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The 54102 DTC400e has been discontinued. Please see the new Fargo DTC4250e.
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Fargo DTC400e 54102 ID Card Printer Dual-Sided - DISCONTINUED

  • DISCONTINUED 3/31/2011
  • Replaced by DTC4250e

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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.
  • Dual-sided direct-to-card printer designed for mid-level volume card printing
  • Special features: all-in-one ribbon and cleaning cartridge, intuitive LCD panel, and special printer driver utility
  • Optional upgrades: Ethernet connectivity, encoding, extended warranty and loaner coverage plans

What's Included

  • DTC400e dual-sided printer
  • USB cable
  • US/international power cords
  • CD with printer drivers and user guide
  • 2 year warranty

The Fargo HID dual-sided DTC400e printer makes printing and encoding your plastic cards incredibly easy. Featuring a modular design, the Fargo DTC400e printer can be upgraded and configured to match your evolving needs, enabling you to add Ethernet or encoding if needed.

Note: The Fargo dual-sided DTC400e printer (Fargo 54102) is the new, enhanced version of the Fargo DTC400 printer. The Fargo 54100 directly replaces Fargo 44102, as well as its various configurations.

Product Features

  • Easy operation and maintenance
    The Fargo dual-sided DTC400e printer provides hassle-free supplies loading that even the non-technical user can appreciate. Its all-in-one cartridge combines the ribbon and cleaning roller into a single, convenient assembly, saving you both time and the messy hassle of torn, wasted ribbons and separate card cleaning mechanisms. The DTC400e printer verifies that you've inserted the correct ribbon cartridge and will alert you if you haven't.

  • Auto-cleaning of each card
    The cleaning roller for the Fargo 54102 printer auto cleans each card before it comes in direct contact with the printhead. Because the cleaning mechanism is included with each new ribbon cartridge, you are effortlessly performing a crucial step in protecting your printhead and maintaining high quality results.

  • Intuitive LCD panel
    Don't live in confusion with another card printer's blinking LED indicator lights. With the DTC400e printer's LCD control panel, you'll always know the status of your printing process with its easy-to-follow message prompts and commands.

  • Printing on a variety of card types
    Print superb results on a variety of card types and materials. The DTC400e features color printing enhancements that produce true-to-life photos, and sharp text and images. Plus, you can enjoy these great results on a wide range of card materials, including thin cards, rewritable cards, holographic foil cards, and technology cards.

  • Special printer driver utility
    The Fargo single-sided DTC400e printer features the exclusive Fargo Workbench printer utility. The Fargo Workbench is a user-friendly printer security, diagnostics and firmware upgrades tool included in your driver. Through the workbench, you can:
    • Add password-controlled access
    • Use a library of card samples
    • Gain access to key printer and ribbon information (e.g., printer serial number, listing of installed options, ribbon type, ribbon amount used, etc.)
    • Run various troubleshooting and diagnostics tools and more!

  • Optional single-sided printing
    Do you only need to print on one side of the card? No problem, the Fargo 400e ID card printer is available in a single-sided version. View the Fargo DTC400e Single-Sided ID Card Printer.

  • Optional Ethernet connectivity
    The DTC400e card printer features optional Ethernet connectivity with an internal print server which allows for remote printer sharing by many users on a network. (

  • Optional encoding
    The DTC400e also features several encoding options enabling magnetic stripe, contact or contactless smart cards, and proximity cards. (

  • 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.

Ideal Applications

  • Financial / banking institutions
  • Hospitals & health care facilities
  • K-12 schools & universities
  • State & federal government agencies
  • Small- to mid-sized corporations
Encoding Options
Card Sizes AcceptedCR79 - adhesive back
CR80 - standard credit card size
Card Thickness Accepted
Printer Color Capability
Print Resolution DPI
Printer Loudness
Printer IncludesUSB cable
US/International power cords
CD with printer drivers & user guide
Input Hopper Capacity100
InterfaceUSB 1.1 & USB 2.0 compatible (optional Ethernet w/ internal print server)
OS CompatibilityMicrosoft® Windows® 2000, XP, Windows Server 2003, Vista (32- & 64-bit), Windows 7 (32- & 64-bit); Linux*
Driver includes Fargo Workbench Printer Utility - a user-friendly diagnostic tool

*For specifications on Linux version compatibility, please refer to the printer brochure or call us at (800) 321-4405 x2.
Printer OptionsEncoding -
  • ISO magnetic stripe (field installable)
  • Smart card (field-installable)
Ethernet with internal print server (replaces USB connection)
100-card output hopper, with or without reject tray
Extended warranties through ID Wholesaler, including options to add printer loaner coverage to standard warranty
Output Hopper Capacity30
15-card reject hopper
Printing Speeds (sec/card)7 seconds (monochrome (K) single-sided card)
27 seconds (full-color (YMCKO) single-sided card)
35 seconds (full-color (YMCKOK) dual-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 & Dimensions11.55 lbs (5.22 kg), 18.28'' x 7.9'' x 8.14'' (464mm x 201mm x 207mm)
Card Management

Fargo DTC400e 54102

Fargo DTC400e 54102 Downloads

Visit the Fargo support page to find the latest DTC400e drivers and firmware
- Fargo Support: DTC400e Firmware and Drivers

Fargo DTC400e 54102 User Manuals

Find the latest versions of the Fargo DTC400e user manuals below:

- Fargo DTC400e User Manual - English

- Fargo Workbench User Manual - Spanish

- Fargo Workbench User Manual - English

- Looking for additional documents or guides for the Fargo DTC400? Visit the Fargo Document Library.

Technical Support

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