easy-to-use and reliable DTC1000 Card Printer/Encoder, DTC4000 Card Printer/Encoder and DTC4500 Card Printer/Encoder.
    Fargo’s products are flexible as you can add multiple-technology capabilities to its entire product line. You can select the specific technology combination that best suits the needs of different applications, or add another level of security. Fargo also gives the option to incorporate a photo ID or anti-counterfeiting element such as a hologram or ultraviolet ink.

  • ID card printers are used for printing and personalizing plastic cards. These plastic cards are used in the form of membership cards, identity cards, employee badges, student ID cards, access badges, driving licenses, banking cards, transportation passes, loyalty programs, visitor badges, voting cards, health cards and others.
    There are few manufacturers of ID card printers. These are FARGO, EVOLIS, MAGICARD, Zebra, DatacardGroup and NiSCA. Popular products are the Persona C30e Card Printer Encoder, DTC400e Card Printer Encoder and DTC550 Card Printer Encoder from FARGO; Prima4, Enduro, Rio 2e, Tango 2e and Pronto from Magicard; P330i Single Sided Card Printer, P330m Single Sided Monochrome ID Card Printer from Zebra; SP35, RP90 and SP25 from Datacard; and PR5350 and PR-C101 from NiSCA.


    A printer produces a hard copy of text or graphics from soft copy stored in the computer. Printers are widely used in offices, homes, business organizations, educational institutes, government organizations and many other places. Modern printers have multi-function features which include scanner, copier, fax and also wireless networking.
    Canon, Panasonic, Sharp, Samsung, Xerox, Lexmark, Kyocera, NEC, OKI and Brother are the prominent companies that manufacture high-class printers. Popular products are Canon’s MF4350D MFP and imageCLASS MF8450c MFP, Brother’s MFC-6490CW color inkjet, Xerox’s multi-funtion desktop devices 6400/SM, 6400/XM and 6400/XFM, Sharp’s AR-208D MFP and AR-208D MFP, OKI’s C610, Lexmark’s Interact S605, Platinum Pro 905 and C762n, Kyocera’s FS-1016MFP, NEC’s NEFAX 671, Panasonic’s UF-7200 MFP, and Samsung’s SCX-4828FN MFP.

  • Specifications

    Print Method

    Dye-Sublimation / Resin Thermal Transfer


    300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) continuous tone


    Up to 16.7 million / 256 shades per pixel

    Print Ribbon Options

    • Full-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 250 prints
    • Full-color half-panel with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 350 prints
    • Full-color with two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCKOK*, 200 prints
    • Resin black and overlay panel, KO*, 500 prints
    • Dye-sublimation black and overlay panel, BO*, 500 prints
    • Resin black (standard and premium), 1000 prints
    • Resin green, blue, red, white, silver and gold, 1000 prints
    • Rewrite technology - No ribbon is required

    Print Speed**

    24 seconds per card (YMCKO)

    Accepted Standard Card Sizes

    CR-80 (3.375˝L x 2.125˝W / 85.6mmL x 54mmW); CR-79 Adhesive Back (3.313˝L x 2.063˝W / 84.1mmL x 52.4mmW)

    Print Area

    CR-80 edge-to-edge (3.36˝L x 2.11˝W / 85.3mmL x 53.7mmW); CR-79 (3.3˝L x 2.04˝W / 83.8mmL x 51.8mmW)

    Accepted Card Thickness

    9 mil - 40 mil

    Accepted Card Types

    PVC or polyester cards with polished PVC finish; monochrome resin required for100% polyester cards; optical memory cards with PVC finish; rewrite

    Input Hopper Card Capacity

    100 cards (.030˝ / .762mm)

    Output Hopper Card Capacity

    Up to 30 cards (.030˝ / .762mm)

    Card Cleaning

    Card cleaning roller integrated into ribbon cartridge; cleaning roller is automatically replaced with each ribbon change


    32 MB RAM

    Software Drivers

    Windows® XP / Vista™ (32 bit & 64 bit) / Server 2003 & 2008 / Windows® 7 / Linux®


    USB 2.0, optional Ethernet with internal print server

    Operating Temperature

    65° to 80° F / 18° to 27° C


    20–80% non-condensing

    Dimensions (D x W XH)

    7.9 x 13.7 x 8.8


    7.5 lbs

    Agency Listings

    Safety: UL 60950-1, CSA C22.2 (60950-1), and CE; EMC: FCC Class A, CRC c1374, CE (EN 55022 Class A, EN 55024), CCC, BSMI, KCC

    Supply Voltage

    100-240 VAC, 3.3 A

    Supply Frequency

    50 Hz / 60 Hz


    Printer – Two years; Printhead – Two years, unlimited pass with UltraCard™

    Encoding Options

    125 kHz (HID Prox) reader; 13.56 MHz (iCLASS, MIFARE, ISO 14443 A/B, ISO 15693) read/write encoder; 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; ISO Magnetic Stripe Encoding, dual high- and low-coercivity, Tracks 1, 2 and 3


    Single Wire Ethernet and USB 2.0 interface for inline printing and encoding (note: single wire Ethernet encoding is only available for iCLASS® and contact smart card encoding); Dual-Sided Printing Module; Smart Card Encoding Modules(contact/contactless); Magnetic Stripe Encoding Module; Printer Cleaning Kit; Ethernet with Internal Print Server


    Swift ID™ Embedded Badging Application, FARGO Workbench Diagnosis Utility


    Color changing status buttons

    Printer Security

    Kensington® lock compatibility

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    Accessories for Fargo 1000

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    Title Price
    [Fargo 47500] Thermal Printhead (configured for field replacement)
    • Manufactured by Fargo especially for Fargo DTC1000, DTC4000 or DTC4500 printers.
    • This sturdy printhead allows users to repair Fargo DTC1000, DTC4000 or DTC4500.
    • It is configured for field replacement.

    $ 520.53
    [Fargo 45113] BO: Dye-sublimation black and clear overlay panel – 500 images
    • Black dye-sublimation and resin ribbon.
    • With clear overlay panel.
    • Produces 500 clear images.
    • Compatible with DTC1000 and DTC4000.

    $ 63.67
    [Fargo 45111] KO Cartridge w/Cleaning Roller: Premium black (K) and clear overlay panel – 500 images
    • Premium black monochrome ribbon cartridge with over lay panel.
    • Produces high quality prints and enhances printer life.
    • Easy maintenance with built-in cleaning rollers.
    • Produces up to 500 prints.


    $ 66.35
    [45102] Standard Black (K) Cartridge w/Cleaning Roller – 1000 images
    • Standard black monochrome ribbon cartridge.
    • Designed for printing single sided black color text or images.
    • In-built cleaning roller for easy maintenance.
    • It can produce 1000 clear images.

    $ 14.74
    [45101] Premium Black (K) Cartridge w/Cleaning Roller – 1000 images
    • Premium Black Ribbon Cartridge.
    • Prints: 1000
    • It adds to the printer durability and reliability.
    • Compatible with Fargo DTC1000, Fargo DTC4000, Fargo C30, Fargo C30e, Fargo DTC400.

    $ 43.00
    [45010] YMCKOK Cartridge w/Cleaning Roller: Full-color ribbon with two resin black panels and clear overlay panel – 200 images
    • Full color ribbon YMCKO with clear overlay, two resin black ribbons and cleaning roller.
    • Prints: 200 images (double sided).
    • It contributes in producing clear text, colorful images and crisp bar codes.
    • Compatible with Fargo c30, DTC1000, DTC400 and DTC400e.

    $ 86.00
    [45000] YMCKO Cartridge w/Cleaning Roller: Full-color ribbon with resin black and clear overlay panel – 250 images
    • Full color single sided ribbon with color overlay, resin black, and cleaning roller
    • Extends the printhead life by protecting it against dust
    • Compatible with Fargo DTC1000
    • 250 prints

    $ 56.97
    [Fargo 85625] USB Interface Cable, 6 ft.
    • High speed interface cable.
    • Used to connect printer with the computer through usb.
    • Measures six feet in length.
    • Compatible with all the printer types.

    $ 19.00
    [Fargo 82133] Iso-Propyl Alcohol Cleaning Cards - 10 pack
    • Available in pack of 10.
    • Used for regular maintenance of ID card printers.
    • Enhance the print quality and extends the printerhead life.
    • Compatible with all Fargo printer types.

    $ 15.61
    [Fargo 44260] Cleaning Rollers - 3 pack
    • 3 pack cleaning roller for cleaning cards before printing.
    • It improves print quality and enhances the printhead life and other sensitive components of card printer.
    • Compatible with Fargo DTC1000 and DTC4000.

    $ 11.14
    [Fargo 86177] Cleaning Kit
    • Items in the kit includes 10 cleaning cards, 10 cleaning pads and 2 printhead cleaning pens
    • Compatible with Fargo DTC1000, DTC4000, and DTC4500 ID card printers
    • Simplifies the printer maintenance task
    • Weight: 1.4 lb

    $ 29.76

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    [24C7.38USB-L8] Videology 24C7.38USB-L8 USB Megapixel Color Box Camera
    • 1.3 megapixel progressive scan sensor.
    • WDM, TWAIN, DirectX compatible.
    • >12.5fps at full 1280 x 1024 uncompressed resolution.
    • Still image capture with streaming video.
    • USB 2.0 bus provides power and camera control.
    • Video, power and full camera control over a single USB cable.
    • Support for Windows XP and Windows Vista operating system.
    • Complete SDK available.
    • Government compliance in process.

    $ 399.00
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