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Fargo DTC1500 ID Card Printer

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MSRP $2,788.24
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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 high-volume or high-security applications
  • Special features: standard 100-card input and output card hopper, password protection, built-in erase/rewrite, standard Ethernet connectivity, built-in custom watermark overlay, resin scramble data protection, and 3-year warranty
  • Optional upgrades: dual-sided printing, encoding, single-sided lamination, wireless connectivity

What's Included

  • DTC1500 printer
  • USB cable
  • Power cord
  • 3 year printer & printhead warranty

The fast and durable Fargo DTC1500 ID card printer is an ideal solution for organizations looking for professional-level card printer features at small- to medium-size business prices. Think of the DTC1500 as a stronger evolution of the popular Fargo DTC1250e – previously our best-selling Fargo printer. With the DTC1500, your organization gains high-volume productivity, enterprise-worthy credential security, and easy add-on upgrades.

Turn on high-volume output with the drop of a ribbon
Your card issuance needs ebb and flow. Wouldn’t it be nice to enable high volume printing without upgrading to expensive models that don’t get used to their potential most days? Now you can. The DTC1500 accepts supplies made for large runs – like its affordably priced 500 print YMCKO ribbon or its 850 print half-panel color ribbon. You’re getting approximately 50% more prints per ribbon, plus one of the lowest cost-per-card breakdowns found in the market.

Watch productivity spike to new heights when you pair high-quantity production with fast print speeds - the DTC1500 by Fargo creates 225 full color single-sided cards per hour!

Create custom visual card security
The DTC1500 is the first in its family built with the capability to apply a security watermark (a transparent image printed over card credentials). Create a custom logo, symbol or text watermark that turns a standard ID card into a counterfeit-resistant badge - no special overlaminates, cards or equipment needed.

Don’t forget that card fraud attempts can occur within your building walls, too. To ensure only approved printer operators access your DTC1500, enable the password protection on the printer. Data decryption offers a second layer of security; a resin erase feature scrambles resin-printed text on the ribbon, making it impossible for thieves to duplicate.

Detailed printing with built-in rewrite
This 300 dpi direct-to-card printer uses a dye-sublimation printing process. Produce highly-accurate colors and images right onto the card surface. Its thermal resin transfer mechanism fuses black resin straight from the ribbon onto the card, so black text and barcodes look crisp on day one and every day after. In addition, the DTC1500 printer efficiently manages visitor badges and temporary ID cards. When paired with rewritable cards, a built-in erase and rewrite function allows cards to be reused for future issuance.

Comes standard with USB & Ethernet connectivity
Establish a network connection from one or more workstations with either a USB 2.0 or Ethernet interface – both come standard. Add on Fargo’s Wi-Fi accessory and you can open card issuance to anyone, anytime, from anywhere.

Optional - verify more credential data with dual-sided printing
It’s hard to forecast your card issuance needs, even in the not-so-distant-future. With the DTC1500 printer, you don’t have to. Every printer comes with a built-in dual-sided flipper. If you order a single-sided printer but later discover you need to print on both sides of your cards, an after-purchase upgrade is simple. Insert the included RFID tag into your printer to activate dual-sided printing - it’s that easy.

Optional - laminate cards for higher security and durability
An overlaminate is an effective method to fortify anti-fraud properties, especially if UV or holographic films are employed. The protective layer will also extend the life of your cards. If dual-sided printing is enabled, you may upgrade your DTC1500 with single-sided lamination.

Optional - encode data and print cards in one pass
Identity verification and access control sometimes require more than visual card credentials. Embedding cardholder or company info onto a card, or the ability to program cards with access control systems, is essential in high-security environments. Configure your DTC1500 for inline encoding to magnetic stripes and smart card technologies.

Ideal Applications:

  • Corporate ID
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Membership cards
  • Transportation passes
  • Manufacturing
  • Government (including driver’s license and national ID programs)
  • Military
Card Sizes AcceptedCR80 - standard (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 CapabilityColor & monochrome printing, plus monochrome rewritable printing
Print Resolution DPI300 DPI
Printer IncludesUSB cable (2.0)
Power supply
US/EU power cable
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 10
Output Hopper Capacity100 cards
Printing Speeds (sec/card)6 seconds per single-sided monchrome (K) card
8 seconds per single-sided monochrome (KO) card
16 seconds per single-sided full-color (YMCKO) card
24 seconds per dual-sided full-color (YMCKOK) card
Printing CapabilitySingle side

3 years on printer and printhead (unlimited pass with Ultracard?)
1 no-questions-asked printhead replacement

Weight & Dimensions11 lbs, 9.8'' H x 18.7'' W x 9.2'' D (249 mm H x 475 mm W x 234 mm)

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Fargo DTC1499 User Manuals

Find the latest version of the Fargo DTC1500 user guide below:
- Fargo DTC1500 User Guide

Fargo DTC1499 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 DTC1500:

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