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Fargo DTC1500XE ID Card System Dual-Sided

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The Fargo DTC1500XE ID card system comes equipped with all of the essentials to launch your card issuance program right from the start. The easy-to-use and dependable dual-sided DTC1500XE card printer is the centerpiece for this Fargo system. Ideal for small- to medium-size business, the professional-level card printer features enterprise-worthy credential security, easy add-on upgrades, and is backed by an impressive three-year warranty with three-year loaner coverage. In addition, the DTC1500XE system also includes a FREE 30-day subscription of CloudBadging ID Card Software, one full-color YMCK0 ribbon, 500 blank PVC cards, and the 2.0-megapixel Credential Cam photo ID camera for capturing photos.

High-voulme ribbons
The DTC1500XE 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 on the market.

Watch productivity spike to new heights when you pair high-quantity production with fast print speeds - the DTC1500XE by Fargo creates 225 full color dual-sided cards per hour!

Increased Security & Durability
Help safeguard your ID cards with the DTC1500XE security watermarks (a transparent image printed over card credentials). Easily 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 DTC1500XE, 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 DTC1500XE 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.

Equipped 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.

Impressive three-year warranty
Known for its durability, you can trust that the DTC1500XE by Fargo will perform reliably. A three-year manufacturer's warranty covers repairs if maintenance is required. To minimize potential down-time, ID Wholesaler complements your warranty with three years of loaner coverage which will allow you to continue operating and printing ID cards with a temporary printer, while yours is being fixed.

Optional - Encoding
The Fargo DTC1500XE also features several encoding options enabling magnetic stripe, contact or contactless smart cards, HID iClass cards, and proximity cards.

CloudBadging ID Card Software

Secure and powerful cloud-based software - FREE for 30 days!
CloudBadging is an industry-leading ID badge management software accessible from a secure, cloud-based platform. Design, manage and print credentials from any internet-connected device with CloudBadging, in the office or on the go!

Credential Cam Digital Photo ID Webcam

Credential Cam Photo ID Camera
A 2.0 megapixel Credential Cam Photo ID Camera comes included with the DTC1500 dual-sided system. Easily take professional-quality ID photos with this plug-and-play camera.

Color Ribbon and Cards

Start printing more cards in a dual run
The DTC1500XE Single-sided System includes a 500-print YMCKO ribbon and a 500-pack of CR8030 PVC standard-size cards.

Ideal Uses

Card Sizes Accepted

CR80 - standard PVC or PET (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 Accepted

9-40 mil

Printer Color Capability

Color & monochrome printing, plus monochrome rewritable printing

Printer Includes

USB cable
Power cords

Input Hopper Capacity

Dual Hoppers - 100 each


USB 2.0 & Ethernet with internal print server

OS Compatibility

Microsoft® Windows® Windows Server 2003, 2008 & 2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

Printer Options

Encoding -

  • ISO magnetic stripe (field-upgradeable)
  • Contact smart card encoding (factory ordered)
  • HID Prox reader (factory ordered)
  • iClass, MIFARE, ISO read/write encoder (factory ordered)

Same-side input/output hopper - field-installable
Extended warranties through ID Wholesaler, including options to add printer loaner coverage to standard warranty

Output Hopper Capacity


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 Capability

Single-sided & dual-sided printing


3 years on printer and printhead

Weight & Dimensions

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

Card Management

Import images
Integrated photo capture
Conditional design rules
Magnetic stripe encoding
Add signatures
Add unlimited data fields


Cloud-based database


CloudBadging Software Specifications

Printing Capability Full-color one-sided or two-sided (duplex) capabilities
Batch printing
Database Cloud-based database
Encoding 1-D and 2-D barcodes
Magnetic encoding options
Card Management Import images
Integrated photo capture
Conditional design rules
Magnetic stripe encoding
Add signatures
Add unlimited data fields
System Requirements Internet connected computer with modern web browser

1-D and 2-D barcodes<br />Magnetic encoding options

User Manuals

Find the latest version of the Fargo DTC1500XE user guide below:


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 DTC1500XE:
- See our See our Fargo DTC1500XE TrueSupport Coverage Plan

Technical Support

Our team is able to assist you 7:45am-4:30pm CT, Monday-Friday.
- See our technical support page for contact options