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HID Fargo DTC1250e Card Printer

  • Single-sided, dye sublimation printer
  • Incredibly fast print times - print full color cards in just 16 seconds
  • 100 card input hopper, 30 card output hopper
  • Upgrade options: Dual-sided printing, Magnetic stripe encoding, Ethernet

Fargo DTC1250e Overview

  • Printing Capability: Single sided
  • Print Technology: Dye Sublimation
  • Print Speed: Fill color single sided cards in 16 seconds & monochrome in 6
  • Cost per Card: $0.62
  • Input/Output Hopper: 100/30 cards
  • Warranty: 3 year warranty for both printer and printhead

Specially designed for card programs on a budget, the Fargo DTC1250e single sided ID card printer can produce full color cards in just seconds. For easy maintenance and to reduce printer downtime, the ribbons for the DTC1250e come with an included cleaning roller so you can easily batch print cards.

Affordable, Speedy ID Card Printing

The print speed on the DTC1250e excels in situations where you print ID cards or visitor badges on demand, such as registration offices. With the ability to print single-sided full color cards in just 16 seconds, or monochrome cards in 6 seconds, and the 100 card hopper, you''ll never be waiting for cards.

If you need to print multiple types of cards, the DTC1250e is equipped to print on both standard CR-80 cards and CR-79 adhesive backed cards. You can also print on cards of varying thickness, from thin 9 mil business cards to thinker 40 mil technology cards.

Compact Size for Any Office

With its compact size—just 8.8 inches tall and 13.7 inches wide—the DTC1250e can easily fit into any office environment. The printer is also Energy Star Certified, ideal for businesses and organizations looking to become environmentally friendly. The optional eco-friendly ribbons reduce waste by using a refillable ribbon cartridge.

Printer Options & Upgrades

The DTC1250e is available with the following upgrades:

  • 50010 - Fargo DTC1250e Single-Sided ID Card Printer - USB - ISO Mag Encoding
  • 50020 - Fargo DTC1250e Single-Sided ID Card Printer - USB + Ethernet - No Encoding
  • 50030 - Fargo DTC1250e Single-Sided ID Card Printer - USB + Ethernet - ISO Mag Encoding

DTC1250e Printer Warranty

The Fargo DTC1250e ID card printer comes with a three year manufacturer warranty covering the printer and printhead (one-time replacement).


Print Method

Dye-Sublimation / Resin Thermal Transfer


300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) continuous tone


Up to 16.7 million / 256 shades per pixel

Print Ribbon Options

Options include easy-to-use ribbon with disposable ribbon cartridge (EZ) and more economical and ecofriendly refill ribbon for cartridge (ECO).
Both EZ and ECO:

ƒ Full-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 250 prints
ƒ Resin black (standard), 1000 prints
ECO only:

ƒ Full-color half-panel with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 350 prints
EZ only:

ƒ Full-color with two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCKOK*, 200 prints
ƒ Resin black and overlay panel, KO*, 500 prints
ƒ Resin black (premium), 1000 prints
ƒ Dye-sublimation black and overlay panel, BO*, 500 prints
ƒ Resin green, blue, red, white, silver, gold, 1000 prints
ƒ Silver and gold metallic, 500 prints

Print Speed

6 seconds per card (K*); 8 seconds per card (KO*); 16 seconds per card (YMCKO*); 24 seconds per card (YMCKOK*)

Accepted Standard Card Sizes

CR-80 (3.375˝L x 2.125˝W / 85.6 mm L x 54 mm W); CR-79 adhesive back (3.313˝L x 2.063˝W / 84.1 mm L x 52.4 mm W)

Print Area

CR-80 edge-to-edge (3.36˝L x 2.11˝W / 85.3 mm L x 53.7 mm W); CR-79 (3.3˝L x 2.04˝W / 83.8 mm L x 51.8 mm W)

Accepted Card Thickness

.009˝ – .040˝ / 9 mil – 40 mil / .229 mm – 1.016 mm

Accepted Card Types

PVC or polyester cards with polished PVC fnish; monochrome resin required for100% polyester cards; optical memory cards with PVC fnish; rewrite

Input Hopper Card Capacity

100 cards

Output Hopper Card Capacity

Single Sided: Up to 30 cards.
Dual Sided: Up to 100 cards. (.030″ / .762 mm)

Card Cleaning

Card cleaning roller integrated into ribbon cartridge; cleaning roller is automatically replaced with each ribbon change



Software Drivers

Windows® XP / Vista™ (32 bit & 64 bit) / Server 2003 & 2008 / Windows
® 7 / Windows® 8 (32 bit & 64 bit)


USB 2.0, optional Ethernet with internal print server

Operating Temperature

65° to 80° F / 18° to 27° C


20–80% non-condensing


Single-Sided Printer: 9.8˝H x 18.1˝W x 9.2˝D / 249mmH x 460mmW x 234mmD
Dual-Sided Printer: 9.8˝H x 18.7˝W x 9.2˝D / 249mmH x 475mmW x 234mmD


Single-Sided Printer: 9lbs / 3.4 Kg; Dual-Sided Printer: 11lbs / 4.54 Kg

Agency Listings

Safety: UL 60950-2, CSA C22.2 (60950-07), and CE; EMC: FCC Class A, CE (EN 55022 Class A, EN 55024), CCC, BSMI, KC

Power Supply Requirements

100-240 VAC

Supply Frequency

50 Hz / 60 Hz

Encoding Options

Supported smart card and magnetic stripe technologies: 125 kHz (HID Prox) reader; 13.56 MHz (iCLASS® Standard / SE / SR / Seos, MIFARE Classic®, MIFARE Plus®, MIFARE DESFire®, MIFARE DESFire® EV1, ISO 14443 A/B, ISO 15693) read/write encoder; contact smart card encoder reads from and writes to all ISO7816 1/2/3/4 memory and microprocessor smart cards (T=0, T=1) as well as synchronous cards; ISO magnetic stripe encoding, dual high- and low-coercivity, tracks 1, 2 and 3


Single wire Ethernet and USB 2.0 interface for inline printing and encoding (note: single wire Ethernet encoding is only available for iCLASS® , MIFARE®, and contact smart card encoding) – Ethernet-enabled printer supports wireless accessory; dual-sided printing module; smart card encoding modules (contact/contactless); magnetic stripe encoding module; printer cleaning kit; ethernet with internal print server; secure proprietary onsumables system


Swift ID™ Embedded Badging Application, FARGO Workbench Diagnosis Utility


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