FARGO® DTC1250e 

ID Direct-to-Card Printer & Encoder



 

Fastest printer in its class  Minimize wait time for cards and IDs with this speedy card printer.

High-quality output – Simple, reliable and affordable photo ID card personalization, delivering a new level of durable, great-looking credentials.

Simple plug-and-play – The intuitive user-focused design allows for easy set-up, loading and operation for increased efficiency.

Convenient and affordable – Create ID cards right out of the box with plug-and-play Swift ID™ embedded badging application.

End-to-End Control, Flexibility and Security The optional iCLASS SE® encoder (part of the iCLASS SE open encoder platform) can be fully integrated into your printer, allowing you to create, encode (read/write) and manage your secure credentials from start-to-finish. Design personalized ID badges locally and then program them to work with your current physical access control system (PACS), streamlining your ordering, inventory management, and issuance processes.

Additional Data Protection – Secure data sent to printer with AES-256 decryption. 

 
 
 
 

Overview

THE FASTEST ID CARD PRINTER IN ITS CLASS, PRODUCES FULL-COLOR, SECURE CREDENTIALS ON DEMAND

The ideal card printing solution for small businesses, schools, and local governments, the FARGO® DTC1250e ID card printer and encoder is the fastest printer in its class, allowing you to produce 50% more visually-rich, full-color credentials in the same amount of time. Its small, compact footprint makes it easy to use in a variety of office environments and can be easily upgraded to include an embedded iCLASS SE® encoder (part of the iCLASS SE platform), enabling you to produce secure, personalized membership and loyalty photo ID cards in one single, seamless step. An optional Wi-Fi® accessory is also available to help you print anytime, anywhere.

Using the included Swift ID® badging software, you can design custom ID cards on the spot, and the FARGO Workbench™ diagnostic utility software can help you easily maintain your card printer over time. The DTC1250e ID direct-to-card printer and encoder also features an intuitive, user-focused SmartScreen™ graphical display, enabling efficient set-up, operation and maintenance of your technology investment.

The DTC1250e adds a level of convenience to easily print what you need, including:

  • Choose from easy (EZ), all-in-one print ribbon and card cleaner or economical and eco-friendly (ECO) refill ribbons.
  • Built-in Swift ID™ badging application enables you to create ID badges in seconds without having to install any additional software.
  • Edge-to-edge printing in full-color or simple black and white.
  • Intuitive design provides instant system status through color-changing buttons.
  • Industry’s first, inline card printing and technology card encoding with a single connection using USB or optional Ethernet or Wi-Fi connectivity. 

Specifications

Side printing: Single or dual

Print method: Dye sublimation / resin thermal transfer

Resolution: 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) continuous tone

Color: Up to 16.7 million / 256 shades per pixel

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

Input Hopper Card Capacity: 100 cards (.030˝ / .762 mm)

Output Hopper Card Capacity:

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

Software Drivers:

  • Windows® XP / Vista™ (32 bit & 64 bit) / Server 2003 & 2008 / Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 (32 bit & 64 bit)
  • MAC OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8 (Available soon) / Linux*** (Available soon)

Included Software: Embedded Swift ID® badging application and FARGO® Workbench™ printer maintenance and diagnostic software with Color Assist™ spot-color matching

Data protection: AES-256 encryption on the printer over a secure network

ENERGY STAR® Certified Product:

Provides organizations with a high-performance, energy-efficient photo ID printing solution that supports corporate sustainability initiatives while reducing costs. As part of its new ENERGY STAR rating, the default time for sleep mode has been lowered from two hours to five minutes, and printer design enhancements reduce the power consumption while in standby or sleep mode. (ENERGY STAR qualified card printer (base models only without encoders))

Printer Options:

  • Single-wire Ethernet and USB 2.0 interface for inline printing and encoding
  • Wireless connectivity with Wi-Fi® accessory (on Ethernet-enabled printers)
  • Easy-to-use (EZ) disposable ribbon cartridge or eco-friendly and more economical (ECO) refillable ribbon cartridge (standard black resin and YMCKO)
  • Dual-sided printing module
  • Magnetic stripe and/or smart card encoding (contact/contactless)
  • Printer cleaning kit
  • Ethernet with internal print server
 
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