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The 54400 C30e has been discontinued. Please see the new Fargo DTC1250e.
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Fargo 54400 C30e ID Card Printer Single-Sided - DISCONTINUED

  • DISCONTINUED 3/31/2011
  • Replaced by DTC1250e

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Price $1,299.00 MSRP $2,295.00
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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.
  • Single-sided direct-to-card printer ideal for low-volume card printing
  • Special features: erase/rewrite, all-in-one ribbon and cleaning cartridge
  • Optional upgrades: extended warranty plans

What's Included

  • C30e single-sided printer
  • USB cable
  • US/international power cords
  • CD with printer drivers and user guide
  • 2 year warranty

The Fargo HID single-sided C30e printer is all about simple, reliable and affordable card printing. The Fargo 54400 printer is loaded with built-in versatility, and is ready to adapt to your future needs.

Product Features

  • Printing on various cards
    The C30e features color printing enhancements that provide true-to-life photos, and sharp text and images on a wide range of card stocks, including thin cards, rewritable cards, and technology cards.

  • Easy-loading all-in-one ribbon cartridge
    The Fargo single-sided C30e printer uses an easy-loading, all-in-one ribbon cartridge that saves time and eliminates the aggravation and expense of torn, wasted ribbons. Simply open the front panel, slide in the ribbon cartridge and close the panel! And since the card cleaning roller is part of the Fargo 54400 printer's ribbon cartridge, it is automatically changed every time the ribbon is changed.

  • Direct-to-card printing
    The C30e 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.

  • Optional extended warranty 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. (Add an extended warranty plan to your printer within theOptions tab.)

Ideal Applications

  • Small corporations
  • Recreational facilities
  • K-12 schools
  • Health clubs
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
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 Options
Output Hopper Capacity30
15-card reject hopper
Printing Speeds (sec/card)7 seconds (monochrome (K) single-sided card)
27 seconds (YMCKO full-color single-sided card)
Printing CapabilitySingle-sided printing
Warranty2 years on printer and printhead (unlimited passes with ID Wholesaler-purchased cards)
Weight & Dimensions8 lbs (3.63 kg), 13.62'' x 7.9'' x 8.14'' (346mm x 201mm x 207mm)
Card Management

Fargo C30e 54400

Fargo C30e 54400 Downloads

Visit the Fargo support page to find the latest C30e drivers and firmware
- C30e Firmware and Drivers

Fargo C30e 54400 User Manuals

Find the latest versions of the Fargo C30e user manuals below:
- Fargo C30e User Manual - English
- Fargo Workbench User Manual - English
- 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