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Pro RT1

Buy Authentys Pro RT1 ID Card Printers

Upgrade your ID card printing capabilities with the Authentys PRO RT1 Retransfer ID Card Printer – where cutting-edge technology meets reliability and security. Redefine your card production standards and empower your organization with the next level of ID card printing.

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What are the Key Features and Benefits of the Authentys Pro RT1?

DTC1500 ID card printer

Authentys PRO RT1 Retransfer ID Card Printer – a cutting-edge solution that redefines the standards of card printing. Engineered with precision and innovation, this printer combines high-definition printing, advanced security features, and seamless functionality to meet the demands of modern card production.

Pro RT1 ID card printers offer a number of user-friendly features, including

  • High-Definition Printing: Immerse yourself in a world of unparalleled print quality. The Authentys PRO RT1 Retransfer ID Card Printer utilizes retransfer technology to achieve high-definition prints with sharp details, vibrant colors, and crystal-clear images, ensuring your ID cards make a lasting impression.
  • Retransfer Film Technology: Elevate your card printing durability with retransfer film technology. This printer, designed to work seamlessly with the Authentys PRO RT1 Retransfer Card Printer Retransfer Film, ensures that your cards are not only visually striking but also resistant to wear, fading, and environmental factors.
  • Advanced Security Features: Safeguard your organization with advanced security features embedded in the printing process. The Authentys PRO RT1 goes beyond visual appeal, incorporating security elements to meet industry standards, making your ID cards secure and tamper-resistant.
  • User-Friendly Design: Experience efficiency with a user-friendly design that simplifies the printing process. The Authentys PRO RT1 Retransfer ID Card Printer offers easy navigation, intuitive controls, and hassle-free maintenance, ensuring a seamless experience for both novice and experienced users.
  • Versatility in Applications: From employee ID cards to access cards and more, this printer caters to a spectrum of card printing applications. Its versatility makes it suitable for businesses, educational institutions, and organizations requiring reliable and adaptable ID card solutions.
  • Cost-Effective Printing: Achieve cost-effectiveness without compromising on quality. The Authentys PRO RT1 Retransfer ID Card Printer's efficiency and longevity make it a wise investment for organizations with high-volume card printing needs.
Should I Choose the Single-Sided Pro RT1 or the Dual-Sided RT1?

Consider the type and quantity of information that you will be printing on your cards. If you will be printing minimal information such as a company name, cardholder name and a photo on your cards, a single-sided should suffice. If you will be printing more robust information to your cards, especially if you’ll be encoding them with magnetic stripes or barcodes, you’ll be more satisfied with a dual-sided

Dual-sided printers allow you to print to both sides of the card in a single pass and keep your cards legible and uncluttered by printing essential information that needs to be seen to the card front, with secondary or additional information printed on the back.

Customers often ask whether they can use their single-sided printer to print dual-sided cards with the assumption that this will reduce overall cost. Technically, it’s possible to use a single-sided printer for dual-sided printing by manually re-loading printed cards for a second pass, however, this is not recommended for several, very important reasons. Not only is this method time-consuming and inefficient, taking three to four times as long as a dual-sided printer, it also exposes your printer's printhead to oil from your fingertips, dust and other debris that can cause printhead damage. Printhead damage to single-sided printers caused by attempted dual-side printing usually voids your printer warranty, leaving you to absorb the cost of expensive printer part replacement.

I Need to be Able to Store and/or Access Data on my Cards. What are my Encoding Options with the PRo RT1?

Barcode Printing

Barcode Printing

With barcodes, the cardholder data is not stored within the physical barcode, but rather electronically in a computer. To print barcodes to your cards, you do not need an encoding Fargo DTC1500 printer or special software with encoding capabilities. Simply make sure that your printer ribbon has a black resin panel to create crisp, easy-to-scan barcodes.

Requirements: All Fargo DTC1500 printers are capable of adding a 1-D or 2-D barcode to a plastic card. However, reading the barcode requires a barcode scanner connected to the computer that contains the barcode's data.


Magnetic Stripe Encoding

Magnetic Stripe Encoding

While barcode information is stored to a computer, magnetic stripe information is stored within the magnetic stripe of the physical card. When used for access control, for example, each individual card contains the data required to unlock preprogrammed doors. Simply swiping the encoded card will activate the door to give validated users access.

There are two types of magnetic stripe cards:

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

Low Coercivity (LoCo) magnetic stripe cards require a lower amount of energy to record than HiCo stripe cards, making them easier to erase. LoCo stripes can be damaged by brief contact with a magnetic field, and so 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 DTC1500 printer and mid-level or fully-featured ID software.

Smart Card and Proximity Card Encoding

Smart Card and Proximity Card Encoding

Like magnetic stripe cards, smart card data is stored within the physical smart card components. Unlike magnetic stripe cards, however, smart cards can be reconfigured to add, erase, or edit hosted data. They are also capable of holding up to 100 times more data than a magnetic stripe. There are two kinds of smart card: contact and contactless.

Contact smart cards have integrated chips and must come into direct contact with the card reader in order to be read.

Contactless smart cards have chips and antennae that allow them to be read as soon as they are within a specified distance to the card reader, eliminating the need for direct card-to-reader contact.

Note: Proximity cards are similar to contactless smart cards, but there are important differences. Proximity cards come pre-programmed and do not need to be encoded. While some printers can read/verify proximity card data, data on most* proximity cards cannot be added, altered, or erased.

Requirements: In order to use a contact or contactless smart card, you'll need a smart card encoding Fargo DTC1500 printer and fully-featured ID software. When ordering your printer, be prepared to specify whether you require contact or contactless encoding.

*Some cards, such as iClass cards, include non-editable, pre-programmed proximity data and a smart chip for encoding your own data.