The FARGO DTC1250e ID Direct-to-Card Printer and Encoder is a high-volume printer that lets you print up to 225 cards an hour, even in color. It comes in several different variations with add-on options that make it suitable for use in a variety of office settings.
The DTC1250e is a single-sided printer that you can upgrade to dual-sided capabilities with the add-on module. Using a combination of dye-sublimation and resin thermal transfer, it prints at a 300 dpi resolution. This ID card printer works quickly, too, with a print time of only 16 seconds per card whether you print in monochrome or color. For batch printing, it features a 30-card output and a 100-card input hopper. It accepts several different card sizes ranging from 9 to 40 mil thick, so you can choose the right one for your needs.
It has an easy-view graphical interface with color-changing buttons that give you a clear reading on the ID card printer’s status. It also features an erase and rewrite function that you can use to issue temporary cards, such as visitor badges. It hooks up to your computer via a USB connection or through your Ethernet network for wireless connectivity. To protect your data, it’s encrypted with AES-256 data decryption.
The FARGO DTC1250e is Energy Star certified with a default sleep timer of five minutes. With printer design enhancements, its base model reduces the amount of power consumption when it’s in sleep or standby modes. It’s worth noting that this certification only applies to the base models, not the upgraded models with a smart card encoder.
While it’s not a smart ID card printer right out of the box, you can upgrade it to include an iCLASS SE encoder, letting you do even more such as create loyalty and personalized membership cards. Its small footprint means this ID card printer fits even in tight spaces.
The FARGO DTC1250e comes with everything you need to get started, including the necessary software, YMCKO color ribbon that prints up to 250 images, 100 PVC cards, a USB digital camera and cable, and cleaning rollers. FARGO offers a three-year warranty on the machine itself and its printhead.
Whether you’re looking to issue permanent or temporary badges, the FARGO DTC1250e is an ideal option for the small to medium office environment. It’s small enough to fit in tight spaces yet offers high-quality image printing and eco-friendly features that reduce its carbon footprint.