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The Fargo 50016 DTC1250e ID Card Printer has been discontinued. Shop or Call Us (800) 321-4405.

Fargo DTC1250e ID Card Printer with Magnetic Stripe & Omnikey 5121/5125 Encoders - Single-Sided - DISCONTINUED


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  • Includes a free 30-day subscription to CloudBadging: a secure, cloud-based workspace for individuals or teams to create, manage, and print ID badges.
  • Direct-to-card printer ideal for low volume card printing applications
  • Special features: best-in-class for speed, built-in erase/rewrite, supports AES-256 data encryption,inline card printing, and encoding via one USB connection
  • Optional configurations: Ethernet connectivity, Wi-Fi connectivity, encoding

If you're looking for fast print speed without compromising quality, the Fargo DTC1250e Printer is the fastest printer in its class! Now with optional Wi-Fi, Dual-Sided printing, magnetic and smart card encoding options and increased security capability, this printer is perfect for small to medium sized ID applications including student ID's, employee badges and access control cards. The DTC1250e is reliable, convenient, and makes ID card printing and encoding a snap!

Product Features

    • Compact design
      The small footprint allows the Fargo DTC1250e card printer to fit easily on any desktop.

    • Direct-to-card printing with built-in erase and rewrite
      The Fargo DTC1250e card 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 DTC1250e Printer features a built-in erase and rewrite function that when paired with rewritable cards is ideal for temporary ID cards such as visitor badges.

    • Easy-to-use and eco-friendly ribbons
      Choose either the EZ ribbons that offer a disposable easy-to-use cartridge making loading and replacing your ribbon cartridge a snap, or the ECO ribbon, which is both economical and eco-friendly. Not only are the ECO ribbons better for the environment, but they are budget friendly too! The ECO-friendly ribbons use a refillable ribbon cartridge (sold separately). You discard of the ribbon when replacing and refill the cartridge with a new ribbon.

    • Intuitive user-interface
      The intuitive user-interface provides color-changing status buttons for system status notifications to easily identify the status of the printer.

    • Printing on various card thicknesses
      To accommodate sophisticated access control badges and smart cards the Fargo DTC1250e Printer allows printing cards as thin as 9 mil and up to 40 mil thick.

    • Printing and encoding via one connection
      The Fargo DTC1250e features inline card printing and technology card encoding with one connection using the standard USB connection or optional Ethernet or Wi-Fi connectivity.

    • Supports QR code printing
      This printer fully supports QR or Quick Response Codes, which are codes that are data encrypted specifically for smart phones. The code is an image that is printed on the card. QR codes are a great way to drive traffic to your business' or organization's website! NOTE: To print QR codes, you will need ID card software that is also capable of QR code printing, such as Asure ID Express.

    • Backed by the best warranty around
      To ensure you get maximum value from the investment in your card printer, the Fargo DTC1250e is backed by a 3-year printer and printhead warranty, including one no-questions-asked printhead replacement.

    • Optional dual-sided printing
      Does your application require printing on both sides of the card? No problem, the DTC1250e Printer is available as a single- or dual-sided ID printer. Utilizing dual-sided printing allows for more space on your ID card for your company logo, additional cardholder information or security features.

    • Optional Ethernet & Wi-Fi connectivity
      The Fargo DTC1250e Printer features optional Ethernet connectivity with an internal print server which allows for remote printer sharing by many users on a network. If you choose to add on the optional Ethernet connection, you can also add on Wi-Fi connectivity with the Wi-Fi Accessory allowing you convenient access to your ID card printer anytime, anywhere!

  • Optional encoding
    The Fargo also features several encoding options enabling magnetic stripe, contact or contactless smart cards, HID iClass cards, and proximity cards.
Card Sizes Accepted

CR80 - 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
Printer Color Capability

Color & monochrome printing, plus monochrome rewritable printing

Printer Includes

USB cable
US/International power cords
CD with printer drivers & user guide

Input Hopper Capacity

100 Cards


USB 2.0

Printer Options

Encoding -

  • ISO magnetic stripe (field-upgradeable)
  • Contact smart card encoding (factory ordered)
  • HID Prox encoding (factory ordered)
  • iClass, MIFARE, ISO read/write encoder (factory ordered

Ethernet with internal print server
Extended warranties through ID Wholesaler, including options to add printer loaner coverage to standard warranty

Output Hopper Capacity

30 Cards

Printing Speeds (sec/card)

6 seconds (monochrome (K) single-sided card)
8 seconds per dual-sided monochrome (KO) card
16 seconds (full-color (YMCKO) single-sided card)
24 seconds (full-color (YMCKOK) dual-sided card)

Printing CapabilitySingle side printing

3 years

Weight & Dimensions

7.5 lbs (3.4 kg), 13.7'' x 8.8'' x 7.9'' (348mm x 224mm x 201mm)


Encoding available on select models

Fargo DTC1250e Printer

Fargo DTC1250e Printer Downloads

Visit the Fargo support page to find the latest DTC1250e drivers and firmware
- DTC1250e Firmware and Drivers

Fargo DTC1250e Printer User Manuals

Find the latest version of the Fargo DTC1250e user manual below:
- Fargo DTC1250e User Manual

Fargo DTC1250e Printer Support

ID Wholesaler has the most knowledgeable and well-trained in-house technical support department in the industry. Unlike other retailers, we don't send your printer back to the manufacturer -- we fix it, fast! We offer coverage plans for your DTC1250e:

- See our Fargo DTC1250e TrueSupport Coverage Plan

Technical Support

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