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Available in single-sided, dual-sided and dual-sided lamination printing, the Fargo DTC4500E plastic ID card printer delivers high-quality prints every time. Best for printing student and corporate ID cards, the DTC4500E can produce medium to large batches efficiently in stunning colour
Please note no ribbon, software or blank plastic cards are supplied with the printer.
Fargo DTC4500E Dual-Sided Printer with Dual-Sided Lamination Product Review
Offering more features than other printers, the Fargo DTC4500E ID badge printer not only prints in both single-sided and dual-sided, but the option of dual-sided lamination ensures a higher level of security and keeps your ID cards in the same stunning quality for much longer.
The Fargo DTC4500E is a full-featured PVC ID card printer. Using dye sublimation and resin thermal transfer printing combines with a resolution of 300dpi creates sharp, vibrant images to ensure each print is of the highest quality. The edge-to-edge printing leaves a thin white border around the edge of the card.
The Fargo DTC4500E comes with a three-year manufacturers warranty and also has the option of additional protection with a printer service plan from IDenticard.
By alerting you when the ribbon needs changing or if there is a fault, this is just one of the helpful tools that make the Fargo DTC4500E a simple printer to use. Although there are lots of options and printing styles available on this printer, the user manual contains easy-to-follow instructions to ensure you can make the most of your printer and get from it exactly what you want.
The simple set-up guide ensures a smooth transition and allows you to be printing in no time.
There is an option to add an iCLASS SE encoder, allowing the printer to be compatible with the HID secure identity ecosystem, so critical information can be stored on the card. With the option to add on locking card hoppers, this is just another step Fargo take to ensure you have maximum security so you can focus on getting perfect printed cards. Adding password protection to the printer is also highly recommended when setting up to ensure cards are only seen by the appropriate people.
This printer can be upgraded with magnetic stripe encoding and smart card encoding including contact and contactless.
The Fargo DTC4500E is available in both simplex card printers or duplex card printers. Simplex printing is only capable of printing on a single side of a card. Duplex printing allows the print on both sides of a card automatically.
Not only can it print both single-sided and dual-sided, but it can print in dual-simultaneous lamination. Laminating both sides of the card simultaneously offers a much higher resilience to fading, bending or cracking and is a longer-lasting solution, especially convenient for companies that frequently use their badges for display and scanning.
The DTC4500E accepts CR-80 cards or CR-79 adhesive back cards.
With the ability to print medium to large batches, based on a standard working week totalling 35 hours you can print 7,875 dual-sided, full colour (YMCKO) ID cards.
The DTC4500E prints a full, dual-sided colour ID card in 16 seconds or 225 full colour (YMCKO) cards in an hour.
The Fargo DTC4500E is an upgradeable printer so you can add to it as your company grows and requires new modules. Ethernet and USB connection are standard features on the DTC4500E to allow flexibility for customers to connect to both a network and a single desktop. Wireless connectivity is available with Wi-Fi accessory. If you have added on contactless smart card encoding, Single-wire, Ethernet and USB 2.0 interfaces for inline printing and encoding is available.
Standard USB/Ethernet ports and the browser-based Printer Manager helps you integrate printers into third-party applications as well as existing systems.
The DTC4500E is slightly larger than other ID card printers, but it offers more printing variations. Its exact dimensions are; 18.7in (H) x 9.2in (D) x 18.9in (W).
In a traditional black and grey colour and with the SmartScreen graphical display, it brings sophistication to any office, and its waved shaped top helps to lose the harshness you can get with some block, square-shaped printers.
Card design software is often overlooked when purchasing a card printer. EasyBadge Professional is an advanced ID card design software recommended for its easy-to-use dashboard and pre-loaded design templates, giving you complete control over how your card looks.
Click here to download a copy of the Fargo DTC4500e printer specification.
After assessing this printer, we have decided to award the Fargo DTC4500E Laminator, four out of five stars. This is due to its option of lamination, which creates a fully protected ID credential and ensures cards are much more durable, which is ideal for any company that uses and scans their cards regularly, making it more resistant to scratching, bending and snapping.
The only reason it doesn't get five stars is its price. To get the same high-quality at a lower price, we suggest the IDP Smart 51L.
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