FARGO® DTC4250e 

ID Card Printer & Encoder



 

Highly versatile  Powerful printing in a modular, scalable design that simplifies equipment upgrades and migration to higher levels of security.

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.

Easy-to-use  Efficient set-up, loading and printing with all-in-one print ribbon and card cleaning cartridge (EZ), and SmartScreen™ graphical display.

Enhanced protection  Standard printer password protection and fluorescent panel printing provide a cost-effective and dynamic means of increasing card security.

Earth friendly  ENERGY STAR® certified for efficient energy consumption and eco-friendly (ECO) refill ribbons.

 
 
 

Overview

RELIABLE, FLEXIBLE, SECURE CARD PRINTING SOLUTION THAT CAN GROW WITH YOUR BUSINESS

Designed for medium-sized businesses, schools and local government institutions seeking versatility in a convenient, profes­sional and secure printer/encoder system, the DTC4250e is ideal for flexible, easy and reliable color printing and encoding of technology cards.

The DTC4250e combines versatility with simplicity to easily print what you need including:

  • A sleek design with changeable footprint to accommodate office environments where space is at a premium.
  • SmartScreen graphical display with easy-to-follow prompts ensures you’ll always know printer status.
  • Eco-friendly erase and rewrite feature is ideal for creating temporary ID cards.
  • FARGO Workbench™ diagnostic utility facilitates printer maintenance. Its Color Assist™ tool matches spot colors, ensuring accurate prints of graphics such as company logos.
  • Fully compatible with Asure ID® card personalization software for badge design, database management and technology card encoding, as well as EasyLobby® Secure Visitor Management solutions. 

Specifications

Side Printing: Single or dual

Print Method: Dye-sublimation / resin thermal transfer

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

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:

  • Print only: .009˝ - .040˝ / 9 mil - 40 mil / .229 mm - 1.016 mm;
  • print: .030˝ - .040˝ / 30 mil - 40 mil / .762 mm - 1.02 mm

Input Hopper Card Capacity: Up to 100 cards (.030" / .762 mm)

Output Hopper Card Capacity: Up to 100 cards (.030˝ / .762 mm)

Software Drivers:

  • Windows® XP / Windows 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 green initiatives and helps reduce 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 (only available for iCLASS® and contact smart card encoding)
  • Wireless connectivity with Wi-Fi® accessory (on Ethernet-enabled printers)
  • Password protection on the printer
  • Data protection via AES-256 decryption
  • Eco-friendly erase and rewrite feature (no ribbon required)
  • SmartScreen™ graphical display
  • Optional dual-side printing
  • Optional fluorescent printing for additional UV security
  • Optional same-side input/output card hopper
  • Smart card encoding (contact/contactless)
  • Magnetic stripe encoding
  • Printer cleaning kit
 
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