COMPARING FARGO PRINTERS

FARGO
PRINTERS
HIGH DEFINITION PRINTER
HDP5000


HIGH DEFINITION PRINTERS

HDP 600 / 600-LC

 

DIRECT-TO-CARD PRINTERS
DTC 400 / DTC 550 / Persona C30 / M30
FEATURES:





High Definition
Printer



High Definition
Printer



Dye-Sub Color Printer





Dye-Sub Color Printer





Dye-Sub Color Printer




Monochrome Printer
Print Method
High Definition Printing / Resin Thermal Transfer
High Definition Printing /
Resin Thermal Transfer
Dye-Sub./Resin Thermal Transfer Dye-Sub./Resin Thermal Transfer Dye-Sub./Resin Thermal Transfer Resin Thermal Transfer
Color Capability
Full Color
Full Color
Full Color and Monochrome
Full Color and Monochrome
Full Color and Monochrome
Monochrome
Print Speed
(Batch Mode)
46 seconds /
78 cards per hour
(Y,M,C,K)
54 seconds /
66 cards per hour
(Y,M,C,K)
25 seconds /
66 cards per hour
(Y,M,C,K,O)
27 seconds /
133 cards per hour
(Y,M,C,K,O)
27 seconds /
133 cards per hour (Y,M,C,K.,O)
7 seconds
or
12 seconds
(KO or BO)
Printing Sides
Single-Sided
Dual - optional
Dual-Sided

Single-Sided
Dual - optional

Single-Sided
Dual - optional
Single-Sided
Dual - optional
Single-Sided
Dual - optional
Mag. Stripe Option
Dual high/low coercivity
Dual high/low coercivity
Dual high/low coercivity
Dual high/low coercivity
Dual high/low coercivity - optional
Dual high/low coercivity - optional
Smart Card Option
E-card docking
station - optional
E-card docking
station - optional
E-card docking station-optional
E-card docking station - optional
n/a
n/a
Built-in Lamination
HDP5000-LC
HDP600-LC
DTC550-LC
n/a
n/a
n/a
Edge-to-Edge Printing
n/a
n/a
X
X
X
X
Over-the Edge Printing
X
X
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Card Hopper Capacity (CR-80 Cards)
100 cards - input
200 cards - output
200 cards - input
100 cards - output

Input Dual Hopper: 100 cards each

Output Hopper:
100 cards
100 cards - input
30 cards - output
100 cards - input
30 cards - output
100 cards - input
30 cards - output
Networking Capability
X
X
X
Optional feature
n/a
n/a
Accepted Standard Card Sizes
CR-80
CR-80
CR-80 & CR-79
CR-80
&
CR-79
CR-80 & CR-79
CR-80
&
CR-79
Card Cleaning
Included with each color ribbon
Cleaning Kit available
Included with each ribbon ribbon
Included with each color ribbon
Included with each color ribbon Included with each color ribbon
Interface
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
Compatibility
PC
PC
PC
PC
PC
PC
Memory
16MB
8MB
16MB
2MB
2MB
2MB
Weight
TBD
HDP600
39 lbs / 17.7 kg

HDP600-LC

58 lbs / 26.4 kg
DTC550
20 lbs / 9.1 kg

DTC550-LC
39 lbs /
17.7 kg
8 lbs /
3.63 kg
Single-Sided
8 lbs / 3.63 kg

Dual-Sided

11.55 lbs /
5.22 kg
Single-Sided
8 lbs / 3.63 kg

Dual-Sided
11.55 lbs /
5.22 kg
Dimensions
11.5"Hx12.3"Wx9.3"D
without modules
10.8"Hx22.5"Wx13"D
without modules
10.8"Hx18.5"Wx11"D
without modules
7"Hx10.5"Wx7.5"D 7.9”Hx13.62”Wx8.14”D 7.9”Hx13.62”Wx8.14”D
MODEL
HDP5000
HDP600
DTC550
DTC400
C30
M30
Price
Single-Sided - $5,195

Single-Sided with lamination station - $7,695

Dual-Sided - $6,695

Dual-Sided with lamination station - $10,195
HDP600
$7,195

HDP600-LC
$12,195
Single-Sided
$3,295 - DTC550
$6,296 - DTC550-LC

Dual Sided
$5,295 - DTC550
$8,295 - DTC550-LC
Single-Sided
$3,095

Dual Sided
$4,095
Single-Sided
$2,495 - C30

Dual Sided
$3,495 - C30
Single-Sided
$1,895 - M30

Dual Sided
$2,895 - M30

* Indicates the ribbon type and the number of ribbon panels being printerd where Y=Yellow, M=Magenta, C=Cyan,
K=Resin Black, B=Dye-Sub Black, and O=Overlay


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