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Fargo DTC4000

  • Best plastic card printer that delivers very professional and fine quality prints
  • 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: 100 Cards.
  • Input Card Hopper Capacity: 100 Cards.
  • Accepted Card Thickness: 9 mil-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
Encoding:Contact Smart Card, HiD iClass, HiD Prox, ISO Magentic Stripe, MIFARE / DESFireSecurity:Medium
Type:ID Card PrintersApplications:Access Control, Credit Cards, Education, Employee Cards, Gift Cards, Government, Membership ID Cards
Brand:FargoCapabilities:Single Side Printing
Color Type:ColorModel:DTC4000

DTC 4000 is an extremely versatile printer that offers professional and extremely secure printing. No matter, what kind of card you need, it can deliver professional quality photo ID cards, barcodes, digital signatures and control identification cards. The DTC 4000 is privileged to be an energy star certified product that helps the organizations in reducing costs. It consumes very less power in sleep or stand-by mode. Its sleek design is very scalable and allows easy upgrading to the high security level to meet the future requirements.

The DTC 4000 is equipped with a high resolution smart screen for error handling. It’s easy to use interface guides the user throughout the printing process. It is highly flexible and combines many different features to deliver exceptional performance. It supports various card technologies, ribbons and card types. It is pre-installed with Swift ID badging application that uses the web browser and allows the users to design the badges. Users can easily personalize the blank cards with color and edge-to-edge images. Its capability of printing 256 shades per pixel and 300 dpi resolution enables it to deliver very fine quality prints. It can accept cards having thickness of 9 mil to 40 mil.

The DTC 4000 is being manufactured with original HID technology due to which it is perfectly compatible with other HID products. Moreover, it does not have any compatibility issue with ID card issuance applications such as Asure ID personalization software. DTC 4000, in combination with these applications offers enhanced functionalities, such as badge design, database management and technology card encoding.

Its password protected printing process ensures extremely secure printing. One of its useful features is its erase and rewrite capability, due to which it proves really cost effective in printing temporary cards such as visitor cards, etc. It also offers the option for ultra violet fluorescent ribbon or holographic foil card printing for increased security. It works perfectly fine both as a stand-alone unit or a sharing device in a networked environment.

  1. It is a completely reliable product for any organization which seeks convenient, affordable and professional encoding and printing.
  2. It is privileged to be energy certified product. It is quite energy efficient and consumes very less energy in stand-by or sleep mode. It offers a cost-effective printing and encoding solution.
  3. It offers extremely secure printing with password protected printer access and options for ultra violet holographic and fluorescent printing.
  4. Its erase and rewrite feature makes it highly cost-effective and reduces the number of wasted cards. This feature makes it the best solution for printing temporary cards.
  5. It is perfectly compatible with and can be interoperated with other HID products.
  6. It works fine and delivers exceptional performance with the ID card issuance applications such as Asure ID performance software.
  7. It does not need any complex IT infrastructure. It can be used just with a single USB or Ethernet connection.
  8. It performs very efficiently and prints cards at the speed of 150 cards per hour. With 300 dpi resolution, it delivers very fine quality prints.

Security: It is equipped with multiple security features. It offers password protected printer access. Moreover, options of fluorescent ribbon and holographic foil card printing are available for enhanced card security.

Scalability: The design and functions of DTC 4000 are highly scalable. They can be upgraded to high security levels to meet the future requirements. It can also be used with other HID products and ID card issuance application for enhanced performance.

Easy to use: It’s simple and easy to use interface guides the users throughout the printing process. Its high resolution smart screen displays error handling in the similar fashion as of copy machine. With color-coded buttons, it always keeps you updated about the work status.

Energy Efficient: As it is energy certified product, it is pretty power efficient with negligible power consumption in sleep or stand-by mode.

Compact Design: With its compact design, it does not impose space issue and fits in any kind of office environment. Its sleek design makes the office look more sophisticated.

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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 Speed**

    7 seconds per card (K*); 12 seconds per card (KO*); 24 seconds per card (YMCKO*); 31 seconds per card (YMCKOK*)

    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
    Full-color with fluorescing, resin black and overlay panel, YMCFKO*, 200 prints
    Full-color with fluorescing, two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCFKOK*, 175 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

    Accepted Standard Card Sizes

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

    Print Area

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

    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˝ / .762 mm)

    Output Hopper Card Capacity

    Up to 100 cards (.030˝ / .762 mm)

    Reject Hopper Card Capacity

    Up to 100 cards (.030˝ / .762 mm) - same-side input/output card hopper required

    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 / MAC OS X 10.5/10.6 / Linux***


    USB 2.0, optional Ethernet with internal print server

    Operating Temperature

    65° to 80° F / 18° to 27° C


    20 – 80% non-condensing


    Single-Sided Printer: 9.8˝ H x 17.6˝ W x 9.2˝ D / 249 mm H x 460 mm W x 234 mm D Dual-Sided Printer: 9.8˝ H x 18.2˝ W x 9.2˝ D / 249 mm H x 475 mm W x 234 mm D


    Single-Sided: 8 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

    Environmental Features

    ENERGY STAR® qualified printer

    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 - Upgradable; Dual-Input Card Hopper (200 cards) - Upgradable; Same-Side Input/Output Card Hopper - Upgradable; Contactless Smart Card Encoding - Upgradable; Contact Smart Card Encoding - Factory Upgrade; Magnetic Stripe Encoding - Upgradable; Printer Cleaning Kit; Ethernet with Internal Print Server - Upgradable


    Swift ID™ Embedded Badging Application, FARGO® Workbench Diagnosis Utility


    User friendly, SmartScreen™ graphical display

    Printer Security

    Printer access password protected; Kensington® lock compatibility

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    Accessories for Fargo DTC4000

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    [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 45112] YMCFKOK Cartridge w/Cleaning Roller: Full-color ribbon with two resin black, fluorescing and clear overlay panel – 175 images.
    • Full color fluorescing ribbon with two resin black and clear overlay panel.
    • Produces up to 175 images.
    • Delivers best quality prints on use with ultracard 1 (PVC) and ultracard premium cards.
    • Comes with built-in cleaning rollers for protection against dust.

    $ 67.02
    [Fargo 45110] YMCKOK Cartridge w/Cleaning Roller: Full-color ribbon with two resin black panels and clear overlay panel – 200 images
    • Full color ribbon with two resins black and color overlay panel.
    • Produces up to 200 images.
    • Comes with integrated cleaning rollers for convenient maintenance.
    • Compatible with Fargo DTC4000.

    $ 67.02
    [Fargo 45109] YMCFKO Cartridge w/Cleaning Roller: Full-color ribbon with resin black, fluorescing and clear overlay panel – 200 images.
    • Full color ribbon with fluorescing, resin black and clear over-lay panel.
    • Produces 200 images.
    • Resin ribbons and dye-sublimation works with printers to produce ultimate quality prints.
    • Integrated cleaning rollers for protection against dust.
    • Recommended for use on UltraCard I (PVC) and UltraCard for best quality.

    $ 95.00
    [Fargo 45100] YMCKO Cartridge w/Cleaning Roller: Full-color ribbon with resin black and clear overlay panel – 250 images
    • Full color ribbon with resin black ribbons.
    • Clear overlay panel.
    • Produces 250 images.
    • Built-in cleaning rollers.

    $ 63.67
    [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
    [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

    Camera for Fargo DTC4000

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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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