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Discontinued and replaced by 70001

Fargo 51975 C50 ID Card Printer Single-Sided - DISCONTINUED

  • Discontinued
  • Replaced by 70001.

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.
  • Easy-to-use, single-sided direct-to-card printer, ideal for low volume card printing applications
  • Special features: built-in erase/rewrite and inline card printing and encoding via one USB connection

What's Included

  • Fargo single-sided C50 printer
  • USB cable
  • 2 year printer & printhead warranty
  • Toll-free technical support

If you're looking for an easy-to-use, reliable, ID card printer to get started fast, the Fargo 51975 C50 ID card printer single-sided is what you're looking for! The C50 can go from box to printing ID cards in a matter of minutes, and is the perfect solution for schools, membership cards, employee badges and more.

Product Features

  • Easy-to-use & compact
    The Fargo 51975 C50 single-sided printer is simple to use with an intuitive design that reflects system updates through color-changing buttons. Additionally, the compact footprint allows it to easily fit in the smallest office settings without taking up too much space.

  • Direct-to-card printing with built-in erase and rewrite
    The Fargo C50 single-sided 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, this printer features a built-in erase and rewrite function that is ideal for temporary ID cards such as visitor badges.

  • Print ribbon options
    Choose either the EZ all-in-one print ribbon and cleaning cartridge which offers a convenient and simplified loading process making maintenance a breeze, or the ECO environmentally-friendly ribbons, which are not only better for the environment, but also budget friendly.

  • Printing via one connection
    The Fargo C50 51975 printer features inline card printing with one connection using a standard USB connection.

  • How to load the ribbon and cards
  • A review of the printer's user interface
  • Special printer features and how to use them

Card Sizes AcceptedCR79 - adhesive back
CR80 - standard credit card size
Card Thickness Accepted9-40 mil
Printer Color CapabilityColor & monochrome printing, plus monochrome rewritable printing
Printer IncludesUSB cable
US/International power cords
CD with printer drivers & user guide
Input Hopper Capacity

50 Cards

InterfaceUSB 2.0
OS CompatibilityMicrosoft® Windows® XP, Windows Server 2003 & 2008, Vista, Windows 7 , Windows 8, Windows 10
Restricted Mac compatibility* OS X v10.5, v10.6, v10.7, v10.8, & v10.9
*A PC is required to make changes within the Workbench Printer Utility in the printer driver
Additional drivers coming:
Linux Ubuntu 12.04, Debian 7.0, Fedora 18, Mandriva 2011, Red Hat 6.4, Open Suse 12.3
All drivers include Fargo Workbench Printer Utility & Swift ID™ Embedded Badging Application
Printer Options

TrueSupport coverage plans through ID Wholesaler, including options to add printer loaner coverage to standard warranty

Output Hopper Capacity30 Cards
Printing Speeds (sec/card)7 seconds (monochrome (K) single-sided card)
12 seconds (monochrome with overlay (KO) single-sided card)
24 seconds (full-color (YMCKO) single-sided card)
Printing CapabilitySingle side
Warranty2 years on printer and printhead (unlimited pass with Ultracard™)
Weight & Dimensions7.5 lbs (3.4 kg), 8.8''H x 13.7''W x 7.9''D (224mm x 348mm x 201mm)

Fargo C50 51975

Fargo C50 51975 Downloads

Visit the Fargo support page to find the latest C50 drivers and firmware

Fargo C50 51975 User Manuals

Find the latest version of the Fargo C50 user manual below:
- Fargo C50 User Manual

Fargo C50 51975 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 C50:

- See our TrueSupport 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