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DTC1000me Printers

Buy Fargo DTC1000Me ID Card Printers

Fargo’s DTC1000Me printers are an affordable, reliable, and convenient card issuance solution for small-to-medium sized businesses, financial service providers and retailers. The DTC1000 includes a built-in Swift ID™ application, so there’s no need to install additional software to get started. Color-changing status buttons keep you updated on the status of each printing operation, and an eco-friendly erase and rewrite option allows you to reuse cards. The DTC1000Me also offers optional magnetic stripe encoding capabilities, and can be upgraded for Ethernet connectivity.

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What are the Main Features and Benefits of the Fargo DTC1000Me?

HID Fargo DTC1000Me

HID Fargo DTC1000Me single-sided, monochrome ID card printers are specially designed to make your card issuance program as straightforward and easy to maintain as possible. Their small footprint makes them an ideal solution for retail counters and small desktops, and as indicated by their compact size, the DTC1000 series is best for low-volume card printing applications. Use your DTC1000Me to make customer loyalty and membership ID cards, employee ID badges, visitor badges, and more. Every DTC1000Me is backed by a three-year manufacturer’s warranty.

DTC1000Me card printers offer a number of intuitive features including:

  • Includes built-in Swift ID™ badging software, so there's no need to install additional software to launch your badge program
  • Compatible with both Asure ID® card personalization software and EasyLobby® Secure Visitor Management software, as well as similar third-party applications
  • Dye-sublimation for vivid color printing and direct thermal resin for printing crisp, black alphanumeric data, such as text and barcodes
  • Easy-to-follow, color-changing status buttons for tracking the status of each print operation
  • Standard USB connection with optional Ethernet connectivity upgrade for printing over a network
  • Easy-to-add magnetic stripe encoding option for writing electronic data to your cards
  • Optional resin-erase and rewrite printing capability for recycling temporary ID cards and visitor badges
  • Your choice of printer ribbon:
    • EZ all-in-one, economical ribbon and cleaning cartridge, or
    • ECO environmentally-friendly ribbon with reusable cartridge
I Need to be Able to Store or Access Data on my Cards. What are my Card Encoding Options?

Barcode Printing

Barcodes have so many applications, it’s difficult to go a single day without scanning at least one. Barcode data is electronically stored to a central computer database, not within the physical barcode. The physical barcode simply contains reference data. To print barcodes to your cards, you do not need an encoding printer or special software with encoding capabilities. Simply make sure that your printer ribbon has a black resin panel, and you’re ready to create and print crisp, scannable barcodes using the built-in Swift ID™ application. Barcode printing is the easiest, most affordable way to encode your cards with electronic data using a DTC1000 printer.

Requirements: All Fargo DTC1000Me printers are capable of adding a 1-D or 2-D barcode to a plastic card. In order to read the barcodes on your cards, you’ll need a barcode scanner connected to the computer that contains the barcode data.

Magnetic Stripe Encoding

Magstripes, as they are often called, are commonly used for access control (keycards), time and attendance, loyalty and membership programs, secure credentials, and more. Unlike barcode information, which is stored to a computer, magnetic stripe information is stored within the physical magnetic stripe printed to a card. When used for access control, for example, each individual card’s magstripe contains the data required to unlock preprogrammed doors. In this application, a validated user can simply swipe his or her encoded card within range of the card access control device to gain access to a previously locked door.

There are two types of magnetic stripe cards:

High Coercivity (HiCo) magstripe cards are resistant to damage from magnets and magnetic fields. This makes them harder to erase and ideal for frequent use and extended duration applications. HiCo stripes are most often used for time and attendance, access control, and gift cards.

Low Coercivity (LoCo) magstripe cards require a lower amount of energy to record than HiCo stripe cards. For this reason, LoCo stripes are easier to erase and can be damaged by brief contact with a magnetic field. LoCo stripe cards are typically reserved for limited use and temporary card applications, such as hotel room keys.

Requirements: In order to use magnetic stripe cards, you will need a magnetic stripe encoding Fargo DTC100Me printer and mid-level or fully-featured ID software.