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Fargo INK1000 Thermal Inkjet Card Printer - Single-Sided

  • Thermal inkjet ID card printing
  • Single-sided printing
  • Encoding options available
  • Warranty: 2 years

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Price $1,644.99 MSRP $1,712.00
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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.
  • High-definition thermal inkjet printer ideal for durable, and affordable card printing
  • Small footprint and easy install ink cartridges
  • Special features: vivid, high-definition 600 x 1200 dpi printing, modular design, and 3-year printer warranty
  • Optional upgrades: encoding, extended warranty, and loaner coverage plans

What's Included

  • Fargo INK1000 printer
  • USB cable
  • Power cord
  • Install Disk
  • 2-year printer warranty

The HID Fargo INK1000 Thermal Inkjet printer is the latest printer in the HID family that offers affordable inkjet printing while lowering the total cost of ownership. This robust and dependable printer is similar to a traditional thermal at-home inkjet printers and prints ID cards with an easy-to-install YMC ink cartridge. This low maintenance printer is less expensive than many other ID card printers and is ideal for small-to-mid sized businesses. High-resolution, a smaller footprint, and edge-to-edge printing are just some of the many features that the Fargo INK1000 printer offers. The INK1000 inkjet printer brings affordability to ID card printing making it more accessible to smaller organizations or cost-conscious organizations without sacrificing quality and reliability.

Product Features

  • Innovative thermal inkjet printing
    The Fargo INK1000 printer is the next revolution for ID card printing. Featuring HID's exclusive inkjet printing technology, this printer eliminates the need of costly ID card printer ribbons with a user-friendly YMC (Yellow, Magenta, Cyan) ink cartridge. With its intuitive design the INK1000 is as simple to use as your home office printer. The highly-specialized printer has been engineered to be compatible with standard CR8030 PVC cards - an industry first! Solvent ink (alcohol-based ink) easily adheres to the PVC card and dries almost instantly. The specially formulated ink supports enhanced UV-stability so you don't have to worry about your cards fading like other direct-to-card printed cards.

    • Smaller footprint & innovative design
      Keep your workspace uncluttered with the INK1000 card printer. Designed with a smaller footprint, this ID card printer easily fits on your desk or counter when space is limited. Unlike some other badge printers, the Ink1000 has a same-side input/output card hopper so loading and retrieving your cards does not require you to reach around to the back of your printer. An underside compartment for the power supply and excess cord storage eliminate the problem of tangled cords and freeing up valuable workspace.

    • User-friendly ID card printing
      Similar to a traditional inkjet printer, the single ink cartridge (YMC) easily snaps into place replacing the need for costly ribbons and printheads. Eliminate common direct-to-card ID printer struggles such as ribbon misalignment or breakage and overuse of the printers printhead. The INK1000 printer is intuitive and relatable and requires no additional training or expertise to use. Additionally, the HID Inkjet printer is as easy to set up as a home-based inkjet printer. With the thermal inkjet printer, there's no need to have a technical background - this printer can be used right out of the box. Simply snap in the ink cartridge like a traditional printer, and the inkjet printer is ready to go.

    • Photographic-quality printing
      The Fargo 62000 printer provides photographic-quality images and crisp text and barcodes. With 600 x 1200 dpi resolution and endless color options with the YMC ink cartridge, your ID cards and badges come out looking professional every time. Logo and micro-text are easily legible with the inkjet id card printer, so your brand gets the recognition it deserves.

    • Low maintenance & affordable printing
      The Fargo INK1000 thermal inkjet printer offers high-quality card printing at a fraction of the cost. The Inkjet replaces the need to deal with the hassle of a direct-to-card printer ribbon that only prints certain colors or, depending on your design, only uses a majority of one color. With the YMC ink cartridge, colors are mixed to create any color you need for your card - even black! Depending on the design of your card, a single-ink cartridge has the potential to yield significantly more cards than a ribbon-based printer. And with lower up-front hardware costs ID card printing is more accessible to entry-level organizations or cost-conscious businesses

    • True edge-to-edge printing
      In order to protect the printhead of a direct-to-card printer, ID cards are printed with a white border around the edge of the ID card. With thermal inkjet ID card printing, unattractive white borders are eliminated with true edge-to-edge printing. Not only does the INK1000 print right up to the edges of ID cards but it can also print right up to the edge of embedded chips in smart cards as well.

    • Secure printing with less waste
      Some card designs do not require the full use of a direct-to-card printer ribbon leaving entire sets of ribbon panels unused and wasted. With an Inkjet ID card printer, you only use the ink you need to print your cards and will not need to worry about printing through costly ribbon. And because there's no ribbon being printed on, you don't need to worry about the hassle of shredding your old ribbon that inadvertently stores your company's data.

      • Warranty backed printing
        In the unlikely event of a failure, your printer is covered with the Fargo Inkjet standard 2-year warranty. With the completion of an online printer registration, your Inkjet ID card printing will automatically be extended for an additional year - that's a total of 3-years printer coverage!

      • Optional Encoding
        With HID Fargo's thermal inkjet printer, you no longer need to purchase a different machine for encoding and printing your cards. Instead, the INK1000 has the capability to be upgraded to a contacless encoder with Fargo's modular drop-in feature. Simply drop the encoder into the back of your printer and your thermal inkjet printer can print encoded ID cards within minutes.

      Ideal Applications

    • Student IDs
    • Membership cards
    • Gift cards
    • Customer loyalty
    • Health Cards
    • Time and attendence
    • Cashless vending
Card Sizes AcceptedCR80 - standard (CR80 is the size of a standard credit card)
Card Thickness Accepted30 Mil
Printer Color CapabilityColor & monochrome printing
Printer IncludesFargo INK1000 ID Card Printer
USB cable (2.0)
Power supply
Install Disk
User guide
Manufacturer warranty statement
Input Hopper Capacity

100 Cards

InterfaceUSB 2.0 & Ethernet with internal print server
OS CompatibilityMicrosoft® Windows® Windows Server 2003, 2008 & 2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 13
Output Hopper Capacity100 cards
Printing Speeds (sec/card)36 seconds per single-sided monchrome (K) card
36 seconds per single-sided full-color (YMCKO) card
Printing CapabilitySingle side
Warranty2 Year Warranty
Card Management

Fargo INK1000

Fargo INK1000 Downloads

Visit the Fargo support page to find the latest INK1000 drivers and firmware
- INK1000 Firmware and Drivers

Fargo INK1000 User Manuals

Find the latest version of the Fargo INK1000 brochures & other downloads below:
- Fargo INK1000 Features & Benefits

- Fargo INK1000 Brochure

Fargo INK1000 Warranty Options

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 1-, 2-, or 3-year extended warranty and loaner plans for your DTC1500:
- See our Fargo DTC1500 Extended Warranty & Loaner 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