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The 48120 DTC4000 ID Card Printer Dual-Sided with Ethernet has been discontinued.
Please see the new Fargo DTC4250e Printer.
Looking for ribbons for your DTC4000 printer? Please try our Supplies Selector.

Fargo DTC4000 ID Card Printer Dual-Sided with Ethernet - DISCONTINUED

  • DISCONTINUED 4/30/2014
  • Replaced by DTC4250e

Every order is protected by the IDW Care Promise


  • Includes a free 30-day subscription to CloudBadging: a secure, cloud-based workspace for individuals or teams to create, manage, and print ID badges.
  • Dual-sided direct-to-card printer ideal for applications with low to high security needs
  • Special features: same-side input/output hopper, dual-hopper options, printer password protection, built-in erase/rewrite, and 2-year warranty that includes 1 year of loaner coverage
  • Optional upgrades: field-upgradeable Ethernet connectivity, encoding, extended warranty and loaner coverage plans

What's Included

  • DTC4000 dual-sided printer
  • USB cable
  • US/international power cords
  • CD with printer drivers and user guide
  • 2 year printer & printhead warranty with 1 year loaner coverage

Fargo DTC4000 48120 Description

Designed for applications with low to high security needs, the Fargo 48120 dual-sided DTC4000 printer with Ethernet delivers versatility for current and future needs by combining a high level of simplicity and flexibility. Whether you need employee ID cards or membership cards, the Fargo 48120 dual-sided printer with Ethernet creates brilliant ID badges and crisp barcodes and digital signatures.

Product Features

  • Compact design
    The small footprint allows the Fargo 48120 printer with Ethernet to easily accommodate any desktop configuration.

  • Direct-to-card printing with built-in erase and rewrite
    The Fargo 48120 printer produces ID cards using dye-sublimation printing for vivid color and accurate images and thermal transfer or resin thermal transfer for sharp black text and barcodes. In addition, the Fargo 48120 printer features a built-in erase and rewrite function that is ideal for temporary ID cards such as visitor badges.

  • All-in-one print ribbon and cleaning cartridge
    An all-in-one print ribbon and cleaning cartridges offer a convenient and simplified loading process making maintenance a breeze.

  • Intuitive user-interface
    The intuitive user-interface includes a SmartScreen™ graphical display to easily identify the status of the printer.

  • Enhanced security
    The Fargo 48120 printer is designed to migrate from lower to higher security levels, offering built-in printer password protection and optional fluorescent ribbons for Ultra-Violet or UV printing.

  • Printing on various card thicknesses
    To accommodate access control badges and smart cards, the Fargo 48120 printer allows printing cards as thin as 9 mil and up to 40 mil thick.

  • Printing and encoding via one connection
    The Fargo 48120 features the industry's first inline card printing and technology card encoding with one connection using the standard USB or Ethernet connection.

  • Ethernet connectivity
    The Fargo 48120 features Ethernet connectivity with an internal print server, which allows for remote printer sharing by many users on a network.

  • Optional extended warranty and printer loaner plans
    ID Wholesaler's extended warranty plans include toll-free technical support, live chat support, total parts and labor replacement, and fast turn-around on printer repairs. This satisfaction-guaranteed service is handled in-house by our knowledgeable, factory-trained technical support team. Our printer loaner coverage plans provide you with a loaner printer in the event your printer needs to be sent to ID Wholesaler for repair. Printer loaner plans help ensure you won't be without a printer and your card printing can continue uninterrupted. (Add a coverage plan to your printer within the Options tab.)

  • Optional card printer training
    Get your new Fargo DTC4000 card printer up and running in no time with a training session from our in-house Technical Support team. We will tailor your training around your specific printer and your specific needs. A card printer training session may include topics such as:
    • ID card printer installation assistance
    • How to load the ribbon and cards
    • A review of the printer's user interface
    • Special printer features and how to use them
    (You may add training to your order within the Options tab.)

Ideal Applications

  • Corporate IDs
  • Membership cards
  • Gift cards
  • Customer loyalty
  • Health Cards
  • Mass transit
  • Student IDs
Card Sizes AcceptedCR80 - standard PVC or PET (CR80 is the size of a standard credit card)
CR79 - adhesive-back (CR79 is slightly smaller than the size of a standard credit card)
Card Thickness Accepted9-40 mil
Note: Mylar-backed thin cards are recommended
Printer Color CapabilityColor & monochrome printing, plus monochrome rewritable printing
Printer LoudnessOperating: 59 dB (A)
Printer IncludesUSB cable
US/International power cords
CD with printer drivers & user guide
Input Hopper Capacity100

USB 2.0 & Ethernet w/ internal print server

OS CompatibilityMicrosoft® Windows® XP, Windows Server 2003 & 2008, Vista (32- & 64-bit), Windows 7 (32- & 64-bit); Windows 8 (32-bit & 64-bit)*; Linux**,
Mac OS X v10.5 and v10.6
Driver includes Fargo Workbench Printer Utility & Swift ID™ Embedded Badging Application

* Windows 8 drivers must be downloaded from the Fargo website.
**For specifications on Linux version compatibility, please refer to the printer brochure or call us at (800) 321-4405 x2.
Printer OptionsExtended warranties through ID Wholesaler, including options to add printer loaner coverage to standard warranty
Output Hopper Capacity100
100-card reject hopper (required same-side input/output card hopper)
Printing Speeds (sec/card)7 seconds (monochrome (K) single-sided card)
24 seconds (full-color (YMCKO) single-sided card)
Printing CapabilitySingle-sided & dual-sided printing
Warranty2 years on printer and printhead (unlimited passes with ID Wholesaler-purchased cards) with 1 year printer loaner coverage
Weight & Dimensions10 lbs (4.54 kg), 18.1'' x 9.8'' x 9.2'' (460mm x 249mm x 234mm)

Fargo DTC4000 48120

Fargo DTC4000 48120 Downloads

Visit the Fargo support page to find the latest DTC4000 drivers and firmware
- DTC4000 Firmware and Drivers

Fargo DTC4000 48120 User Manuals

Find the latest versions of the Fargo DTC4000 user manuals below:
- Fargo DTC4000 User Manual - English
- Fargo Workbench User Manual - English
- Fargo DTC4000 User Manual - Spanish
- Fargo Workbench User Manual - Spanish

Technical Support

Our team is able to assist you 7:30am-4:00pm CT, Monday-Friday.
- See our technical support page for contact options